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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 80, February 26-28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02882168

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 80, February 26-28, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Matty Edwards.

Transcription:

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Pretty Matty [Edwards].

don't people think so?" she will ask at any little, inevitable compliment to her. She is very honest and good, and likes fair play. I think she revolts at Sally [Edwards]'s fast and loose behavior with [Thomas] Nast. Pretty Matty! With the soft, smooth, blonde hair, which your fingers are fond of sleeking, your rose-red cheeks and light-blue eyes, your trick of elevating your shoulders, your plump, fresh, maidenly figure, your voice, normally sober and earnest — you who are depicted in the earliest family daguerrotype as a very plump-faced, innocently-sulky child — may some good fellow love you very dearly and make you very happy and God bless you and all womanly women! Shall I ever cease to be interested in them? I hope not.

27. Monday. Down-town after a morning’s writing, to "Courier" & P.O. Returning, passed Mort Thomson and Grace [Eldredge], in Broadway, he got up very English, with round-topped, turnpike-keeper's hat, moustache and shaven chin, cloak and cape too. Writing till 1 A.M. Story.

28. Tuesday. Writing. Down-town with Bob Gun. To "Courier" Office. A long talk with [Charles F.] Briggs about the subject — a new comic paper. To "Nic-nax" Office, [Jesse] Haney and [Frank] Cahill there.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-02-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Youth
Courtship
Authors
Newspapers

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