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	       A Foregone Conclusion.
cial sent up to her, I remarked   a chop.   Be-
fore that Allie had come to us, in the upper room,
with a request that her father should compound
a cool drink, based on pineapple, for her mother,
which he did.            We smoked many pipes and
drank ale during our converse, Bellew occasionally
striding about, after his manner.      I liked the
fellow very much, and felt very sorry for him.
It s another confirmation of the truth that the
worst place in the world to look for a wife in, is
another man s bed.         I ve no doubt she makes
the origin of their marriage a reproach to him.
 You ve got me now, and wouldn t dare to do so
and so, but for my having left my husband &c,
&c.    Women of that stamp invariably sting
in the most sensitive places.      I wish I could
write my Book of Bitches,   it s a task that
ought to be done.              A cold, icy, starry,
windy night, past 1, when I got to Bleecker
Street.
  27.  Monday.   Sun out for the first time in
three or four days   hurrah!      Scribbling story.
A note from nephew Edwards, now at Cairo, Illi-
nois.      Here it is, condensed:   Ordered hither   
through Missouri   Hannibal and St. Joe. R. R  
twelve miles march from Palmyra to Quincy  
bridges burnt   snow, 6 inches deep   wet feet  
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's marriage.
Date:1862-01-26
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Children; Civil War; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cairo, Illinois; Hannibal, Missouri; Palmyra, Missouri; Quincy, Illinois
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-08-05

 

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.