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	         Mrs Bellew and Cahill.
that renders all the others superfluous justice.  He has
befriended me, got me occasional jobs, but he hasn t
paid me the  5 received for me in London   pro-
bably won t.  (It s a small matter, but an illustra-
tion.)      As he is in conduct, so is he in art.   Ama-
zingly prolific and humorous, fanciful, funny,
clever and effective, he often draws out of proportion,
almost always carelessly.    In fact he hates labor
  everything involving trouble; would ra-
ther believe in roseate fiction than unpleasant truth
any day.      Thus he detests Thackeray and can see
nothing to justify the reputation of Jerrold.          I
don t think his wife exerts a beneficial influence on
him and am pretty sure he has paid dearly for his
whistle as all of us must do   especially if we purchase
in a forbidden market.     By the way, Cahill used to
curry favor with her in England by abusing the coun-
try that didn t appreciate his merits.    Here he is a
rampant American, and has had the impudence to
talk it to me   when he got his answer.     America
is welcome to him.    To return: I left Bellew s
by 7 and rode to within an easy distance of 745.  The
basement pretty full already: Mr. and Mrs Ed-
wards, the girls, Ann, Mrs George, the children,
Haney, the two Crocketts, the sisters of both and wife of
one, Nast, Jack, Tousey and others.        Talk
with the Crocketts, Haney and Mrs George   with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew.
Date:1861-12-25
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Books and reading; Cahill, Frank; Christmas; Crockett, John; Crockett, Josie; Crockett, Larry; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.