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               Departure of the Blankmans.
deliberately for the Devil yesterday.   Down
town in the afternoon to the Tribune Office; intro-
duced to Horace Greeley.  Up town.  Writing all
the evening: letters to Hannah, my mother and
Charley.           Got a letter from Rice yesterday.
His boils have developed into carbuncles for which
he had to resort to surgical aid.         Hickox is at
Cincinnatti.    Hay and Thompson are with Gen.
Hunter at Washington.          The mail brought me
also a spread-eagle tirade delivered at Lafay-
etteville, Dutchess Co. by Dr Augustus Rawlings.
  6.  Thursday.   Letter writing in doors till
sunset.    This morning the Blankmans clear
out, bag and baggage.   The fellow has not shown
at table since his licking, except at early mor-
ning, when he knows I shant be there.   He had
his meals sent to him.    I passed him this mor-
ning as he was superintending the removal of
the traps, he looking the incarnation of malevolence,
and I responding with a cheerful glance of con-
tempt.    Wouldn t he have liked to have muttered
something! but the cur in his nature predominated,
and he held his peace.           In the evening walked
to 24th Street near the North River with intent
to visit the Walls, but they were out.  Returning,
looked in at 745.     Letters from George Edwards
relating the disastrous attempt to destroy the railway
at Pocotaligo, between Charleston and Savannah,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page fifty-nine
Description:Describes the departure of the Blankmans from his boarding house.
Date:1862-11-05
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Blankman; Blankman, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Civil War; Edwards, George, Jr.; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Hickox, Volney; Hunter, David; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Rawlings, Augustus; Rice, J.M.; Thompson, Richard; Wall
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):24th 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.