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came in for the benefit of most of
this, especially as that young man
had loomed up into unexpected cele-
brity, first in consequence of my
having chaffed him in the  Rotunda 
article, secondly because certain sensa-
tion letters of his to the Traveller
have been reprinted both in the New 
York and New Orleans papers.  Howell
taxed the youthful author, over the
breakfast-table of the St Charles with
writing lies, nonsense, a tissue of exag-
gerations and absurdities,   of which
Hayes told us in a state of open eyed
injury.   He, Howell and Schell
all took their meals at the restau-
rant attached to the hotel, on credit.
Presently the approbative, 
and saponaceous Hamilton succumb-
ed to the pressure of impecuniosity.
Trying Adam s Express (after I
had informed him of the inevitable
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and four
Description:Mentions Howell's disapproval of the reporting style of Hayes.
Date:1863-03-04
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Howell; Journalism; 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.