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	Knaveries of Beckett Bellew.     Engaged
		by Dana for the Tribune.
ing one from sister Rosa.     Items: about Bellew s
borrowing transaction from Boutcher and this, of
Beckett.     A regular swindler; he took a large
furnished house of two single ladies, ruined their
furniture, had dog and rat-hunts in the drawing
room, and after keeping the house some time, decamp-
ed without paying any rent.        The owners have come
upon Robert Gun (who, bye the bye, is a very good
fellow) as the referee.       Beckett also swindled an
acquaintance of Bob s, a tradesman, newly start-
ed in business, of a quantity of jewels.   Charley
often looks in at Bob Gun s and likes him.   George
Clarke is godfather to Boutcher s child.     Sarah
Ann Bolton is going to pay her first visit to Mrs
Charley; Mary Bennett in town, and a so journey
to Highbury Grange on the part of my mother and
Naomi has ascertained that Mrs Church has return-
ed to Paris, designing to re-cross the Atlantic
from France.      A messenger from Dana, request-
ing my to come to him.   Put aside story I was scrib-
ling (for a long time as it proved) and hurried down
town by omnibus.    A brief interview.   I m going to
send you to the army in Virginia.           All right. 
 I want you to start this afternoon; the advance
may be immediate.    I d like to have till Monday
but can go to-day.      Writing, rapidly, all the time
a note of introduction for me to Sam. Wilkeson, the
Washington editor of the Tribune, Dana added:
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twenty-three
Description:Regarding being engaged by ''The New York Tribune'' to go to Washington as a war correspondent.
Date:1862-03-08
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bennett, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Boutcher, William; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Civil War; Clarke, George; Dana, Charles A.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; New York tribune.; Wilkeson, Samuel
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.