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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 73, October 23-24, 1860

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Identifier: DX01331374

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 73, October 23-24, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her relationship with John Nicholas.



Sally [Edwards] tells me about [John] Nicholas.

illuminatory and brutal in its devices and transparencies. Down-stairs awhile for bread and cheese and ale, then left at 11 1/2, the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] still on the doorstep. [Jesse] Haney left before.

24. Wednesday. In-doors writing Dog article &c., till 4, then down-town with it. I had prepared a note for [Manton] Marble; he entered his room while I was in it, so we had a talk. Up-town. After supper to 745 [Broadway], having a book for George Edwards and an opera-ticket, but as it was but an single one, nobody used it. Haney there. The girls, Anne [Edwards], Haney and I had a rather slow evening of it till towards the close, when Haney got to dancing with Matty and I to confidences with Sally. She told me about her last capture. The man [Nicholas]’s “quite in earnest,” has asked if her affections are engaged. He met her with Eliza, this afternoon, on Broadway; had done a good deal of promenading of late; with that object. Sally is “frightened”; thinks her admirer rather shallow, and distrusts such passions of such rapid growth. She denied my assertion that she had made love to him first, singling him out as the most eligible companion on the night of the Firemen’s parade, with that especial object. “You can’t see a fresh scalp without longing to try your hand at it,”

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food


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