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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 169, August 18-19, 1860

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Identifier: DX02764229

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 169, August 18-19, 1860

Description: Mentions that Frank Bellew will be returning to England on the Devonshire.

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[Frank] Bellew going to England.

with Walt Whitman. I met “January Searle” Phillips subsequently. In the evening [Charles] Damoreau came, stayed an hour and I turned out with him for ale. He was going to a railroad depot expecting to meet his sister [Emma Brown]. Said he’d “lost his little adultery!” Jack Edwards got a letter from [Thomas] Nast this morning. He has been in Naples, abandoned it as unsafe, writes from Sicily and thinks his next letter will announce the time of his return.

19. Sunday. Writing in doors all day, Damoreau with me. In the evening, alone, to Bellew’s. Found Mrs B. [Catherine Bellew], child [Allie Bellew] and neighbor’s little girl, Bellew just stepped out with [J.R.] Hamilton; both presently returned. Bellew sails for England within two days by the “Devonshire” — a “clipper,” bound for London. Stayed an hour, then to Edwards’. Found the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], Jack [Edwards], [Jesse] Haney, [Charles] Honeywell and young [Mortimer] Brown on the rear stoop, in the dusky night. Mr and Mrs E. [George and Sarah Edwards] off for a day at Nyack, visiting the Nichols. Stayed till 11 1/2 and, parting with Haney at the 5th Avenue, took a bit of a lonely walk. I miss the recent little suggestion of home feeling that had grown up during the past two weeks and the invariable reaction has come. It was not unalloyed pleasure while it lasted (what is?) for Matty was sulky,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-08-18

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
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