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[loose newspaper clipping]
	HIS PENCIL STILLED FOREVER.
		               
F. H. Temple Bellew, the Artist and Writer,
	Dies at His Daughter s Home.
  F. H. Temple Bellew, the well-known artist and
writer, died yesterday morning at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. Jones, on Long Island.  For
thirty years Mr. Bellew drew for different illus-
trated papers in this country, and his signature of
 Bellew,  inclosed in a triangle, became familiar
throughout the country.  He was born in England
and while yet a young man achieved reputation by
his work on the London illustrated papers.  He
came to America in 1857.  One of his early
schemes was an illustrated paper called
the Picayune, which was about the size
of London Punch.  Artemus Ward, then
in the zenith of his popularity, was
the editor.  It did not catch the public favor,
however, and soon suspended.  Some time later
Mr. Bellew with several others started Wild Oats.
This paper lived several years, but went out of ex-
istence ten or twelve years ago.
  Since that time Mr. Bellew as worked for the
Harpers, Frank Leslie, Life and other papers.
When Texas Siftings first started Mr. Bellew
did nearly all the illustrating.  About two years 
ago he began to devote a good deal of his time to
writing.  In this he was very successful, but failing
health interfered with his labors, and for five or
six weeks prior to his death he was confined to the
house.  He leaves a son and a daughter, at whose
house he died.  His son is an artist, and much re-
sembles his father in style.  His signature,
 Chip,  is often seen in Life.  Mr. Bellew will be
buried to-morrow in the Press Club plot in Cypress
Hills Cemetery.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and sixty
Description:Newspaper clipping of an obituary for Frank Bellew.
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Leslie, Frank; New York picayune.; Obituaries; Punch.; Ward, Artemus (C. F. Brown)
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.