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James River.     After rigged Shep-
herd out with my havresac, port-
manteau, india-rubber blanket,
old overcoat &c, he got off on
Friday, subsequent to a long evening s
good bye to his beloved at Harlem,
whither he is used to go once or twice
a week.       I think he ll prove
an average correspondent, and
the job will be wholesome for him,
setting him free from this squalid
rhyme-grinding life.     He has been 
sober enough, on the testimony of
others, since my departure for
New Orleans   though that may
be owing rather to his physical
condition than to anything else.  He
can write decent English and is
a gentleman on manners, and is
perhaps worth helping.    For Cahill
and Watson I have not a grain of
sympathy; they will, and deserve
to go to the devil.       This stinking
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-two
Description:Regarding N. G. Shepherd's position as a correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' with the Army of the Potomac.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.