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the Times and Harper s, that they
never had a correspondent or artist
who  &c, &c.    Credat Judaeus!
When the man actually grossly neg-
lected the Times  work for the pur-
pose of making bad pictures for the
Harper s.     Bellew is unveracious, and
never misses a chance to say a politic
thing about his friends.       His brother
Patrick Beckett is no longer a  high-
salaried conductor on the  1st Ave-
nue  line,  but simply a loafer, living
on Frank, the wife and child, also,
bein quartered in the house at
Fordham.   Bellew doesn t pay any
rent for it   saying that his land-
lord desired him to stay in and oc-
cupy it, as it would save him  ha-
ving a man in.     Banks, I saw,
on the first afternoon of my arrival.
I was diving for a three-cent glass
of ale into the little place nearly
below the Tribune Office, when
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty-eight
Description:Regarding news of Frank Bellew and his brother Patrick Beckett Bellew.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bellew, Patrick Beckett, Mrs.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.