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apprehension of her son s proving to be the drowned German.
I fancy Sol s state of mind, as he lay on his bed,
when his mother entered the room   he being fully per-
suaded she knew of his recent proceedings.     The gas
burnt low and he didn t want her to turn it up   so
Wood says.    I ve no doubt  added he  that she
came to the conclusion that he was infernally drunk. 
  The events of the night didn t end here.      At a later
period Sol received a visit from no other individual
than Covill   who came to beg Mr Eytinge to step round
to see his wife, as she was in hysterics &c!!! And
Sol went.            Wood believes he goes there every day,
now.                         While standing conversing with him
I was accosted by Miss Brown, Damoreau s  sister.
She lives, at present, at Springfield, having employ-
ment there.     Charley entirely neglects her, not having
informed her of the birth of his child.  Nor do any of
her brothers write to her.      She spake of him with an
affectation of ease ill-concealing embittered affection.   She
looked not very well dressed, and the gray in her hair
has increased.     I walked with her up-town-wards as far
as Bleecker Street.      It was a cold sunny day, Broad-
way all alive, and as the lonely old maid disappeared
in the throng of gaily dressed promenaders, I thought
Charley s small heart might yet ache for this some day.
  Her London brother does not write to her, either.
  Drawing, hard, till late at night.
23.	Tuesday.   Down town, and drawing.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page seventy-six
Description:Regarding a visit of Sol's mother to their boarding house, and encountering Emma Brown and walking with her on the street.
Subject:Brown, Emma; Coville; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.