nelcy of a negro-regiment; now
he must fain be editor of a
daily paper and the exponent of the
Banks dynasty. Withal he professed
the utmost zeal for the negro cause.
The other Hills is honester, diffident
of his abilities: A. C. will be the
master spirit.) Back to hotel.
In room, Ripleys, or here and
there, scribbling. By 9 came the
two Hills, A. C. bent on overpowering
me with the knowledge of his new
position. Chaffed him on his greed,
which he didn t like. Whittaker
in Ripley s room, below. Writing.
With Schell a, Hayes and A. G.
out for drinks and oysters about
10. Tuesday. Schell brought a
report of the capture of Charleston S.C.
to my bed-side. Out, to breakfast,
then to Delta Office. Tracy there
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-eight|
|Description:||Regarding the ambitions of A.C. Hills.|
|Subject:||Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Tracy (New Orleans); Whittaker|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New Orleans, Louisiana]|
|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.|