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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 95, October 26, 1856

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Identifier: DX03701534

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 95, October 26, 1856

Description: Describes delivering a note of apology from Frank Bellew to A.F. Banks.


and that of Mrs Newman it would appear that [Frank] Bellew's verbal onslaught on to [A.F.] Banks was scarcely warranted, or provoked by any particular offence. (Nevertheless Banks general demeanor justifies both that and the licking.) So Bellew wrote an apology for what he'd said, excluding the fight, which he considered justifiable, and committed it to me for delivery, on my return up town to dinner. Sat in the office till 1 1/2, then out together, he intending accepting my suggestion of dining with me. But meeting Sol Eytinge, who was coming to the Office to help Bellew on a drawing, the two turned back together, leaving me with [John A.] Wood, Froom and another. Froom has just returned from Jamaica. Called at the "Shades," a tavern, and found Banks, with a rather swollen face and cut nose at dinner. He was unnaturally civil, asked me to drink, received the letter, read it, said nothing about it, and walked up Broadway to Bleecker Street, with me. The licking has done him good. I felt more friendly disposed to him than I have for a long time. Didn’t go out after dinner. Re-reading Pendennis and writing — or rather scribbling — the last ten pages.

I've forgotten one thing, too. On Saturday Mrs [Cornelia] Sexton called, with a note which her mother [Celina Jewell] had received from old Falk. It threatened advertising Alf [Waud] in the Boston and New York papers, if Falks bill were not paid. Sent it on to Boston.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-10-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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