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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 54, February 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02862466

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 54, February 13, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.



My tete a tete with

in her quiet, characteristic manner. When I spake of matches in which the wife was intellectually superior to her husband, and therefore unhappy, she [Sally Edwards] hinted doubt of it, glancing, I am pretty sure, at her own mother [Sarah Edwards]. (A girl of 19, who has got to domestic speculations of this sort, has gone far — perhaps developed her observation at the expense of better qualities. But Sally is not her mother's favorite, (I think because she most resembles her) and the girl is alive to the fact. Mrs. Edwards likes the simpler-natured Matty best of her children. To return.) Sally is evidently bent on carrying at her intention, if she have not already accepted little [Thomas] Nast. I told her this evening’s confidence would prevent my acquaintanceship with Miss Sally Edwards ever being carried over to the account of Mrs. Thomas Nast, as she'd inevitably tell her husband of it, it might be before he assumed that title. She said no and professed obligation in such a calm tone that I told her if she repeated it, I should infer the direct reverse, when she laughed. Altogether I came out perhaps feeling less interest in the business than at the commencement. At that age, when a young girl is naturally rife with feeling and gene-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-02-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Marriage


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