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                    Life in New Orleans.
that women are better for not bein conven-
tionally  virtuous ; that their knowledge is in-
creased and their mission fulfilled by their
being inducted into debauchery.   Evil be then
my good,  seems to be the motto of these elegant
Lotharios.  x  x  Shepherd finds only infinite
drollery and fun in this pitiable proceeding.
x  x  x  I gave a little oyster-supper at
Blankman s boarding-house, last night, and
entertained the guests with a detailed account
of his defeat and inglorious departure.    He
gives out that you twisted and dislocated
his arm, but that it is well now, and by
   he ll cut your throat! 
  6.  Friday.   Up, not too early.   Ripley,
Schell and A. G. Hills in consecutively.
In rotunda.       Expectations of a movement
with Weitzel, Augur and others.    With Ripley
to the post-office; got papers.   Back.   With
Crane to the Sanitary Commission warehouse.
Back to the hotel.   In his room, my own
and Hamilton s.      In rotunda, in parlor
with Ripley and Schell.   Dined at the St
Charles with Ripley.   Talk with Campbell, a
bitterly Secesh head-waiter, who was de-
lighted with an English  Examiner  which, I
[unclear word] and disturbed by the fact of my being
a Tribune man.   Loafing.   In Hayes 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and twenty-one
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem containing news from New York.
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Blankman; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Campbell; Civil War; Crane; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Shepherd, N.G.; Weitzel, G.; Women
Coverage (City/State):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.