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                     In doors; scribbling.
tion of Honeywell, who starts for Port Royal on
  17.  Monday.   In doors all the dull, dark, wet
day till evening, when I went to Irving Hall, 15th
Street to hear a be-puffed Irishman named Mason
Jones orate on Garibaldi.   Found him a blatherskite
and returned within the hour.        Boweryem with
me in the evening, and Edge looked in during the
  18.  Tuesday.   Scribbling.   Going down-town
in the afternoon met Parton in the park, return-
ing from revising the proofs of his condensed edi-
tion of Jackson, to be published in one volume.  He
looked very thin and careworn, I thought.       To the
Tribune Office, saw Gay, Wilbour and England;
to the Sunday Times Office, then up-town.   Scrib-
bling during the evening.
  19.  Wednesday.   In doors, scribbling all
the dull, dark rainy day.    Shepherd in occasion-
  20.  Thursday.   Repetition of yesterday,
minus Shepherd.  Capt. E. Lloyd came up in
the afternoon, being freshly come from Sigel s Camp
in Virginia or Maryland and here on duty relating
to recruits.     He tells me he got married during
my absence down South and invites me to visit
him and his bride.          Scribblings diaristic
and Continental.    A letter to Hannah.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty-seven
Description:Mentions seeing a speech on Garibaldi by Mason Jones and visiting the New York Tribune office.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; England; Garibaldi, Giuseppe; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Jones, Lloyd, Captain; Mason; Parton, James; Shepherd, N.G.; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):15th Street
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.