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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 97, January 28-29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03279049

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 97, January 28-29, 1859

Description: Regarding a talk about Allie Vernon with John A. Wood.


his squaw [Allie Vernon] will give him [Sol Eytinge] Candle, I know. Dear Allie — Margaret, they call her, now, — her "maiden" name was Margaret Inship [Winship] — has, [John] Wood is confident, made a purse for herself. Sol's mother [Mary Eytinge] tries hard to believe in her, but justifies the sisters in holding aloof though Allie has tried, persistently, to do the gushingly-affectionate sister to them, written sonnets &c after her fashion. (I recollect when she got married to [Lemuel] Covill — a perfectly illegal business, like her union with Sol, for she is a divorced wife — divorced on the ground of adultery — her writing poems to his sisters — talking of her having, at length, found beings to sympathize with and love and such rot. This time she has poured out her soul in the Home Journal "Over the Way" — Wood says pretty verses — (don't believe it!) Josey [Winship] lives next door to Sol and has "no perceptible means of getting a livelihood." [Fitz James] O'Brien came in while I was talking to Wood. Didn't volunteer or obtain greeting.

29. Saturday. Drawing on wood. Down town after dinner, met Rawson Gill — says he’s going to study (?) medecine. To Constellation Office — [George] Roberts gone — Omnibus do, Sunday Times do, Pic, do. Overhauling proof. Got $6 from Bob Gun (and mean to get paid promptly or "The Restaurants of New York" will come to untimely conclusion.) Poole, [Frank] Bellew, Wood came. At Crook and Duff's subsequently. Bellew talking with a bearded man who has a sulphuretted-hydrogen reputation — is said to live on the prostitution of his sisters. There's a story cur-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-01-28

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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