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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 91, August 20-21, 1859

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Identifier: DX03079761

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 91, August 20-21, 1859

Description: Describes visiting the Edwards family after their return to New York from a visit to the country.



folks back from the country this morning, a general meeting at the house to night. Thought of going but — didn’t. An hour’s [phonography], then out for ale with [James] Morris and [Bob] Gun.

21. Sunday. With the above mentioned to Weehawken, calling on Haney on our way to 40th Street, where we took boat. We had previously tried [Frank] Cahill’s Amity-place boarding house; he “hadn’t been there for the last two days.” Lager, a woody ramble, then back to dinner. By 4 with Morris to 16th St, visiting [Jesse] Haney. Mrs Pounden, the Eldredges and Miss Weaver (!!!) at the supper table. To the Edwards’ subsequently, the three of us. The girls’ [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] all sunburnt from their country life, Sally particularly so. Matty, pretty Matty has suffered less. Young [Charles] Honeywell in her vicinity. (I wish he hadn’t such an insignificant face.) Rather a cordial time of it, talking all over — the recent rustic doings. Morris left to himself at first, decidedly chafed at it, as he acknowledged afterwards, until Mrs [Sarah] Edwards entered, when he got to monopolizing her conversation. (He knows the Nichols’ — a connecting link between them.) Stayed till past 11.

I have changed my opinion as to there being anything between Haney and Sally. At least if so it’s, as yet, on his side only.

Why I change my opinion I am not going to put

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-08-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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