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          But dashed and brewed with Lies. 
miserable gains by prostitution with such per-
sons as suited her interest or fancy.      The vul-
turous-looking John Watson kept her; the proof
of which enabled her husband to gain a divorce.
At the period when Levison was in England; 
when Haney, newly-installed, at Jim Parton s
instance, as hack-editor of the  Picayune,  was
scribbling in the Spruce Street sanctum (now
the  Courier  office) and fretting at the rabble
of lewd actors and counter-jumpers which Glover
used to bring there; when Allie was making 
eyes at him and putting her feet promiscuously
on those of anybody who might be seated at the
desk; when she brought Josey thither, who
talked idiotic baby-gabble and dressed like
a Bowery g hal with a rush of colors to the head,
when I used to chaff Allie about her poetry,
and be considered cynical; when all these things
were transpiring, Glover and Watson (my in-
formant) were in high feather with the two sis-
ters.      They visited them at the women s residence
up-town, staying there all night.     Glover had to
do, first with Allie, then with Josey, and Wat-
son followed his example.   Josey, vain, fool-
ish and monstrously affected, had been  seduced 
(it is really a prostitution of the word to apply
it to either of these sisters) by  Dolly  Davenport,
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and seventy-three
Description:Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Allie and Josey Vernon.
Date:1862-01-16
Subject:Davenport, Adolphus; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Parton, James; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Watson, Frederick; Watson, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Spruce Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.