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[newspaper clipping]
  Philip Ripley was born in Winchester, N. H., in
1828, was graduated at Union College in 1848, was
city editor of the Evening Post in 1860- 61, was cor-
respondent of the World in New Orleans in 1862-
 64, and at the same time, was connected with the
New Orleans Picayune, returned to New York and
was an editorial writer on the World till 1875, when
he joined the revising staff of the  American
Cyclop dia.   In 1884 he resumed his connection
with the World editorial staff.

[Gunn s handwriting]
N. Y. Graphic
May 10, 1885
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and thirty-one
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding Philip Ripley.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; New Orleans picayune.; New York evening post.; New York world.; Ripley, Philip
Coverage (City/State):Winchester, New Hampshire; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-11-18


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.