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	   And Dishonesty.
Percy or Piercy, Bellew nearly quarreled with
Haney on his saying something endorsing Mr. Ed-
wards  right to demand his money; and walking
off with Cahill afterwards, declaring that Ha-
ney deserved to have his face smacked and that
he (Bellew) would have done in but for the dis-
parity between them, Haney being so much the
smaller man.        Bellew avers that papa Edwards
at first offered him lengthy credit and then dun-
ned him; papa Edwards that he called again
and again, couldn t see Bellew and that on his rep-
resenting with perfect civility to Mrs. B. that he
should like a time fixed when her husband would
be visible, the two combined in the invention that
he had been rude to her with the intention of cheat-
ing him.     Haney had given Mr E. the hint,  Get
your money  after unwisely suggesting the sale.
  10.  Wednesday.   Letters, two from Bob Gun
to Boweryem, with printing commissions relative
to the  American Agency  and a description about
a new inventive process for the enlarging or re-
ducing engraving, printing &c, which Bob went
into at the expenditure of a sum of money for
the secret and $200 for experimenting, and
which he wants Boweryem to lay before monied
publishers, with the intention of patenting it in the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-four
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's financial debt owed to Mr. Edwards.
Date:1861-04-09
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Debt; Edwards, George; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Piercy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.