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        Bellew dissatisfied with England.
of which may be true, though it rests but
on the testimony of an unscrupulous liar.  It was
perceptible enough that he was in pursuit of
the girl, and she didn t seem to work hard enough
to support herself.    I know Mrs. Boley sus-
pects that Ledger paid her board for an equi-
valent, and thinks unequivocally of the Bartow
household.    About Morris, I know there was
some disagreement between him and Maguire;
they had been intimate, then didn t speak to one
another for some time, and little S. L. M tal-
ked of him, to me, in a manner confirmatory of
this story.                    Bellew s roseate first im-
pressions of England seem to have been replaced
by more than dissatisfaction.         He does not
get such good prices for his work as in New
York, and the inaccessibility and circumlocution
of publishers exasperates him.       He objurgates
 a country full of Newmans and little Watsons. 
Mrs. B. seconds him, and is never well.     When
Cahill visited them she would say she was glad
he had come, for they could abuse England to-
gether.   Bellew s father,  the Captain,  as
he is called, lives near to his son, has a limit-
ed income, has been obliged to almost entirely
support the worthless  Mejor,  his son-in-law,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-one
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England.
Date:1861-04-09
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Bellew, Francis-John; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Piercy; Publishers and publishing; Watson, Frederick; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; 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.