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the affectation of learning German once)
whom  Mrs Eytinge  accused of an attempt upon
her fly-blown chastity.               How inseperable
this sort of charge is from this sort of woman!
Mrs Heylyn used to find out that all the men
she was brought into contact with wanted   ,
that all the women were   .   Welden s wret-
ched wife tattled ditto, lying withal.  Mrs
Kidder (the d____dest instance mentionable) the
same, to an extreme degree.                   Did I ever
chronicle the detail of the split between Sol
and Haney?       Being over at Mort Thomson s
a year and a half ago, there was ^|before| talk ^|the former| of
 Mrs Eytinge  being expected, to accompany the
Thomson s to the theatre.         Haney extemporized
an excuse for leaving by saying that he and Sol
were not friends, just then.       Something was re
marked about Allie.    Mr Haney never says
anything against anybody!  commented Mrs Thom-
son m re.         When the story; came, as of course
it did,  to Sol s ears, this remark was put into
Haney s mouth.    They met (next morning, I
think) on the ferry-boat; Sol  was mad ,
a few words passed, they separated and have
never spoken since.
  15.  Thursday.  Down town in the afternoon.
Went in the evening to Clinton Hall to hear Fry s
lecture on the  City of New York.    Digressive,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Regarding the break of friendship between Jesse Haney and Sol Eytinge.
Date:1859-12-14
Subject:Fry (lecturer); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Heylyn, Liz; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lectures and lecturing; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Welden, Charles, Mrs.
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.