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                   Bellew at Fordham
to Morse s house   and to share the expenses
of house keeping but the agreement was bro-
ken when Mrs. M. attempted getting an ad-
vance on the terms.  I couldn t help grinning
hugely, at the idea of my old friend Mrs
Kidder and Mrs Bellew   two of the most
atrociously selfish women in the world   living
in the same house together !  What a row there
would have been !  I told Bellew it would
never have done.   Well, I thought so, from
the look of Mrs Morse s face,  he answered,
praising her husband however.   By the way
they know you and speak very highly of you. 
We passed by the cottage which Lotty had
occupied, in our walk; two strange girls
were sitting on the stoop outside.  Returning
we had a mildly conversational evening,
peppered by antagonism on the question of
the United States versus England. Both
Bellew and his wife hated the latter and
I championed it.  Finally to bed in an
upper room, in which I remarked Edge s
portmanteau.  He himself was expected
on the morrow.  Bellew said that Edge
had been a dreadful nuisance, talking all
the time, coming down early of a morning
[unclear word] esconcing himself in Bellew s place
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Regarding a visit and conversation with Bellew at Fordham.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse
Coverage (City/State):Fordham, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.