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zils, who is generally ill-condi-
tioned, prone to thrusting his
colloquial oar into others  conversa-
tions, and talking in a loud, brat-
tling, aggressive tone on matters
of which he has but the barest,
rudimentary knowledge.  Of course
he is utterly illogical and unrea-
sonable, of course an egotist.    The
rest of the cabin-passengers are
sufficiently discriminated already.
  13.  Friday.}       Nothing parti-
  14.  Saturday.}       cular.  Fine
weather, loafing, smoking, dozing,
reading.   With purser Sampson
a good deal, of evenings, in his cabin.
A shrewd little man; spent many
years in California.  Arrived off
Key West at nightfall.
  15.  Sunday.   Coaling at Key
West.   A blazing hot day.  Ramb
led ashore, and to Fort Taylor,
meeting by the way, a sturdy,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Date:1863-03-12
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mississippi (Ship); Sampson (purser); Travel
Coverage (City/State):Key West, [Florida]
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.