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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 94, October 24-26, 1856

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Identifier: DX03700673

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 94, October 24-26, 1856

Description: Describes Frank Bellew's tale of how he ''thrashed'' A.F. Banks.


24. Friday. At [Frank] Bellew's Office. It is a very large handsome room in Appleton's building Broadway, for which he will pay $300 a year. I had been up once or twice before, in his company. Tis as yet unfurnished, having only one lengthy table, and a smaller one. I'm drawing for him — a big dog for "Porters Spirit." Alf [Waud] off this afternoon, with "wife [Mary Brainard]" and baby [Mary Waud]. I saw them into vehicle at Jewells.

25. Saturday. Bellew called, as yesterday, and to the office together. Calls at Warren St for payment for sketch, to Post Office &c to Office. [A.F.] Banks up, rude, as usual. Up town to dinner by 2, and did not return.

26. Sunday. Bellew came. Told how he had thrashed Banks last night. Having been drinking on an empty stomach, he, at the Ornithoryncus undertook to tell Banks what every body knows of him, that he was ungrateful, and insolent. What the provocation was is dubious. Going out in Broadway subsequently, Banks said something as to Bellew having made a fool of himself, accompanying it with a threat of what he would have done had he (Bellew) been sober. Whereupon after a word or so Bellew pitched into him. They had two rounds, and Banks got very severely punished. Bellews under lip was slightly swollen — that’s all. To the Office with him after some delay, he calling in at the Ornithoryncus, to see [Frank] Cahill the fellow who as present during the fight. From his account

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-10-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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