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then to cash up from commencement.       Return
drawing and writing to Alf Waud anent cuts to
book &c.    Called at Greene Street in the evening
and saw Mrs Jewell and her daughters.        She,
with Mrs Sexton designs journeying to the Catskills
tomorrow, there to join  Mrs Hill.            Sol s
sister has been ^|here| several times during the day as has
Covill.  He (Sol) only appeared once, for a few min-
utes, going into the basement (of which he retains the
key.           Allie s trunk is there.          I walked down
the street in his rear, designing to pass him, leisurely,
and thus ascertain whether he would chose to accost me.
On gaining Broadway he dived into a Lager Bier
cellar.           Writing to Alf Waud during the afternoon,
principally about cuts to book.
  18.  Thursday.   Nothing but Sol s escapade talked 
of at the breakfast table.     Covill below with a policeman
wanting to effect entrance into Sol s room to seize box.
I saw him.         A puny, frail looking fellow, a mere
boy.              Mrs Potter, our landlady denominates
Eytinge  a villain  and says the husband ought to hire
a nigger to assault him.  Mrs Levison suggests a
pistol. Levison assumes a slightly moral perch, but
asserts that anybody would have done the same  if they
had the chance.      Haney  feels bad about it  as he
introduced Sol to the house of Allie s husband.  All
sorts of details came out.     Mrs Levison tells Mrs
Potter, Mrs Gouverneur and myself how, during
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page sixty-nine
Description:Regarding the conversation in his boarding house after Sol Eytinge ran off with Allie Vernon, Covill's wife.
Date:1856-09-17
Subject:Boardinghouses; Covill; Eytinge, Miss; Eytinge, Solomon; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Levison, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; Police; Potter, Mrs.; Sexton, Nelly; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Greene 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.