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                Dr. Dexter.  The Robertsons.
window!
   26.  Friday.  Wrote to Capts. Rice and
Winchester.  Going out in the afternoon, met
Dexter, the doctor, on Broadway, whom I
had known before Yorktown, absent from the
army on sick leave.  He was log-rolling to ob-
tain some                                        
promotion and                                
wanted the                                      
endorsement                                   
of the Trib-                                     
une.  His                                         
hospital-                                        
steward                                           
died on the                                       
peninsula;                                        
I had known                                    
the man.  To                                    
Brady s and                                     
Anthony s
photographic

[photograph]
Mortimer Thomson   
otherwise  Doesticks. 

[Gunn s diary continued]
	galleries, buy-
	ing photographs
	of scenes in
	the peninsula
	campaign,
	(introduced
	in the prece-
	ding volume).
	An evening
	in-doors,
	passed in
	writing and
	reading and 
	miscellaneous
	matters.
   27.  Saturday.  By 4 P.M.  went to
27th street to visit the Robertsons, whom I
found very cosy in the smug basement of a
partially furnished house.  Mrs Robertson
presently began to ask me about Boweryem
inquiring whether he had recovered from his
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Regarding letters to Rice, Winchester, and a trip to buy photographs of the peninsular campaign.
Date:1862-09-25
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Dexter, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Physicians and surgeons; Rice, J.M.; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Yorktown, [Virginia]
Coverage (Street):27th Street; Broadway
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.