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man was the lure and bait and Leslie s
hopes of cuckolding the husband the inducement
to appoint him editor.           Whether he is a wittol
cuckold is unknown, the general opinion being
that Leslie s to be gulled of his expectations.   And
this Squier   a little ex-schoolmaster, ex-consul
and Yankee   is blatantly patriotic and foams
at the mouth editorially, every week against En-
gland!       I insert this from no earthly interest
in its subject, but as another crumb of testimony
to the purity of American journalism.
  16.  Sunday.   A delicious winter s day over-
head; thawing snow under foot.      To 22nd
street.    With Bellew for an hour, then out to-
gether.     Visited Hamilton, who lived at fifteen
minutes  distance at the top of a tall house.
There is a Mrs Hamilton, whom we didn t see,
also offspring.  Back to Bellews.       Dinner at
about 4  , with Ally Baby and the two pretty
little Van Orden s.       (I doubt if Bellew s
household has any regular dinner-hour.  I ob-
served, too, that they had changed their servant,
the good-humored, approbative North of Ireland
girl who was sent for me, replacing her by
a negress.     I hope the girl took her wages with
her!)           Dozed awhile, then off, by sixth ave-
nue car, and to the Robertsons , whither I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirty
Description:Describes having dinner at Frank Bellew's house.
Date:1862-02-15
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Mrs.; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Publishers and publishing; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Squier, E.G.; Squier, E.G., Mrs.; Van Orden, Anna; Winter
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 22nd 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.