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                       In New Orleans.
decorated with flags and streamers.    Aboard
the George Washington steamer; saw purser; got
off letter.        Back stolling along the levee, where
I met Thorpe, in a military cloak, with his
wife.   The evening breeze blowing freshly; the
sailors of the English frigate Rinaldo doing gym-
astic tricks in the rigging.      Back to hotel.   Di-
ned with Schell at the Southern Restaurant,
on beef steak and onions with ale, both of us talk-
ing of other Christmas Days and imagining what
our friends were doing  at home    which seemed
with me to mean 745 Broadway on the particu-
lar occasion.   A good fellow was Schell and a
kindly.   Somehow I have a favorable impres-
sion of most Philadelphians; perhaps because
the Edwards family were born there.    I think I
should like to live in the pleasantly-named city
for awhile.        Back to that capital loafing-place
the Rotunda of the St Charles; studying faces.
Abed, tired, by 9 1/2.
  26.  Friday.   Breakfast at the hotel restau-
rant with Schell.   A stroll together afterwards,
to the French Market and quarter, visiting a
show containing only the miserable-looking
bears and a panther; the proprietor unsuccess-
ful in his solicitations that we should try our
fortunes in a Gift Enterprize.    Through the
market, observant.      As both show and mar-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and thirty-four
Description:Describes his Christmas Day spent in New Orleans.
Date:1862-12-25
Subject:Christmas; Civil War; Food; George Washington (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Schell, Frank H.; Thorpe, Thomas B.; Thorpe, Thomas B., Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

Volume
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.