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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 65, September 15-16, 1856

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Identifier: DX03675771

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 65, September 15-16, 1856

Description: Regarding Allie Vernon and Sol Eytinge's relationship.

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money left him [Fitz James O'Brien] in Ireland. May be. To [Frank] Leslie's where were [Joseph] Brightly, Leslie and others, with Sol Eytinge perspiring over a huge drawing, and a man bothering him about the inacuracy of the locality. To [132] Bleecker and drawing. Notions for [Thomas] Strong. At work till 10.

16. Tuesday. Drawing hard, all day, — cuts for my book.

I learnt this morning the true cause of [Jesse] Haney and Sol's non-intercourse. Sol has conveyed away "Allie Vernon" somewhere, and is now keeping her as his mistress. The husband Covill [Lemuel Covell] was yesterday at the Picayune Office, crying, and asking of [William] Levison (who is [word crossed out] my informant) the address of Sol's mother [Mary Eytinge]. It appears Haney took Sol to [word crossed out] Street, and introduced him to Allie, and an intrigue immediately followed, resulting in her abandoning Covill. Hence Sol’s championship of Allie against [John] Watson is explained. Haney had words with him on the subject, and cut him. Sol knew the husband too. Levison's wife [Mary] knows all this, and was present some part of the time while he spoke of it. Sol's an ass and Allie a little strumpet — as I always was inclined to think her. She is incapable of affection towards him, or any man, and tis a matter of pure convenience — perhaps alloyed by a sensual liking for his handsome person. The man Covill she married — that she might be kept — committing biga an illegal act in so doing, as her first husband got a

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-09-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Adultery
Artists
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Marriage
Divorce

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