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	    His Doings in Britain.
York on the  Courier !   I believe he got about $5.
Ledger is about town in London, but talks of
returning to the U. S.    Bellew lives at Kensing-
ton, as well as his brother Beckett.   The former
could do more, if he had it.   Mrs. B. hates and detests
England, and Cahill got into her good graces by
joining in abuse of it.       Bellew had to appear be-
fore a magistrate about an unpaid board-bill of
Cahill s.      The case was dismissed.  Bob has been
threatened with a summons on a similar account.
 After all that has been done for him by friends, 
writes Gun,  the said young man has not even sent
a newspaper, to say nothing of writing.     Beckett
talks of going to Bogota, as soon as he gets some 
money, which his wife is entitled to.    Bob asserts
that  without exaggeration,  Boweryem s neglect of
the business of Gun and Co. has cost the firm
 200, and that it will take twice that amount
at least, to recover the position lost through not
getting the N.Y. papers regularly; and through
Boweryem s taking no notice of letters sent to
him about business commissions, accepted by the 
Agency.    Bob, on his return to Scotland, went
from his native place to Caithness, returning
by Aberdeen, through the Highlands and past
Balmoral, arriving at that place on the same
day as the Queen, on which occasion he had a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventy-six
Description:Describes a letter received from Bob Gun.
Date:1861-07-20
Subject:Abrahams; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]; Aberdeen, [England]; Balmoral, [Scotland]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.