Bellew bolts from Mrs. B.
cars. Left the others, ascended to the World
sanctum and saw Marble on a similar errand
to that which took me to Dana. Uptown. Scrib-
bling hard during the evening, at new story &c.,
a dreary night outside, with hail dashing at the
25. Saturday. A beastly day, hail, sleet,
snow and rain; the streets without being in a dreary
plight of saturated snow and anke-deep slush.
Writing in-doors all day, story and article, with
intent to offer the latter to the Post or Tribune.
Cold and sore-throat accompaniment.
26. Sunday. Came Haney before I was up,
in search of a truant husband. Mrs. Bellew
had sent her girl to Haney s boarding-house,
with the information that F. B. had not returned
home last night. We concluded that he had gone
to Paterson, to his brother s, appending the Welsh
verdict of Served her Right. Haney went on
his way down town, purporting to make a few
casual inquiries, but not to waste his Sunday
by a trip into Jersey. In doors till the after-
noon, then strolled out into the cold, clear,
windy, slippery street. Up Broadway indefi-
nitely, then to Bellew s, pretty certain that he
had returned by this time, in which I was right.
He opened the door to me. Up stairs, and to-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty-eight|
|Description:||Mentions Frank Bellew temporarily leaving his wife.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs..; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Dana, Charles A.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marble; New York world.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|