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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 183, approximately May 17-31, 1857

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Identifier: DX03761996

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 183, approximately May 17-31, 1857

Description: Mentions that Sol Eytinge is living with Allie Vernon in Brooklyn.


now, occupying my old room, I the one adjoining. Sol Eytinge has taken a little house in Brooklyn, where he lives with "Allie Vernon" as his concubine. His brother, young Clarence [Eytinge] knows of the affair, as he met me in Broadway and began talking of it. Alf Waud doesn't write to me. Dillon [Mapother] has sent me a letter. Mrs [Celina] Jewell and her daughter [Miss Celina Jewell] have left Greene Street, and gone to the country, near Yonkers. I visit M. and Madame Andriotti occasionally. The ex-Miss Church is very jolly indeed, and fetched cigars that I might sit smoking in the balcony with her husband, last Sunday evening. Divers Cuban boarders were there, and some young ladies — one a very plump bare-armed one. We have no new boarders in our house [at 132 Bleecker St.] as yet, it being more than half-empty, and the painters yet at work. I've been reading Kingley's noble story "Two Years Ago" and am now at Mrs [Elizabeth] Gaskell's life of Charlotte Bronte. Foster is here still, going up the Hudson to wife and family on Saturdays, to return on Mondays. [words crossed out] He and [William] Leslie antagonize, inevitably. If the former were left behind to secure the latter as a brother-in-law, it was a beautiful bit of stupidity, as he has just done as much involuntarily mischief to the (improbable) match [with Nina Brooks], as might be effected. [words crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-05-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading


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