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5.  Sunday.   To Jim Parton s,
room, at Dodsworth s, through the
rain, finding him and Jack Ed-
wards there.    An hour or more s 
talk about Butler, and New Orleans,
I urging him to go thither, apparently
in vain.      Then left and took the
cars to 38th Street, to dine with
Leslie.   Stayed till 8, then down
town.    Looked in at 745 and walked
home with Haney, to get my Savings
Bank book.
  6.  Monday.   To the North river
end of Canal Street, there to see the
steamer Victoria, advertised to sail
for Liverpool on the 16th of this month.
She is a big propeller, that came
here with a cargo of cotton and pro-
poses to take a handful of passen-
gers.      I had thought of going in
the City of Washington on Satur-
day, paying $80, in gold   now
at over 50 per cent premium over
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Regarding making preparations for traveling back to England.
Subject:City of Washington (Ship); Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Parton, James; Victoria (Ship)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):38th Street; Canal 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.