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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 90, August 19-20, 1859

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Identifier: DX03078977

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 90, August 19-20, 1859

Description: Comments on Mr. Rosenberg and Thad Glover.

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our ladies. There seems to prevail, at this over the way establishment great indefiniteness as to the husband of Mrs Rosenberg. He is spoken of dubiously as in Europe. I see him down town occasionally. He made one of a party to Jones Wood to’ther day, or rather he has some official position there, in the ticket collecting way — and [Frank] Bellew, [Frank] Cahill, Thad Glover and Duff, the aforesaid party, found him there. Rosenberg hospitably entertained them. Cahill don’t like him, says he has heard him tell stories of having infected his wife with Syphilis.

Cahill went home with Glover, got him talking about Allie [Vernon] and Josey [Winship], the first of whom Glover pronounced “a noble woman! — a good wife for any man!” the second he declared he had seduced, doing nauseous sentimental remorse about it. A lewder or foolisher mortal is hardly to be discovered in this literary cess-pool of New York. He, Glover is “down on” [Jesse] Haney; claims to have “introduced” him to journalism, as I know, a lie. Glover, like Dick Hutchings, does I think little else but swell about for tainted female flesh, yet the man is married and they say to a pleasant and decent woman.

20. Saturday. Drawing big Pic block. Down town to “Commissionaire” Office, to Pic & elsewhere, meeting little [Thomas] Nast by the way. All the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-08-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Diaries
Women
Artists
Syphilis

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