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Mrs Sol Eytinge would return to him
at his whistle, says she must tire of any
man and will risk privation and misery for
the gratification of her humor.   Says furthermore
that he believes a crisis is approaching in Sol s
domestic arrangements.    Adds that he himself
has been so threatened that he is prepared to kill
any man who attacks him.    Talk probably; I
question his courage.          Work from 7 till
midnight, copying out story to try  Once a Week 
with.   Morris around as usual.      Did the play-
bill for our Christmas festivities this morning, a-
mong other things.   Billington is, I think, some-
what exercised about his not having attained
the entree of the Edwards , accorded to Morris,
especially with respect to the coming pantomime.
He would have borne me company to church, last
night, possibly expecting I should induct him into
the Edwards  pew, when a presentation might
take place, but I quietly dodged it.   To day he
said frankly, he  wanted to see that play  and
inquired  couldn t I ring a fellow in?  I refer-
red him to Haney.       Jack didn t form favorable
impressions of Billington, said he guessed he
was a cheap kind of Yankee, the which is true
enough.       Had I been Haney I wouldn t have
taken Cahill to Edwards .               Corbin here
this evening in Bob Gun s room, very drunk.  He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Regarding Billington trying to get invited to the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Date:1859-12-19
Subject:Billington; Cahill, Frank; Corbin; Edwards, John; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John; 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.