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and inserted advertisement, then
to Post Office.   A ramble.  Dozing
in afternoon.        A stroll with Howell
in the evening.
  27.  Tuesday.   A chilly, rainy, 
dreary day.   Met the fellows in the
rotunda below.  The objectionable 
Johnstone in the sitting room, scrib-
bling.  (Mem.  Items about his
attempts at borrowing and sponging
from Hayes, B. Hills, and Schell.
Scoring up diary in very cold room
nab, the wind moaning drearily, and 
the small flag on the British Consula-
tate, opposite my window, blowing 
fitfully to and fro, to all points of 
the compass.     In the afternoon 
was told that a Mr Baker waited
to see me in rotunda.  With him.
Drinks, talk, supper.     Out for a
stroll.    His story of New Orleans
in ante-Secession times & during
them.   The British residents, their
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-five
Description:Describes a talk with Mr. Baker about New Orleans in ante-Secession times.
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Howell; Johnstone; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [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.