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                 Scribbling and Loafing.
opposite the creole belle.    Dismounting near
the St Charles, Ripley and I dined at the
Southern Restaurant, then returned to the ho-
tel, a whiskey-skin and bed   at least, I
did.   Tired.
  3.  Tuesday.   Resting.    Breakfast at Wi-
bel s. To the Delta Office and other loafing, of
which non mi recordo.
  4.  Wednesday.   Ripley up.   Off to the levee
alone and boarded the Honduras.   A cold, raw
morning; nothing worth going for in the way of
news.       Back to hotel.     At work hard and
hurriedly till 3 P. M. then with Ripley to the
Empire City, which was expected to start
at 4.       Finished letter in cabin amid the
crowd, Ripley leaving; Schell coming we
went off together along the windy stormy levee,
beside the swollen, tossing and turbid Mis-
sippi.      Up in A. G. Hills room during the
evening, helping him by dictation in writing a
letter descriptive of the trip to Dixie.         He
had got stuck fast and thought everything 
that I uttered   chaff, extravagance and ex-
aggeration   first rate.   So I went ahead and
amused myself.     Other fellows came in sub-
sequently and we drank whiskey-skins.
  5.  Thursday.   Loafing in various
[word cut off], at the Delta Office, Wilbels, the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and six
Description:Mentions going to the ship Empire City in search of news.
Date:1863-02-02
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

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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.