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                The St. Charles Rotunda.
the Delta Office, where I found Hamilton
Tracy entered.     A debate about the war and
the probable end of it.     A clammy, hot day
with a heavy shower of rain or two.   To the
hotel with Hamilton.     Met Ripley.  Up stairs.
in Howell s room and Dr Crane s.         With
the latter to the Richelieu restaurant in Cus-
tom-House Street, to dinner.      Returning met
Ripley.    To the hotel.    In Howell s room,
where he, Schell and Ripley played euchre
and I read an old Christmas number of All
the Year Round.   Supped at dusk with
Howell at Wibel s.   Anon loafing in the Ro-
tunda.     Most of the fellows off to the French
opera to see  Le Dragon de Villars.        Talked
with one Boynton who had spoken to me yes-
terday; he had boarded at Mrs Boley s
where I didn t remember him very particular-
ly; is now engineer on the U. S. gun-boat
Winona, to which he gave me an invitation.
Talked with Noyes, too, often Knickerbocker
&c, whom I had met at Fortress Monroe
here, with hundreds like him, as a cotton-
and-sugar-buying speculator.       Talk with
a Capt. Smalley, once of the Owasco, who
wants to go home.   Reading awhile in rotun-
da; to room, scribbling diary, and bed.
	                      
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and forty-two
Description:Mentions meeting Boynton, Noyes, and Captain Smalley in the rotunda of the St. Charles Hotel.
Date:1863-02-12
Subject:Boley, Susan; Boynton; Civil War; Crane, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Howell; Noyes, Edward L.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Smalley, Captain; Tracy (New Orleans); Winona (Ship)
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Custom-House 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.