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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 176, December 14-15, 1859

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Identifier: DX03156343

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 176, December 14-15, 1859

Description: Regarding the break of friendship between Jesse Haney and Sol Eytinge.



the affectation of learning German once) whom “Mrs Eytinge [Allie Vernon]” accused of an attempt upon her fly-blown chastity. How inseperable this sort of charge is from this sort of woman! Mrs [Liz] Heylyn used to find out that all the men she was brought into contact with wanted ——, that all the women were ——.[Charles] Welden’s wretched wife tattled ditto, lying withal. Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder (the d____dest instance mentionable) the same, to an extreme degree. Did I ever chronicle the detail of the split between Sol [Eytinge] and [Jesse] Haney? Being over at Mort Thomson’s a year and a half ago, there was before talk the former of “Mrs Eytinge” being expected, to accompany the Thomson’s to the theatre. Haney extemporized an excuse for leaving by saying that he and Sol were not friends, just then. Something was remarked about Allie. “Mr Haney never says anything against anybody!” commented Mrs [Sophy] Thomson mere. When the story; came, as of course it did, to Sol’s ears, this remark was put into Haney’s mouth. They met (next morning, I think) on the ferry-boat; Sol “was mad,” a few words passed, they separated and have never spoken since.

15. Thursday. Down town in the afternoon. Went in the evening to Clinton Hall to hear Fry’s lecture on the “City of New York.” Digressive,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-12-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lectures and lecturing


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