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26.  Thursday.   To Era with
article.   With Tracy.  A. G. told
me somebody had gone for copy to
my room at hotel.       Arrival of A. C.
Gave him M. S. S.         To hotel &c
after reading papers.           Went to Era
again at 3 1/2 - article set up in
smaller type than former.  A hunt
of mine as to the probable reason.  Exit.
At work for to-morrows mail in
Room; hard.    Heard bacchanal
row proceeding from Bulkeleys; the
two Hills  there, singing, laughing
&c.     A. C. repeating the inevitable
Ritual of the Order of Initiation of the
Sons of Malta.         Presently 
a visit on the part of A. C. and Bulk-
ley, with whiskey.    An explanation
about the small-type business.   Irrup-
tion of Ripley, not sober, and Schell.
Up and down, sometimes in Hayes  
room, or in Ripley s.     Ripley dic-
tating to Schell.     A heavy night s
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page seventy-five
Description:Describes a party in Bulkley's room.
Subject:Bulkley; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Journalism; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Tracy (New Orleans)
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.