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     Johnstone of the  Philadelphia Enquirer. 
  2.  Friday.   Loafing hither and thither, in-
doors and out.     Dined at 4, at Gen Hamil-
ton s, with Shaw, A. C. Hills, Major Harai
Robinson, Alexander and others.  One Hayne
present, an ex-Alabamian and very recent 
Texan loyalist who distinguished himself by talk-
ing sympathy with the rebels, provoking strong
controversion, almost involving a row.  The dis-
cussion turned on how war ought to be prosecu-
ted.     Back to hotel subsequently.     Shaw and
others following.    Introduced by Hamilton
to an individual named Johnstone, correspond-
ent of the Philadelphia Inquirer   the most
mendacious paper in the United States, espe-
cially in connection with the subject of the war.
This Johnstone proved a great nuisance sub-
sequently; he was a long-faced person of no
particular manners or grammar, and his head
had been recently shaven, in consequence of
fever or the heat of the weather, or something,
hence, when he took his cap off, he presented
a most objectionable appearance.    He had in-
troduced himself to Hamilton who passed the
compliment on, to our future annoyance, as
will appear presently.    We were all friendly
to him at first, out of esprit du corps, not
suspecting his odious characteristics.
  3.  Saturday.   Out with Schell and John-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Regarding journalist Johnstone of the ''Philadelphia Enquirer.''
Date:1863-01-02
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hayne; Hills, A.C.; Johnstone; Philadelphia enquirer.; Robinson, Harai; Shaw, Charles P.
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

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.