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about it was quite a grande passion of Sols.       The
woman went west   probably with her husband.      She
had children, too.       ( I remember crying  Bah!  when
Alf told me this, and his resenting it   his withers
not being unwrung on the same score.)     Alf had seen
letters written by Sol s Helen, and spoke of their mani-
festing intellect.            Well, Sol drank and played
the devil, and Waud took care of him, when at Dobs.
  He has some four or five brothers, who, with one
exception, according to Wood, are little better than
scoundrels.       One helped to ruin his father, the old man
formerly occupying quite a patrician position in this city,
becoming bankrupt   paying however upwards of two-thirds
in the dollar.        He is of Dutch Jewish origin, and
reported to be quite an amiable, good sort of old man.
Sol always speaks affectionately both of father and mot-
her.       She is a lady like woman, and has money of
her own.      There are, too, a number of handsome and
accomplished sisters of Sols   one of whom has recently got
married.        Sol hates his brother in law like the devil.
One of the Eytings used to take command of his fathers
vessels, sell the cargos and squander the proceeds.  Ano-
ther (or the same)  has travelled down south, done any
amount of swindles and fornications.     One keeps a gaming
house   or did keep one.    They have been largely mixed
up with theatricals; one, I think, appearing as lessee t
of a theatre.          Clarence is the youngest, more Hebraical
in aspect, generous, thoughtless and fast.    Boy as he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page sixty-seven
Description:Describes Sol Eytinge and his family.
Date:1856-09-16
Subject:Dobson, Mrs.; Eytinge; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.