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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 71, July 27, 1859

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Identifier: DX03064871

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 71, July 27, 1859

Description: Regarding stories about Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.


made advances to [Jesse] Haney or he to her [Josey Winship] during the early visits to Sol [Eytinge]'s Brooklyn establishment. Sol and he quarreled about it, Eytinge not being unwilling that Haney should emulate his example but being decidedly averse to have the liason in progress under his roof. Haney acknowledged that would probably be the result, if his visits were to be continued; hence both agreed they should terminate. Sol, spurred on by Allie [Vernon], who hates Haney as a woman of her stamp can hate, suspects him, suspects me, suspects everybody of talking of "his wife" — an error, for some among ourselves we never mention her. I regret now that when Mort Thomson came to me, as to [Frank] Cahill, for information, that we — that I — did not decline offering it. Mort instantly violated confidence in disclosing it to Eytinge. I wouldn't have told him but for Chips [Anna Thomson]. Its hard to have one's notion of her impaired, but Cahill reports her as extremely pietistic, says that Cleve [Thomson], Mort's brother didn't like her and anticipates that had she lived it would have been inharmoniously with her mother-in law. Perchance their fault. [Edward] Wells too entertained a womanish jealousy of her. Characteristic story of Allie. When the dead girl was lying in her coffin, Cahill received a message that Allie was in the room with the corpse and wished to see him. He found her on her knees doing the Magdalen. Touched and surprised, he put his arms round her, raised and consoled

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-07-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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