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then with Baker to his residence
in Felicity Street, some little distance 
up town.     Mrs Baker, an English-
woman who, like her husband, has 
been three years in New Orleans, but 
unlike him wants to return to her
native country, even before he has amas-
sed riches.       Talk.   Visitors.    All
British.     One, a photographer who got
sustained heavy pecuniary losses in 
consequence of his having written a letter 
expressing distrust of the permanence 
of the Southern Confederacy, which was 
duly opened at Memphis and sent back 
to New Orleans.       Another a stationer,
Secession in sympathy, with a pretty little 
girl three years old with whom I be-
came great friends.   Her mother, a 
Virginian, had died three months ago.   
Mrs Baker s details about New Orleans 
during the blockade.     Going to mar-
ket with a handful of shin-plasters
and returning without being able to buy 
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-five
Description:Describes a visit to Baker's house and meeting his wife.
Date:1863-02-08
Subject:Baker, Francis; Baker, Francis, Mrs.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Women
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Felicity Street
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
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.