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of the last persons I saw was little Edge
on one of the steamers, waving his hand
in adieu.       By the way I have for-
gotten that I saw Sears the postmaster,
(temporarily in arrest) who hunted
me up copies of the New South con-
taining my quarantine article, writ-
ten last September   which papers were
duly stolen from me aboard the 
Mississippi.    Got there and saw
Sampson.    Was removed into opposite
cabin, to be tenanted by Boutelle
and Hildreth, the tallish captain
who is or has been pursuing the
Irish  nun.    Capt Baxter tells
the purser that said nun  dotes 
on him.      Lay off Port Royal all
  20.  Friday.   Off at 6 A. M.
A bitter, windy, rainy equinoctial
storm all day.      Going ahead in good
style, though.     In the purser s cabin
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Describes boarding the Mississippi at Hilton Head for the last part of his journey back to New York.
Subject:Baxter, Captain; Boutelle, Captain; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hildreth, Captain; Mississippi (Ship); Sampson (purser); Sears (postmaster); Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Hilton Head, South Carolina]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
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.