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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 8, April 12-30, 1856

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Identifier: DX03621963

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 8, April 12-30, 1856

Description: Regarding his falling out with Sol Eytinge.


act they're a little down on him [Albert Brainard]. (Alf [Waud] ought to be obliged to him.) Old [Charles] Jewell they see but seldom. After much talk it was settled that I should call on Monday for a letter, and transmit it to Alf, thus opening direct communication betwixt him and his quasi mother in law [Celina Jewell].

From the Thirteenth, Sunday to the End of the Month. Must pass unrecorded in detail. I called at Merton Street, and transmitted letter and daguerreotype (of Mrs J, for her daughter) to Boston; together with a letter for Alf. And now to jot down other matters. I have come to an open rupture with Sol Eytinge, which chanced thus. [Frank] Bellew mounts to my chamber on Saturday night and invites me to go round to the Ornithoryncus, which I do. [A.F.] Banks and Wurzbach there, and anon W Waud and Eytinge. We drank and talked miscellaneously in the bar, a word or two passing 'twixt myself and Sol, after the usual style. For the last three weeks or so — ever since the return of W. W. he has adopted an invidious style of chaff, one part jest, three parts spite, towards me. I recognize the tone of W W in it. Now unless there's an undercurrent of goodwill, this diversion is always a dangerous one. When I am sick in body and mind, Sol, and sometimes others come off, (by the aid of friendly laughs on the art of their clique) comparatively trium-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-04-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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