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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 35, December 9, 1858

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Identifier: DX03238691

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 35, December 9, 1858

Description: Regarding Charles Gayler and A.F. Banks.


[Cin]cinatti commercial paper (hence probably his [Charles Gayler's] intimacy with [John] Mac Lenan who was born in Hogopolis) which together with his wife and family — four or five children — he abandoned for a married woman of the Allie Vernon stripe with whom he lives now, miserably enough. [William] Levison and [Jesse] Haney met him once, when he intimated his intention to commit suicide, saying he "was going to hell direct." He is not constant to his mistress nor — in all probability — is she faithful to him. He had an affair with "Getty Gay" — another little, literaryish strumpet of the Allie V. order who writes idiotic bosh in one of the Sunday papers. I believe he got into a quarrel with [Ed] Underhill about her. [Frank] Cahill recollected something of it as occurring at the Ornithoryncus. Also Gayler was especially down upon [Ed. G.P.] Wilkins of the Herald, and used to talk of him as "a d____d" Life in Boston "black mailer" &c &c. Gayler can sing a good song. All his instincts and characteristics are Irish. [Thomas] Strongs [Yankee] Notions could hardly have been more stupidly edited under his own control. [A.F.] Banks will be a spectacle for gods and men on assuming the editorial (!) chair. He'll swear Bai Jove! he's been keeping quiet for the last five years, and now, Bai Jove! he's got the chance he's been looking for and people shall see what is in him!! Left Mort [Thomson] & Gayler — the former goes to Boston to night — and to [132] Bleecker. Overhauling M.S. to [Dr. Edward H.] Dixon in the evening, read article, he hugely pleased with it. Talked the evening, out for ale, then parted. Dixon cashed up $13 — all but $2 of the $20.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-12-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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