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consuls and proclivities.   Former
prosperity of New Orleans   loose-
ness of money and living.   Story of
Butler s [nile?] and the hanging of
Mumford.  To  Cotton Plant    kept
by Londoner.    The guests   card-play-
ing; majority British.        Talk  
toasts  Here s to the man who
can jump stone walls!  De-
parture.   Towards French quarter
into gambling-house, never
closed night or day.  The frequent-
ters.    The Game of Bacarot.  Faro.
A stroll.       Return to  Cotton plant 
on Carondelet Street.    Slack there.
Talk with him about Jamaica, Ber-
muda &c.   Back to hotel; parted
with Baker.
  {28.  Wednesday.  A walk (morning) to see city with Ripley.  One of these
  29.  Thursday.}       days went with
Schell & Hayes to see crevasse, on 
the gulf rail-road.     Arrival after
train had gone.       Capt Sawyer  
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-six
Description:Describes a talk with Mr. Baker about New Orleans in ante-Secession times.
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Gambling; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Ripley, Philip; Sawyer, Captain (Connecticut); Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Carondelet Street
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.