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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 16, September 30, 1860

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Identifier: DX01305200

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 16, September 30, 1860

Description: Comments on the death of Bohemian woman ''Getty Gay.''



“Getty Gay” dead.

been going it very fast during the last week and confessed to Mrs. [Susan] Boley that of $100, recently-received, he [N.G. Shepherd] had none left. Probably it was his salary. He has come home drunk, and his cronies have been after him in a similar condition. And Miss “Jenny” has done the like, sitting in his room waiting in vain for him. [George] Boweryem moves into it henceforth.

“Getty Gay” one of the literary-unfortunate females and Bohemiennes is dead. I never met the woman, but have heard of her often enough. She wrote trash for the Sunday papers and once brought something to the “Pic.”, when [Frank] Cahill saw her and proposed using it, paying for it himself, by way of commencing an intimacy with her. [Charles] Gayler was said to have been one of her male “friends” in the Ornithorynchus’ time, I have heard that he quarreled with [Ed. G.P.] Wilkins about her. She was one of the Allie Vernon stamp, a married woman, her maiden name Gertrude Louise Valtee, her married one, Wilmshurst. Her husband edits a feeble weekly, entitled the “Traveller,” in this city; both he and she lived with “Ada Clare” otherwise Miss Micklehenning — the fast literary woman. [N.G.] Shepherd tells me that the Bohemians had a whispered rumor

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-09-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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