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	   Matty on a Sunday morning.
from their undesired companion.     He lived in
ignoble hiding, and had got in debt to the full
extent of his ability.         Altogether, as afore-
said, an Irish-Thackerayesque family.       Sey-
mour, Cahill s cousin, once, in speaking of Bel-
lew, declared him to be
 as wily as an Indian    but two-thirds of it I
pronounce, mighty short-sighted coming. Neverthe-
less his good-nature, his liberality, his
good manners, his ability and, above all, his
success, will always make him popular.   Inci-
dal to our talk on the subject, Cahill declares that
Haney likes men only because of their success
in life, and pays court to them accordingly.  I don t 
endorse this, but there s some truth in it.   Possibly
it s in the blood, for his features
and physique are so essentially Jewish that I am
persuaded that you wouldn t have to go back very
far in his pedigree without running up
against a veritable Hebrew.                 Writing in-
doors all day.	
  5.  Sunday.   A lovely winter s day.    Out for
a walk, looked into 745 to get Christmas Book.
Comely Matty all alone, having just finished
making the Sunday pudding.  Talked of Parton
who is at present very Anglophobic and repudiates
his nationality   which it is to be hoped that Great
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Regarding the Bellew family.
Date:1862-01-04
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Piercy; Seymour, Charles (Bailey)
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.