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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 179, December 19, 1859

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Identifier: DX03158726

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 179, December 19, 1859

Description: Regarding Mr. Billington trying to get invited to the Edwards family's Christmas party.



Mrs Sol Eytinge [Allie Vernon] would return to him [John Watson] at his whistle, says she w must tire of any man and will risk privation and misery for the gratification of her humor. Says furthermore that he believes a crisis is approaching in Sol’s domestic arrangements. Adds that he himself has been so threatened that he is prepared to kill any man who attacks him. Talk probably; I question his courage. Work from 7 till midnight, copying out story to try “Once a Week” with. [James] Morris around as usual. Did the play-bill for our Christmas festivities this morning, among other things. Billington is, I think, somewhat exercised about his not having attained the entree of the Edwards’, accorded to Morris, especially with respect to the coming pantomime. He would have borne me company to church, last night, possibly expecting I should induct him into the Edwards’ pew, when a presentation might take place, but I quietly dodged it. To day he said frankly, he “wanted to see that play” and inquired “couldn’t I ring a fellow in?” I referred him to [Jesse] Haney. Jack [Edwards] didn’t form favorable impressions of Billington, said he guessed he was a cheap kind of Yankee, the which is true enough. Had I been Haney I wouldn’t have taken [Frank] Cahill to Edwards’. Corbin here this evening in Bob Gun’s room, very drunk. He

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-12-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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