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thoroughly identified himself in sym-
pathy, interests and prejudices with
the people among whom he dwelt  
as, indeed, had all the others.   They
talk depreciation of Yankees and abo-
litionists and used the word  nigger 
with true Southern unction.    Dixey
talked against Emancipation in the
West Indies.   Dacres impressed me
less pleasantly than the rest, though he
was well-bred and scrupulously polite.
His assumption that the British govern-
ment ought to have protected him in 
his avowed hostility to that of the U. S. 
and   shielded   him from inevitable con-
sequences, was edifying, to say the least
of it.       Harris (T. Decatur) beha-
ved demonstratively, approbatively.
The actor (I think a Philadelphian)
applied himself to his dinner with great
if quiet zest, applauded every joke
that was made and otherwise com-
ported himself after his kind.    After
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-four
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
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.