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get to bed till 5 or 6 this morning and
consequently rose at 1; the former stopping in-
doors all day, the latter coming home drunk
again in the early part of the evening.      He
has been more or less intoxicated since Satur-
day.     In the Monday s debauch, when at
Crook and Duf s, Sol Eytinge, accidentally
or intentionally approached Cahill from behind,
looking so savage that Bob Gun stood prepa-
red to interfere to ward off the apprehended
attack.        Sol has talked around promiscuously
of licking Cahill and is evidently maliciously
disposed towards him.      Doubtless Allie blows
the fire at home.                Sol s brother Harry,
of unequivocal reputation as a gambler and a
libertine went over to Brooklyn to visit his
sister-in-law, in Sol s absence.    From his never
repeating his call it is pretty surely conjectured
his object was a Phallic one.     I trow that
young Mosaic-looking  Clare  is bound to Allie
by similar unmentionable relations.   Like Rous-
seau s odious  maman  she would know that
no other attachment could  make sicker.      A
nauseous business generally and individually.
What a cheerful time Sol must have of
it, domestically!          There was a certain
music master, or German tutor (for Allie
must needs expend some of Sol s earnings in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and seventy-five
Description:Regarding Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Clare, Ada; Eytinge, Harry; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.