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Writing at night to Gray.     In 
B. Hills room.  Naval party there.
Ripley up.     In my room.   Work.    
Schell and B. Hills return from Gen.
Banks  headquarters, bringing me
letters, from my mother, Haney & 
Boweryem.      (Death of Grace, Mort.
Thomson s wife   poor Grace!)  Reading
&c till 1 or 2.
  6.  Friday.   Up not too early  
Ripley, Schell & B. Hills in, consecutive-
ly.     Down stairs, in rotunda.       
Expectations of a movement.  Gen.
Weitzel, Augur and others.    With 
Ripley to the Post Office   got papers.   
Back.   With Crane to the Sanitary 
Commission Warehouse.  Back to his
room..   In my own.    In Hamilton s.      
Below.   In rotunda.    In parlor
with Ripley & Schell.   Dined at 
St Charles. Campbell & Ripley.
Loafing.   In Hayes  room with him
and Schell, all scribbling new.  A very
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-one
Description:Mentions the death of Grace Thomson.
Date:1863-02-05
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Boweryem, George; Campbell; Civil War; Crane; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Weitzel, G.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.