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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 218, September 7-8, 1860

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Identifier: DX02800774

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 218, September 7-8, 1860

Description: Mentions meeting Augustus Rawlings at Gurney's shop.



Sally [Edwards] looking her best. Dr. Augustus Rawlings.

[Edward] Welles and I were leaving, when at the door we met Sally and Jack [Edwards], returned from the opera. Neatly dressed in a light cloak, with a finely-knit woolen scarf of the comforter order, worn loosely over her hair, and framing her face, Sally looked very handsome as she gave me a little, warm tightly-gloved hand. I thought of the different relations on which we three stood towards the girl; [Jesse] Haney rejected, Welles unavowed, I not her lover but in her confidence. I wondered if her beauty gave Haney a pang as he walked home through the night and felt sorry to think it might be so. But I liked the little hand in mine. I don’t think our confidence will last, but while it does, I like it.

8. Saturday. Did up Opera article for Courier, down town with it and to the World Office. Up-town, again, after a visit to the 4th Ward Police Station, to Gurney’s. There I found one Dr. Augustus Rawlings, recently an employee of F. Leslie’s bragging and brattling about a recent row betwixt them, which has got into the papers. This fellow is an Englishmanx of the most offensive style, to use an expressive vulgarism a “blower,” who had an equally objectionable brother in the employ of the rival paper. Rawlings claimed to have pulled Leslie’s mustaches, to

x A mistake. Born, of English parents, in Baltimore.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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