Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and one

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Identifier: DX03087613

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 101, August 26-27, 1859

Description: Regarding the relationship between Jesse Haney and Sally Edwards.

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behavior in the country, half wanting me as to giving information (which I didn’t possess) on the subject. “When they ask me, I can answer?” said he [Jesse Haney]. He seemed sad and I felt a touch of remorse as it were for having been so jolly with the girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards]; incidentally, so to speak, usurping his old place. Yet the girls are kind and friendly as ever, and Sally is puzzled by and sorry by at his evident estrangement. But she don’t like to ask ——— why?

Perhaps because he may tell her that he had hoped that a dearer feeling than the old familiar one existing between the friend of the family and the young girls whom he has seen grow up from childhood might grow up between him and the elder of them.

Perhaps he fancies this hope quenched in bitter disappointment. I don’t. Maybe I’ve seen enough of the girl’s heart to know better. Why don’t he speak to her? I may be able to put matters’ right here and will try to do so — very quietly — that neither may suspect it. I do like and honor both of them.

27. Saturday. Writing, doing two drawings on wood, then down town. In the evenings with [Bob] Gun and [Frank] Cahill to sundry places of entertainment in the Bowery; “Volks Garten, Theatre Garten” and the like; I meditating a “Century” article on them. Back by 11 1/2. Mrs [Celina] Wall is back in the house, from Jersey. I got a letter from

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: Diaries
Women
Artists
Courtship

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