and that of Mrs Newman it would appear that Bel-
lew s verbal onslaught on to Banks was scarcely
warranted, or provoked by any particular offence.
(Nevertheless Banks general demeanor justifies both that
and the licking.) So Bellew wrote an apology for
what he d said, excluding the fight, which he con-
sidered justifiable, and committed it to me for
delivery, on my return up town to dinner. Sat
in the office till 1 , then out together, he intending
accepting my suggestion of dining with me. But meeting
Sol Eytinge, who was coming to the Office to help
Bellew on a drawing, the two turned back toget-
her, leaving me with Wood, Froom and another.
Froom has just returned from Jamaica. Called
at the Shades , a tavern, and found Banks,
with a rather swollen face and cut nose at dinner.
He was unnaturally civil, asked me to drink,
received the letter, read it, said nothing about it,
and walked up Broadway to Bleecker Street, with
me. The licking has done him good. I felt more
friendly disposed to him than I have for a long time.
Didn t go out after dinner. Re-reading Pendennis
and writing or rather scribbling the last ten pages.
I ve forgotten one thing, too. On Saturday Mrs
Sexton called, with a note which her mother had
received from old Falk. It threatened adverti-
sing Alf in the Boston and New York papers,
if Falks bill were not paid. Sent it on to Boston.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page ninety-five|
|Description:||Describes delivering a note of apology from Frank Bellew to A. F. Banks.|
|Subject:||Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Falk; Froom; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mrs.; Newman, Mrs.; Sexton, Nelly; Waud, Alfred; Wood, John A.|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, [New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Bleecker Street; Broadway|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island|
|Note:||Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.|
|Publisher:||Missouri History Museum|
|Rights:||Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|