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the Knickerbocker, whom I met
last at Fortress Monroe, who is here,
in company of hundreds like him,
as a cotton and sugar-buying specu-
lator.        Talk with Capt Smalley,
once of the Owasco, now of the E
who wants to go home.         Reading
awhile in rotunda, then to room
and scribbling the last 6 or 7 pages.
  13.  Friday}       Non mi recordo as
  14.  Saturday}       the particulars.
A stroll with Baker and Schell du-
ring the afternoon of one of these days,
during which we encountered Slack
at the  Cotton Plant  and crossed over
the street to his lodgings in his com-
pany.        A chase after a man who
had come from Dixie, via Pensacola,
as reported by his fellow-voyager
Dr Blake, of the Sanatory Commission.
To the City Hotel; met A. C. Hills
there who invited me first to his room,
then to the  Era,  late Delta office, the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-nine
Description:Mentions a visit to Slack's house with Baker and Schell.
Subject:Baker, Francis; Blake, Dr.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Noyes, Edward L.; Schell, Frank H.; Slack; Smalley, Captain
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.