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	    Seymour and Fent.
looked chubby and smug, and curiously like Bel-
lew s caricature of him (see fly-leaf of Vol 10. of
this Diary).    With him came Fent, a short, beard-
ed German, not of unpleasant appearance, as he
ought to be, seeing that he is perfectly well aware
of Seymour s particular relations with his wife.  The
woman herself didn t appear.     (They all live toget-
her!)    Seymour spoke of having parted from Bel-
lew, in London, on the eve before his own departure;
when the latter was almost helplessly drunk, and
wanting to go to the Arundel Club, from which
Seymour dissuaded him.      He and Fent went off,
after a drink, Cahill and I accepting an invi-
tation to dine with Ducykman and others at the
Jones  House, a little hotel, outside the grounds.
In the bar we were introduced to the chaplain, one
Jones, he who had preached a twenty minutes ser-
mon to the troops that morning, which he cackled
about.   Commending its brevity, Cahill pronounced
that feature of it,  d____d good!  bettering the mat-
ter by apologizing!   The chaplain had been a law-
yer, was a  man of the world    and, I think, an
ass.       The dinner would have been excellent, had
the meat been served in another state than that ob-
jected to by St. Paul in his condemnation of
Laodicean christians.   We had wine to it, cham-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and seventy-four
Description:Mentions having a drink with Seymour and Fent.
Date:1861-05-11
Subject:Arundel Club; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Duyckman; Fent; Fent, Mrs.; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones (chaplain); Seymour, Charles (Bailey)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.