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	His wife triumphant and gratified.
train, after I left him, and the two had proceeded
to Washington together, stopping at Philadelphia on the
way for one night.         Hall, it seems, is an artist and
went for F. Leslie.             Bellew describes the capitol
under a rainy and military aspect.             He met Sted-
man, Alf Waud and others there, made a sketch
of the face of the dead Lander, got a pass for thirty
days to the army   and returned to New York.
  Stayed till 10.     Mrs Bellew solicitous that  Frank 
shouldn t go down town to-morrow and very cordial
to me.        She made me an excellent milk-punch, tal-
ked, and altogether appeared in an agreable aspect,
edifying and characteristic.   For I have noticed that
this is commonly the case with such unhappy women.
Says Answorth, in   of all books in the world    Jack
Sheppard:     These domineering dames possess some
charm sufficiently strong to counteract the irritating
effect of their tempers; some secret and attractive
quality of which the world at large is in ignorance,
and with which their husbands alone can be supposed
to be acquainted.        Haven t I seen Jim Parton sur-
vey his damnable shrew with an air of almost incon-
ceivable admiration? and known that he was saying
to himself  Well she is delightful in spite of her
little faults and she does love me after her kind,
though I m in hell for it?          Dearest Tetty! as old
Johnson might have said, or Garrick for him.
  8.  Saturday.   A letter from my mother, contain-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twenty-two
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew and his wife.
Date:1862-03-07
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Civil War; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Lander, F.W.; Marriage; Parton, James; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Washington, District of Columbia]
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.