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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 67, September 16, 1856

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Identifier: DX03677486

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 67, September 16, 1856

Description: Describes Sol Eytinge and his family.

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about it was quite a grande passion of Sols [Eytinge]. The woman went west — probably with her husband. She had children, too. (I remember crying "Bah!" when Alf [Waud] told me this, and his resenting it — his withers not being unwrung on the same score.) Alf had seen letters written by Sol's Helen, and spoke of their manifesting intellect. Well, Sol drank and played the devil, and S Waud took care of him, when at Dobs [177 Canal St.].

He has some four or five brothers, who, with one exception, according to [John A.] Wood, [word crossed out] are little better than scoundrels. One helped to ruin his father [Solomon Eytinge], the old man formerly occupying quite a patrician position in this city, becoming bankrupt — paying however upwards of two-thirds in the dollar. He is of Dutch Jewish origin, and reported to be quite an amiable, good sort of old man. Sol always speaks affectionately both of father and mother [Mary Eytinge]. She is a lady like woman, and has money of her own. There are, too, a number of handsome and accomplished sisters of Sols — one of whom has recently got married. Sol hates his brother in law like the devil. One of the Eytings used to take command of his fathers vessels, sell the cargos and squander the proceeds. Another (or the same) has travelled down south, done any amount of swindles and fornications. One keeps a gaming house — or did keep one. They have been largely mixed up with theatricals; one, I think, appearing as lessee t of a theatre. Clarence [Eytinge] is the youngest, more Hebraical in aspect, generous, thoughtless and fast. Boy as he

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-09-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship

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