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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 215, September 3-4, 1860

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Identifier: DX02798529

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 215, September 3-4, 1860

Description: Describes Sally Edwards.



I become a Reporter.

from quite selfish purposes. Was she [Sally Edwards]? I wonder, or had not better motives anything to do with it? In one rare quality, Sally is the honestest of girls, she does not pretend to much, will tell you what she believes to be truths imitating against herself. If she gives herself credit for deep capacity for affection, it is only latent, in the recesses of her heart. “Girls are great humbugs” she’ll say calmly and then acknowledge some spice of it in herself. Withal she is so girlish in some things that the blending of that and womanhood surprises one into strange interest, like a new sensation. With [Jesse] Haney and [Carl] Knudsen I left about 11, parting at the basement gate. I met Miss [Sarah] Maguire and Mrs Bartow this afternoon, in Broadway.

4. Tuesday. On duty reportorial, at a Book Trade Sale, twice at it and thrice to the World Office, the last time at 10 P.M, writing the latest particulars for tomorrow’s paper, in completion of my morning’s report. The rest of the day scribbling in my own attic. In [N.G.] Shepherd’s room for five minutes after supper, finding foolish young [Frank] Wood there, to whom and to Shepherd, enter [Fitz James] O’Brien with a big patch over his eye, carrying a bottle of brandy, and [Edward] Mullen. O’B. asked Wood, threateningly, if he (Wood) had

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
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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