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23.  Monday.   Arrived at
New York harbor between 6 and
7 in the evening.  The captain (and
subsequently most of the officers) went
ashore in boats but I didn t,
preferring to sleep aboard to the 
disagreeables of getting up-town and
extemporized accommodation at Bo-
ley s.     In the cabin of the friendly
purser for the last evening, talking
with him over a temperate jorum 
of Santa Cruz.   Very cold outside;
the lights and town looking familiar
enough.      Descending to my cabin
at about 11, occupied it alone,
there being only the baggage of one
of my late fellow-passengers, to
remind me of the existence of those
whom I should perhaps see never-
more.       A sound sleep till morning.
  24.  Tuesday.   After a final
breakfast went ashore in the ship s 
boat, with Purser Sampson and the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Describes his last night spent aboard the Mississippi while docked at New York.
Date:1863-03-23
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mississippi (Ship); Sampson (purser); Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.