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town in the dull, raw, cold afternoon,
to the Tribune Office.  Saw Gay: told him I
was willing to return to the Southern Depart-
ment when the time came, declined going else-
where for the present.    Met Birdsall, return-
ing up town.
  14.  Tuesday.   A Mr Simpson called - the
Irish Canadian whom Charley got acquainted
with in England and whom our folks nursed
when he was sick there.   He has been in the old
country this summer, and now comes from Ca-
nada on a bridal trip.       He talked anti-U. S.
after the Canadian-British manner.     In-doors,
I think all day.
  15.  Wednesday.   Finished article for Conti-
nental Mag.   Down town in the afternoon.   In
the evening to the Waverly to return Simpson s call.
He out.       To 745; found only Mr Edwards; the
girls being visiting the Selwyns.    To Mrs Potter s:
Haney and Jack not returned from drill; so, dully,
to my detestable boarding-house.       Got a letter
from Hannah to-day and one from Capt. Winches-
ter; the first written in response to my last  Delaware 
one.    Her father is grievously ill; afflicted with
some dropsical affection and, apparently, arithmetic;
he may die of it.          Obstinate, selfwilled, irascible
but not unkindly father of my dear love!             I am
sorry: I would rather have met you in your wonted
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page twenty-nine
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Hannah Bennett, in which she stated that her father was ill.
Subject:Bennett (England); Bennett, Hannah; Birdsall; Civil War; Continental magazine.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; New York tribune.; Potter, Mrs.; Selwyn; Selwyn, Mrs.; Simpson (acquaintance); Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Waverly Hotel
Scan Date:2010-10-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.