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his duty and who had a family. 
Furthermore he added that he
thought Mr Hamilton was making
enough money to satisfy a reasonable
man.       This was true enough, for
neglecting his duties as a corres-
pondent of the Times in an utterly
unjustifiable manner, he was all
the time sending bad drawings to 
Harper s, from whom he had a
sub-salary of $10 per week, ex-
clusive of payment for drawings
at least so he said.   An eager,
approbative, saponaceous, uneasy man
was Hamilton, who sometimes got
tipsy and declared that New Or-
leans was the wickedest place in the
world.    He had occasional practi-
cal relish for one phase of its wick-
edness, if the testimony of A. G. Hills
may be taken.     We  sold  Hamil-
ton a good deal, his impulsiveness
rendering him an easy victim.   He
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and seven
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.; Journalism; New York times.
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.