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    Charley meets Bellew at George Clarke s.
  4.  Thursday.   Writing till noon, then down-
town, to Strongs and Haney s office, returning
with wood-blocks.   Writing and drawing all the
rest of the day and evening, till midnight.       Bower-
yem up during the evening.
  5.  Friday.   A letter from my mother, God
bless her!   congratulations on my return from the
South and news.     Charley told her I had written
to him but didn t, of course, show the letter, which
she  then thought unkind.   An allusion to the appear-
ance of my drawing of Fort Moultrie in the  Illus-
trated London News,  of which I know nothing.
My mother and Rosa have visited Bellew and
his wife, like them and invited them to 
tea &c., to meet my brothers, which little party
didn t come off, in consequence of news of a death
of Mrs. Bellew s sister.                 Charley has met
Bellew at Geo^|r|ge Clarke s.           My mother and
sister called on Boutcher, who lives near Notting
hill, Bellew s residence, but didn t see my
old office-chum s wife.  His mother is recovering
from a dangerous illness, involving the removal
of some of the bones of the foot.    Sam is like
to make my mother a grandmamma,  Mrs.
Charles  doesn t show at Rodney Buildings;
poor Naomi is sick abed with sore-throat and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty-seven
Description:Describes a letter from his mother.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boutcher, William; Boweryem, George; Clarke, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Illustrated London news.; Melliship, Eliza (Boutcher); Stone, Mrs. (Boutcher) (Boutcher); Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [London, England]
Scan Date:2010-05-24


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.