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	Effects on Mrs Bellew   Her Behavior  
		She visits Thomas.
Duff s, announcing his departure.   She read it,
told the children, and professed apprehensions for his
safety, in virtue of the expected advance of the army.
 Couldn t you go and let him come back?     I wish you d
go!  she iterated, again and again, with cold pertina-
city.   I told her that I should be only too glad of the
chance, that he was allowed free disposal of all his
movements and might not cross the Potomac, &c  
she still returned to her  I wish you d go.           Left,
and through the slush and snow to my cheery attic,
where I had left little Boweryem, answering one
of the letters he received from Stockton, at Philadel-
phia   a curious oratorical correspondence in which
they soft-soap each other to an absurd extent.   I had
no sooner got boots off before I was fetched down stairs
to see poor, old, tired Van Orden, who had brought a
letter from Mrs Bellew, directed Immediate and
requesting me to return to her at once &c &c.  Van
Orden said she was in a high state of excitement,
wanted me to accompany her to Washington or to go
thither myself &c &c.          I fibbed and didn t go.
  2.  Sunday.   Thomas up.            Mrs Bellew had been
to the N.Y. Hotel, in a carriage, at 7 this morning,
rousing him, wanting him to go to Washington, pro-
posing to telegraph extensively to Bellew, of course at
his expense, to visit Leslie   setting off   in her car-
riage   to effect the letter.   Thomas was Southern
and sympathetic.    I think there s a little jealousy
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page seven
Description:Regarding Mrs. Bellew's reaction to the departure of Frank Bellew to Washington to sketch for Frank Leslie's illustrated paper.
Date:1862-03-01
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Stockton; Thomas, James; Van Orden; Van Orden, Anna; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.