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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 20, October 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX01307244

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 20, October 3, 1860

Description: Describes a talk with Sally Edwards in which she states that her family is trying to keep her away from Gunn to save him from ''future disappointment.''



What Sally [Edwards] told me.

and his [Mortimer Brown’s] pretty sister [Josie Brown]. In the passage, apart from the throng at the open door, I encountered Sally, who immediately began with; “That wasn’t my fault on Sunday night.” “What?” I asked, guessing well enough. “That I didn’t come and talk to you.” Then came an amusing revelation. Anne [Edwards] had kept close by Sally’s side, insisting that [Jesse] Haney should sit on the other, or in default of him, Eliza [Edwards]. This was organized directly I rang at the bell, in spite of Sally’s protestations and assurances that “it was all stuff and nonsense,” that we were “only friends” and hadn’t the slightest idea of being “anything else.” So Anne declared that it was a regular flirtation on Sally’s part, that she, Anne, was my best friend in sparing me future disappointment and unhappiness (!) and that the business ought to be put a stop to! On Sally’s appealing to Haney and asking if he thought there was anything serious in it, he replied that he didn’t know and refused to have anything to do in the matter. “You know he don’t like such things,” said my informant, adding, generally of the matter, “Isn’t it ridiculous? I told them so, but it was of no use — there was a regular scene and I caught it!” She enjoyed it too, by her laughing. All this oc-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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