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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 72, July 27, 1859

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Identifier: DX03065654

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 72, July 27, 1859

Description: Regarding Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.



her supposed overwhelming grief, when she [Allie Vernon] nearly set him [Sol Eytinge] laughing, despite his real sense of the solemnity of the occasion, by a sudden "Oh! I only sent for you to try on a pair of mourning gloves — see if they fit!" [William Makepeace] Thackeray's words about Blanche Amory's "sham loves, sham griefs" &c apply to her. Her recognition by the Eytinge family occured after this fashion. Mrs E. [Mary Eytinge] long suspecting Sol's position, at length got informed of particulars, probably by John Wood. Going over to Brooklyn, whether by Sol's connivance or not, she inquired of Allie, "and pray are you married to my son?" Allie confessed that she was not, but pleaded that Sol had been much more steady since his connexion with her. Sol's sisters were dead against the recognition of Allie and Clarence [Eytinge] out-did them in belligerent declaration. Now, however, Allie (or "Maggie" as they call her) has won Young America over to her side even to disclosing what has been said to him by [Frank] Cahill of Allie, whereat Sol is furiously wrath even to threatening pugilistic revenge and the personal denouncement of Cahill as a d____d fool and a liar. The text of the row as was, the opinion that Allie is a "mercenary woman." (She has made up a purse of some $200, which Sol is un-acquainted with. Perhaps she intended it for him, at all events for their joint use.) Josey [Winship], with her illegitimate brat, now resides in New York.

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-07-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Grief


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