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it at sunset.    In the evening through the fal-
ling snow to Bellew s, finding him in company
with Van Orden, who soon left.       Stayed till
12.     Bellew read certain extracts from a M. S.
of his writing entitled  Bad Advice to Young
Wives,  which he designs publishing in F. Leslie s
Budget.      It was evidently quarried from his
own conjugal experience, and rather felicitously
done; the wife being unreasonable, irritating, 
unjust, illogical and miserably exacting  
Nelly Strutt again.      Talking over it, Bellew
got off a good, diabolic thing, which he made a 
note of.      The miserable prostitutes who walk
the streets of a great city at night have one
consolation   that there are thousands of married
women ceaselessly  engaged in avenging them! 
I saw O Brien s letter to Bellew   Irish,
with ejaculatory  By God s  in it, and latent brags
of  you ll hear of me.             Return through the snow.
  12.  Wednesday.   To Putnam s; saw Moore,
the compiler of the Rebellion Record; to the  Mai-
son Dore  in Union Square, a stylish up-town
restaurant.      Looking through it, and taking
notes for article for the Post.     Return by 2.
Story-writing in the afternoon.     In the evening
with Boweryem to hear Fred Douglass lecture
at the Cooper Institute.        Afterwards parted
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twenty-six
Description:Briefly mentions attending a lecture by Frederick Douglass.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Cooper Institute (New York, N.Y.); Douglass, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Moore, James P.; New York evening post.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Van Orden; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Morristown, New Jersey
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.