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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 170, April 26, 1860

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Identifier: DX02964728

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 170, April 26, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Edward Serrell with the Edwards girls.



Sally [Edwards] “wants to know.”

[drift]ed into téte a tétes or something like it, for want of cohesive management. I got to talking with Sally on the old, confidential subject, her past relations with her admirers. There was one [Truman] Bonestal who, subsequent to the Catskill visit, declared himself and sub afterwards went to California. Mat [Edwards] and Eliza [Edwards] sat opposite to us, on a sofa, I think, watching, and perhaps Mrs. George [Sarah Edwards] supposed I was talking tender to Sally. The girls were singing at the piano, when Sally she suddenly addressed me with, “I want to know who the boy and girl were in your story?” She had suspected I’d made a study of [Jesse] Haney’s feelings on the memorable 4th of July, teaching [Thomas] Nast. “Some of the things were like it,” she said. I could honestly deny it. When we walked back, I convoyed Matty, who was in capital girlish spirits and told me, confidentially, in a mock serious tone, that [Edward] Serrell had kissed her at parting and that she didn’t like it. “On your lips?” said I. “No!” said she, “if he had I’d never stopped rubbing them.” I told her I sometimes felt as if I’d dearly like to kiss all three of them, on some of our good-nights; we walked merrily through the quiet streets, papa Edwards open-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Fourth of July
Short stories


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