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               An Energetic Partner.
and childless.     He went into some specula-
tive printing invention on his coming to London,
which Cahill pronounces a success and projects
trying   if he can find a capitalist   here!
Bob has called upon my brother Charley and
upon Boutcher.          Becket or rather Patrick
Bellew is a secret partner of Bob s in the Ame-
rican Agency business, though his share is held
in his brother s name, for P. B. owes no end
of money and his creditors might be down on the
concern in the hopes of getting some of it.  Pat-
rick would go off pretending to be about busi-
ness, tell Cahill to find  a quiet, low pub-
lic house  at which both of them would sit over
pipes and beer for two or three house, when
Becket, returning to the Agency, would nar-
rate how many places he had called at!       He
will shortly  come in  for his wife s fortune.
Frank Bellew has had a hard time of it, in
consequence of the cir-cum-lo-cu-ti-onary
way of doing business in England.      Cahill
had no some amusing particulars of his own
experience, when he went to publishers as Bel-
lew s Man Friday, how the  call-again  busi-
ness was done to rags, putting both himself
and his principal out of all patience.       Mrs
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page forty-six
Description:Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Date:1861-03-30
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boutcher, William; Business; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]
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.