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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 109, March 23-24, 1858

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Identifier: DX03492102

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 109, March 23-24, 1858

Description: Regarding Sol Eytinge's intention to marry Allie Vernon.

Transcription:

Mrs. [Elizabeth] Gouverneur showed at table to-night. Chattered as usual and tattled against Miss [Lizzie] Petit, who is going to “read Shakspeare” — being inspired by Fanny Kemble’s performances — at Washington. She has a thin pettish voice, so it will be very impressive.

24. Wednesay. To Harper’s with drawing. To Frank Leslie’s. Sol [Eytinge] was talking with [Thomas] Nast and the German artist at the end of Leslie’s desk, so I gave him good day, to which he responded sulkily. So I knew he implicated me, about the Allie [Vernon] expose at [Mortimer] Thomsons. To the Pic Office. [Robert] Gun installed, [Joseph] Woodward out. [Frank] Bellew came. [Fitz James] O’Brien. To [Jesse] Haney’s and Post Office. Return. At 4 in the afternoon [Frank] Cahill came home, and three hours subsequent I found him in his room on the bed, in a generally wretched state, he having got extremely drunk after dinner, commencing it with Sol Eytinge at Mataran’s. Sol’s savage and denunciatory, talks of licking people &c, and is going to marry Allie! Of course that persecuted vestal was “broken-hearted” at the receipt of “Chip’s [Anna Thomson’s]” letter. Cahill’s good will loosened his tongue about Sol’s threats towards me. He expects he will eventually get into an awful row with Sol, having been on the verge of it often. ‘Twould be a cowardly business in Eytinge’s part as he’s the stronger man, but Cahill has pluck and some science and knows that Sol would howl at pain. I am not afraid of him, shan’t do anything to provoke a row — if he does let him look out. He has had words with Haney. I suppose — indeed am sure — that Thomson must have told him Sol all that he learnt from us about Allie. His infernal folly will punish itself sweetly by a marriage with the mischievous strumpet. Of course it will be bigamy — perhaps double bigamy — on her part. I don’t think it’s a matter for lamentation. Morally, she’s no worse than

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-03-23

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Actors
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Marriage
Theater
Women
Books and reading
Artists

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