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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 205, September 1, 1860

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Identifier: DX02791055

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 205, September 1, 1860

Description: Describes a story about Catherine Bellew's former husband heard from N.G. Shepherd.

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Mrs. [Catherine] Bellew’s former Husband.

has done well is forgotten or slighted! how the work that would be kindly given to and decently executed by him goes to the successful man who don’t need it. Bitter experience! One is always gauged by one’s position, even by those who ought to know better; one’s havings supposed to be the correct test of one’s deservings. It’s not an infallible mode of judging. I went away up-town with my two wood-blocks, and down again, after dinner. [Manton] Marble is my “World” acquaintance on the Great Eastern, a gentlemanly fellow. It appeared [Edmund] Stedman was rather too fast in engaging me, but the business is only delayed temporarily.

Up town to writing. Evening went to [E.H.] Dixon’s to get particulars about [Giuseppe] Garibaldi, when in New York. Then by 9 3/4 to Edwards’. Jack [Edwards], Miss Ann [Edwards], Matty [Edwards] and their father [George Edwards] present, the others had gone to bed. Mrs E. [Sarah Edwards] and [Jesse] Haney came down stairs anon; I talked with Matty and left with Haney when near 12. Speaking with [N.G.] Shepherd in his room after supper, this evening, I learnt a little about [Frank] Bellew’s wife [Catherine Bellew]’s former husband. The man had to do with a mistress of [Fitz James] O’Brien, who thrashed him for it, in St John’s square, and this marital infidelity enabled his wife to procure a divorce. This is O’Brien’s account: I remember hearing something to the

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-09-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Newspapers
Artists
Adultery
Divorce

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