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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 40, June 16-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02693329

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 40, June 16-17, 1860

Description: Describes going out for ice cream with Matty Edwards.



Ice-cream with pretty Matty [Edwards].

by Anna Bradbury, she being with her mother. Returning soon, went into Maillards’ and had ice-cream. Matty, dressed in a light frock, with knitted open-work shawl, red and white material, and rosy cheeks looked very pretty. Her eyes, like those of Sally [Edwards] are light and so indefinite in color, that it is difficult to describe them; there is light grey, with other equivocal shades — or rather lights in them not very handsome eyes, though they can look grave and kind and sweet on occasion. At night, owing to her extreme fairness, they look almost dark blue. Back to the house. Miss Ann [Edwards] there. [Jesse] Haney and Eliza [Edwards] returning; by 11 it was suggested that we should turn out again to hear the serenade by a band of music to the coffee-colored orientals. This time I walked with Jack [Edwards], Miss Ann with [William] King, her “engaged,” Haney with Matty. Serenade didn’t commence soon, so we returned, I leaving them at Bleecker Street.

17. Sunday. A complete day’s loafing. Turned out at 9, to [Henry] Addey’s. [Frank] Bellew came; out with him, a leisurely cock-tail and cigar then to Haney’s. Loafed an hour or more there, then out into the hot morning, through

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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