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	    How he Repudiates Them.
that extraordinary  Pasha  project, like the asinine
Irishman he was.      Bellew  went security  and Mrs.
B. wrote a long, supplicatory letter to Paterfamilias,
soliciting him to let Piercie have the gin.      When
he went for his money, which he did more than
once, he found great difficulty in obtaining au-
dience and at last, seeing Mrs. B., she received
him in a manner which convinced him she was
pretty well used to debt-contracting.    Next time
Bellew met him and affected to believe that Mr.
Edwards had insulted his wife!   The money
was never paid; though Bellew gave  a bill  on
somebody, it was not met.   (He does a good
deal in giving  bills  and  orders,  in common with 
such shifty men.)           This occurred three or four
years ago, and papa Edwards has often met
his creditor in Haney s office but he never has said
a word about cashing up.        When I heard of
Mr Edwards  customer, I thought that were I
Haney, I wouldn t have introduced him, as there
would sure to be a devil of a delay in getting
the money, but until yesterday (the 22nd,
when Mr Edwards told me the story) I thought
he had been paid.         Liking for Bellew and
maybe interest (for Haney appreciates his value
as an artist, and has a shrewd eye to the
main chance) prevented his trying to get honest
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's debt to Mr. Edwards.
Date:1860-08-21
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Debt; Edwards, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Piercy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.