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	Good-bye to Frank Bellew.
a tug-boat, which took him in when on the point
of sinking.    It was a painful but exciting scene
to witness.      The day grew older drearily and
down came the rain, in the midst of which
we went down to dinner below.   Then there was
singing above and more desultorizing.     Neither
Banks or I had been on speaking terms with
O Brien, but this day s promiscuity ended that
and he and I shook hands          Newman had
vowed he wouldn t miss seeing Bellew off  for
a thousand dollars    hence Mrs Bellew in-
ferred he wouldn t come, and her inference
proved correct.       By 8 we all shook hands
severally with Frank Bellew and went over
the vessel s side into a boat, and were rowed,
through a drenching rain, which soon make the
Devonshire look ghostly in mist, to shore, gain-
ing it under the thwarts of a huge boat moored
near the shore, and from which the water des-
cended like a showerbath.    I had on a white
linen coat and waistcoat, but up the Bower
marched Haney and I, parting at Bleecker
Street   he going to Edwards , as I knew, though
he didn t say so.           Boweryem and his friend
Stockton in the parlor, Miss Lizzie Woodward
and her sister in the adjoining one.  Mrs Boley
off this morning for a visit to her native Vermont.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and seventy-three
Description:Describes going to see Frank Bellew off to England on the Devonshire.
Date:1860-08-21
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Clothing and dress; Devonshire (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Newman; O'Brien, Fitz James; Stockton; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
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.