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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 203, September 14-15, 1858

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Identifier: DX03502136

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 203, September 14-15, 1858

Description: Describes having a drink with Sol Eytinge, Mr. Ottarson, Frank Leslie, and Alf Waud.

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[disap]pointment in his [Alfred Waud's] calls and the effects were visible in his temper. He took sulky views of things. He "was glad that the story of Jessie Brown of Lacknow proved a canard 'because the wretched Scotchmen got so excited about it," went to see it played in their national costume, heered and hurrahed. He made a disparaging remark about a pretty girl at a shop door and when I said she was nice-looking, asked And didn’t she know it? Today he went off sketching, turning up again in the afternoon, subsequently leaving to spend the evening with [John A.] Wood at Palace Garden — a sort of mild N. Y. Gremorne.

15. Wednesday. Down town with Waud. Met White, the Irishman who was [Frank] Leslie's Treasurer before Wood, and Brooks, Miss Nina's brother. To [Jesse] Haney's office, then Frank Leslie's. Met him at door, into lager bier place where Sol Eytinge and Ottarson sat drinking. Alf saw Sol yesterday when he was invited to make his home, during his stay, at the house of the latter. Sol is dissatisfied with Allie [Vernon]’s incapacity to bear children and hints that if he can't have one at home he will elsewhere. His mother [Mary Eytinge] visits them. He's at feud with Haney since the Doesticks [Mortimer Thomson] expose. Clarence Eytinge has followed in the track of more than one of his brothers and gets his living at the gaming table. One of them keeps "a hell" — was shown up in the papers a year ago. Left Alf with Leslie & Sol and to [132] Bleecker St, where he joined me us at dinner; then said good bye. He goes to the Jewells, then to saw see old [Charles] Jewell, then off for Boston by this afternoon’s boat. The day, all asleep a dull, lowering one, closes

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-09-14

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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