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	Bellew s Love for His Daughter.
attributes Bellew s sometime shortcomings with
respect to temperance &c to her.         Haney
once told Sally, naming no names, how a
friend of his had come to him and told him
of his misery and harassment in conjunction
with his wife, displaying such emotion that
he, Haney, had nearly wept with him.    This
might have been Bellew; if so he must have
been sorely tried to have burst through his
usual reticence.     Whatever his private suffer-
ings, I never heard him allude to them  
always a trait of a high nature.    For myself
I like Mrs Bellew, she was always kind and
courteous to me and didn t look too happy.
I believe she loved and admired him of all
things, whatever her way of showing it.  North
she always speaks praisingly of, but hardly
so of O Brien.        I believe Bellew loves his
child dearer than anything in the world.    He
has drawn her in innumerable pictures, not
a childish dress that she ever appeared in
but has been sketched in some comic cut.  A
pretty child she is too, now about six.     I shall
miss Bellew hugely, he was such a kind fellow
and had no faults towards me.       He goes to
England desiring to make it his permanent
residence.   I think he will return, though
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's wife and marriage.
Date:1860-08-21
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Children; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; North, William; O'Brien, Fitz James; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.