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loh, was a musician and a teacher
of music, had also composed seve-
ral pieces, duly named after and
dedicated to Southern notabilities   
which he presently performed on the
piano.     A Mr Reid   agent for the
Spofford and Tileston s line of steamers
(of which is the  Marion ) comple-
ted the party.   He was a young man,
rather elaborately got up, with his
hair painfully well brushed, but he
looked a snob and vulgarian and
talked  as sich.    I had been intro-
duced to him by Harris, at the St.
Charles, on a previous night and
had then half-recognized him   I did
perfectly, in the course of the evening
  as a former acquaintance.        We
had hardly completed the introductions 
when Ellis, Dacres and Dixey ap-
peared   the first being warmly wel-
comed, evidently as an old friend. (By
the way, the ladies had paused, in a
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-seven
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Subject:Civil War; Dacres; Dixey; Ellis (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, T. Decatur; Reid; Young
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.