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result) he fed promiscuously for a
day or two,  forgetting that he hadn t
his porte monnaie about him  at the
restaurants,  sticking up  this din-
ner or that breakfast, and borrowing
small monies.   He proposed to favor 
me in that way after reading a long
 Fable for the Times  written by him
for submission to the Era.      It was
done in the old imitation   Gay-and-
Pope style, and, admitting the right
of a man to perpetrate such an anach-
ronism, read well enough.       Hills
(A. C.) bought it sat, I suppose, a
mild price, after demurring awhile.
Hamilton had provoked him not
a little by applying about five dis-
tinct times for [words crossed out] a chance
at making money on the Era.   When
he heard of the two Hills  coming in
for that supposed good thing, Hamil-
tons jealousy, eagerness and appre-
hension were exceedingly ludicrous.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and five
Description:Regarding Hamilton's jealousy at A. C. Hills and A. G. Hills managing the ''Era.''
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; New Orleans era.; Publishers and publishing
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.