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	Beckett Bellew on his brother s domestic
		relations.
a carriage.   Haney too, was to be favored with a visit.
He had sent the message confided to him by her to John
Wood, with  Please charge the same to F. B.      I m not
going to send it by telegraph,  said Wood,  it can go by
mail with this package.        To the Evening Post office.
Talk with Ripley, recently returned from the Burnside Ex-
pedition, anon ascended to Maverick.    Returning up Nas-
sau Street in  the mire and drizzle, met Haney who
was just telling me how Mrs Bellew had followed him
to the Court where he was officiating on Jury duty and
on his name being called   when Beckett Bellew appear-
ed with Banks.           I had heard of his presence in town
from John Wood, who communicating the news of Mrs
B s discomposure to him and her assurance that Bel-
lew s absence  would be fatal to her  had received the sym-
pathetic answer  It ll be a d____d good job for Frank if
it does!        Parting with Haney, we went to Crook and
Duff s and drank.        Beckett, conversing with me privately,
d____d the Wheeler family up-hill and down dale, charac-
terizing the old man as a b____y hypocrite &c.      He doesn t
visit his brother s house during Frank s absence and
evidently detests his sister-in-law.     I opine that his
habits and temporary domiciliation at 22nd street
helped to increase the aggregate of F. B s misery.  We
agreed that he ought to be left at his own discretion
about returning.     The woman proposed to tell a direct
lie in her telegram.    It was,  Return immediately.    Your
wife is very ill.     Frank Leslie sends an artist to re-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twelve
Description:Describes a conversation with Beckett Bellew about Frank Bellew's marriage.
Date:1862-03-03
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Civil War; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Marriage; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; Ripley, Philip; Wheeler; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):22nd Street; Nassau Street
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.