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made advances to Haney or he to her during
the early visits to Sol s Brooklyn establishment.  Sol and
he quarreled about it, Eytine not being unwilling that
Haney should emulate his example but being decided-
ly averse to have the liason in progress under his roof.
Haney acknowledged that would probably be the result,
if his visits were to be continued; hence both agreed
they should terminate.     Sol, spurred on by Allie,
who hates Haney as a woman of her stamp can
hate, suspects him, suspects me, suspects everybody
of talking of  his wife     an error, for some among
ourselves we never mention her.   I regret now that
when Mort Thomson came to me, as to Cahill, for
information, that we   that I   did not decline offering
it.    Mort instantly violated confidence in disclosing
it to Eytinge.    I wouldn t have told but for
Chips.     Its hard to have one s notion of her im-
paired, but Cahill reports her as extremely pretist-
ic, says that Cleve, Mort s brother didn t like her
and anticipates that had she lived it would have been
inharmoniously with her mother-in law.  Perchance their
fault.        Wells too entertained a womanish jealousy
of her.            Characteristic story of Allie.  When the
dead girl was lying in her coffin, Cahill received
a message that Allie was in the room with the corpse
and wished to see him.     He found her on her knees
doing the Magdalen.  Touched and surprised, he
put his arms round her, raised and consoled
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-one
Description:Regarding stories about Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.
Date:1859-07-27
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Welles, Edward; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.