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contrasting her quiet good manner with the
unpleasant self-assertion of Northern
misses.     There is a warmth of heart
and kindness about these Southern
people that impels instinctive liking:
had I gone to New Orleans instead
of New York, thirteen years ago, I
should be now in the rebel army, and
devoted to its cause to the death  
despite the  institution.     An interchan-
ged sentence with Reid, presently in-
duced me to ask him a question about 
Capt. Sam. Whiting of the Marion.
Then it appeared that Reid was pur-
ser of the vessel during my voyage
to Charleston, in December 1860.  He
recognized me vociferously and we talk-
ed of fellow-passengers, Speck, Mc Nut-
ty and others.            Reid had met Ram-
say, alias Buckstone, subsequent to
my departure, and met him after-
wards at Washington, when the En-
glishman bore the latter name.    Reid
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hughes, Maria; McNutty, Dr.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Reid; Speck; Whiting, Sam; 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.