27. Friday. Drenching day.
Up about 10. In Schell s room.
To Southern Restaurant for break-
fast, alone. To Era Office.
(Talk with Waiter at restau-
rant, looking out, at threshold on
the fast-falling rain. His testi-
money about Secession-time and how
he escaped conscription. Akin to
that of German tailor who did patch-
ing for me, in Grovier Street, as
related to Schell & myself.) Hamil-
ton up. His compliment on my ar-
ticle! Another application on his
part to A. C. A. G. and me
about the opened letter again. To
the St Charles. In Schell s room.
A two hours sleep on his bed.
A meal at Wibel s
with Schell and Hayes. Afterwards
sitting in rotunda. Ripley there
partly drunk. His talk to me and
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page seventy-four|
|Description:||Mentions being complimented by Hamilton on his article for the ''Era.''|
|Subject:||Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.|
|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.|