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Powers, boisterously swept us out
of the place, saying that he boarded
there   which was the fact   and
what did we want to pay that old
Dutchman for, who was as  Secesh
as h__l!                   The man was
really a Frenchman, dogmatic and
stupid, but disposed to be quite
friendly to one.    Schell and he used
to have the most ludicrous little  spats 
with each other on the subject of Secession,
in which the Philadelphian would address
his antagonist in burlesque German
gibberish and be answered with broken
French English denunciations of
 niggers  and Yankees.
  11.  Wednesday.   Up by 6 and
breakfasted an hour later in the
hotel restaurant with Schell and
Ripley, Cash of the Herald (recently
arrived from Key West, to organize
an office and take rooms at the
St Charles for that purpose)
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes a talk with Powers.
Subject:Cash; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Powers; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.
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.