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  Mrs. Gouverneur showed at table to-night.  Chattered as
usual and tattled against Miss Petit, who is going to  read Shaks-
peare    being inspired by Fanny Kemble s performances   at Wash-
ington. She has a thin pettish voice, so it will be very impressive.
  24.  Wednesay.  To Harper s with drawing.  To Frank Leslie s.
Sol was talking with Nast and the German artist at the end of
Leslie s desk, so I gave him good day, to which he responded sulk-
ily.  So I knew he implicated me, about the Allie expose at Thom-
sons.   To the Pic Office.   Gun installed, Woodward out.   Bellew
came. O Brien.  To Haney s and Post Office.   Return.   At 4
in the afternoon Cahill came home, and three hours subsequent
I found him in his room on the bed, in a generally wretched
state, he having got extremely drunk after dinner, commencing
it with Sol Eytinge at Mataran s.   Sol s savage and denuncia-
tory, talks of licking people &c, and is going to marry Allie!
Of course that persecuted vestal was  broken-hearted  at the receipt
of  Chip s  letter.     Cahill s good will loosened his tongue about
Sol s threats towards me.   He expects he will eventually get
into an awful row with Sol, having been on the verge of it often.
 Twould be a cowardly business in Eytinge s part as he s the
stronger man, but Cahill has pluck and some science and knows
that Sol would howl at pain.  I am not afraid of him, shan t
do anything to provoke a row   if he does let him look out. He
has had words with Haney.   I suppose   indeed am sure   that
Thomson must have told him Sol all that he learnt from us
about Allie.    His infernal folly will punish itself sweetly by
a marriage with the mischievous strumpet.  Of course it will
be bigamy   perhaps double bigamy   on her part.  I don t think
it s a matter for lamentation.  Morally, she s no worse than
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and nine
Description:Regarding Sol Eytinge's intention to marry Allie Vernon.
Subject:Actors; Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kemble, Fanny; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Pettit, Lizzie (Cutler); Theater; Thomson, Anna (""Chips""); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Women; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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.