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a letter to F. H. commending his
labors, asking for more, complaining
that it was very difficult to cash drafts
on sight in  these hard times,  suggesting
that $50, with one day to meet the
contingency would be preferable in
future and utterly ignoring poor
Schell s present necessities.   So, left,
high and dry and impecunious,
he was, at first, inclined to return
to New York, demurring, how-
ever, partly in the hope that he
might miss money subsequently re-
mitted to him, partly from a desire
not to miss the expected attack on
Port Hudson.    He must strike Les-
le for his bill at the St Charles, 
he said,  and not leave it in F. L s
power to swindle him.   By return-
ing he would expose himself to this
contingency.   So he proposed just to
send on enough to Fran ois to earn
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred
Description:Regarding Frank Schell's problems with receiving payment from Frank Leslie for his work.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Schell, Frank H.
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.