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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 85, November 2, 1860

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Identifier: DX01337570

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 85, November 2, 1860

Description: Comments on Sally Edwards



Jim Parton Runs Away

as he [Jesse Haney] had used to. He is “different in his manner” towards her [Sally Edwards]. The girl would willingly have his liking; she secretly revolts at being judged cold and selfish; it is because I accredit her with a woman’s heart that we are such friends. We are always prone to act up to the estimate formed of us. Apropos of selfishness, I discovered that some allusion on my part to “[Martin] Chuzzlewit,” in my talk on the eve of [Thomas] Nast’s departure had made her desirous of reading it. This night I had brought a brief, ridiculously written article by one of its editors, from the Illustrated N.Y. News, accompanying a cut of Nast, from a similar photograph to the one sent to the family. Sally wouldn’t allow that she possessed interest in the subject. Anne [Edwards] was present part of the time as we watched the procession. At 10.15 I went to my autograph sale, got particulars and presently returned. Mr and Mrs [George and Sarah] Edwards he were at the theatre; Haney and I tarried till they returned, I talking with Sally and Anne, and half-writing out my report. When Haney and I got outside he, after mentioning that he intended going for a Sunday’s shooting to Lake Mahopac, in company with Alf. Waud, added “I must tell you something — Jim’s cut!” Parton

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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