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taking a cup of coffee and awaiting
the arrival of his wife.       Anon
in the Rotunda.   Good bye to Ripley,
who  guessed he wouldn t go down
to the levee with me as he might
as well take leave then,  and into
hack with Schell.       Bowling down
the street met Harris, who stopped
us, went on to the St Charles while
we dropped into Southern Restaurant
(for a bottle of brandy and one of whiskey
  which proved of infernally bad gun-
lity subsequently) and presently re-
joined us with a book he wanted
me to take to New York.    Then
another shake of the hand with him
and off.          The levee and the
usual crowd attending the departure
of an ocean steamer.      Baker,
Hamilton, A. G. Hills and Hayes
there, with other acquaintances.  Get-
ting on board, Schell helping me,
a devious operation involving an en-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Describes the morning of his departure from New Orleans.
Date:1863-03-11
Subject:Baker, Francis; Cash; Cash, Mrs.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.
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.