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	       The Mejor  in England.
ago, he represented his unknown sister-in-law s
fortune as something colossal; I remember Haney s
retailing the news to me and my private specula-
tions whether there might not be something Irish
about it.        Well, decidedly there was.   She had some
money, but not much; Cahill and Bob Gun used
to chaff about it in England, at first magnifying
the stated sum enormously, then commencing a des-
cending scale until they made it infinitessimal.    I
refer a certain of F. B. s objections to England  
to the difficulty of getting money that was coming to
you   legal forms &c   to this matter of Beckett s.
Captain Bellew, the father had some share in
the  American Agency  (a project of F. B s.) but was
so costive about paying up, that Bob Gun got wroth
about it.           He, Captain B., had married a Tem-
ple   I suspect the only English member of
the family.     The  Mejor  seems entirely dropped
by them; they are altogether reticent about
him, and can hold their tongues well enough on 
occasion.  Indeed that broad-chested warrior would
appear to have grown unusually raffish and dis-
reputable.   He grossly insulted a decent girl
at the Sydenham palace, by an obscene gesture,
when drunk, and took liberties with a woman in
the railroad car, when she cried for the police
and Gun and Cahill were only too glad to escape
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Regarding the Bellew family.
Date:1862-01-04
Subject:Bellew, Francis-John; Bellew, Francis-John, Mrs. (Temple); Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bellew, Patrick Beckett, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Piercy
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.