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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 171, March 31, 1857

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Identifier: DX03751596

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 171, March 31, 1857

Description: Regarding Miss Church's upcoming marriage to Mr. Andreotti.

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The report about Allie Vernon's lunacy — Mrs [Catharine] Potter got it from Mrs [Mary] Levison, who had it from her husband [William Levison] — would seem false. Sol Eytinge "keeps" her, paying for her board at some establishment. He designs leaving here — Mrs P supposes to commence house keeping with his mistress. Her child is with her, also. Her former paramour and Sol's precursor (by one or two) [John] Watson the long-necked, vulturous looking engraver has been doing a new villany, as I read in the papers. Some extraordinary un-physiognomical individual let him collect $2000 for him — with which he made off to Philadelphia. After being arrested and put in the Tombs he has got out. This last I learn from the Jewell girls. Mrs [Cornelia] Sexton's worthless dog of a husband [Francis C. Sexton] has been in the congenial employ of Watson. And thus he has leant that [Albert] Brainard got Knowledge of Alf Waud's doings through Watson, who was somehow privy to it — as an incredible number of people are. [Jesse] Haney "Doesticks" [Mortimer Thomson] and [Frank] Bellew want to by buy out Mrs Levison in the Picayune. She is content to let Haney, only, have a share. Nothing but wooing going on at our Boarding-House just now. Our spinster Miss Church, cousin to the Martins, but at feud with them, Kentucky born, piqueing herself on her dignity, self-respect and refinement &c, age probably 35; this tall, conversable, demi-French —

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-03-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Women
Newspapers
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Courtship
Engravers

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