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           Bellew dislikes England.
looking goodhumored, sat in the direction
of Haney, Polhemus on the near side.   Which
young man is rather a slow coach in con-
versation, having a talent for silence.
Presently Nast invited Eliza to the
theatre, of course after Sally.   All left
at 11  ; a very cold night.       Scribbling
till 2 or so.
  18.  Monday.  To Bowman s boarding-
house in Laight Street,x a semi-vegetarian
one, Boweryem with me.      Got a bundle
of  Tribunes  &c. for consultation for my
present task, then down-town, to the
 Evening Post  offie.  Saw Godwin and
Maverick, anon Henderson, getting $5
for last article.      Returning up Nassau
Street, met Banks, who had a recently-
received letter from Bellew.   He rails at the
climate of England, says it doesn t agree
with him, talks of returning, speaks of
Bob Gun s  American Agency,  and  magni-
ficent reading rooms,  and of  poor weak Cahill
with nothing to do in this merciless metropo-
lis.        Return; in-doors writing all the rest
of the day till 11 P.M; Boweryem copying
my M. S. for me.            Yesterday evening
  x Where I boarded afterwards   from Jan. to the first week in April, 1873 Eheu!
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page twenty-seven
Description:Mentions a letter from Frank Bellew to Banks in which Bellew complains about England.
Date:1861-03-17
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Godwin, Park; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Henderson; Maverick, Augustus; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; Polhemus
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; England
Coverage (Street):Laight Street; Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.