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29.  Sunday.   Had Haney with
me all the fore and afternoon, and
some part of the former Boweryem.
Just before tea went with Haney
to 745 and when almost in front
of it, met Jim Parton, who has been
in Massachusetts during the past two
weeks, as the guest of Gen. But-
ler, whose rule in New Orleans he
is going to make the subject of a book.
Almost immediately Parton began:  You
may dismiss from your minds all that
nonsense about Gen. Butler s dishonesty;
he       I dissented, and pacing up
and down for a few minutes, learnt
that Jim had come to the extraordinary
conclusion that it was totally unnecessary
for him to go to New Orleans before
writing his book   in which, if he sticks
to this sage resolution, he will assu-
redly stultify himself awfully.      He
has hardly done a wise thing in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and seventy-two
Description:Regarding the book James Parton will be writing about General Butler.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]
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.