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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 156, December 12-14, 1860

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Identifier: DX01379771

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 156, December 12-14, 1860

Description: Regarding Sally Edwards's secret correspondence with Thomas Nast during his absence in Europe.

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Sally [Edwards]’s Correspondence with [Thomas] Nast.

[corres]ponded secretly with Tommy Nast, since his absence in Europe; he petitioned for it, said he couldn’t go away without it. She has written him four letters, he more to her. I think the correspondence has ended now, whether by his or her cessation, I’m not sure, I imagine the former, as before telling me, she made me promise that I shouldn’t pity or sympathize with her. How she contrived the correspondence is a secret. Eliza [Edwards] knows of it, is Sally’s confidante. This is the “little confidence” heretofore alluded to. Walked home with [Jesse] Haney, as usual.

13. Thursday. Called unsuccessfully at [Myton] Cobb’s, then down-town to the Evening Post Office, (where old [Charles] Briggs happened to be) — saw [John] Bigelow, proposed a southern tour to him, received favorably, talked over — call to-morrow. Looked in at Haney’s, then up-town. Did drawing on wood, writing and chores. A wintry, windy night, all alone till near 10, then going downstairs to the parlor, fetched up the two Woodward girls [Lizzie and Susan], Richardson and Phillips, entertaining the men with Bourbon whiskey and the party generally with pictures & sketches. [George] Boweryem came in, sang a song. Broke up at midnight.

14. Friday. To the Post Office, early. Engage-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-12-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Courtship
Newspapers
Journalists
Artists

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