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	          F. B. at Crook & Duff s.
scrimmage seemed imminent.  Some blows were ex-
changed.       Cahill got back to the house in such
a drunken condition that he couldn t tell when or
how Watson followed him.             Writing till 4,
a letter to Boutcher, among other things, then down
town amid the rain, slush and miry snow.
Met Banks.    Looked into Haney s, finding him
with Oscanyan.    At Crook and Duff s found
Bellew at the counter, eating a bowl of oyster-soup.
Beckett soon joined us, looking like a model navvy.
Brightly passed.         Thad. Glover came up, talk-
ed of his approaching departure for Havana, was
chaffed about his  Secesh  tendencies, and told me
about the row, last night, at Shield s  House of
Commons,  previously chronicled.  Up town with
the two Bellews presently.        F. B. told me that
he was at home during my last call,  the girl
was stupid   had a habit of making mistakes, 
requesting me to visit him on the morrow, and to
insist that  the girl  go up stairs for him.       In in-
fer that Mrs. B. is adverse to his accessibility.   In-
doors all the evening.
  19.  Sunday.   In doors all the dreary, rainy,
muddy, sunless day until 7   P. M., then left
note at the residence of the Robertsons inviting
them to a  cold swarry  in any attic tomorrow night.
Boweryem was with them, as I knew, he having
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Mentions seeing Frank and Patrick Beckett Bellew at Crook and Duff's.
Date:1862-01-18
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bohemians; Boutcher, William; Boweryem, George; Brightly; Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; House of Commons (New York, N.Y.); Oscanyan; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Watson, Frederick
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.