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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 86, March 4-5, 1860

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Identifier: DX02886724

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 86, March 4-5, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.

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Confidences with Sally and Matty [Edwards].

his [William Waud’s] brother-in-law lives. In-doors till evening, then with [James] Morris to [E.H.] Chapin’s. None of the [Edwards] folks in the family pew, the girls being tired out, as it subsequently appeared, by an afternoon at the Central-Park. [Jesse] Haney and [Charles] Honeywell at the house. Sally [Edwards], of course, knew [Thomas] Nast’s destination. We got to talking of him, &c. She hints that she likes him more than I give her credit for — she’s “not demonstrative, you know;” says, again, “I don’t do him justice,” that he is bashful, conscious of ignorance, yet willing to cover it with a show of assurance. She talked about Haney, too, and characterized his abatement in liking for her as “fizzling out” — distrusted its reality, said “it was better as it was” — that it had ended. Evidently Mrs T. Nast in future. Told her so, and that she’d tell him the subject of our confidences, which she denied. Pretty Matty [Edwards] told me, on parting, that Charley [Honeywell] was still sulking — had asked all of the family to a gymnastic performance but her — she didn’t care a bit, and it wasn’t of the slightest consequence. Eliza [Edwards] is restive about the limited circle of acquaintances these girls have, as I learnt incidentally from Sally — evidently wants her triumphs.

5. Monday. Writing. Down-town by 1. waited half an hour while a man was talking to [Charles] Dana in the Tribune sanctum, then learnt that he,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-03-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship
Newspapers

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