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          Mrs. Bellew s former Husband.
has done well is forgotten or slighted! how the
work that would be kindly given to and decently
executed by him goes to the successful man who
don t need it.         Bitter experience!  One is always
gauged by one s position, even by those who ought
to know better; one s havings supposed to be the
correct test of one s deservings.    It s not an infal-
lible mode of judging.            I went away up-town
with my two wood-blocks, and down again, after
dinner.   Marble is my  World  acquaintance on
the Great Eastern, a gentlemanly fellow.     It ap-
peared Stedman was rather too fast in engaging
me, but the business is only delayed temporarily.
  Up town to writing.     Evening went to Dixon s
to get particulars about Garibaldi, when in New
York.     Then by 9   to Edwards .       Jack, Miss
Ann, Matty and their father present, the others
had gone to bed.  Mrs E. and Haney came down
stairs anon; I talked with Matty and left with
Haney when near 12.      Speaking with Shep-
herd in his room after supper, this evening, I
learnt a little about Bellew s wife s former
husband.   The man had to do with a mistress of
O Brien, who thrashed him for it, in St John s
square, and this marital infidelity enabled his
wife to procure a divorce.    This is O Brien s
account: I remember hearing something to the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and five
Description:Describes a story about Mrs. Bellew's former husband heard from N. G. Shepherd.
Subject:Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Garibaldi, Giuseppe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marble; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.