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him the centre of a crowd of admiring
listeners, telling his story fragmentarily.
Presently all to the St. Charles, and
anon to my room, where soon thronged
all the reporters, except H. Hills (who
had got his items before) and fell
to taking notes from Burt s narra-
tive, which was exciting enough.  With
Burt was Cozzens, who had accom-
panied him to Galveston.   Howell,
Hayes, B. Hills and Johnstone (who
had  rung in  and presented a highly-
objectionable appearance, with a head
shaved   in consequence, he said, of
scurcy)   also Schell as spectator.
B. Hills highly nervous.    Ale
& drinks for the crowd.  Subsequently
they all dispersed to do their scribbling,
the objectionable Johnstone going into the
apartment of Hills & Howell, where
he encroached on their small table
and borrowed a quire of writing paper
from young Hayes.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eight
Description:Describes listening to William L. Burt's tale of the Galveston disaster.
Date:1863-01-04
Subject:Burt, William L.; Civil War; Cozzens, S.W.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Johnstone; Journalism; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]; Galveston, [Texas]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.