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got up little suppers and indulged in all the little
provocations that grow on the brink of the ditch lechery.
Josey was a visitor, too, and Master Will Waud
 was mad after her.   He would fain have
anticipated Sol s present r le, and persuaded her
to leave her husband; being only prevented by
a hint from Haney, conveyed through Sol.    Well,
Haney soon began to suspect Sol s game.    His ab-
sences from the boarding-house, when he was presu-
med to be visiting his mother at Long Island,
were spent at a place in the  English Neighbour-
hood , at the back of Fort Lee, where Allie
had gone to, for a summer week or so.    And
so the business grew to its present aspect.    /  To
the Post Office, and then, leaving a line of caution
for Sol, I returned up town, to dinner.
  A letter from Hannah.   I put this in a distinct
sentence, that it may not be soiled with the foetid
matter preceeding it.     Ought opportunity to her pure 
self should receive reverence.   Now to my puddle again.
  I sat drawing till sunset, Haney being sick and
a bed in his own room, at the other angle of the attic
floor, when Sol came up, and asked me about  that
d__d mysterious letter,    as he called it.    I told
him what had taken place at the house, he appearing
defiant and excited.  He knew what he had been
about!   He d done what anybody would have done,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page seventy-one
Description:Regarding the beginning of Sol Eytinge's relationship with Allie Vernon.
Date:1856-09-18
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Coville; Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Waud, William
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.