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and other loafing anent which 
non mi recordo.
  4.  Wednesday.   Ripley up.   
To levee   cold, raw morning  
and boarded Honduras   nothing
worth going for.       Back to Ripley.     
At work hard and hurriedly till 
3 P. M. then with Ripley to Em-
pire City, which was expected to start
at 4.       Finishing matters in cabin 
amid crowd.    Ripley off   Schell came.
With him awhile, then off to Southern
Restaurant by the windy, stormy le-
vee, the river swollen, tossing and 
turbid.      Up in B. Hills room 
in the evening, where was a fire,
dictating to and helping him in his
letter.    Visitors and whiskey-
skins. 
  5.  Thursday.   Loafing in va-
rious ways.   At the Delta office, 
Wilbel s, the Southern, the St Charles.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty
Description:Mentions helping B. Hills [A.G. Hills] write his letter.
Date:1863-02-03
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; 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.