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dinner together.   I knew of none,
so after half a dozen gigantic oys-
ters, taken raw and perpendicu-
larly, at  Sam s,  we went round
to a livery-stable kept by a Scotch-
man, who also mended carriages, &
sold patent metallic coffins   thus
providing for continent accidents to
horse or vehicles or man.      After
twenty minutes of sultry waiting and
half a glass-full of ale we entered
buggy and got off, Thorpe driving.
The day was sultry but the motion
and an occasional breeze made the
ride delightful   one realized one
of Dr Johnson s ideas of felicity.
Thorpe at first got into the wrong
road   the one taken by myself
and Baker on our Sunday car-ex-
cursion, but turning into a cross road,
presently gained the right one.  This
led along a bayou, with some
newly-erected forts on the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Thorpe, Thomas B.
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.