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               Bellew hits Rosenberg.
see Frank Leslie about merging Momus into
the Budget of Fun and publishing it weekly, as
there s considerable likelihood of Addey s publica-
tion coming to grief, if the talked about partner
don t appear.         We parted at Bleecker Street.
He said not a word about an occurrence of an
hour or so before, of which Morris, present at
it, informed me subsequently.      He met Bellew
at Crook and Duff s, observing his condition
immediately. Bellew talked to him about the
fight for the Championship, being very pertina-
cious about it, and rather boring Morris for
fifteen minutes, when Gargler and Rosenberg en-
tered and the latter addressed Bellew jokingly,
diverting his attention to himself.   Bellew, gesti-
culating with his fist, after his occasional man-
ner, struck Rosenberg rather a severe blow in
the face, making his nose or mouth bleed.   He
was confounded at first, but as Bellew kept on
talking and gesticulating, he got savage, said, pretty
truly, that the thing passed a joke and talked
pugilistic, asserting that he could lick Bellew
  rather a wild assumption.      There would have
been a fight, if the others hadn t interfered, when
drinks were the only result.     To the end Bellew
kept on without apology.      I ve noticed he is
dangerous with liquor in him, he dwells pertina-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page forty-nine
Description:Describes an incident in which Frank Bellew hit Rosenberg at Crook and Duff's.
Date:1860-06-22
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Drunkenness; Gargler; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Momus.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Publishers and publishing; Rosenberg
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.