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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 109, November 29-30, 1856

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Identifier: DX03713587

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 109, November 29-30, 1856

Description: Describes having dinner with Frank Bellew and his family.


longer) for $12 per week. My business looking over papers, scissoring, correcting proofs and (perhaps) editorializing. (I could do the latter, I see, infinitely better than either of my employers [Hugh Forbes and Mr. Russell].) To the Pic office &c, and then up town. Went to the Mercantile at night. Wet through once to-day

30. Sunday. [Frank] Bellew calling, took me home to dine with him. Introduced to "Ally Baby" his child, a wonderfully plump, fair haired, double-chinned well-behaved one. We had a capital dinner in the basement. Mrs B [Catherine Bellew] is a lady-like person, and I fancy, about to become a mother for the second — or rather third time — (they lost a child last winter.) [word crossed out] Bellew appeared to great advantage, and is, I think, a very kindly, gentlemanly, unaffected modest fellow. What a false estimate I had of him, once. And what a cursedly unpleasant portrait of me would he have painted, had any one asked him, then. A great deal of lying and tattling on the part of others, and misapprehension on our own produced this. Returned by the cars. Met [Joseph] Scoville in Broadway. In doors writing till late at night. An article for the "European."

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-11-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children


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