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         In doors.   Edwards  and down town.
                       October 1862.
  1. Wednesday.  An editorial of mine in to-
day s Tribune:   If this is going to be an Abolition
War I shall resign.      A dull, wet day.     In doors
scribbling.  In the evening to 745.    Talking with
Matty and her father; Jack absent visiting
the Nasts, Eliza down stairs with her hard-work-
ing mother.  Mat was good-humored and her fa-
ther read me a letter from a Mr Russell (no
relation to Ritchie) descriptive of his journey
across the isthmus to San Francisco and thence
to Vancouvers Land.   Jack returned just before
my departure.
  2.  Thursday.   Another wet day.   Down
town in the afternoon meeting Webb of the Times.
In front of the Tribune office I encounter White 
the Irishman employed at F. Leslie s and old
Powell, to whom presently came Gaylor, big, red
faced, curly-haired and stupid.          Haney pas-
sed.   Powell talked of his son, who was at the bat-
tle of Antietam, and who has attained some minor
advancement.    In the Tribune editorial office.
Talking with England, with Wilbour and others.
A  John Brown joke.   Saw Gay.   To Haney s.
Uptown and in-doors during the evening.
  3.  Friday.   Mr Edwards called and Edge.
The latter professed that he only heard of my
return from the South, last night, accidentally
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page five
Description:Describes visits to the Edwards family and the Tribune office.
Subject:Abolition; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; England; Gay, Sidney H.; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Nast, Thomas; New York tribune.; Powell, Thomas; Russell, Mr.; Russell, Ritchie; Travel; Webb (reporter); White (artist); Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-10-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
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; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.