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ladies in New-Orleans. of the Era.
Gen Butler   the occupation of New
Orleans when he first came here   his
Proposition to give a ball to
the Secession ladies of N. O. and
much more.       Left near 12.
  2.  Monday.   To Era Office.  Let-
ters in paper.  The Hills  & Tracy
there.    Howell came.   There till 1,
then to hotel.      Hayes, Hamilton
and Schell in rotunda, near entrance.
Joined them.  Anon to room and
some scribbling.   Evening at rotunda,
and hither and thither.
  3.  Tuesday.   Era &c.   By
3 to Harris  house as appointed last
night.  He and wife out.    Waiting,
looking at photograph and other al-
bums   the latter full of rhythmic
adulations of  Lizzy,  charges of her
being an angel, a coquette and much
more.   Anon the subject of said versi-
fying and husband appeared  
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page seventy-nine
Description:Mentions two visits to Mr. and Mrs. Harris.
Subject:Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Schell, Frank H.; Tracy (New Orleans); 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.