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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 143, January 20-27, 1857

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Identifier: DX03660357

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 143, January 20-27, 1857

Description: Mentions Sol Eytinge's desire to leave the boarding house and Rawson Gill's return from Nicaragua.


Poor creature [Allie Vernon]. What a life! what a conclusion!

Her late paramour Sol Eytinge seems not much troubled by it. He consorts with [Frank] Cahill, appears but little at table and talks of giving up his basement quarters, but hasn’t energy enough to mention his desire to Mrs [Catharine] Potter. I think I might live two centuries in the same house with him without any desire to renew our acquaintance.

I hear nothing from Alf Waud, in spite of my urgent entreaty for necessary information about my drawings. He’ll write — when he wants something done.

Rawson Gill has returned from Nicaragua. Country unsettled in consequence of [William] Walkerizations — and his mother [Elizabeth Gouverneur] didn’t sent him any money. She was “going to,” though.

[Frank] Pounden is a father. Leapt out of a big Broadway sleigh to tell me so, and dined with me subsequently.

Wrote to mine own dear Hannah [Bennett] on the day and next one to that on which I got her letter.

Called on [Frank] Bellew twice. Not very well of late, and wearyish. Saw the Jewell’s this morning, being summoned by window tapping as I passed. Met [Alfred] Swinton some three days back. He has a farm in the interior of Staten Island now, does some wood-pecking but more agriculturalizing. Wrote to Andrew asking for information about cuts.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-01-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
International relations


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