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	   Bellew going to England.
with Walt Whitman.          I met  January Searle 
Phillips subsequently.        In the evening Damoreau
came, stayed an hour and I turned out with
him for ale.    He was going to a railroad dep t
expecting to meet his sister.    Said he d  lost his
little adultery!                     Jack Edwards got a
letter from Nast this morning.    He has been in
Naples, abandoned it as unsafe, writes from Si-
cily and thinks his next letter will announce the
time of his return.
  19.  Sunday.  Writing in doors all day, Da-
moreau with me.      In the evening, alone, to Bel-
lew s.   Found Mrs B., child and neighbor s little
girl, Bellew just stepped out with Hamilton;
both presently returned.     Bellew sails for Eng-
land within two days by the  Devonshire    a 
 clipper,  bound for London.   Stayed an hour,
then to Edwards .       Found the girls, Jack, Haney,
Honeywell and young Brown on the rear stoop, in
the dusky night.        Mr and Mrs E. off for a
day at Nyack, visiting the Nichols.     Stayed till
11   and, parting with Haney at the 5th Avenue,
took a bit of a lonely walk.       I miss the recent
little suggestion of home feeling that had grown up
during the past two weeks and the invariable re-
action has come.     It was not unalloyed pleasure
while it lasted (what is?) for Matty was sulky,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Mentions that Frank Bellew will be returning to England on the Devonshire.
Date:1860-08-18
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Brown, Emma; Brown, Mortimer; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Nast, Thomas; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Whitman, Walt
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):5th Avenue
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.