Return of Howell.
of Charleston, S. C. which he was incli-
ned to believe. Out to breakfast, then to
the Delta Office. Tracy there and Col.
Brown, one of the late editors (who had
been to Charleston, probably with Ben. But-
ler, during the time of the convention) with
whom I talked awhile, then went back
to the rotunda. With Schell to the City Hotel,
and again to the Delta Office. Returning
to the rotunda we met Harris and drank
with him, being earnestly [word crossed out] invited to
visit his wife and house this evening.
Enter Howell from Baton Rouge. When
he went thither he found that our faithful
contrabands had turned our quarters
into a negro-boarding house. William,
Hills negro had modestly suggested that
Howell had better [word crossed out] purchase a new supply
of crockery, as probably he wouldn t like
to use those appropriated by dem niggers.
Howell, returning, had accompanied an
expedition to Plaquemine under Col. Paine.
Hamilton, Hayes, Schell and A. G. were
all present to welcome Howell. This after-
noon I was accosted by Longacre, formerly
engraver to the Picayune in Bob Gun s time;
he was here in some position, connected, I
[think] with the [word crossed out] army. We sold Howell
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and thirty-four|
|Description:||Regarding the return of Howell to New Orleans.|
|Subject:||African Americans; Brown, Lieutenant-Colonel; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Longacre; Paine, Halbert E.; Schell, Frank H.; Tracy (New Orleans); William (Louisiana)|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New Orleans, Louisiana]; Charleston, South Carolina; Baton Rouge, [Louisiana]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One|
|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; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.|
|Subject:||African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|