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        Bellew s English Doings & Expectations.
advice about adopting outline as a spe-
cialty to get over the prejudice against my drawing
&c; told me that he had had cuts in Punch
(which I knew), that he was a member of the
Arundel Club, which includes Sala, Bridge-
man, young Talfourd, Palgrave Simpson, Julian
Porth, John O Connell, and others.      I still
find England a delightful place  write Bellew,
 barring the climate and certain peculiarities of
the people.  x  x  I hope to settle down here comfort-
ably.  x  I trust to be able to run over in the spring
with the 7th Regiment   you know we are trying
to get the Volunteers to invite them over.  x  x  I
hope to welcome you someday to this side of 
the water and see you fighting the British pub-
lisher in his own den.             W. Waud was
drawing in his room all this day or nearly so,
and we sat together smoking and talking until
an hour past midnight, getting friendly and
confidential.    We remarked on the contrast
between our present surroundings and those
under which we first became acquainted, thirteen
years ago in Hanover Street, Hanover square
London, he a hobble-de-hoy fresh from the Somer-
set House drawing school, I an architec-
tural draughtsman of 22; then of Bleecker
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page ninety-four
Description:Describes a letter from Frank Bellew.
Date:1861-01-23
Subject:Arundel Club; Bellew, Frank; Bridgeman, J.V.; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; O'Connell, John; Porth, Julian; Punch.; Sala, George Augustus; Simpson, J. Palgrave; Talfourd, Frank; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]; [Charleston, South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Hanover Street, Hanover Square
Scan Date:2010-05-11

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.