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refused her nothing.   Why
didn t you say it was a friend 
of yours?  he asked, about some-
body liable to be  turned into 
the street  by his order.   Yet
the lady exhibited to me a scrap-
book filled with virulent and 
abusive acrostics on his name, 
attacks on his doings, caricatures
and similar literature, pertinent 
to his rule in New Orleans.   In
one lithograph he was represented
as a hyena, digging up the grave 
of the rebel general, Joe Johnston  
in search of buried treasure   so
I was told.   Harris read aloud
a parody on Poe s raven, I sus-
pect of [cayant?] composition, also
vilifying Butler.    I observed the
famous woman  order  in the scrap-
book.     To Butler s farewell address
was appended a M. S. note, char-
acterizing it as illustrative at 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-two
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Subject:Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Women
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.