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her supposed overwhelming grief, when she
nearly set him laughing, despite his real sense
of the solemnity of the occasion, by a sudden  Oh!  I
only sent for you to try on a pair of mourning gloves
  see if they fit!           Thackeray s words about
Blanche Amory s  sham loves, sham griefs  &c apply
to her.    Her recognition by the Eytinge family occur-
ed after this fashion.      Mrs E. long suspecting
Sol s position, at length got informed of particulars,
probably by John Wood.   Going over to Brooklyn, whet-
her by Sol s connivance or not, she inquired of Al-
lie,  and pray are you married to my son?  Allie
confessed that she was not, but pleaded that Sol had
been much more steady since his connexion with her.
Sol s sisters were dead against the recognition of Al-
lie and Clarence out-did them in belligerent declara-
tion.     Now, however, Allie (or  Maggie  as they
call her)  has won Young America over to her side
even to disclosing what has been said to him by
Cahill of Allie, whereat Sol is furiously wrath
even to threatening pugilistic revenge and the per-
sonal denouncement of Cahill as a d____d fool
and a liar.          The text of the row was,
the opinion that Allie is a  mercenary woman. 
(She has made up a purse of some $200, which
Sol is ^|un-|acquainted with.   Perhaps she intended it for
him, at all events for their joint use.)     Josey,
with her illegitimate brat, now resides in New York.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-two
Description:Regarding Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.
Date:1859-07-27
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Women; Wood, John A.
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.