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              About Mrs. Sol Eytinge.
tired of.     For in that respect she is the gull
of her own hypocrisy; always bidding for some
liking which she cannot return honestly, or
satisfy.       And so much for the present for
Allie.                 Haney and I talked till 11
and then went to the  Woodbine  in the 6th Avenue
to have ale; he walking to Bleecker street with me
subsequently.
  28.  Sunday.   A dull, wet day; did not
stir abroad.   Writing and loafing; in the evening
down-stairs in the parlor.      Out with Cahill for an
oyster-stew, near midnight.              Talking incidental-
ly of Mrs Sol Eytinge, Cahill avers that she has
the national American feminine characteristic pro-
lapsus uteri, which I ve heard, perhaps chronicled,
before.    The child, he says, is smart and sharp,
and perfectly alive to the fact that its mother has
no love for it.     Sol is very kind to it, but accepts
his wife s criminations against the por poor little
wretch.    It must grow up perverse and froward.
  29.  Monday.   Writing during the morning.  After
dinner, down-town with the German, Viele.  A warm,
sunny day; Broadway densely crowded to witness
the parade of the New York Fire Zouaves, previous
to their embarkation for the South, so that our pro-
gress was slow.        At the little  Arms dep t,  Lindsay,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Regarding Allie Vernon as a mother.
Date:1861-04-27
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Children; Civil War; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lindsay; Military; Parades; Pearl; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vieil; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; Bleecker Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.