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 My God!  said he (a pet expres-
sion of his)  if I d only have known
of any change like that, I d
have spoken to Gen. Banks about
it!    I m the very man for it, you
know!   Have been an editor before 
(of a two-penny-hap ny N.Y. month-
ly mag, which died from intrinsic
feebleness)    speak two   three lan-
gauges!   And then,  Why, we shall
all be left out in the cold   the
two Hills  will get everything before
us.    So he actually bothered every-
body he knew on Banks staff,
and applied to the General himself,
to be admitted to take bites of the
cherry.    The General goodnaturedly
asked A. C. whether he could find
anything to do for  Mr Hamilton, 
to which the ex-chancellor of the
Sons of Malta responded  Not with-
out turning away a man who did
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and six
Description:Regarding Hamilton's jealousy at A. C. Hills and A. G. Hills managing the ''Era.''
Date:1863-03-04
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Publishers and publishing
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.