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               Bellew s English Projects.
lew on his departure for England, he thinks
of dubious repayment.                 There s a
project that I shall go on a roving com-
mission down south to report secession for the
 World ; I hope it may be compassed.
  10.  Monday.   A dreary day atmospherical-
ly, ceaseless drizzle and sleet and slush preva-
lent.      Writing during the morning, in the after-
noon down town through the drizzle to Harper s,
seeing Nordhoff on the moment of departure.  Looking
in at the engraver s room, I learnt that Damo-
reau is in Boston, intending to effect the trans-
portation of his wife and family to New York.
Called in at Haney s office, then uptown wards.
Writing, copying and rhyming during the evening
till latish.                I didn t record, of Bellew s
letter, that he states that Addey s reputation is
of the shakiest, that engravers, artists and print-
ers all denounce him.        Or that he, Bellew, has
stirred up Blanchard Jerrold and the Volunteer
Corps to invite the N.Y. 7th Regiment to London,
which item Haney took to the Herald, it appearing
in yesterday s paper.     Or that Seymour called upon 
Bellew, in London.      I wonder whether he knew of
Cahill s defalcation?          It would have been curious
if the cousins had met at Bellew s house.     Ca-
hill used to assert that his repudiation by his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-two
Description:Regarding a letter from Frank Bellew to Hayes.
Date:1860-12-09
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jerrold, Blanchard; Journalism; New York herald.; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; New York world.; Nordhoff; Secession; Seymour, Charles (Bailey)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; London, [England]
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

Volume
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.