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	Death of W. Bezly of Bloxham.
Hillards  unsuccessfully, at Paterson s, and
at Frank Hillards.        Dined there and stayed
till 4, then out.       Looked in unsuccessfully, for
Haney, then back to Bleecker St.         To Chapin s
in the evening, church crowded to extremity; had
to stand during the sermon.     To Edwards , Ha-
ney, Nast and Knudsen present, beside the family.
(I d seen the second at Church, standing at the
entrance of the pew, which was already full.)  He,
Nast, was sent on to Lawrence, Mass, to sketch
the scene of the Pemberton Mills calamity, and met
Will Waud there, on a like errand, for Frank
Leslie.             Haney had been called on by Jack
at Matty, this afternoon; they all went for a walk
to the Central park.              Morris came anon.
  21.  Monday.  [Phonography], writing &c.  Down-town
in the afternoon, to  Courier  and  Pic  Offices,
returning with Gun.         A letter from home,
from my mother and Rosa.          Items.  Bezly,
of Bloxham, fell from his horse in a fit, lived
a month subsequent, in intense pain, part of his
body mortifying before his death.    Left his wife
the whole of the property during her life, then to
pass to his relatives.         Last time our folks heard
of the Castles, they kept a lodging-house in
the Euston Road,  not very respectable.    Harry
Price is married.        My father  looks very thin
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty-three
Description:Describes a letter from his mother in which she states that W. Bezly has died.
Date:1860-01-20
Subject:Bezley, William; Bezley, William, Mrs.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Oliver; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Paterson, Thomas; Price, Harry; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.