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Mrs Portiphar to his Joseph, bundled the servant
out of the room when he visited her and otherwise
hinted accessability.    Going out with her, or meeting
her in Broadway, he took her down to some re-
freshment place, and popped upon Sol, Haney, Wood
&c.        He tells how when they were all in a
boat together, Allie, her husband, Josey, Sol and
Haney, the two latter cuddling the former, Covill
roaring, and Josey sitting near him, she began to
complain in her idiotically affected way that there
was nobody to make poor ittle Jothey tumforthable,
and to wish Mr Somebody wath there &c! Haney
and Sol both are positive as to Will s Juanic in-
tentions.    I think him as innocent   as they are,
and not a whit more.           He corresponds with
the girl he seduced at Sydenham.      She is a
mother, lives with her parents, who are   not
without reason, I think   down on him.      He some-
times thinks   he says   of bringing her to America,
and marrying her.     Says also that she is a fool,
that  twas her fault, she used to come in his
room, that she went in the country and came
back with the portrait of a cousin &c &c.
  23.  Thursday.   Indoors drawing all day.
A sketch for a Horse Medicine poster.     At sunset
out to take it to the man.     Met Bellew, (who
offers me a place in his office.)     Alf out sketching.
Called at Jewells at night, then to Edwards.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page ninety-three
Description:Regarding Alf Waud's tale of his brother Will's involvement with Allie Vernon.
Date:1856-10-22
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Coville; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.