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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 102, November 11, 1860

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Identifier: DX01346372

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 102, November 11, 1860

Description: Comments on Allie Vernon's relationships with various men.



Whom [Henry] Clapp wants to call on.

and squeeze the hands of both [Frank Cahill and Sol Eytinge]. [Jesse] Haney declares a visit to Sol’s involved the utmost awkwardness and the dreariest experience. To escape from Allie [Vernon]’s indirect importunities, he made love to Josey [Winship]; which set her so conceited that she immediately imagined herself “in keeping,” as her sister was, and quarrelled with Allie on the strength of it! Sol spoke to Haney about his presumed liking for Josey; would not have been unwilling to let him have her. Since their non-intercourse, Haney contrived to do Sol a service. Allie wrote a few things for the “Saturday Press”; had known Clapp before, in her Bohemienne days, when she was hawking her writings, and a more vendible commodity, about the low newspaper offices in New York. Well, Clapp affected to admire her verses, called upon Haney and incidentally, inquired for Sol’s Brooklyn address. He didn’t get it, however, and Haney told Cahill to give Sol a caution. No more of Allie’s writings appeared henceforth in the “Saturday Press!” Supped and to 745 [Broadway], with gratulation that we knew one good, pure house in the city. The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] and Jack [Edwards] present, Sally still suffering from the tooth-ache, the rain of Saturday having prevented a visit to the dentists. I went to [E.H.] Chapins. Saw editor Sykes, [James] Morris’ friend there, and a “Herald” re-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians


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