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[loose newspaper clipping]
	He has one whole chapter on the decline
of the Boulevard des Italiens, and of the French
caf :
  The French caf  is a doomed institution.  The
Boulevard des Italiens and the traditional white and
gold caf  were in the height of their glory under
Napoleon III., and have since been in decline.  In
a few years the boulevard that extends from the
Op ra to the Madeleine will be the heart of the capi-
tal.  Paris has ever been moving west from the Bas-
tille to the Bois.  The famous companions of Tor-
toni will give up the struggle or be transformed into
brasseries before long, for the brasserie is becoming
the king of the boulevards, and German beer is
triumphing over French wine.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and forty-one
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the decline of the French caf´┐Ż.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Paris, France
Scan Date:2010-06-15


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
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.