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	          Frank Wood s Lecture.
to Bancker.   The brigade is encamped on the Mary-
land shore of the lower Potomac, with the Secesh on
t other side of the river.       Talk with him about things.
He s a thin, good-humored Connecticut fellow, of
no special marked characteristics.             Loafing,
doing chores and drawing.     Haney came at 6,
dined and stayed the evening.      Boweryem pre-
sent.      Just before Haney s arrival Frank Wood
ascended to me, with tickets for his lecture, to be
given at the Brooklyn Athaeneum.  Talking of it
he said he should tell the story of Dodge in Char-
leston as an instance of the generally despicable be-
havior of Northerners in the South!      I could have
suggested another equally pertinent.
  22.  Wednesday.   To Harpers  with sketch &c.
Bonner out of town   at Quebec.   To the  Evening
Post  office and elsewhere in search of work, return-
ing to Bleecker Street tired and heart-sick.        After
lunch Bellew came up, wanting me to help him on
some drawings.   So we set off together walking to
22nd street.       Mrs. Bellew, he said, was sick; had
been so for some weeks; Beckett off in New Jersey
about the farm project.         We worked together in
the big back room till the shades of evening necessi-
tated the lighting of the gas, I feeling anachronis-
tic   as if time had gone back for four or five years
and I was drawing for him, in 27th street, with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Describes assisting Frank Bellew with drawings.
Date:1862-01-21
Subject:Bancker; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Cutler, Peter Y.; Dodge, W.E.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lectures and lecturing; Military; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):22nd Street; 27th Street; Bleecker 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.