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his squaw will give him Candle, I know.   Dear
Allie   Margaret, they call her, now,   her  maiden 
name was Margaret Inskip   has, Wood is confident,
made a purse for herself.   Sol s mother tries hard to
believe in her, but justifies the sisters in holding aloof
though Allie has tried, persistently, to do the gushingly-
affectionate sister to them, written sonnets &c after her
fashion.  (I recollect when she got married to Covill
  a perfectly illegal business, like her union with Sol,
for she is a divorced wife   divorced on the ground of
adultery   her writing poems to his sisters   talking of
her having, at length, found beings to sympathize with
and love and such rot.     This time she has poured
out her soul in the Home Journal  Over the Way    Wood
says pretty verses   (don t believe it!)    Josey lives next door
to Sol and has  no perceptible means of getting a liveli-
hood.              O Brien came in while I was talking
to Wood.  Didn t volunteer or obtain greeting.
  29.  Saturday.  Drawing on wood.  Down town after
dinner, met Rawson Gill   says he s going to study (?) mede-
cine.   To Constellation Office   Roberts gone   Omnibus do,
Sunday Times do, Pic, do.    Overhauling proof.  Got $6
from Bob Gun (and mean to get paid promptly or  The Res-
taurants of New York  will come to untimely conclusion.)
Poole, Bellew, Wood came.    At Crook and Duff s sub-
sequently.   Bellew talking with a bearded man who
has a sulphuretted-hydrogen reputation   is said to
live on the prostitution of his sisters.   There s a story cur-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page ninety-seven
Description:Regarding a talk about Allie Vernon with John A. Wood.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Coville; Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gill, Rawson; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; O'Brien, Fitz James; Poole; Roberts, George; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.