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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 11, April 13-30, 1856

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Identifier: DX03624516

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 11, April 13-30, 1856

Description: Mentions the stormy weather and Allie Vernon writing for the New York Picayune.

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Rinaldini-ish" passages, which don't help the effect.

A letter from Hannah [Bennett]. Answered, at once. Weather influencing health and spirits. Now summery days all sunlight and blue sky, now [word crossed out] ceaseless, wrathful rain, one day a terribly stormy one, uprooting trees, dashing chimney's into streets, and overthrowing houses. Much alone, as usual. [Jesse] Haney not very well, and over busied. Did my contract of drawings for Nic nax. Nought else but writing. Out for walks, each day, mostly. One Hoboken one. "Allie Vernon" writes again for the Picayune. I met her one morning in [William] Levison's room, having gone thither to take in a drawing. She, with her second live husband, has been residing close by in this street. He is a youngish Dentist, and she married him under the expectation of being kept, tried letting rooms of the house, taking boarders &c, and have just made a smash of it. He goes back to live with his relatives, she to write as "Bell Thorne" for the Picayune, and under her old nomme de plume for the New Yorker.

I have met [Thomas] Picton once or twice, who, over a mug of lager, gave me an Item or two for my"Physiology." He writes for the Courier.

Got "frightened with false fire" anent my book, thus. Welden, meeting me, intimates that one of the Sunday papers has announced a series of papers on Boarding Houses — to commence with

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-04-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Thunderstorms
Artists
Journalism
Authors
Diaries
Women

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