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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 184, August 21, 1860

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Identifier: DX02775391

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 184, August 21, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Bellew's wife and marriage.



[Frank] Bellew’s Love for His Daughter [Allie Bellew].

attributes Bellew’s sometime shortcomings with respect to temperance &c to her. [Jesse] Haney once told Sally [Edwards], naming no names, how a friend of his had come to him and told him of his misery and harassment in conjunction with his wife, displaying such emotion that until he, Haney, had nearly wept with him. This might have been Bellew; if so he must have been sorely tried to have burst through his usual reticence. Whatever his private sufferings, I never heard him allude to them — always a trait of a high nature. For myself I like Mrs [Catherine] Bellew, she was always kind and courteous to me and didn’t look too happy. I believe she loved and admired him of all things, whatever her way of showing it. [William] North she always speaks praisingly of, but hardly so of [Fitz James] O’Brien. I believe Bellew loves his child dearer than anything in the world. He has drawn her in innumerable pictures, not a childish dress that she ever appeared in but has been sketched in some comic cut. A pretty child she is too, now about six. I shall miss Bellew hugely, he was such a kind fellow and had no faults towards me. He goes to England desiring to make it his permanent residence. I think he will return, though

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children


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