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wife that day as he had to go down town, when
old Wheeler exploded.   No, Sir! you shall
not leave my daughter; it is your conduct that
has brought her to this state!    I will not permit
ou to quit this house!  and so on.        He put
himself in the doorway.    Bellew had remained
two days imprisoned before the occurrence of this
scene, at which old Blakeman was present.
F. B. yielded temporarily, but subsequently in-
duced his father-in-law to express his regrets
and apologize.           Beckett Bellew, too, leaving
his brother s house yesterday evening, instead of
going home to Paterson as expected, journeys
up town to fetch two dogs, kept for him by
one Reynolds, the sporting landlord of some low
tavern.        Returning rather drunk, in the cars,
with his canine charges, he alleges that a 
ruffian, in similar condition to his own, insult-
ed and struck him.       There was a fight, B.
B. got his nose badly cut with a blow from a
pair of skates, both antagonists were covered
with blood, the car stopped and policemen
took the offenders to the station-house.  Of all
of this, F. B. was informed between 1 and 2
in the morning, by an English country fellow,
a humble hanger-on of Beckett.     The man s hesi-
tating, mysterious, broad rustic speech, ex-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and sixteen
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Date:1862-02-06
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Blakeman, William; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Police; Reynolds; Wheeler
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.