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Schell there   chaff and talk.  To 
my own room.  Putting up and direct-
ing Eras for mailing.         Out to P. O.
Saw Parker.   To boot-makers at the
rear of French cathedral.   A stroll
afterwards.        Return to lager, and
anon a meal of oysters and eggs at
Wibel s.    Anon in rotunda, talking
with Hamilton.     With Schell to the
theatre.    London Assurance.   Left
before the beginning of  Katherine and
Petruchio.   A stroll    half a dozen
raw  and a glass of ale.     To room,
scoring up diary, which had gotten
two weeks in arrears.

                     March.

  1.  Sunday.   To breakfast at Wi-
bel s with Schell; anon to he Era
office to see newspapers, the result
of the Marian s arrival.      Found there
the two Hills; A. G. apprehensive that
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page seventy-seven
Description:Mentions going to the theater in New Orleans.
Date:1863-02-28
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Parker; Schell, Frank H.; Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.