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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 63, July 21, 1859

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Identifier: DX03058612

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 63, July 21, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.


21. Thursday. Out to Bowery, hither and thither. Return; Mrs [Celina] Jewell off, temporarily with her daughter. [Bob] Gun up. A letter from home, from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Rosa [Rosa]. My father [Samuel Gunn] "in the same morbid state," won't leave town this summer. Uncle [Thomas] Fielder and wife "in their 85th year." [Stephen] Tanner, Charley [Gunn]'s friend, in partnership with his father at Lewes. Rosa's letter is painfully Calvinistic. / Drawing hard all day, having extra cuts to do for Pic. [Frank] Cahill up, as usual, at night. More revelations, of a different sort. Sitting or lying on the bed, he said he knew the girl he would marry, were there "any chance" of it. "Which of them, is it?" I asked. He played about a little before answering, though I didn't need it. I knew it could only be pretty Mattie Edwards. He has been hit as hard as his nature will admit of, too. Has talked with her, walked with her, been at the house overmuch of evenings with [Jesse] Haney (some six months ago) has looked too often into the girls' sweet eyes, on her fair smooth hair and rose-red cheeks — I can't wonder at it. One evening in special he had her company in a walk, when they got to talking low and confidentially. On the return to the house Mrs [Sarah] Edwards surprised them sitting together on the sofa, looking at each other. Cahill says the girl divines his secret, though he never told it. This, he asserts, he wouldn't do, knowing he has no posi-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-07-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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