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		Leslie s M nage.
ardor, not one has really gone to the war.
Banks is doing something for Bellew   some
nominal employment, I guess, an apology for
helping Banks.     This is equally good-natured
and characteristic of Bellew; he has the Irish
peculiarity of never being all right unless he has
a dependent.
  27.  Sunday.   A cool, sunny day.   To Les-
lie s house, 38th street, dined with him and
his wife and stayed the evening.  He shows very
well as a host and married man, gave me
a bottle of claret for dinner and disported him-
self agreably with the baby, talking Scotch baby-
talk to her in an exhilarant manner.                 His
brother James (the elder of the firm) died of
consumption, in July, near Philadelphia.    (I
saw him once at our table in Mrs. Potter s time;
he was the husband of the sister of Miss Bella
Farr, who is yet unmarried.)         Leslie s younger
brother is married, too.   He, W. Leslie, went
on to Philadelphia for a day or two in conse-
quence of his brother s death, but didn t see
his old flame and laughed about her and
Nana Brooks.    His wife is agreeable; talks
far better English than the average of her class,
indeed expresses herself with good sense and
propriety.       She was born at Brantford,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page twenty-seven
Description:Describes a visit to William Leslie and his wife.
Date:1861-10-26
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Brooks, Nina; Civil War; Farr, Bella; Farr, Miss; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irish; Leslie, James; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):38th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.