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                      Joe Scoville s.
ville s whom I found on the parlor, listening
to little Mary, playing upon the piano.  Mrs Sco-
ville appearing, nicely dressed, we all went down
stairs to supper.        It appeared that they had en-
tertained  a surprise party  over-night, of about
fifty persons.      After sup-
ping we went up-stairs and
played whist, Scoville ha-
ving his daughter for part-
ner, while opposite me sat
his handsome wife, who en-
joyed herself heartily, es-
pecially as she and I proved
triumphant.       After four
games came an interlude of 
Chili wine, like currant,
but good, and dominoes.  Al-
together the evening was a plea-
sant one.            It s a queer 
turn of fortune that my
host, of all men, should be

Joe Scoville.

writing letters to a high Tory English newspaper  
some two or three a week, printed in editorial type
and duly headed with important-looking type!  He
is a perfect free-lance, doesn t care what extra-
vagance or falsity he puts in   rather enjoys
doing audacious absurdities in fact! yet the
sober English Markey seems appreciative of the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page seventy-three
Description:Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Subject:Card games; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Scoville, Mary
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]]
Scan Date:2010-11-16


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.