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not immediately.     He is hardly rated at his
right value here, there are asses who affect
depreciation of his rare abilities as an artist.

[three small photographs of Frank Bellew]

  These photographs might be better fifty fold
but are yet like him.
  22.  Wednesday.  Scribbling, out awhile
down town wards, called in at W. Leslie s
Duane Street office, heard how he and his wife
had been to Long Island shore for a week or
two, how Mrs Potter had overcharged him (for
four days during which he revisited the city) how
he had had a row with her over the dinner table
in which he had told her he should either prove
her a liar (!) or apologize to her, how she had
followed him to his room with a notice to quit,
how he thought he should keep her out of her money
until the law had swelled costs in getting it &c
&c.       In the evening to Bellew s late residence
(to get the sketches left behind) then to 745.
All the girls just gone off, to the Rees s, with
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Regarding William Leslie being evicted from Mrs. Potter's boarding house.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.