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about Hamilton s having written
to the Times about his (Howell s)
being a captain in a negro regi-
ment.        Hither & thither.      In
the evening, alone to Harris s, corner
of St Mary s and South Street, north 
side of Lafayette Square.      Door 
opened by Mrs Harris, who inducts me
into handsome back parlour, adjacent 
to which, in the rear-room, is set the
tea-service, and where I find a 
tall young lady, introduced to me
as Miss Louisiana Somebody.    Soon
Harris appears; we tea and then 
return to back parlor.    Mrs. Harris
is tastily-dressed, her hair and 
eyes (her two best points) made the
most of; the one dark and curly, the
other deep brown and sparkling.  Her
complexion is so fair as to be pale, aid-
ed by more than a suspicion of powder
as I could discern, when she was near 
me.   Furthermore her softly-curved 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Date:1863-02-10
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Howell; Smith, Louisiana; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Lafayette Square; South Street; St. Mary's 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.