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                   Bellew at Fordham
anything.  Mort used to strut up and down
in front of the house of a morning, in a fine-
dressing gown, with a newspaper, and talk
to his wife through the open window.
   21.  Sunday.  By the 3rd avenue car
and stage to Trenton, adjoining Fordham, and
after fifteen minutes hot walk, found out
 Belmont  where Bellew lived.  It was a
handsome, spacious, wooden one, built on
a hill, and standing in grounds and a large
garden.  Bellew, his wife, the little girl
Allie and her baby brother.  They had no
servant for the  girl  had left summarily
and there was nothing in the house for dinner,
for Bellew had to search until he found
some eggs, which the hens he kept had fur-
nished, enabling Mrs Bellew to furnish
an omelette.  It did not appear, however,
until I was confoundedly hungry.  A stroll
through the village afterwards with Bellew,
involving talk and milk-punches.  He said
he liked the place exceedingly, that  his land-
lord  allowed him to live rent-free in it, and
that at first he and Mrs Bellew had nar-
rowly escaped domiciling themselves with
Mr and Mrs Morse   the latter the ex-Mrs
Kidder! They had arranged to go thither
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-five
Description:Regarding a trip to Bellmont in Fordham to visit Bellew.
Date:1862-09-20
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Jr.; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Trenton, [New York]; Fordham, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; 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.