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his salary, no more.   Young Loren-
zo Hildreth, son to the landlord of
our hotel, wanted a drawing of two
fast horses he possessed and Schell
had been invited to witness their speed:
he hoped the execution of this commis-
sion might exert a modifying influence
on the amount of his bill.    Previously
he had thought either of drawing
the exterior of the St Charles, or the
Rotunda, of an evening, for transmis-
sion to Leslie s paper, but indiscreet-
ly suggesting the idea to the eager Ham-
ilton, that person went to work and
did the latter subject, to the admi-
ration of many newsboys   among whom
he sat at a little table, specially
purveyed for the purpose   and the
disgust of Schell, who behaved coolly
to him ever since.        I think I have
put down heretofore, that I leant
Schell $20, refusing a note on Les-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and one
Description:Regarding Frank Schell's money problems in New Orleans.
Date:1863-03-04
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hildreth; Hildreth, Lorenzo; Horses; Leslie, Frank; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
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.