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done queer things, borrowed watches
and guns from people, and then
pawned the articles for what he could
raise.      He denounced  this b____y
country,  and confidentially assured
me that he was going to leave it
very soon.    I met him in an ale-
cellar, rather drunk, with two big
dogs and a hard-looking  friend  beside
him.     He had previously demanded
letters of introduction for two ill-looking
fellow, to people in California, of
Cahill   whose endorsement ought to
be especially valuable.    Cahill refused
when Beckett suggested that it would
be easier to forge them.            How
thoroughly Irish all the Bellew belong-
ings are   Frank, too, despite his
likeable qualities.   What stories we
were told about the grand marriage
that Beckett had made, with a
heiress worth heaven knows how
many thousand pounds!     Now are
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Regarding Patrick Beckett Bellew.
Date:1863-04-04
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bellew, Patrick Beckett, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; 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.