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money left him in Ireland.   May be.       To Leslie s
where were Brightly, Leslie and others, with Sol Ey-
tinge perspiring over a huge drawing, and a man bother-
ing him about the inacuracy of the locality.        To Blee-
cker and drawing.   Notions for Strong.  At work till
10.
  16.   Tuesday .   Drawing hard, all day,   cuts
for my book.
  I learnt this morning the true cause of Haney and
Sol s non-intercourse.    Sol has conveyed away  Allie
Vernon  somewhere, and is now keeping her as his
mistress.           The husband Covill was yesterday at the
Picayune Office, crying, and asking of Levison (who is 
my informant) the address of Sol s mother.      It appears
Haney took Sol to  Street, and introduced him
to Allie, and an intrigue immediately followed, result
ing in her abandoning Covill.             Hence Sol s cham-
pionship of Allie against Watson is explained.     Haney
had words with him on the subject, and cut him.  Sol
knew the husband too.        Levison s wife knows all this,
and was present some part of the time while he spoke of
it.                  Sol s an ass and Allie a little strumpet
  as I always was inclined to think her.     She is inca-
pable of affection towards him, or any man, and tis a
matter of pure convenience   perhaps alloyed by a sensual
liking for his handsome person.     The man Covill she
married   that she might be kept   committing an
illegal act in so doing, as her first husband got a
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page sixty-five
Description:Regarding Allie Vernon and Sol Eytinge's relationship.
Date:1856-09-15
Subject:Brightly; Coville; Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Levison, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Strong, Thomas; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.