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Hayes left.     Whittaker in, and
off with Tracy.  Hamilton came up.
To hotel, met Ripley; got note
from Howell, up the river dated on the 4th   nothing
doing there, then.     Up in Schell s 
room and in mine, scoring up 
diary.     Afternoon hither and thither.      
Talk of the suppression of the Delta
  the change of editorship.    And going
into the Southern restaurant met B.
Hills at the door, who supping with 
me, stated that he and his New 
York namesake would henceforth 
conduct the Delta.    (The N.Y. Hills
is worthy of his close friendship (?)
with Stedman, resembling him equally
in greed and incontinence.        While
on our journey out, and here, in New
Orleans, A.C. was  lobbying  for a
captaincy on the staff of Gen Hamil-
ton: at Baton Rouge he intrigued
for the editorship of the  Comet ; re-
turned he went in for the Colo-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-seven
Description:Regarding the ambitions of A.C. Hills.
Date:1863-02-09
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Tracy (New Orleans); Whittaker
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.