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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 102, August 27-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03088399

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 102, August 27-28, 1859

Description: Describes a visit to the Edwards family.

Transcription:

Dick Bolton this week. “George [Bolton],” he writes, “fulfilled my prognostication” (I had forgotten making one) “in not informing any one of his marriage until a fortnight after its occurrence.” Dick urges me to meet him in Canada.

28. Sunday. Writing till 12. To Frank Hillards’, a pleasant dinner with pleasant people, cigars talk and tea, a perfectly lovely day, with a sweet, sad, cool suggestion of autumn in it, and aurora borealis’ glory at night. To [Jesse] Haney’s by 7, [Thomas] Nast and [Edward] Wells came, Nast with sketch book full of illustrations of Wells’ 4th of July “pome” and of our pic-nic. To the “rendezvous.” [Charles] Honeywell there. I talked for an hour to pretty Matty [Edwards], then told her I was going to do her a favor. She “knew what it was and didn’t care a snap about it.” I asked Honeywell to change seats and took his place beside Sally [Edwards]. Confidential talk, direct and indirect. If poor little, chubby, good humored Nast be hit hard, as [Frank] Cahill says, and I partly think, he must have supposed me a fortunate rival, and experienced unnescessary [sic] pangs thereat! Wells was mild as usual: he has shaved off all his beard & moustache, now, not leaving even his inoffending whiskers. Haney said, I think, no word to the girls save at entrance and parting. And the last was only a “Good night Sally,” though the kind

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-08-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship

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