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             A Sunday s Holiday
room with him and Schell, all scribbling.
A very cold day.
  7.  Saturday.   To the Custom-House
to see Dennison.  Back to the rotunda of
the St Charles; Ripley there, and Hamilton,
sketching at a little table to the admiration
of newsboys.  A. G. Hills in and out.  Loaf-
ing, hither and thither.      It was not the eve-
ning that I got fairly to work, and kept
at it till about 2 next morning, with oc-
  8.  Sunday.}       casional visits to Ripley s
room on the lower floor; Hayes being in his
room scribbling, A. G. in his.           Baker
up in the afternoon, found him awaiting
me in Ripley s chamber.   General expectation
of a movement of Weitzel, up the Teche
country.        Baker called at 11 A. M.  With
him to Schell s room and presently out to-
gether, to a German restaurant for break-
fast, then to Canal Street, where Schell left
us.   A car-ride towards Lake Ponchartrain.
The morning sunny and warm, deliciously
bright and pleasant.     A level shell road
through the swamp, dotted with the stumps of
trees.      Cemeteries.  Occasional  Yankee  sol-
diers out for a holiday.              At a tavern, milk
[unclear word], cigars and talk.    Near a dilapi-
[dated] race-course, once called  the Union
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and twenty-three
Description:Describes a day out in New Orleans with Baker.
Date:1863-02-06
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Dennison (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Weitzel, G.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
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.