1. Thursday. Upraising early
and limited ablutions three per-
sons to one basin and half a gallon
of water. B. Hills off to gun-boat.
Breed and I down-stairs. Train to
return, starting within half an hour.
A sorry breakfast, served by a slovenly
negro landlady present. Train
waits for us and gives the returning
Hills time to fetch his carpet-bag.
Off. A sunny, clear day. Felt
very much out of sorts, tied out &
tormented with ear-pain. Got to
Algiers by 3. Tramped to ferry &
through New Orleans streets to the
St. Charles. Saw Schell & others.
With B. Hills & Schell to Southern restau-
rant, then back to hotel, here I
went incontinently to bed, tired
and sick all over.
2. Friday. Loafing, hither and
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page five|
|Description:||Describes his return to New Orleans after a visit to the Louisiana countryside.|
|Subject:||Breed; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Schell, Frank H.|
|Coverage (City/State):||Algiers, [Louisiana]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two|
|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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|