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               Sribbling and Incidentals.
tells me confidentially this day that he
is going to be appointed Lieutenant Colonel
of a negro regiment.
  31.  Saturday.   Scribbling in my room.
A very cold day.  Schell at work drawing
in his room.   He and A. C. Hills in mine
subsequently, at night, where the latter
proved a nuisance, talking tediously of
his negro regiment, of Tennyson, and of
the Son s of Malta.    He had been Grand
Chancellor or Inquisitor or something of the
kind to one of the lodges of that enormous
and obscene hoax on Freemasonry, and when
ever he was drunk, as happened to be
the case on this occasion, he would repeat
the whole of the ritual of Inauguration.
It was not till 2 1/2 A. M. that I got rid
of him.

		February.
  1. Sunday.   Baker came at 6, accord-
ing to appointment, having planned a day s
idling, which was postponed indefinitely,
as I had to work.           Scribbling.    With
Ripley to the Custom-House, where I
saw Dennison, collector of the Port and
got the news embodied in the Tribune
letter on page 195.   A Texan Col. Hayn[word cut off]
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and one
Description:Mentions A.C. Hills talking about the Freemasons.
Date:1863-01-30
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Dennison (New Orleans); Freemasons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
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.