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other side.     The road was mar-
gined until rushes and great beds
of palmetto-brush, some trees and
distant woods observable.   We reach-
ed our destination   which proved
to be that point of the lake ending
the Pontchartrain Railroad (the
place from which Schell, A. G. Hills
and I set off in our lake shore
walk) at about 2.      Old Thorpe
had entertained me with a good
deal of talk about New Orleans,
past and present, about himself
and Gen Butler, by the way.  Thorpe
is a character, in his peculiar line.
A short, thickset man of fifty, with
a flushed face, pendulous reddish
whiskers, a double chin instead of
a neck, and a look that might be-
seem a retired Yorkshire horse-dealer,
his cunning overlaid by prosperity.
Thorpe is a New Yorker by birth,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Subject:Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Schell, Frank H.; Thorpe, Thomas B.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.