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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 214, September 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02797781

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 214, September 3, 1860

Description: Describes Sally Edwards.

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Sweet Sally Edwards.

other hues blend in them; not handsome eyes but characteristic. Looking at her full face, many persons would pronounce her a homely girl, though her generally fair skin and a certain delicacy of aspect and complexion might very much modify that decision. In repose I have thought her handsome enough, always so in profile. Her mouth is very expressive, not too large or small (better the former than the latter) with just a little, latent curl in it, calm, girlish and satirical. Slender in figure, generally drest in perfect taste, possessing tact above any of her age that I have known, clever, self possessed, prone to saying “pleasant things” with a quiet audacity singularly refreshing, — that’s Sally Edwards. She used to give way to fits of temper but seems to have attained self-control, now. “It comes easier to do as you go on persevering!” she says. She was a “disagreeable [sic] child” on her own confession — and unpopular with mother [Sarah Edwards] and sisters [Matty and Eliza Edwards], I fancy. “I was despised!” she told me with a laugh and a peculiar accent common to the family which I have learnt to like. “I don’t think you used to like me until just before we went into the country,” she said, some recollections of my suspicion that she was projecting accepting [Thomas] Nast

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-09-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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