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resumed talk through the hole where the stove-pipe
used to go.      I had, at her request, got her some
liquorice for her little girl   a very pretty but spoiled
child of four   and she put her hand through to
give me some.       One might write a novel version 
of  Pyramus and Thisbe  from this incident.    /
Down town in the afternoon, to Wells & Webb s,
and to Strongs, there to leave  cawicachaws .      He was
n t in, so I got no $.      Looked in at the Pic
Office; met Walt Whitman near Fowler and
Wells, walked awhile with him, then on.  Passing
by Greene St was beckoned in by Selina Jewell.
Her mother and sister went to Catskill, as project-
ed.              Saw Wood for some ten minutes in the
basement, with Sol.   During the latters temporary
absence, the former told me that Covill had
discovered whither Allie had been conveyed   to a
Brooklyn hotel   took her back to New York, and
when Sol presented himself the landlord  blew him
up like h__l  for bringing the woman to his house.
Wood had gone over, yesterday, to pay the bill.
  So ends the great Elopement of Allie Vernon
with Sol Eytinge   if it end here.
  Writing (the preceeding six pages) during the eve-
ning, and now to bed.
  I think Haney had no furtive object in his
intimacy with Allie.       He had erred in thinking he
could wash dirt with cleanliness.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page seventy-four
Description:Regarding Coville discovering Allie Vernon at a Brooklyn hotel and taking her back to New York.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Children; Coville; Eytinge, Solomon; Gouverneur, May; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Strong, Thomas; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Whitman, Walt; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Greene Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.