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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Includes Gunn's New York and London addresses.
Page 003 [1863]Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005 [01-01-1863]Describes his return to New Orleans after a visit to the Louisiana countryside.
Page 006 [01-02-1863]Describes a dinner at General Hamilton's residence in New Orleans.
Page 007 [01-02-1863]Mentions getting his hair cut and rumors about Burt's return to New Orleans.
Page 008 [01-04-1863]Describes listening to William L. Burt's tale of the Galveston disaster.
Page 009 [01-05-1863]Regarding writing about the Galveston disaster with the other correspondents.
Page 010 [01-06-1863]Describes sharing tasks with the other New Orleans correspondents.
Page 011 [01-06-1863]Mentions a story told by Captain Sawyer about the night he spent with Hamilton at Knapp's plantation.
Page 012 [01-06-1863]Mentions a story that a Boston acquaintance of B. Hills has been arrested.
Page 013 [01-06-1863]Mentions a story that a Boston acquaintance of B. Hills has been arrested.
Page 014 [01-06-1863]Mentions that Hamilton has requested Cozzens write a report of the Galveston disaster for ''The New York Times'' in his place.
Page 015 [01-07-1863]Mentions guns being fired in memory of the Battle of New Orleans.
Page 016 [01-08-1863]Regarding preparation for a journey to Baton Rouge.
Page 017 [01-09-1863]Describes his journey to and arrival at Baton Rouge on the Laurel Hill.
Page 018 [01-10-1863]Describes a visit to Captain Seamans and receiving an invitation to dinner.
Page 019 [01-10-1863]Mentions seeing a ''minstrel'' entertainment at Baton Rouge.
Page 020 [01-10-1863]Regarding meeting Nat Mann, who had joined the Confederate Army at eighteen but had been brought back home by his father.
Page 021 [01-11-1863]Describes settling into Mann's house in Baton Rouge.
Page 022 [01-11-1863]Describes anticipation of an attack by Confederate forces on Baton Rouge.
Page 023 [01-11-1863]Mentions a man named Duvall who was arrested on suspicion of being a Confederate spy.
Page 024 [01-11-1863]Mentions Shaw being left behind by the Morning Light on which he intended returning to New Orleans.
Page 025 [01-12-1863]Describes meeting Colonel Currie of the 133rd New York.
Page 026 [01-13-1863]Mentions a mock alarm performed by the troops in Baton Rouge to prepare for an attack.
Page 027 [01-13-1863]Describes a whiskey party at Baton Rouge.
Page 028 [01-13-1863]Describes a whiskey party at Baton Rouge.
Page 029 [01-13-1863]Describes a whiskey party at Baton Rouge.
Page 030 [01-14-1863]Describes meeting Lieutenant Bradley in Baton Rouge.
Page 031 [01-14-1863]Mentions the arrival of General Augur in Baton Rouge.
Page 032 [01-15-1863]Describes a visit to General Augur.
Page 033 [01-16-1863]Describes a visit to a Belgian woman in Baton Rouge.
Page 034 [01-16-1863]Mentions the arrest of a Confederate spy in Baton Rouge.
Page 035 [01-17-1863]Mentions receiving a letter from Shaw addressed to ''Head Gorilla.''
Page 036 [01-19-1863]Mentions a talk with Lieutenant Entwhistle about the burning of Warrenton, Florida, and the fight on Santa Rosa Island.
Page 037 [01-20-1863]Mentions visiting Billy Wilson's regiment in Baton Rouge.
Page 038 [01-21-1863]Mentions visiting the jail in Baton Rouge.
Page 039 [01-21-1863]Mentions that A.G. Hills has come to Baton Rouge.
Page 040 [01-21-1863]Mentions a proposed trip to Port Hudson meditated by General Banks that was abandoned.
Page 041 [01-21-1863]Describe preparing to leave Baton Rouge for New Orleans.
Page 042 [01-22-1863]Describes his arrival back at New Orleans.
Page 043 [01-23-1863]Mentions receiving a letter from Hannah Bennett, in which she asks him to return to England.
Page 044 [01-24-1863]Mentions attending the theater in New Orleans with A.C. Hills and Howell.
Page 045 [01-26-1863]Describes a talk with Mr. Baker about New Orleans in ante-Secession times.
Page 046 [01-27-1863]Describes a talk with Mr. Baker about New Orleans in ante-Secession times.
Page 047 [01-29-1863]Describes a railroad journey into the Louisiana countryside.
Page 048 [01-31-1863]Mentions having to postpone a day out with Baker because of work.
Page 049 [02-01-1863]Regarding a trip into the countryside on the Flag of Truce.
Page 050 [02-03-1863]Mentions helping B. Hills [A.G. Hills] write his letter.
Page 051 [02-05-1863]Mentions the death of Grace Thomson.
Page 052 [02-06-1863]Mentions several visits by Baker.
Page 053 [02-08-1863]Describes a trip with Baker into the Louisiana countryside.
Page 054 [02-08-1863]Describes a trip with Baker into the Louisiana countryside.
Page 055 [02-08-1863]Describes a visit to Baker's house and meeting his wife.
Page 056 [02-08-1863]Describes a conversation with Mrs. Baker about New Orleans before the arrival of General Butler.
Page 057 [02-09-1863]Regarding the ambitions of A.C. Hills.
Page 058 [02-09-1863]Regarding the ambitions of A.C. Hills.
Page 059 [02-10-1863]Regarding the return of Howell to New Orleans from Baton Rouge.
Page 060 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 061 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 062 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 063 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 064 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 065 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 066 [02-10-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Page 067 [02-11-1863]Mentions a rumor that General Butler was assassinated by Bouligny at Washington.
Page 068 [02-12-1863]Mentions a visit to and having dinner with Dr. Crane.
Page 069 [02-12-1863]Mentions a visit to Slack's house with Baker and Schell.
Page 070 [02-14-1863]Mentions meeting Foster in New Orleans.
Page 071 [02-16-1863]Mentions that Philip Ripley has been fired from ''The New York World.''
Page 072 [02-20-1863]Mentions a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris.
Page 073 [02-23-1863]Mentions attending a ball for Washington's birthday at New Orleans, and names some people who were there.
Page 074 [02-27-1863]Mentions being complimented by Hamilton on his article for the ''Era.''
Page 075 [02-26-1863]Describes a party in Bulkley's room.
Page 076 [02-26-1863]Mentions seeing Tracy and Slack at the ''Era'' office.
Page 077 [02-28-1863]Mentions going to the theater in New Orleans.
Page 078 [03-01-1863]Mentions apprehensions of A. G. Hills about his brother being killed, and getting measured for a pair of alligator-skin boots.
Page 079 [03-01-1863]Mentions two visits to Mr. and Mrs. Harris.
Page 080 [03-03-1863]Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Page 081 [03-03-1863]Regarding the troubles of Mr. Daires during the war.
Page 082 [03-03-1863]Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Page 083 [03-03-1863]Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Page 084 [03-03-1863]Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Page 085 [03-03-1863]Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Page 086 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 087 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 088 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 089 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 090 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 091 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 092 [03-03-1863]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Page 093 [03-04-1863]Describes exploring the Spanish quarter of New Orleans with Frank Schell.
Page 094 [03-04-1863]Describes exploring the French quarter of New Orleans with Frank Schell.
Page 095 [03-04-1863]Describes exploring the French quarter of New Orleans with Frank Schell.
Page 096 [03-04-1863]Describes exploring the French quarter of New Orleans with Frank Schell.
Page 097 [03-04-1863]Describes an evening at the theater in New Orleans and his observations of Foster.
Page 098 [03-04-1863]Describes an evening at the theater in New Orleans and actress Mrs. Gladstone.
Page 099 [03-04-1863]Describes Philip Ripley's state.
Page 100 [03-04-1863]Regarding Frank Schell's problems with receiving payment from Frank Leslie for his work.
Page 101 [03-04-1863]Regarding Frank Schell's money problems in New Orleans.
Page 102 [03-04-1863]Regarding the money problems of Frank Schell and Howell in New Orleans.
Page 103 [03-04-1863]Regarding Howell's eating habits.
Page 104 [03-04-1863]Mentions Howell's disapproval of the reporting style of Hayes.
Page 105 [03-04-1863]Regarding Hamilton's jealousy at A. C. Hills and A. G. Hills managing the ''Era.''
Page 106 [03-04-1863]Regarding Hamilton's jealousy at A. C. Hills and A. G. Hills managing the ''Era.''
Page 107 [03-04-1863]Regarding Hamilton's jealousy at A. C. Hills and A. G. Hills managing the ''Era.''
Page 108 [03-04-1863]Describes Hamilton's characteristics.
Page 109 [03-04-1863]Comments on the bravery of the other New Orleans correspondents.
Page 110 [03-06-1863]Mentions paying a visit to Reid.
Page 111 [03-08-1863]Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Page 112 [03-08-1863]Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Page 113 [03-08-1863]Regarding Thomas B. Thorpe's past desire to be a painter.
Page 114 [03-08-1863]Regarding Thomas B. Thorpe's writing ability.
Page 115 [03-08-1863]Regarding Thomas B. Thorpe's writing ability.
Page 116 [03-08-1863]Regarding Thomas B. Thorpe's writing ability.
Page 117 [03-08-1863]Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Page 118 [03-08-1863]Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Page 119 [03-08-1863]Describes the reporting of Hayes on the arrests resulting from the revival of old Louisiana slave laws in New Orleans.
Page 120 [03-08-1863]Describes writing a forged letter to Hayes as a joke.
Page 121 [03-08-1863]Describes experiencing New Orleans nightlife with detective Whitley.
Page 122 [03-08-1863]Describes making preparations for his journey back to New York on the propeller Mississippi.
Page 123 [03-09-1863]Describes picking up a newspaper for Mrs. Harris and ordering another pair of alligator-skin boots.
Page 124 [03-10-1863]Describes his last evening spent with Mr. and Mrs. Harris and other guests.
Page 125 [03-10-1863]Describes his last evening spent with Mr. and Mrs. Harris and other guests.
Page 126 [03-10-1863]Describes his last evening spent with Mr. and Mrs. Harris and other guests.
Page 127 [03-10-1863]Describes a talk with Powers.
Page 128 [03-10-1863]Describes a talk with Powers.
Page 129 [03-11-1863]Describes the morning of his departure from New Orleans.
Page 130 [03-11-1863]Describes the morning of his departure from New Orleans.
Page 131 [03-11-1863]Describes the first day of his journey back to New York on the propeller Mississippi.
Page 132 [03-11-1863]Describes his sea journey on the Mississippi back to New York.
Page 133 [03-12-1863]Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Page 134 [03-12-1863]Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Page 135 [03-12-1863]Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Page 136 [03-12-1863]Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Page 137 [03-12-1863]Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Page 138 [03-12-1863]Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Page 139 [03-15-1863]Regarding meeting an old acquaintance, Hartley, in Key West.
Page 140 [03-15-1863]Regarding meeting an old acquaintance, Hartley, in Key West.
Page 141 [03-15-1863]Describes his day spent in Key West, Florida.
Page 142 [03-16-1863]Regarding the Geiger family in Key West.
Page 143 [03-18-1863]Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Page 144 [03-18-1863]Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Page 145 [03-18-1863]Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Page 146 [03-18-1863]Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Page 147 [03-18-1863]Describes spending the night aboard the Cosmopolitan at Hilton Head with Charles Honeywell.
Page 148 [03-18-1863]Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Page 149 [03-19-1863]Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Page 150 [03-19-1863]Describes having dinner with General Hunter and others at Hilton Head.
Page 151 [03-19-1863]Describes boarding the Mississippi at Hilton Head for the last part of his journey back to New York.
Page 152 [03-20-1863]Describes his journey at sea aboard the Mississippi.
Page 153 [03-21-1863]Describes his journey at sea aboard the Mississippi.
Page 154 [03-23-1863]Describes his last night spent aboard the Mississippi while docked at New York.
Page 155 [03-24-1863]Describes his arrival back in New York and his boarding house.
Page 156 [03-24-1863]Describes a visit to the Edwards family upon his arrival back in New York.
Page 157 [03-25-1863]Mentions a dinner at Jesse Haney's boarding house with George Boweryem.
Page 158 [03-28-1863]Regarding news of Frank Bellew and his brother Patrick Beckett Bellew.
Page 159 [03-28-1863]Describes meeting Frank Wood at the Illustrated News office.
Page 160 [03-28-1863]Describes meeting Frank Leslie and John Angel Wood.
Page 161 [03-28-1863]Regarding a restaurant started by ex-engraver Hayes in New York, called Montezuma.
Page 162 [03-28-1863]Regarding Hayes' comments about Alf Waud.
Page 163 [03-28-1863]Regarding the death of Captain Winchester.
Page 164 [03-28-1863]Regarding Frank Cahill and Fred Watson.
Page 165 [03-28-1863]Regarding Edward F. Mullen.
Page 166 [03-28-1863]Regarding Edward F. Mullen.
Page 167 [03-28-1863]Regarding a quarrel between George Boweryem and Frank Cahill.
Page 168 [03-28-1863]Regarding the intentions of several men in the boarding house towards Miss Delany.
Page 169 [03-28-1863]Regarding the intentions of several men in the boarding house towards Miss Delany.
Page 170 [03-28-1863]Regarding the women in his boarding house.
Page 171 [03-28-1863]Regarding the other people living in his boarding house.
Page 172 [03-29-1863]Regarding the book James Parton will be writing about General Butler.
Page 173 [03-29-1863]Regarding the book James Parton will be writing about General Butler.
Page 174 [03-29-1863]Regarding the arrival of Frank Schell in New York.
Page 175 [03-30-1863]Regarding the arrival of Frank Schell in New York.
Page 176 [03-30-1863]Regarding the arrival of Frank Schell in New York.
Page 177 [03-30-1863]Regarding updates on the New Orleans correspondents.
Page 178 [03-30-1863]Regarding updates on his New Orleans acquaintances.
Page 179 [03-31-1863]Regarding an invitation from Sally Nast for Gunn to dine with her and her husband.
Page 180 [04-02-1863]Describes a visit to Morris' room with Jack Edwards.
Page 181 [04-02-1863]Regarding helping Sidney Gay choose a replacement for him in New Orleans for the Tribune.
Page 182 [04-04-1863]Regarding N. G. Shepherd's position as a correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' with the Army of the Potomac.
Page 183 [04-04-1863]Regarding Edward Mullen leaving his boarding house because of unpaid rent.
Page 184 [04-04-1863]Regarding Patrick Beckett Bellew.
Page 185 [04-04-1863]Regarding the Bellew family and George Boweryem.
Page 186 [04-04-1863]Regarding George Boweryem.
Page 187 [04-04-1863]Mentions being appointed London correspondent of ''The New York Tribune.''
Page 188 [04-04-1863]Regarding a conversation with Dr. Dixon about the death of Grace Thomson.
Page 189 [04-04-1863]Regarding a conversation with Dr. Dixon about the death of Grace Thomson.
Page 190 [04-05-1863]Regarding making preparations for traveling back to England.
Page 191 [04-06-1863]Regarding a visit to the office of ''The New York Evening Post'' and trying to find Gilmore for payment owed.
Page 192 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast.
Page 193 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast.
Page 194 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other.
Page 195 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other.
Page 196 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other.
Page 197 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other.
Page 198 [04-07-1863]Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast.
Page 199Blank page.
Page 200States, ''J. B. S. Mercantile Library Building, Phila.''
Page 201Back cover.
Page 202Newspaper clipping of poem ''Love's Revenge,'' written by Gunn, based on Leigh Hunt's blank verse poem.
Page 203 [11-04-1887]Letter from F. H. Bellew, New York, to Gunn, giving news about his family.
Page 204 [11-04-1887]Letter from F. H. Bellew, New York, to Gunn, expressing his hopes to visit Gunn in England.
Page 205 [11-04-1887]Letter from F. H. Bellew, New York, to Gunn, including a self-portrait drawn by Bellew.
Page 206 [11-07-1887]Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., apologizing for having not written earlier.
Page 207 [11-07-1887]Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., musing on aging.
Page 208 [11-07-1887]Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., musing on aging.
Page 209 [11-07-1887]Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., musing on wealth and wealthy people.
Page 210 [11-07-1887]Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., musing on wealth and wealthy people.
Page 211 [11-07-1887]Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., regarding the Queen's Jubilee celebration in Banbury.
Page 212 [11-07-1887]Envelope from letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo.
Page 213 [11-07-1887]Envelope from letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo.
Page 214 [08-29-1886]Letter from Alfred H. Terry, Chicago, to Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, thanking him for his letter.
Page 215 [08-29-1886]Letter from Alfred H. Terry, Chicago, to Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, thanking him for his letter.
Page 216 [04-14-1887]Newspaper clipping with engravings showing various scenes of the Great Fire in St. Augustine, Florida.
Page 217 [02-02-1902]Newspaper clipping regarding tourist attractions in St. Augustine, Florida.
Page 218Newspaper clipping of half-tone photograph of Gen. O. O. Howard.
Page 219Newspaper clipping regarding an essay by Austin Dobson on James Oglethorpe.
Page 220Newspaper clipping about a poem written by Charles G. Halpine, which was quote by Roscoe Conkling during the nomination of Grant for president in 1880.
Page 221Newspaper clipping regarding the career of Fitz-James O'Brien.
Page 222 [05-01-1860]Newspaper clipping regarding the career of Alfred H. Terry.
Page 223Newspaper engraving showing sketches done at Key West, Florida.