Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-three

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Identifier: DX03066437

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 73, July 27-29, 1859

Description: Describes a visit to the Edwards family.

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[Frank] Cahill knows her [Josey Winship's] address. He says John Wood wished to be "great with her," to use a Charles 2. phrase, but Josey, though not at all exclusive, didn't comply.

28. Thursday. In doors all the lovely summer's day, drawing. [Frank] Cahill up, left him and to Edwards'. A room full of folks, the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], [Jesse] Haney, [Thomas] Nast, [Edward] Wells, [Charles] Honeywell, Pillow, a Californian, [Carl] Knudsen &c present and a hop in progress. A farewell party for the girls, Jack, Knudsen and Nast start for Grafton Centre to-morrow. Haney glorious in a red neck-tie, made and given by Sally. Ahem! I believe that she has been "spoken for" there, and was favored with a queer sort of half-implied confidence on the subject. What a delicious thing is praise from the lips of a woman! Said Sally to me, in the course of this little twenty minutes conversation, "You know more than any body that comes here. Not perhaps that there's of use here" (in America — in pushing one's way in life) "but books and that. It's as good as a book to hear you talk sometimes." I can't tell how this pleased me, as, honestly, I hadn't thought they — or she — discriminated me anyway. Matty, being very plainly dressed didn't look so pretty as usual. Eliza was pretty and pert.

29. Friday. Non mi recordo as to particulars. Principally drawing, I fancy. Cahill up in the

Item: Diary

Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1859

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

Subjects: Artists
Diaries
Women

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