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and Hancock did Heenan and Sayers,
tight-rope walking and dancing, followed
by the Shaking Quaker business, to
the last of which Mrs Lizzy Harris
lent her charming shadow.     I am
pretty sure that my hostess rules her
husband, as I detected little expressive
indications of authority, when he became
unusually enthusiastic and demonstra-
tive.      Harris is a Baltimorean,
perhaps forty, with blackish, curling
hair, a moustache and shaven face,
the last a good deal marked and
wrinkled: his manner is ordinarily
very demonstrative.  He might be
mistaken for a  professional  in music
or from the stage.   To me, his wife was
very charming this evening, expressing
regret at my departure, saying she
 didn t think  she d take the Era
any more,  exhibiting my Trib let-
ter in a place of honor in her scrap-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-five
Description:Describes his last evening spent with Mr. and Mrs. Harris and other guests.
Date:1863-03-10
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hancock; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Heenan, John C.; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.