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5.  Monday.   In doors all
day writing with Schell   hard
at work.       The nuisance John-
stone in our room.     Burt up again,
whom Johnstone actually wanted to
dictate his account of the explosion
and burning of the Westfield
to him, literally.   (Yesternight he,
Howell & Hayes had got Cozzens
story.)      Revolted against Johnstone s
surveying his head in my light.   Names
of persons on board the M. A. Board-
man copied ^|from my record| by B. Hills and John-
stone.        Went out for a meal, 
on my return from which Schell & I
expelled Johnstone, with as much ci-
vility and as little as was necessary.
  At work steadily until past 3 4 on
  6.  Tuesday.}       the next morning.
Three hours sleep then scribbling again.
Enter Johnstone the offensive with a
story that the Mary A. Boardman
will sail or New York at noon.  Great
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page nine
Description:Regarding writing about the Galveston disaster with the other correspondents.
Subject:Burt, William L.; Civil War; Cozzens, S.W.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Howell; Johnstone; Mary A. Boardman (Ship); Schell, Frank H
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]; [Galveston, Texas]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.