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old Ellis to the pictorial effigy of
the  Stars and Bars  displayed on
a piece of music.     Young s vanity
as a composer was displayed with
refreshing bonhomie.   I may write
some fine things   I know I shall  
but I shall never equal  Stonewall, 
he averred, repeating it at least
thrice, during the evening.  Another
guest I have forgotten to mention, though
he deserves some record.  This was a
Mr Hancock, a Philadelphian   once
a fellow-scholar and friend of Schell.
He was a youngish, chubby man with
bright dark eyes, and beard a la
Americaine.  He had lived at the South
long enough to have entirely Secessionized
himself.      He was engaged in a clothing
store.      At about 2 A. M the
party broke up and I strolled throught-
fully homewards, to bed.
  4.  Wednesday.   Era office
and elsewhere during the forenoon.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety-two
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Date:1863-03-03
Subject:Civil War; Ellis (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hancock; Schell, Frank H.; Young
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.