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an artist, must fain take us across
the street to another and more preten-
tious establishment he possessed, to
introduce his son.       Here we saw
Galveston in photograph.      Returning,
we dropped in for coffee and brandy 
at the famous French cafe, then went
to the bootmakers, where I obtained
my alligator-skins   a formidable
and remarkable pair, rising to the
now average knee-height.        At
dinner with Schell.        I think in
the St. Charles.    After in the rotunda,
was waited upon by one Whitley, a
detective, who at the request of A. G.
Hills, was willing to show me the
night-side of New Orleans   or what
little there was to be seen of it   for
another Era article.       Made appoint-
ment for next night and went with
Schell to the Varieties to see the Naid
Queen produced in the usual style
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety-six
Description:Describes exploring the French quarter of New Orleans with Frank Schell.
Date:1863-03-04
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Schell, Frank H.; Theater; Whitley
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.