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scripture principles.     After prelimi-
nary cocktails, artistically mixed by
Ellis, we sat down to dinner, waited
upon by an alert negro.     I think
I have discriminated all of the party,
except a young lad, I should sup-
pose an employee or relative of Ellis,
a resident of the house.       We sat
in a handsomish rear-room of not
very large proportions, the open folding
doors between it and the front one,
seeming to make both, one apartment.
The doors and windows were open, 
as it seemed, at first, to me, unneces-
sarily, for though the sun shone bright
and cheerily the day was cool
(from Pittsburg, Ohio) in my rear.
The dinner proved excellent.  First
gumbo soup, with a suggestion of
chicken and other ingredients in it,
then red snapper (courteously provi-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-two
Description:Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Date:1863-03-03
Subject:Civil War; Ellis (New Orleans); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler
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.