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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 56, October 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX01322620

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 56, October 13, 1860

Description: Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her flirtation with Mr. Nicholas.



Sally [Edwards]’s new Admirer.

in the basement, anon Matty [Edwards] returned, having parted with her companions at the door. Anne [Edwards] appeared also. Upstairs in the store, looking out at the procession, [Carl] Knudsen, Jack [Edwards] and others there. Going out to the door, for a better view found Sally, further down on the steps, Matty and [Charles] Honeywell. Sally told me various confidences about her companion for the evening, on whom she had been “practising.” He was a Mr [John] Nichols, (no relative to our Nyack friend), and unmarried. She related his remarks and compliments and had evidently been tenderly leading the man by the nose towards a fool’s paradise. When I commented, she was mockingly penitent, but admitted she knew she would have to pay for it some day, —“but one must have some amusement!” As wont, too, she tried a compliment or two to me, receiving my hint of “practicing!” with little moues and denials. She wanted to know if they’d heard anything of [Thomas] Nast at the “Ill. News” office, adding, with a look which said I will do it! though you say what you may — “Father [George Edwards] and mother [Sarah Edwards] might like to know!” We had more confidences, some about [Jesse] Haney. Neither he nor [Edward] Hayes turned up during the evening. By midnight the procession drew towards a close and I left.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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