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A loafing, promiscuous day.       In
the afternoon H. Hills got letters
sent on to Baton Rouge by Hayes, 
by the captain of the Iberville, which 
we had passed coming down the river.   
Two contained in a letter and inclosed
from Boweryem, were for me, one 
from Hannah, the other from Edward 
Greatbatch.    Hannah s relates the 
death of her father, informs me
that mine is dying and conjures me
to come home.    I will do so, mine
own dear love!   I got these letters
while in Schell s room, he being pre-
sent drawing.        To bed early, leaving
Howell & H. Hills to go to the thea-
tre. 
  24.  Saturday.   Writing to 
Gray and a letter requesting the
sending out of a substitute to supply
my place.       Recommended Boweryem
and wrote to him.                  B. Hills
in and out, worried and nervous  
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-three
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Hannah Bennett, in which she asks him to return to England.
Date:1863-01-23
Subject:Bennett; Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gay, Sidney H.; Greatbatch, Edward; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
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.