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                 Establishment of the
who knew Ripley, had some employments
at the Custom-House and corresponded
with the Evening Post.    He went off with
Tracy, sub-editor of the Delta, and a very
good fellow, though he couldn t make up
his mind to abolition yet.        Hamilton up.
To the St Charles; met Ripley; got note
from Howell, dated on the 4th   nothing
doing at Baton Rouge.     In Schell s room,
and my own, scoring up diary.     Afternoon
hither and thither.      Much talk of the sup-
pression of the Delta, or rather of its change
of name and editorship.    I have no doubt
that the main reason for it was that Gen.
Banks wanted an organ for the promulga-
tion of his intentions, but a very considerable
minor one was the republication of the article
from the Boston Post, ridiculing Clarke and
Irwin, two of the most insufferable beasts
and puppies I have ever known.   It was a
scr scurrilous article, but everybody chuckled
over it.      At the Southern Restaurant I
presently met A. G. Hills, who, supping with
me stated that he and his New York name-
sake would henceforth conduct the Delta
under its new name of The Era.     I was
not altogether unprepared for the announ-
[cement], knowing A. C. s  lobbying  nature
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and thirty-two
Description:Regarding the end of ''The Delta'' and the start of ''The New Orleans Era.''
Date:1863-02-09
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Delta.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Irwin, Robert B.; Journalism; New Orleans era.; Publishers and publishing; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Tracy (New Orleans)
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.