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at length succeeded in obtaining the
one coveted by pretty Mrs Harris.  Then
to the back of the French cathedral
to get alligator skin ancle-boots, ordered
subsequent to production of long ones.
Then Perrique tobacco and book buying,
cigar buying and promiscuous purcha-
ses incidental to departure.    Got back
to hotel about 3 and an hour after
wards dined with Schell at a restau-
rant in Carondelet Street, where we
fed rather luxuriously, with the ac-
companiment of an excellent bottle of
claret.       Nothing particular during 
the evening.
  10.  Tuesday.   My last day in New
Orleans.  Hither and thither; some
scribbling.   Fellows most compliment-
ary regretful, particularly Schell &
Hayes.    Dinner put down erroneous-
ly to the credit of yesterday.   After
it we met Harris.           In the eve-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-three
Description:Describes picking up a newspaper for Mrs. Harris and ordering another pair of alligator-skin boots.
Date:1863-03-09
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Carondelet Street
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.