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anything.     New Orleans just before 
the advent of Butler.        Fires along the
levees, burning cotton; half a dozen
vessels blazing on the river; and
the streets adjacent to it sticky and 
slippery with molasses.  The populace 
carrying off barrels of it, and of su-
gar.        Preparations made by the  roughs 
for burning the city   desire of the
mob to do it.      Flush times in New 
Orleans and the present.     All classes
throve and led a prosperous life   funda-
mentally based on the labor of the slave.      
Mrs Baker s song   The Southern 
Stars    she now a Unionist.     Left
them after supper and by car down-
town.      Met Ripley in rotunda, ca
Schell and B. Hills.     Talk.     Out
for oysters then upstairs and to-bed 
by midnight.
  9.  Monday.   Breakfast at Wibel s 
with Hayes.     Together to the Delta
Office, looking over New York papers.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-six
Description:Describes a conversation with Mrs. Baker about New Orleans before the arrival of General Butler.
Date:1863-02-08
Subject:Baker, Francis, Mrs.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Songs
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
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.