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cration of the  sabbath  that he had
to get up and leave.   Bah!   Hamil-
ton, in his way, indulged in a little
asininity about the same party, who
is only a pass  Englishwoman and as
utterly conventional an actress as ever
got off articulate inflections and vocal
risings and fallings to sophisticated
audience.   She had good legs, though,
and with her comely feet in green gaiter
boots and red heels   the inevi-
table chaussure for a Naid Queen!
looked embraceable enough.  I didn t
stay out the piece that followed but
returned to the rotunda, where I found
Ripley.    He had been on a frightful
debauch during the past five or six
days, literally rolling in the
gutter, brought back to the hotel in
a wheelbarrow, met reeling hither
and thither with his clothes stained
with his own vomit  
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety-eight
Description:Describes an evening at the theater in New Orleans and actress Mrs. Gladstone.
Subject:Actors; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Drunkenness; Foster; Gladstone, Mrs. (Boutcher); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Ripley, Philip; Theater
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.