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   	   Bellew s conjugal Misery.
dicted it and he went up stairs where, rallying
Bellew on it, F. B. said he undertook no res-
ponsibility in that quarter.    He speaks bitterly
against marriage and advises others against it.
Once, when a little affected by liquor, he told Ca-
hill not to marry an American woman of all things,
for  she ll be sure to have prolapsus uteri or something
of the kind, and be jealous of you and then you ll
be wretched.    He has said, sadly,  Haney ll be get-
ting married some of these days, and then I shall
have nobody to come and see me.   He will take little
Ally, whom he certainly loves best of anything in the
world, with  You love your father, don t you?  Once
when he and Cahill had dropped in a Pfaff s,
on their way to dinner at Bellew s, he remarked
with a half-laugh that Mrs. B. didn t like his
going thither, as she had heard that  Ada Clare 
had said he was the handsomest man she knew
&c.   It was a hint not to speak of the visit to
Pfaff s, which of course Cahill adopted.  It can
hardly be a happy household that at 21st street.
Bellew rises late; when he has a heavy batch of
drawings on hand, works on far into the night,
in that upper back room of his, Mrs. B. remaining
down stairs, apparently never sitting with him.   He
receives visitors alone, or in company with Beckett,
who is now sick and out of sorts from overmuch
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Regarding the marriage of Frank Bellew and his wife.
Date:1862-01-13
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Cahill, Frank; Children; Clare, Ada; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Pfaff�s (New York, N.Y.)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):21st Street
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.