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                Dillon Mapother s Retort.
the prisoners had not arrived, but were ex-
pected that afternoon.   I drank and lunched 
with the officers, who seemed to regard themselves
as so many military Robinson Crusoes.    Re-
turning, I met Bowman on the Battery, who
told me that the  Tribune  wanted a man to go
with the big naval expedition, which is setting off
for some unknown destination, possibly New
Orleans or Charleston, none of the valorous em-
ployees being willing to risk their valuable lives
in that service.           After calling at the  Post,  went
up and saw Dana about it.               A man just en-
gaged.    Up-town.  A letter from Dillon Ma-
pother   he not caught by the hoax, swears he
will retaliate by making Hart s
imaginary incarceration public in the  Louisville
Journal,  thus biting the biter.      Furthermore
he charges him with loafing, to the missing
of chances of money-making by the firm.    In
the evening down town with Boweryem for a
night cruise with the Harbor Police.

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and thirty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from Dillon Mapother.
Date:1861-10-10
Subject:Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Civil War; Dana, Charles A.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Journalism; Mapother, Dillon; Military; New York tribune.; Police; Practical jokes; Prisoners of war (Confederate)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.