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         The Tribune Office   Wilkeson   Birdsall,
                Capt Cannon and the Delaware.
room, overhauling Tribune volumes, House came
in.     A talk with him, Fry and Gay.          Going
downstairs into the publishing office to get my
money, found Wilkeson, just returned from the
country.      He spoke of the hardships of the seven days
retreat, complained of the brutal selfishness de-
veloped by it in those who had been kind to him
previously, depreciated Heintzelman and Brig-
ham, eulogized Alf Waud and appeared the kindly
but rather weak man he is.        Uptown; looked
into Merwin s arms shop, to get cartridges; he said
he knew nothing of Lindsay.    Met Birdsall,
Capt. Cannon and another, newly come from the Del-
aware, yet lying at quarantine, undergoing fumi-
gation and what not.    Cannon has quite recently 
got over his attach of yellow fever, contracted he
thinks, in transporting bedding, clothes &c from our
unlucky vessel, at Hilton Head.       It appears that
of soldiers and seamen and folks on board who
died of the disease, there were full 23.     Eight
or 9 had the black vomit, at Seabrook where
the vessel was taken to, from Hilton Head.  Can-
non had just seen Judge Bethel at the St
Nicholas.     I called there but missed him.  In
the evening to Varick Street to see the Bartow s
and little Maguire.
  18.  Saturday.   Writing hard.   Down town
in the afternoon, to Hall s place of business.  Haney s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty-three
Description:Describes a conversation with Captain Cannon about yellow fever aboard the Delaware.
Date:1862-10-17
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Bethel; Birdsall; Brigham, William T.; Cannon, Captain; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Diseases; Fry; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Haney, Jesse; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; House; Lindsay; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Merwin; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Waud, Alfred; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Varick Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
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.