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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 28, June 24, 1859

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Identifier: DX02957035

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 28, June 24, 1859

Description: Describes Edward Welles.



Easton appeared presently which with the family made up a sufficient little party, manually assembled to discuss proceedings on the approaching "fourth." We played vingt-un for counters (cheating the bank when practicable) cross-scribbling, had two dances, singing, sandwiches, ale and music. Altogether pleasanter and more the successful than the set-occasion parties where the feeling of responsibility sometimes defeats it purpose. The girls looked nice as usual, Matty [Edwards] exceedingly pretty. Pink muslin frock, fair, smooth hair, delicately fair skin with rose-red tinting the cheeks and kind eyes — that's Matty Edwards at 15. Sally [Edwards], very pleasant looking, knows more than her sister. Little [Thomas] Nast enjoyed himself hugely, as did all. [Edward] Wells did his fandango. Broke up about 12. I must put down Wells more in detail. He is an strong extreme type of a not uncommon character, amiability whose immolation and self-sacrifice towards some object partakes of the feminine. The story is that a love affair, terminating in the girl's jilting him, or at all events marrying another wooer, has tinged his whole nature. Knowing Mort Thomson from boyhood, his friendship for him verges on the morbid, manifesting itself in such ministrations as no man ought to offer to or accept from another, as tying his cravat, cutting up his meat, brushing his clothes &c, all of which His Grace of Doesticks accords, no doubt with real regard

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-06-24

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Leisure


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