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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 209, September 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02794043

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 209, September 3, 1860

Description: Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's conversations with Sally Edwards.



They are all Inquisitive

Larrison and Howard on my way down and [G.S.] Phillips (of the Ill. News) returning. To [Jesse] Haney’s with the latter for a cigar and talk. [George] Boweryem brought Stockton into my room just before tea time. To [Edward] Dixon’s subsequently, then to 745 [Broadway], gave opera-tickets to Eliza [Edwards], who went off with Jack [Edwards]. I stayed and as usual got talking with Sally [Edwards]. Matty [Edwards] was present, and intermittently Ann [Edwards], [James] Parton’s mother, Mr [George] Edwards and others. Sally told particulars about the comments on our confidences, how in some degree, parental curiosity had been stimulated, how Haney had designated her “the discoverer of good qualities in Mr Gunn” &c, which half-amused, half affected me with a little sad scorn. He oughtn’t to be jealous or distrustful because I talk to the girl, because she finds me conversable with and interested in her. I was faithful to him and wished he had won her, with all my soul; I pleaded against his rival [Thomas Nast], aye! And may have effected something — perhaps unjustly. The girl declares that such overtones as she makes towards conversation with him are frigidly received, that he yet seems resentful, jealous of me. He has told me his passion was extinct, nearly a year ago, and though I didn’t credit that it could die so soon, I hadn’t suppose that the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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