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             Bellew s Doings in London.
cratic in his connubial relations; he spoke
of his being  very strict  anent his wife s pro-
ceedings in the sanatory way, during her tempo-
rary absence, in a tone I didn t sympathize
with.       It suggested the old superstition of
the woman the inferior animal.      I must sketch
Stedman at length one of these days.
  9.  Sunday.   By 12   to 16th street,
meeting  Gladdy  or rather Adolphus Gouver-
neur as he now calls himself by the way.
Found Haney in the Hayes  room, that
family present.   The former got a letter
from Bellew, which I read.           Thanks for
 8 odd received (from subscriptions to raffle
for Bellew s pictures), intimations that he
has been very hard-up and would have been
hard-upper but for English facilities of cre-
dit, that he has, after long delay, got an
order for a Punch picture which he has just
completed, also one from a publisher to get
up a children s book and a Christmas
story by Blanchard Jerrold to illustrate.  So
that he s doing well or thereanent.    Cahill
he has seen and sees for he is sitting opposite
to him at the time of writing!    Cahill  has
been very hard-up, poor chap!  and Bellew
hopes to get something for him to do on some
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Regarding a letter from Frank Bellew to Hayes.
Date:1860-12-08
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Drawing; Gouverneur, Adolphus (""Gladdy""); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Jerrold, Blanchard; Marriage; Punch.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.