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	          Boutcher on Bellew.
in the getting up of that unlucky British Volun-
teers business, the recruits to which were drafted
into other regiments.   He does nothing, now, beyond pro-
secute his claims for money due from the state or
government   and the postage-stamp business.    Mrs.
R. plays   when she can get an engagement.
  4.  Saturday.   A short letter from Boutcher,
dated Westerbourne Grove, where he has  a snug
little house with a largish garden, and  is  as
comfortable as a man could well wish to be.   He
says he sent me a letter a year ago (which I
don t recollect receiving), that  what with drawing
and writing  he has  been doing very well, working
chiefly for the  Building News,  with an occasional
article in the  Gentleman s Magazine.    His wife
has brought him a son, now three months old.
Anon comes the real gist of his letter:  By the
way you may tell Bellew from me that he might
as well have called and said  Good Bye  o me,
and paid the  5 he borrowed.          I think my-
self jolly lucky that I did not lend him more;
anyway if he could not pay it, he might have
said so and arranged to forward it.       I don t
know what report he took back to America but
he was sadly disgusted with England.   We British-
ers evidently did not appreciate him; i. e., we did
not take him at his own valuation.     He thought
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from William Boutcher.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boutcher, William; Boweryem, George; Debt; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Melliship, Eliza (Boutcher); Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.