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               Faircloth and his news.
for drawing and arguing on every possible
subject.  Beckett Bellew was, at this time,
living at Harlem, and, I think, keeping a
   22.  Monday.  A stroll along the woody
banks of the Bronx river with Bellew.  Re-
turned to New York by the 10 o clock train,
not sorry to be there, for I had had but a
poor breakfast and was hungry.  In-doors
the rest of the day.
   23.  Tuesday.  Down town per omnibus
to Harper s.  Got papers : saw John Bonner,
Webb of the Times and Guernsey.  Walked
to Nassau St. with Bonner.  Then up-town.
Writing to my mother and to Dr Freeman,
the  vet  at Hilton Head.
   24.  Wednesday.  To Spring Street post-
office.  Writing editorial for Tribune.  Ha-
ney came, with letter from Hannah; and,
simultaneously Capt. Faircloth, of the Cos-
mopolitan and Delaware.  He had returned
by the St Mary.  It appeared that the
yellow fever had broken out on board the
Delaware immediately after my departure,
that nine of the soldiers had died of it, and
nearly everybody been sick.  Thompson and
Hay had it, but not bad, also Birdsall.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-seven
Description:Regarding news of a yellow fever outbreak aboard the Delaware.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bennett, Hannah; Birdsall; Bonner, John; Civil War; Cosmopolitan (Ship); Delaware (Ship); Diseases; Edge, Frederick; Faircloth, Captain; Freeman, Dr.; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hay, Charles; New York tribune.; St. Mary (Ship); Thompson, Richard; Webb (reporter)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Fordham, New York]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street; Spring Street
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.