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                       At Harris s.
things connected with the Banks Expedition,
I don t think they made anything by it.   Mrs.
Harris praised England, disparaged Northern
women, and charged the men with want of
due subservience to her sex!   a monstrous
accusation   and much more.     In many
things she reminded me of Lotty Kidder.  I
had observed that she had a pretty, plump
leg, as was accidentally revealed by a viva-
cious flirt of her crinoline, as she took her
seat at the piano, where, by the way she sang
with her husband  the Bonnie Blue Flag,  [which]
I had never heard all through     The chamber-
maids used to warble snatches of it about
the St. Charles, and I remember Hayes pa-
rodying the burden with
 Hurra! hurra! for the Stars and Stripes
	and d__n the rebel star! 
when they told him that he ought to be asha-
med of himself!    They were all Irish.     Har-
ris had been to the North frequently, and had
known John Brougham, Lester Wallack and
O Brien.       He talked, too, of Thackeray s
visit to New Orleans and had met him.      He
was familiar with the name of Keene Richards,
my fellow traveller in 18543, from the Mam-
moth Cave to Carroll Parish, Louisiana, of
whom the son of the landlord of the St Charles Hotel,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and forty
Description:Describes a visit to Harris and his wife in New Orleans.
Date:1863-02-10
Subject:Brougham, John; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); O'Brien, Fitz James; Richards, Addison Keane; Songs; Thackeray, William Makepeace; Wallack, Lester; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans], Louisiana; Madisonville, Louisiana
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.