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ted.     Back, and  to reading and scrib-
bling, in our room.
  18.  Sunday.   With Howell to 
the Provost  Marshal s, in the hopes 
of obtaining a mail.  Got only a letter
to me from Shaw (directed  Head 
Gorilla  and signed  Hyena. )  To 
steamboat Iberville, just came in, then
to Gen Grover s Headquarters, then to
post-office and quartermasters   all
in search of what we did not obtain, let-
ters and newspapers.    To house, and 
shortly afterwards, the three of us to the
levee with intent to send notes by the Iber-
ville, but she had started.      Back to
house, and indoors during the rest of 
the rainy day and night.       Mann look-
ed in before sunset, but did not stay.  Wrote 
a long letter to Jack Edwards.
  19.  Monday.   Out in triumvirate, to 
the levee.   Hills got newspaper on board
of the ugly little steamer Frank Mumford.        
Going back into the town, through the 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-five
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Shaw addressed to ''Head Gorilla.''
Subject:Civil War; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Mann; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, 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.