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prospective miscarriage of packages.
  B. Hills & Schell dispatched by
coach to rescue them and put them in
the hands of purser.      Howell & I
adjourn to H. Hills room and whiskey
skins, tired, a little apprehensive
about packages, but hopeful.  In
half-an-hour up came Hayes, who
accompanied B. Hills and Schell.
He tells us that Dyer has been
arrested, bag and baggage included!
General storm of rage.    Resolution,
Howell & H. Hills determine to
go on board and rewrite the whole of
their prodigious accounts, while I, utter-
ly used-up, must return to New York,
& write all the way.  Enter Schell, who confirms Hayes.  Into room,
hastily putting up traps, descent to
rotunda, where we assembled round
Mc Clure.     Schell and B. Hills,
with McClure exhort us to temporary
peace, saying that Gen. Banks has
promised to restore packages.  Grud-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirteen
Description:Mentions a story that a Boston acquaintance of B. Hills has been arrested.
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Dyer; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Journalism; McClure, Captain; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
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.