New Orleans Items.
of not less than $10 a day. To bed
early, leaving Howell and A. C. Hills to go
to the theatre.
24. Saturday. Wrote to Gay and to
Boweryem, telling the first of my wish to re-
turn to England, and asking him to send out
a substitute to New Orleans, recommending Bow-
eryem. A. G. Hills in and out, worried and
nervous, which mental condition seemed to have
produced a rash, come out all over him. How-
ell in once, and Hayes.
25. Sunday. Up by 6 and down to the
levee to post letters, or rather to confide them
to a sleepy purser, then occupied in buying
New Orleans papers of a newsboy, in his ca-
bin. A magnificent sunrise over Algiers way.
Return to hotel and doze. A. C. Hills up.
Down stairs, loafing; hither and thither. The
Marion in with mails. To Banks headquarters
and to the post-office with the two Hills and
Howell; then to the Varieties with A. C. and
Howell. The Corsican brothers.
26. Monday. Strolling hither and thither
about New Orleans, alone, during the best part
of the morning. To, the Delta office where I
inserted an advertisement addressed to Umbra
the ordinary New Orleans correspondent of the
Tribune, whom I was desirous to find, on
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-seven|
|Description:||Mentions writing to Gay to request sending a replacement for him in New Orleans.|
|Subject:||Baker, Francis; Boweryem, George; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Journalism; New York tribune.; Theater|
|Coverage (City/State):||New Orleans, [Louisiana]|
|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.|