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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 75, September 21-22, 1856

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Identifier: DX03684349

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 75, September 21-22, 1856

Description: Regarding a talk with John A. Wood about the circumstances of Allie Vernon being discovered in Brooklyn.


21. Sunday. In doors, reading, all the dull wet day. To [E.H.] Chapin's at night.

22. Monday. A letter from Alf Waud. He not surprised at Sol [Eytinge]'s escapade as Will [Waud] "had posted him on the existing state of affairs, his principal object in clearing out from New York being to avoid the catastrophe. He was only uncertain whether it would be Sol or [Jesse] Haney, but it appears Sol has cut our dark friend out. He indignantly denies the sister [Josey Winship] business and says he resisted temptation." Ahem! So Haney’s tarred with the same brush too. / Wrote answer to Alf. Down town in the afternoon, met [Charles] Welden in Broadway and (rather) in liquor. He told me he was acting as amateur thief catcher, spake mysteriously of a dishonest piano forte maker, of whom he was going to buy an instrument anon for detective purposes. Also he assured me, gravely enough, that he had a presentiment he shouldn't live to see the New Year. To Express Office and sent off blocks to Boston. Returning after other calls met [John A.] Wood, and heard details of Sol's escapade. Allie [Vernon] was recognizable by somebody at Rathburn's Hotel, Brooklyn, who, probably, informed Covill [Lemuel Covell]. The twain had registered themselves as "Mr Eytinge and lady." Wood went over to pay their bill, amounting to $20. The Thursday evening proved an eventful one for Sol. As I was journeying up the Sixth Avenue, his mother [Mary Eytinge] was on the way to [132] Bleecker Street, — under the mis-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-09-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Detectives


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