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Greetings and gratualtions.   Talk
anent Madisonville letter.   Off with
Harris by car, some blocks, to Pry-
taina Street.     A bachelor-house,
with dinner-table set out and little
garden, with banana-trees.   Negro-
servants.   Waiting and talk.      Ap-
pearance of host & others.   A Mr
Ellis, a Liverpool man, elderly, jolly,
stout, broadfaced, dark-haired, face
shaven, except a chin.    Mr Dacres,
an Edinburgh man, squarish-faced,
heavily mustached and whiskered,
not unlike the portraits of J. C. Ma-
gruder.       An actor named Ryer,
who had to play Shylock at the
Varieties, this evening.  A Mr Dixey
an Englishman, long a resident in
the West Indies, and of late years,
in New Orleans.    Like Harris,
Dacres, Dixey and Ellis were
cotton brokers, the second resident
in St Louis.        He had been in New
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty
Description:Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Subject:Civil War; Dacres; Dixey; Ellis (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, T. Decatur; Ryer
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Prytaina Street
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.