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                  Aboard the Delaware.
is writing.  Rattier toadies Gen. Terry, as
seems to be the rule with assistant-adjutant
generals.  (I know Halpine did so with Hun-
ter and have observed the same thing in the
peninsula.)  Has a commonish-featured but
intelligent countenance.  Is nephew to Delia
Bacon, that remarkable woman who broached
the theory that Shakspere was not the author
of his own plays.  They being the work of the
great Lord Bacon, Raleigh and others, who
used the name of  the second-rate player and
manager  in order to give them to the world.
This theory she advocated with extraordinary
fervor and ability   and died insane.  She
made, too, an attempt to unearth the bones of
the great poet at Stratford on Avon bribing
associates, but did not carry her intention
into effect, being terrified from it by a sud-
den access of fear in consequence of the malediction
in the epitaph.  Altogether her story is one
of the most extraordinary episodes in literary
history.  Reading what she wrote   though
you know the argument won t stand   cannot
fail to impress you.
   Lieut. Terry.  Younger brother to the gen-
eral, and on his staff.  Rather bald, soft-
spoken, with a tone of voice suggestive, perhaps
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Regarding Gunn's thoughts on Captain Bacon and the life of his aunt Delia Bacon.
Date:1862-08-31
Subject:Bacon, Captain; Bacon, Delia; Bacon, Francis; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; Military; Raleigh, Walter; Rattier; Shakespeare, William; Terry, Lieutenant; Terry, Alfred Howe; Women
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.