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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 192, May 2, 1860

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Identifier: DX02981689

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 192, May 2, 1860

Description: Mentions that Sol Eytinge has compared Henry Clapp to a spider.

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Sol Eytinge's saying about [Henry] Clapp.

[Fin]nally the correspondence came to an end and she got married to one who knew her past history, but loved her. She wrote to Will [Waud]'s mother [Mary Waud] about it, stated that she could never love anybody as she had her son, and that the child was to be cared for by her father. With her husband she then emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope, and probably here disappears from this record. There's little love lost between Will and Alf [Waud] — indeed they come of a family immensely ill-conditioned in social relations. A not-bad thing of Sol Eytinge's saying, at the expense of Clapp. Seated at Pfaff's one night, Sol compared him to a spider, adding that he shouldn't be surprised if Clapp projected something sticky out of his stomach, affixed it, and ran up to the ceiling!! Clapp was savage about it. Little [Thomas] Nast became quite popular among the pugilists in England, was known as "the little dragsman."

Something told me by [Frank] Cahill, on the conditions that I shouldn't ask his informant or let it affect any estimate of the person concerned (?) That the long and palpable estrangement between [James] Morris and little Miss [Sarah] Maguire originated in his having made, virtually and unmistakeably, the same request addressed by Portiphar's wife to Joseph. The thing sounds damnable, but I

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-02

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Diaries

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