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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 76, September 22-23, 1856

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Identifier: DX03685207

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 76, September 22-23, 1856

Description: Regarding a visit of Sol Eytinge's mother to their boarding house, and encountering Emma Brown and walking with her on the street.

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[mis]apprehension of her [Mary Eytinge's] son [Sol Eytinge]'s proving to be the drowned German. I fancy Sol's state of mind, as he lay on his bed, when his mother entered the room — he being fully persuaded she knew of his recent proceedings. The gas burnt low and he didn’t want her to turn it up — so [John A.] Wood says. "I've no doubt" added he "that she came to the conclusion that he was infernally drunk."

The events of the night didn't end here. At a later period Sol received a visit from no other individual than Covill [Lemuel Covell] — who came to beg Mr Eytinge to step round to see his wife [Allie Vernon], as she was in hysterics &c!!! And Sol went. Wood believes he goes there every day, now. While standing conversing with him I was accosted by Miss [Emma] Brown, [Charles] Damoreau's [word crossed out] sister. She lives, at present, at Springfield, having employment there. Charley entirely neglects her, not having informed her of the birth of his child. Nor do any of her brothers write to her. She spake of him with an affectation of ease ill-concealing embittered affection. She looked not very well dressed, and the gray in her hair has increased. I walked with her up-town-wards as far as Bleecker Street. It was a cold sunny day, Broadway all alive, and as the lonely old maid disappeared in the throng of gaily dressed promenaders, I thought Charley’s small heart might yet ache for this some day.

Her London brother [William Brown] does not write to her, either.

Drawing, hard, till late at night.

23. Tuesday. Down town, and drawing.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-09-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Boardinghouses
19th century
Drowning

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