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with his own, special, invaluable
crab-stick for $6   not to me.
Desiring to buy cocoa-nuts, called
at the house of the Gigers and saw
Miss Sally   whose acquaintance I 
made here, last August.       The Gigers
are about as well known to the
U. S. navy, as according to Lever,
the Dalrymples were to the Eng-
lish army.      The father is a char-
acter, an illiterate old pilot, fa-
mous for his  nice derangement
of epitaphs  a la Mrs Malaprop.
He says his daughters are  the 
most costive of girls &c.    The
family is about to remove bodily 
to New Jersey, as Miss Sally
told me.    Aboard, and by noon
off for Hilton Head   an unin-
tended destination.  We could get
but 150 tons of coals at Key
West and go to Port Royal for
more.   17. Tuesday.   At sea.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-two
Description:Regarding the Geiger family in Key West.
Subject:Brannan; Civil War; Giger; Giger, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Key West, Florida]
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.