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completely  beastly drunk.   He was
now partially sober   intermittent,
rather.    We sat and talked till Schell
joined us.    Ripley was full of regrets
at my approaching departure, 
calling me  Tom  (as he always does)
and declaring that I should have
 the tears of his heart  when I went
away.   Frequently he tried to get us
to go out and drink with him at
the  Ruby  where he had credit  
by the way, he pays nothing to Hil-
dreth for his board, nor has done
for a long time.     When he failed
he went out alone.  I left him sitting
with his head bowed forward in his
chair, past midnight.
  All the correspondents at this
period were hard-up, Adam s
Express having shut down upon them,
in consequence of F. Leslie s not having
paid Schell s draught of $100.          He
did so, however, subsequently, sending
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety-nine
Description:Describes Philip Ripley's state.
Date:1863-03-04
Subject:Civil War; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hildreth; Leslie, Frank; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.
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.