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	          Yewell from Paris.
wall.    I keep my door locked in the day-time.
  There were three parties in progress, this eve-
ning at our boarding-house; mine, that in the 
Jewell s room, and one in the basement, where
Cahill, Softly, old Jewitt, Mrs. Boley and perhaps
Ham were having  something hot. 
  29.  Sunday.   Turning out for a walk in
company with Boweryem, met George Yewell, whom
I had imagined in Paris.            The civil war in
progress here has obliged him to follow his pat-
rons.      With him to the studio of Baker, his
friend and fellow-artist, atop of a tall buil-
ding in Broadway.   Looking over Yewell s stu-
dies and pictures.   Of one, representing three
young women seated amid park foliage, I asked
whether the centre figure was from life.   That s
Madame!  he replied with a smile.     It depic-
ted a sunny-faced girl with auburn curls.          He
had studies from the old masters of figure-pictures,
cattle, landscapes, heads, everything, creditable to
his industry.         He had seen Bob Gun, both in
Paris and recently in London, returning by the
Arago, which brought General Scott hither.   The
wife of Bob, bye the bye, broke her leg in two
places, by a cab accident some months ago, and
her health has been impaired ever since.     Beckett
Bellew told me she was a hearty, jolly woman,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and twenty-one
Description:Regarding meeting artist George Yewell upon his return from Paris.
Date:1861-12-28
Subject:Arago (Ship); Artists; Baker (artist); Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Jewell (boarder); Jewett; Softly; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.