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ther.   His mother lay then on her
death-bed and conjured him to stay.    
She dying of cancer, Mann, at the 
instigation of a sister-in-law (whom the 
negroes seem to hate) moved over the 
river.           Howell and I, taking an 
observation, resolved on domesticating 
ourselves in the big front room, in
which were two beds, and into which 
we carried a table, chairs, mattrasses, 
coverlets, a clothes press and drawers.
Presently arrived Shaw and H. Hills, 
whom we had previously invited 
to sojourn with us.  Hills took posses-
sion of our yesternight s bed-room, (Shaw
tarrying with him as guest) and the 
opposite parlor to ours.   Arranging 
matters and talk.       Monies confided 
to darkeys to buy things.       Nat  
in again once, questioned and 
questioning by of me.   Lunch.  Sit-
ting out luxuriating on piazza in the 
sunny, tranquil afternoon, listening to 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-one
Description:Describes settling into Mann's house in Baton Rouge.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Mann; Mann, Mrs.; Mann, Nat; Shaw, Charles P.; Slaves
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.