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	           At Bellew s.
house are different, as I surmised, for I know
how uncomplimentary the former ones talked of
him, on my call, subsequent to his departure.
Bellew is little changed, Allie taller, of course,
Mrs B. didn t show, being ill   query enciente?
He was at work in the old place, had lots of
sketches to show, and general disparagement to
talk of England and the English.           Somehow
all the people who come into pecuniary relations
with Bellew prove to be very mean, suspicious or
exacting   which is suggestive enough.     Thus honest
Bob Gun had recently disgusted him by sending
to Haney to  collect a borrowed  4, which ought
to have been included in some of the American Agen-
cy bedevillifications between Bob, Becket and Frank
Bellew.           Then Becket talks of going farming in
Canada, hence I infer that the  fortune  he mar-
ried isn t so easily accessible to Irish fingers as
the Bellews wished.  Bellew himself complained of
the difficulties and laws  delay in such cases.     He
was as usual to me.     We took a walk into Broad-
way and returned to supper together, a which
meal  Tom  Wheeler, Bellew s brother in law was
present.       Banks came in, too.        I sat with the
latter and Bellew until 10  , when we departed
together, Banks telling me a highly Banksian
version of the achievements of Alf Waud at Bull
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and four
Description:Describes a visit to Frank Bellew.
Date:1861-09-22
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Civil War; Debt; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Waud, Alfred; Wheeler, Tom
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
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.