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much by it.   Mrs. H. praised Eng-
land, the officers of the Rinaldo,
pitched into Northern women, charg-
ed the men with want of gallantry
and due subservience to women!
and much more.     In many things 
she reminded me of Lotty Kidder.  
Withal she had a pretty, plump leg, 
as was accidentally revealed by 
a sudden flirt of her crinoline, as 
she took her seat at the piano.
Harris had been North often enough:
had known John Brougham, Les-
ter Wallack and O Brien.       He 
was familiar with the name of 
Keene Richards, apropos of whom
the son of the landlord of the 
St Charles knew more.     Keene, 
a colonel in the Confederate service, 
on Breckinridge s staff, was in
the St Charles  Hotel for three or 
four days after Butler s occupation 
of it! escaping from the city to 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-five
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Date:1863-02-10
Subject:Brougham, John; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); O'Brien, Fitz James; Richards, Addison Keane; Wallack, Lester; Women
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.