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mailbags, I being perched on top
of the latter, in a rather critical
condition, inasmuch as the water
was rough and steamers about.
Landed at Castle Garden and then
good bye to the kindly, odd little Sampson,
who wouldn t charge me the usual
$20 exacted from others in pay-
ment for their board.       With my
baggage to the Battery Gate and
thence up-town in a Bleecker Street
omnibus, to the old house, where I
arrived at about 9  , finding Cahill
breakfasting in the basement.   Saw
Mrs Boley.   Up-stairs: Shepherd
and Watson in their usual lairs.  
In doors till the afternoon, then down
town to the Tribune Office.   A friend-
ly reception by Gay and England; 
talking over matters in the Depart-
ment of the Gulf &c: England in-
viting me out to drink tells me of
eulogies editorial of my letters.  To
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Describes his arrival back in New York and his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; England; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York tribune.; Sampson (purser); Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
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.