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   Proposed residence of the Bellews with the Morses.
          Banks.     Capt. Winchester and the 10th N.Y.
ciliation with them but for an after-proposition
amounting to exaction, originating he supposes in
the female Morse.       They were going to share
house expenses and accommodation, when boot
was demanded.      Mrs Bellew was prepossessed
in favor of Mrs Morse.           Had they lived together
it would have been edifying to have heard their
estimate of one another.    The men would have got
along well enough.     At Crook and Duffs met 
Banks and the two Arnolds.           How does Banks
live now? he cannot exist wholly by sponging,
though he has had no other ostensible mode of live-
lihood for two years.    Fellows cold shoulder him
now, leaving him out when drinks are going round
without ceremony.   At Leslie s and Haney s.
Parting with Bellew I called on W. Leslie at
Duane Street, looked into Anthony s and got
back to Bleecker by 5 1/2.    Bellew s spleen against
England is not agreable; he never misses an
opportunity of venting his enmity against the dear
old country that did not give him birth.        Scrib-
bling during the evening.
  24.  Friday.   Jack Edwards up all the
morning.  Writing, a letter to Capt. Winchester
and Tribune editorial.    Apropos of the former,
his regiment is now in Sumner s corps, French s
Division, Max Weber s brigade.   It was in the
Seven Days Retreat, got cut up at the fight of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty-seven
Description:Describes a conversation with Frank Bellew.
Date:1862-10-23
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Civil War; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leslie, William; Military; Morse; Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Duane Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.