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pre-committing himself by becoming
Butler s guest.             Nevertheless he
was full of characteristic enthusiasm
about the man    such insight! 
 such enlarged views!  and God
knows how much more   all about
a coarse politician, once an ultra pro-
slavery democrat and tool of the South
  and latterly an extemporized general
who had an extraordinary task to
perform and did it thoroughly, but
not with clean hands.      Verily the
very stones of New Orleans might pro-
test against any idealization of Ben
Butler.     But if Jim had to biogra-
phize Judas Iscariot he d 
beautify him.            Jim went off to
the hotel where his hero awaited him
(they had just arrived in New York)
and we clomb the three-flights of
stairs to the sitting room of 745.
There till 11, all the family proper
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and seventy-three
Description:Regarding the book James Parton will be writing about General Butler.
Date:1863-03-29
Subject:Civil War; Butler, Benjamin F.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Parton, James
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.