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the encumbrances of coat and
waistcoat, and such constituted
our dinner.    Over it we sat till
near evening, when it appeared
that  a lady  had driven off with
the gig of our companions.   After
a good deal of mirth at this
unexpected termination, Thorpe and
I left our companion to return
by rail or otherwise, and bowled
back to the city.      He set me
down at the St Charles and after
a desultory half-hour in the rotuda and a cup
or two of tea at Wibels, I went
to Harris s.      Two or three
people whom I had met before were
there, but nothing special occurred.
As the Picayune had reprinted
almost the whole of my letter to the
containing the account of the trip
of the registered enemies to Dixie
it was, of course, alluded to, and
Mrs H., warmly commending its
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a drive into the Louisiana countryside with Thomas B. Thorpe.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; 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.