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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 72, September 18-19, 1856

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Identifier: DX03681774

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 72, September 18-19, 1856

Description: Regarding Sol Eytinge's agitation that Coville went to see his mother, Mary Eytinge.

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under the same circumstances!" I told him Covill [Lemuel Covell] had been to his Mother [Mary Eytinge]'s, and she knew it! [word crossed out] "What?" He [Sol Eytinge] paced up and down the room uttering a string of blasphemies, and swearing he would murder the "G_d__m stinking little _____!" I never saw any face more frightfully excited. Allie [Vernon], he said, had gone back to Forsyth Street, and her husband. He had seen Covill. Presently he went down stairs, but did not go in to supper, though the landlady [Catharine Potter] invited him. Subsequently I found him lying on his bed, and presently he asked me to take the cars, go to his mothers residence, and get Clarence [Eytinge] to come down at once. I did so, went up the Sixth Avenue, saw "Clare" and one of the sisters — a handsome girl very tastily dressed — left Clare in the cars; and went to the Edwards'. Four of the girls start for California on Saturday. The basement was full of daguerrotypic souvenirs and people. Stayed till near 11. Looking in at Honey's met [John A.] Wood and had a talk with him. He guessed at some of the business Sol had in hand; and had met Will Waud walking with Josey [Winship], as she flaunted in Broadway.

19. Friday. In doors all day. Drawing till sunset. [Jesse] Haney in his room, sickish, half the day. Sol had visited him yester-evening, asked his forgiveness, and "cried like a child." I'm glad that his mother and sisters do not know of it. This I ascertained

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-09-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Adultery
Boardinghouses
19th century

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