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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 186, April 16-18, 1859

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Identifier: DX02054827

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 186, April 16-18, 1859

Description: Comments on Allie Vernon and Fanny Fern.


Turned out for some beer, met [Charles E.] Wilbour and took him to Howells. Nobody there whom I knew. A fine clear night; past 12, an alarm of fire and the engine-companies tearing down Broadway.

17. Sunday. With [Jesse] Haney and Jack Edwards repeating our last Sunday's ramble. A lovely day, cool, clear, and for the most part, sunny. Catching small fish &c for aquarium. Returned by 5 1/2. I to [E.H.] Chapin's in the evening; Jack there, also. Home with him afterwards. Haney and [Frank] Cahill there. A funny little bit of slander told by the latter, privately to the former of "Mrs" Allie Eytinge's getting-off. She attributes Haney's breaking-off of intimacy with her to her having refused his offer of marriage! This she has told to the Thomsons. Sol [Eytinge] and Allie live miserably together, now, as is inevitable. They can retain no intimates. Which is also the lot of "Fanny Fern." Indeed, the natures of the two women are intrinsically the same, but the one is the more overpoweringly selfish. Allie, I learn, has six sisters — all in the same road. Their father was a butcher. This accounts for Josey [Winship]'s glaring Boweryisms. A lie in the instinctive resort of a weak and selfish nature, in women. I don't think it would enter my head, the possibility of lying about a man, let me detest him ever so much. All low women are prone to unveracity.

18. Monday. Down town, hither and thither, Omnibus, Pic, Post Offices &c. Tried to find Mr [Richard] Edwards' the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-04-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fishing


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