coquetries, affectations and rudenesses, is, perhaps the higher nature of the three. Sally [Edwards] will rule her husband and be a not too happy or loving woman. Matty [Edwards] will obey and perhaps — alas! — be tyrannized over. And Eliza [Edwards] will risk a higher career, greater unhappiness or happiness than either.

I wonder how wrong these predictions will be!

Were I [Jesse] Haney, I'd take Matty, if she'd have me and love her dearly. I told her tonight that men never fell in love with women for their intellect, and I think it pleased her.

What a deal am I writing and thinking about these girls, when they don't care for me, except as a visitor. What does that matter? shan't I like them all the same?

20. Monday. Down town with [Frank] Cahill, first to the "Courier," then to the "Pic" office, looking out old woodcuts of my doing. The paper is in a bad way; printer won't give up the forms till a disputed bill is paid; the landlord has advertised the office as "to let," Bob Gun can't collect money enough to get out this weeks number, as yet — in short there's every symptom of the paper "Pic"'s coming to grief. It owes me Lord knows how much, so Gun suggests that I secure cuts, wherefore I looked 'em out this morning. To P.O., to Street and Smiths,

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Identifier: DX02873824

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 69, February 19-20, 1860

Description: Regarding the Edwards girls, Eliza, Matty, and Sally.

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Impending Collapse of "the Pic."

coquetries, affectations and rudenesses, is, perhaps the higher nature of the three. Sally [Edwards] will rule her husband and be a not too happy or loving woman. Matty [Edwards] will obey and perhaps — alas! — be tyrannized over. And Eliza [Edwards] will risk a higher career, greater unhappiness or happiness than either.

I wonder how wrong these predictions will be!

Were I [Jesse] Haney, I'd take Matty, if she'd have me and love her dearly. I told her tonight that men never fell in love with women for their intellect, and I think it pleased her.

What a deal am I writing and thinking about these girls, when they don't care for me, except as a visitor. What does that matter? shan't I like them all the same?

20. Monday. Down town with [Frank] Cahill, first to the "Courier," then to the "Pic" office, looking out old woodcuts of my doing. The paper is in a bad way; printer won't give up the forms till a disputed bill is paid; the landlord has advertised the office as "to let," Bob Gun can't collect money enough to get out this weeks number, as yet — in short there's every symptom of the paper "Pic"'s coming to grief. It owes me Lord knows how much, so Gun suggests that I secure cuts, wherefore I looked 'em out this morning. To P.O., to Street and Smiths,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-02-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Women
Newspapers

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