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once of the egotism and mendacity 
of the Demon who wrote it; this
signed L.   What do you call 
him a demon for?  I asked,  Now
you know you liked him!   
I had observed that her husband
called her Lizzy.       She said
she regarded Butler in two lights, 
one from her rebel and patriotic 
view, the other as she had found
him.   The thing, indeed, was
half affectation.     She was self-
willed, egotistic, irrational, appro-
bative, womanish, pleasant   I
had chaffed her previously:   I
heard that if I had stayed at
Madisonville, the other day, I was to 
have been arrested there, as a Yankee 
spy!  said she, decrying a
Mrs Brant who was also on 
board (and whom Hamilton met 
at Knapp s)   as her accuser.    I 
said, gravely, that I had heard 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-three
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Subject:Brant, Mrs.; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; 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.