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yesterday s confinement.  After
a visit to the garden of one of
the many restaurants where we saw
a sort of aviary, containing two pair
of pelicans, divers storks and other
birds, also eagles, wolves, and a young
grizzly bear, we were joined by
two cronies of Thorpe who had follow-
ed us in another drag, and with
whom we repaired to another restau-
rant, where in a back room, with
open door and windows looking out
upon a garden, bright in its spring
verdure, we dined luxuriously.  First
we had turtle-soup   genuine   then 
red fish, then game   some kinds
of delicious birds   with the accom-
paniments of potatoes, delicately fried,
green peas, cauliflower and excellent
claret with ice and sugar.   Add
cigars, a brul  or bowl of punch
(admirably compounded and brought
in flowing) all enjoyed without
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Date:1863-03-08
Subject:Civil War; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Thorpe, Thomas B.
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.