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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 103, March 18-20, 1858

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Identifier: DX03487091

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 103, March 18-20, 1858

Description: Regarding the break-off in friendship between Mort Thomson's wife, Anna, and Allie Vernon.

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from thence crossing to Brooklyn. Stayed at [James] Parton’s all night, sleeping on the sofa in Jim’s room.

19. Friday. A true summer day. Called at [Mortimer] Thomson’s, seeing him and “Chips [Anna Thomson].” Mort spake of the break off with [Solomon] Eytinge’s womankind. Allie [Vernon], calling had been treated civilly and coldly, so she wrote a note demanding the reason. As on a previous visit she had dropped some hints of her position, saying she “had been unfortunate,” but she “believed her heart was in the right place” &c — Mrs Thoson availed herself of this, said inquiries had ensued with a result &c, regretted &c — so the matter’s ended. I think Mort must have known Allie’s position, as [Jesse] Haney told him of it positively. But, probably, he let his wife and mother [Sophy Thomson] drift into the intimacy before he had expected it. Sol thought he winked at it.

Return to New York. [Alfred] Swinton called in the afternoon. Wanted to borrow money to make up taxes. Spake of [A.F.] Banks having owed him $10 or so for a year and a half — can’t get it of him. Also he spake of Leslie (Frank), his dodges and difficulties. How the steam was cut off, once, stopping all his presses, because he hadn’t paid up. Wurzbach is working for Leslie.

Apropos of another, and a very different [William] Leslie. He has returned from Philadelphia an “engaged” man, and now writes letters to Miss Bella Farr every alternate day! — studying them out, too, at great cost of time and brain labor nocturnally.

20. Saturday. Down town, Leslie’s, Pic Offices &c. Met Wurzbach and Banks returning. Somehow they’re a couple who seem to suit each other. Wurzbach with his odd, indefinite nature — a little flawed, mentally, I think — likes to have somebody to talk to him, and though he blazes into rage occasionally at Banks insolent brutalities, he finds satisfaction, on the whole in listening

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-03-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Women
Printing presses
Courtship

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