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his brother had been killed, on
board a vessel recently captured
at Charleston, S.C. or up the Stono.
To the St Charles with the two
Hills  and Schell.     Thence, after
an interval of loafing, with Schell
towards the French Cathedral, and
to Royal Street, behind it, where I
got measured for a pair of alligator-
skin boots.       Then back.     Alone
at news stall.      With Hayes and
Schell.   Parting, walked up St.
Charles street meet A. G. Hills.  Di-
ned with him at the Southern Res-
taurant.       Then back to room.
Supped at Wibell, with Hayes &
Schell (both of whom are hard up) then
to Era Office.           Editorial rooms
closed.  Parting, I went to Harris s.
He was alone, but soon his wife
appeared.      Talk   of Havana.   Don
Juan  tanter for Mrs Brewsters   of
the anti-Union officer club of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page seventy-eight
Description:Mentions apprehensions of A. G. Hills about his brother being killed, and getting measured for a pair of alligator-skin boots.
Date:1863-03-01
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Schell, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Royal Street
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.