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     Bayard Taylor again.  Story about Mackay.
Office.     Wilkeson, Hill, Meyer and Gurowski
intermittently.       Wrote to Boweryem and to Jack
Edwards, inclosing Secession banknotes to the lat-
ter.      Read till 11; then back to hotel.           Took
Edge below to have a drink, when he got into
a dreary debate with an elderly, of course a
pro-slavery, Washingtonian.  Meyer there.  (I
had bought a huge newly-made pair of long boots
of him for $4, mine having shrunk from damp-
ness.)    A dreary, rainy night, succeeding a
showery day.
  21.  Friday.   To Office by 9  .   Wilkeson
and Bayard Taylor came, at length, the latter ha-
ving returned from New York yesterday.   To stable
to get my blankets, an india-rubber and
woolen one.  Back to Ebbitt House; paid bill,
and to Tribune office again.   Taylor s handsome
horse could not be ridden for a fortnight, he
had a fistula.     Wilkeson goes off to get one for
me, my steed being only hired hitherto.           His
return: debate about saddle and furnishings.
Boy sent off; returns with cock and bull story,
having been to wrong stable.  Edge comes and
prattles.      Bayard Taylor tells a story about
Charles Mackay inviting him to dinner at the
Star and Garter, Richmond, and afterwards as-
signing half the amount of the bill to be paid by
his guest!          I go to stable, got new horse sad-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page sixty-three
Description:Describes his day spent in Washington.
Date:1862-03-20
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Clothing and dress; De Gurowski, Adam G., count; Edge; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hill (Washington); Horses; Mackay, Charles; Myer; New York tribune.; Taylor, Bayard; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):[Washington, District of Columbia]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.