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             Loafing, Scribbling & Reading
of Bradley.   O Gorman came, too, afterwards,
in search of something to drink, but finding
only bitters, went away soon.    Dinner, Brad-
ley being our guest.     Scribbling during the
evening; rain out of doors.         Writing to my
  15.  Thursday.   An almost continuous rain
day.    In doors, all three of us, in Hills  room,
scribbling or reading.  Writing to Hannah
and reading Lever s  Davenport Dunn.   At
nightfall went with Howell to Gen. Augur s
quarters, a handsome house on Third Street,
and saw him.    He told us that he shouldn t
take command over Gen. Grover until the arri-
val of Gen. Banks, expected tomorrow.  Back,
reading and talking ghostly, then to bed.
  16.  Friday.   A cold frosty morning, almost
worthy of a northern January.      With Howell
and Hills to the levee, expecting that a steam-
er might start for New Orleans and desiring
to send letters by her.   Apparently no chance
of it.     Back and, with Howell, into a store
kept by an old Belgian woman, whom we
visited during her our former sojourn at
Baton Rouge.    She invited us into a rear
room where there were upwards of seven
children, all strabismic, also a young Ger-
man woman, not uncomely in a coarse way.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Mentions visiting an old Belgian woman in Baton Rouge.
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Bennett, Hannah; Books and reading; Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Grover, Cuvier; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Third Street
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.