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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 196, January 10-19, 1856

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Identifier: DX03990861

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 196, January 10-19, 1856

Description: Mentions that his liking for Frank Bellew has grown.


to the skies, and half insulted me for a little truth about the latter. [Fitz James] O’Brien cut [A.F.] Banks when he was poor.

11. Friday. In doors all day. Ill; sore throat; nervous again to a degree. Very cold, the basement dark, and drawing a misery.

12. Saturday. Down town twice, to do a multiplicity of things, Tribune & Working Farmer Offices &c for [Joseph] Greatbatch, Post Office, [Frank] Leslie’s, “Young Sam,” St Nicholas, (where I saw Parker French, the one-armed Nicaragua envoy,) and Wurzbach’s. From him I had two letters, one from George Clarke, the other from Hannah [Bennett]. — Now God in Heaven bless her!

13. Sunday. [Frank] Bellew up in my room for an hour or so, and the rest of the morning at our table. He down down stairs. He dined with us. I’m inclined to like him, the more so on account of old prejudices. In doors all day. Called at Edwards’ in the evening whither I found Sol [Eytinge] & [Jesse] Haney had preceded me. From there, alone, to a newly opened Spring Street tavern, as promised to Bellew. Tis kept by a jolly looking German woman, of whom he narrates anecdotes of her charity to poor fellows in times past. She helped Banks in his sickness. He, Bellew, Montgomery and others were there. Stayed till 12.

From the 14th Monday to the 19th Saturday. I have been subject to the horrible depression again, in consequence I suppose of over-much staying in doors, and have consequently had to resume long morning walks. Haney

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-01-10

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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