Index to

Social Life In Old New Orleans

Being Recollections of my Girlhood

by

Eliza Ripley

                                                                                                 

New York and London, D. Appleton and Company, 1912

Index prepared by Rita Curry-Pittman, Copyright 2004

 

   Many chapters of this book first appeared as stories in the New Orleans Times-Democrat.

 

   Born on February 1, 1832 in Lexington, Kentucky as Eliza Moore Chinn, Mrs. Ripley was the daughter of Judge Richard Henry Chinn and Betsy Holmes.  She wed her first husband, James A. McHatton of Kentucky, in 1852 and for ten years they lived at Arlington Plantation, a few miles below Baton Rouge.  Her second marriage in 1873 was to Dwight Ripley of Norwich, Connecticut.  She died one day after “Negotiations for publication of this work were completed.”  For more details see, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, Vol. II, p 686.

 

   Memoirs of her Civil War experiences are recorded in her 1889 publication, From Flag to Flag. The University of North Carolina has this book and a number of other out-of-print books online at http://docsouth.unc.edu .

 

   Within the first pages I realized this book should have an index and began making notes.  Eliza Chinn Ripley recorded so many useful pieces of information, not only about herself and her immediate family but, her neighbors in Baton Rouge and in New Orleans, about long forgotten social habits, items, songs, and garments used then but unknown to modern man.

   She wrote in a style that is as comfortable to readers today as any modern text and kept my interest flowing to the next pages before I had read that far. 

   My instincts as a mother, wife, seamstress, embroiderer, textile conservationist, avid cook, genealogist, bird watcher, boating enthusiast, lover of history, every essence of who and what I am all told me that anyone from Louisiana, anyone who loves history, any woman who likes to know how other women lived in a different lifetime, all would enjoy the book.

   While preparing this index, I down-loaded and began reading her other book, “From Flag to Flag,” and found myself all the more mesmerized by her true stories of exactly what it was like for families living through the Civil War.  I can easily imagine what it is like to have twenty-five guests in my home for a few hours but, to have several hundred escape the battle in Baton Rouge and alight on your doorstep for days and leave three women behind for several weeks more because the excitement brought on three deliveries of newborns, I cannot imagine.


INDEX    Women in this index are listed by both maiden and married names.

 

acid skin treatment 110

Adams, Mrs. R. W. nee Caroline Deslonde 117

actor and actress 319

admission of guilt 18, 19

ailment 17                  

    treatments 17

Aime, Felicie 185, 186, 188

   Oriental garden with riverlet 188

   wed Alfred Roman 190

Aime, Gabriel 187, 190

Aime, Valcour 179, 180, 186, 190

   plantation 184, 185, 186

   close relationship to Roman family 187

   governess from New England 187, 188, 265

   Tante Lise 184

alack-a-day 6, 30

Allain, Celeste 179

Allain, SosthPne 179

almond hulls 39

Alpaca 2

Alroy, Honorable Mr. 196

alum 39

ambulance 331

Amenaide 155

American stagecoach 137, 138

American style 289

anatomy 18

Anderson, Peter 104

Angélina, Mme, dance teacher on Royal 150, 151

architecture 2

Arlington Plantation 256

   slid into the Mississippi river 211, 262

Armant, Ed (composer) 149

Armory Hall 5

Arpin, Mme Caroline 149

arranged marriage 180

art 11

artist 303

   sketching not allowed 317

Ascension Parish 77

Ashburton, Lord (of London) 169

Astor House, NY 85

attorney 162

autumn 22

Avery, Judge 199

awning 186

Babcock, Mr. William of New York 89

Babcock, Mrs. nee Maria Shute 89

backstitch described 37

baize bag 12

baking 39

baggage on ship 132

baggage on stagecoach 138

balcony 186

ball guests 260

ballad 154

Baltimore oriole 18

bananas 44

bandoline 111

banquette 81

barPge 59

Barriere’s on Royal street 58, 59

Baronne street 161

Barracks, the (in Baton Rouge) 251, 299, 301

Barataria Canal 318

   (NOTE also known as Company Canal, Peoples' Canal, and Westwego Canal)

Basin street 324

basket for cards 50, 56

basket, Indian 315

bath, Saturday night 212

bathing suits (in 1849) 142

Baton Rouge 73, 74, 178, 251, 280, 299, 321

Battle of Baton Rouge 302

Battle of the River Rasin 54

Battle of New Orleans 297

Bayou Fordoche 99, 254

Bayou Lafourche 202

Bayou Road bridge 313                                                                                 

Bayou Sara Hotel 94, 97

Bayou St. John 63

Bayou Téte 254

bead & shell shop 324

Beauregard, Mrs. (General) nee Mathilde Deslonde 117

beaux 52, 55, 56, 65, 67, 101, 119, 143, 165

bed, tester or four-poster 38

behavior of children 1

Bein, Doctor 84

Bein, Susanna 84

Beins, the 29

Belize, the 9

Bell, Mr., cashier 3

Belle Creole, La, steamship, river boat, coast packer 94, 159, 173, 179, 182, 183, 189, 190, 298

   Captain Ure 182, 183 

From http://www.steamboats.org  Name: BELLE CREOLE Type: Sidewheel Wooden hull packet Size:447 tons Launched: 1845, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1852, off the lists Area: Miss. R., New Orleans - Vicksburg. Captains: 1846, Champromere ; 1850, J. M. White Comments: 1849, Nov. 16, near N. O., burst boiler seam. Killed 5 Source: Way's Packet Directory, 1884 - 1994 Way's Packet Directory 1848-1994 : Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System Since the Advent of Photography in Mid-Continent America by Frederick, Jr. Way (Compiler), Frederick Packet dire Way, Joseph W. Rutter

Belle Key (steamboat) 328, 329

Belle of the West, the steamship 130

belles 101, 119

   descended upon New Orleans 162

Benjamin, J. P., U. S. Senator 250, 254, 288

Benjamin, Messrs 199

bergamot, essence of 112

Bienvenue family 307

bier, “for we stand beside the bier of a lifelong friend” (coffin stand) 191

biology 18

bird store 4

birds,

   Baltimore Oriole 18

   English sparrows 94

   mocking 94

Bishop/Doctor Hawks, 9

     rector of Christ Church

blacksmith on Camp 62

blank book and stationary shop 288

blind 61

blockade running 288

Blondeau, Henriette 68, 111

Bloomfield, Major & Mrs. 288

blue grass region, Kentucky 138

boarding house 162

boat, steamer/steamship 22, 86, 94, 130, 328

bombazine 2

bonbons 52

Bonfords, the 117                  

Bonnecage, Mr. 254

Bonnecaze family (of Baton Rouge) 178

bonnet 61, 84

   the missing red 216-244

   of corn shucks 252

books: 

   Aunt Patsy’s Scrap Bag 328

   Amy Herbert 16, 20

   Essay on Man 18

   Guy Mannering 15

   Jane Eyre 19,

       banned 20

   Keith’s Evidences of Phophecy 16

   Lamton Parsonage 16

   Quentin Durward 15

books,

   for construction of flowers 324

   reading goody-goody 16

   restricted reading 19

   written “by a woman so stupid” 328

boot (or rumble of a stagecoach) 138

borrowing 44

botany 18

Boudousquie, Anais 150

Boudford house, the 325

bouquet 80

bow, India style 12

box at the opera, cost of 67

boxes at the opera 65

Boyer, Mme. 10, 150

   physical description of 11

boys, sons of guests, deface furniture and mantel 204

Brackenridge, Nancy to wed Aleck 256

Brander, Mr. (merchant) 167

Brander, Caledonia wed Mr. Sager an Engineer 167

Brander, Virginia wed Ed Matthews of New York 167

brandy 52

Breckinridge family 246

Breckinridge, General 128, 288, 302

   in Havana 202

Breckinridge, Mrs. 202

   related by marriage to the author 202

Breedlove(s), the 36

Brewer, Mrs. 287, 290, 291, 292, 294

Briant, Philoméne 149

bric-a-brac 40, 146

brick dust 40

Bringier, Myrtle wed Gen. Dick Taylor 118, 144

Brooklyn, NY 120

Brooks, Mme Arraline 5

brought his own sheets 200-201

Brown, John 191

brown sugar coffee 25

brown sugar, hogsheads of 252

Brusle landing 182

Buckner, Ellen (Mrs. James B. Eustis) 168

Buckner, H. S. 168

Buckner, Mme. 171

buckram, stocks made of 53, 54

Bullitt, Alec 170

Bullitt, Cuthbert 134, 295

Bullitt, Cuthbert, Mr. & Mrs. 66

Bullitt, Mrs. Cuthbert nee Eliza White 169

Bunker Hill, model of 40

buffet 52

Burke, Glendy 171, 195

Butler in New Orleans 207, 265

butler’s pantry 38

buttermilk, sour 114

Byrne, Sara 149

Byron (music composer) 154

Cajin (sic) settlements 253

cake, pink cocoanut 39

cake maker from Woodville 98

California gold mines 1

calls, social 41

calling cards 50, 51, 56, 166

calling on 56

Camera Lucinda 137

Cammack, A. B. 328

Cammack, Mrs. Charles nee Sarah Smith 168

Camp, Brother (preacher) 205

Camp street 1, 2, 5, 9, 35, 62, 151, 161, 319

   doctors & lawyers offices on 160

   in 1840  159

   men’s clothing store 1

   neutral ground, condition of 2, 35, 166

   private homes on 160

   retail stores not on 160

   shopping region moved to 58

cancer 109

candelabra 36

   fancy girandole 36

candle,

   activities by 36

   no shades on 36

cane or walking stick 51, 52

cane juice, boiling 206

canvas work 136

cap 82, 83, 84

Captain’s uniform 270

capture of the Harriet Lane, the 126

card game 175

cardinals (women’s accessory item) 60

Carneal, Sally wed Glendy Burke 171

Carondelet street 165, 327

Carpet slippers 174

carpets,

   cleaning of 35

   rugs in one piece 35

   stored in the garret 35

   strewn with tobacco leaves 35

   three-ply 32

carriage or coach 68, 95

Carrollton Garden 63

Carrollton Hotel 64

Casimir, Mme on St. Anne street 68

cataracts 61

catarral trouble (sniffles) 174

caterers, none 42, 98

Cathedral (St. Louis) 4, 27

Catholic 7

   All Saints Day 326, 329

   maids 324

   Lent activities 310

   pennies, tired of counting 27

   wedding practices 87

cattle 64

cemetery 15, 265, 316, 317, 324, 326

   “Decoration Day” 326, 329

Cenas family, the 119

Cenas, Charlotte 169

Cenas, Mrs. Hillary P. 169

Champomier, M. 183, 189

Champomier’s sugar report 184

Champromere (alternate spelling of Champomier)

Charleston 254

Chartres street 3, 58, 59, 160, 310, 313

chefs, none 42

Chew, Beverly 168

Chew, Mrs. Morris nee Mary Smith 168

“Children should be seen and not heard” 1

chirography (hand writing) 18

chocolate 26

Choppin family 177

Choppin’s tomb (Doctor) 329

children of 1840, New Orleans 1-6

China berry trees 94, 141

chiné silk 103

Chinn, Eliza Moore, brief biography of 331-332       

Chinn, Dick (Eliza’s brother, Richard ) 94, 95, 97

Chinn, Henry (Eliza’s brother) 112, 113

Chinn, Judge (Eliza’s father) 73, 259-260

Chinn, Richard (Eliza’s father) 169, 331-332

   Baton Rouge home 211, 262

   New Orleans homes 2, 178, 318-319

      Canal near Camp gone 319

      her father’s law office 319

      his father’s residence 178

      now a carpenter shop 319

     On Customhouse street 318-319

         Chambres á louer (Chambers for hire) 318

Christ Church, 69

   location; Baronne at Canal 161

   rector of 9

Christmas 256

Christophe tea cup, a 32

Christy, Col. 297

Christy, George W. 149

church sewing society 20

cigars 186

Circuit Rider’s Wife, The (book) 204

cistern 39

Civil War 168, 178, 190

Claiborne street 3, 35

Clapp, Doctor, 123

   described 121

   organist 20

Clapp’s Church, Dr. 120

   described 121

   fire 121

claret 26

Clay, Henry 48, 104, 113, 319

   monument 178

   visitor 169

Clay’s statue (Henry) 3

cleaning pots 39

clothing 1, 2, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 176, 180

   accessories 59, 60, 176

      also see shoes, sewing, fabrics

   apple tree board 102

   black alpaca 2

   black bombazine 2

   black fabric 59

   blouse volante 308

   bonnet 61, 84, 110

   bridal 176

   calico 32

   cap 82, 83, 84

   cap sleeves 85

   cardinal (women’s accessory item) 60

   chamois skin pantaloons 277, 278

   children’s 2

   clawhammer coat with tails 53

   coat 59

   corset board 29, 102

   costumes 101

   denim, price per yard 278

   dress 86

   dress cap 83

   fan 157

   fashion 102

   French imports 59

   frills and rushings 84

   getting dressed 36

   gloves 61, 85, 110, 148, 278

      white kid 268

   gums 17

   handkerchief 53

      tying coins in corner of 22, 225

   hat 25, 51, 55, 60, 61

   hat pins 110

   headdress 176

   high boots 166

   hobble skirt 53

   loops under shoes, pant leg 53

   mammy garments 215

   mantillas 59, 60

   mop cap of gold lace 82

   mourning 2, 59, 66

   mourning veil 260

   men’s clothing 1, 104

   men’s pants 37, 53

   muslin, price per yard  278

   overalls 278

   overcoat 320

   pantalettes and pantaloons 2, 59

   paper collar 278

   papilottes, in 26

   parasol 85

   party dress 85

   pelisse (cloak) 2

   rain gear 44, 166

   razor 178

   remade (recycled) 2, 37

   ready-made 1, 37

   removable long sleeves 85

   repairs 15

   shawl 2

   shoes 17, 85, 86, 166, 174

   shot silk dress 37

   slippers 86

   slips of brown Holland placed on nude statues 40

   stitch described (is the backstitch) 37

   stockings 267

   stocks made of buckram 53, 54

   stomacher 67

   Sunday black silk dress 210

   tail-coat 37

   tailor-cut and sewn at home 37

   tobacco pouch 277

   “toilets” were simple 67

   Turkey-tail fan 157

   trousseau 91, 92

   umbrella 29, 85

   uniform 270

   veil, green barége 148

   visites (accessory) 60

   waterproofs 17

   whalebones 102

coach or carriage 68, 95

coachman’s horn 138

cobble stones, stage over 249

cochineal 44

cocoanut, pink 31

coffee 3, 4, 25, 68, 261

   Manette’s stall 3, 4, 304

   substitute 275

cognomen 9

Cohan, M. M. (attorney) 162

coins: see picayunes, pennies

cold cream 114

color, turkey red 35

colors worn 61

Confederate

   blankets for soldiers 301

   calaboose

      in the and escape from 280-286

      sketching the 317

   Captain 315

   carpets as blankets 302

   exiled in Cuba 286, 287

   first officer to fall 156

   flag, home-made 299

   in Parish Prison New Orleans 274

   money, value of 271

   soldier 270

   wounded soldier 266

Confederate gray 268

Congo Square 274, 317

Conrad, Fred 301

Conrey, Peter 165

Constance street 165

convents 7

cook book 43

cooking 39, also see; food, utensils, pots, etc.

cornet 52

corset board 29

cost of fabrics 59

cotton brokers 40

cotton factory near Woodville 95

cotton; guncotton 109

Countess di Brazza 118

Cox, Mrs. 31

crane for hanging pots in open fireplace 39

crawfish ditch 3, 324

cream cheese vendor, Creole 26

creek is up, the 96

Crenshaw, Mr. 268

Creole(s) 25, 26

   hospitality 315

crepe lisse 59, 61

Crescent City, The, steamer 86

crevasse 197, 198

Cripps, Dr. Clapp’s organist 20, 121

crochet 14, 16, 22, 148

croquet 142

Cuba, exiles in 286, 287, 289

Cuban bananas 44

Cuban cooking 291

Cuban rebellion 292

   guerilla 92

Cubi y Soler, Senor Marino 9

curtains/curtain

   Irish point 36

   rods described 35

   Madras 36

   net 36

   Nottingham 36, 82

curtsey 12

cuspidor 261

Custom House, the 128

Custom House/Customhouse street 7, 162, 318-319

Daigre, Gilbert 301

dance/dancing 5, 6, 11, 143

   a quadrille 48

   mazourka 148

   polka 148

   reel 262

dance/dancing school 5, 37, 104

daguerreotypes 55

   first ones taken in N. O. 125

   studio location 125

dashboard 320

Dauphin, one wed a 177

Davidson, Thomas Green 251, 254

Davis, Jefferson

   family 288

   Mr. & Mrs. 126

   Monument Association 289

Dawson, Eugene Wythe 151, 152

Day, James I. 121

Daily Comet 302

(Daily) Picayune, of the 143, 150

De Blanc family, the 142

De Bow, J. De B of “review” fame 296, 297

De Choiseul 277

Decoration Day 326, 329

De La Chaise, Philippe wed Victoria Gasquet 117

Delarouelle, Mme 8, 13

De Leon, DDS 4

delinquencies 19

delivery of purchses 60

delivery of invitations 42

demeanor of men 66

demijohn of, a (5 gallons of) 298

Democratic Convention 254

demoiselles 8, 10, 11

dentist 4

deportment 11, 12

De Saulles, Mr. 296

Deslonde, Caroline wed R. W. Adams 117

Deslonde family mammy 214

Deslonde, Mathilde wed Gen Beauregard117

Desrayoux, Mme. 13

Destrehan, Eliza 318

Destrehan Plantation 317, 318

Devoti, M. 11, 12, 13

de Vries, Rosa 68, 70

De Wolf, Young (of Rhode Island) 117

Dick (her brother, Richard ) 94, 95, 97

Dick & Hill, cotton brokers 40

Dick, old Jimmie 40

dinner, pick up, 51

dinner hour 63

discipline 18, 19

dish washing, morning 31

dissected 18

divorce 91

doctor 17, 109, 177, 178,

  salary per annum 194

  surgical bargain 273

dolls,

   wooden described 28

doorknob 50, 56

Doric, the (a ship that sunk) 113

Dougherty, John A. 250

Doussan, Doctor (botanist) 173, 175, 179

Doussan, Mme. 177

dragees 52

drawing lessons 17, 18

drawing room 51

dressed, getting 36

Dreux, Col.; first Confederate officer to fall 156

dried grasshoppers 27

drinks

   brandy 52

   brown-sugar coffee 25

   brown sugar lemonade 269, 270

   café au lait 185

   catnip tea 276

   chocolate 26

   claret 26

   coffee 3, 68, 261, 276

      Manette’s stall 304

      substitute 275

   finger of Whisky 198

   ginger syrup 24

   hot ginger tea 17

   Madeira 298

   mead 23, 24

   orange leaf tea (induces perspiration) 276, 277

   sassafras tea (thins blood) 277

   tea 276

   tisane, hot (infusion of dried herbs) 185

   water, river water 136; also see, water

   whisky 52, 198, 261

   wine, a glass of 198

Druthers 266, 268

Dubroca, Mme (sister of Mrs. Judge Eustis)

   died of 176

Ducayet, F., Major of Houston, Texas 127, 128

Ducayet family, the 142

Dulcinea 52

Duncan, Mrs. Garnet 26, 90

Duncan, Judge John N. 8, 165

Duncan, Rosa/Rose 8,

   wife of Col. William P. Johnston 165

dye,

   aniline 59

   cochineal red 44, 59

   diamond 59

   spinach green 44

Early, General 128

eau sucré 43

eclair at Vincent’s 63

editors 170

egg beater 43

embroidered visites, heavily 60

embroideries, Hanburg 82

embroidery 186

   Broderie Anglaise 328

   canvas work 136

   Cross-stitch 295

   eyelets on linen, working 328

enameled face 115

enbonpoint (Fr. plumpness) 186

English sparrows 94

engineer 167

epidemic 124

Episcopal clergyman 72, minister 268

Esplanade street 25, 313

essence for seasoning 43

essence of bergamot 112

Eustis, Catherine, Miss 59

Eustis, Celestine, Miss 11

Eustis, Chief Justice 116

Eustis, George 116

Eustis, James B. 168

Eustis, Judge 11

Eustis, Mrs. Judge

   died of 176

Exchange Alley 125, 162

Exchange Brokers 161

excursionist 320

exercise 16, 17

extracts 43

extradition treaty 286, 289

exposition, the 271, 320

   NOTE “exposition” is the “World’s Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition ” held from late fall 1884 to early spring 1885.

eye glasses 37

eyes 61,

eyes, loss of sight 107

fabrics 2, 59, 67, 193, 277, 278

false teeth 21

fan, a Turkey tail 157

Farmer’s and Trader’s Bank 3

farming utensils 251

fashion, see clothing

Fashion, the steamship 130

fashions,

   clothes 102

   Paris 59

Favrot, Judge 176, 177

female education 10

Ferrier, Odile 150

figs, Celeste 25

filé 27

Finkle and Lyon machine 252

fireplace 39

First Congregational Church, the 120

first railroad in Louisiana 184

fishing for crawfish 3

flatboats 135, 136

floral decoration 52

floral shipments 52

Florida and Georgia, “everything is pine in” 141

Flournoy family 246

flowers 52, 64, 80, 315, 324

food/foods 25, 26

   at hotel 97

   baking powder 43

   bananas 44

   bartering 199

   bonbons or dragees 52

   borrowing 44

   buffet 52

   buttermilk 114

   cake with pink cocoanut icing 39

   capon turkey 199

   celery 199

   Celeste figs 25

   cheese 62

   clear sides from KY or MO 194

   corn 194

   cornmeal 273, 274

   cow peas 194

   crawfish 3, 324

   Creole cream cheese 26

   currants 43, 110

   dodger (a biscuit) 222

   dram and hot soup, a 197

      (Apparently it should read “a dram of hot soup”)

   dried grasshoppers 27

   dye, cochineal 44

   eclair at Vincent’s 63

   eggnog 51, 52, 55

   extracts and essences 43

   filé 27

   flour 273

   gelatine 43

   ground spices 43

   gumbo 27, 43

   isinglass 43

   left-overs 25, 26, 194

   making ice cream 43

   making jelly from calves feet 43

   market hours 44

   molasses 194, 274

   mushrooms 198

   olive oil 253

   on ships 133, 134

   party or reception 42

   party left-overs sold on street 25, 26

   pecans 199

   pick-up dinner 51

   pickled pork 194

   raisins 43

   safes 39

   sea food 198

   shrimp, buy from neighbors 29

   soup, content of 26

   spinach used for green dye 44

   sugar loaves prepared for use 43

   sweet potatoes 275

   turkey

      capon 199

      cooked several ways 161

   turnips 194

   vanilla bean boiled in milk 43

   wine 62

   wire safes 39

Foucher, Destour 11

fountain with sylph 308

France 180

fraud conviction 280

free man, Levi Stucker 221

French 8

French, Doctor 254

French Imports 59

French lessons 10

French Market 3

French Quarter 303

   iron fretwork 304, 307

French spoken 183

Frey, Mme on Chartres 59, 60

Frigerio, P. A. 149

frogs 166

Fry, General and wife, a Micou of Alabama 287

furniture/furnishings 16, 35, 36, 38

   bric-a-brac 40, 92

   chair rail, chair boarding 72

   dealer 61, 62

   decoration, extremes 92, 93

   pictures 40

   portraits 72

   sideboard 52, 55

   spoons, secreted from the Union 213

   tester or four-poster bed 38

   walls 71

Gaines, General E. P. 48, 53, 169, 319

Gaines, Henderson and 253

Gaines, Myra Clark (wife of E. P.) 168, 169

   famous legal case of 168

Galt House in Louisville 162

gambler, river boat 135

game

   cards 175, 300

Garden, Carrollton 63

Garden District 317

gardens 63, 64, 188

gourmande 26

garments 1, 16, 25, 29, 142,

garret (attic) 35

gas light 36

Gasquet, Victoria wed Philip Delachaise 117

gate, a lynch 314

Gayarré, Charles 169

General or Major, neither just soldier 98

Georgia; “everything is pine in Florida and Georgia ” 141

ghosts 8

gifts 89, 91

Gimarchi, Mr, 10

ginger syrup 24

girandole, fancy candelabra 36

Girod street 9

glasses, eye 37

gloves of nankeen 110

galoshes 166

Galveston 206

goat and goat paths 314

Goddard, Miss

   governess from New England 187, 188, 265

Goodman house, the 35

Goodman sister wed George Nathan & moved to Rio Janeiro (sic) 143

Goodman sister wed E. C. Wharton of the (Daily) Picayune 143

Gordon, Mrs. Martin 118

Gottschalk’s Bamboula 116, 151

gourmand 26

governess 265

grammar 18

grasshoppers, dried  27

Grandpré, the family 173, 174

Granet, Mme. 8, 13

Granet, Lina 8

grazing cattle 64

Green, Fanny

   wed the Captain 264

   the Captain and his wife 271

Green, Mr. (attorney) 264, 267, 269, 271

Green’s Plantation on the Amite (river) 266

Grey, Lieutenant Fairfax, of Texas 47

Grey Eagle, the steamship 130, 131, 132

Grimshaws, the 29

gripsacks 320

grocery, Loveille’s 62

grocery shopping 3, 44

Gross, Miss Lou 148

Gross, Dr. Samuel (surgeon) 148

Grosse Tete 252

Grymes, John R. (attorney) 170

gumbo 43

gun cotton 109

gunboats round the point 264, 271

Gunn’s domestic Medicine 194

gutter (street) 3, 38

Hagan, John 298

Hagan, James 298

Haile, Major Dick (Richard) 96

hair (styles) 5, 62, 101, 110

   bandoline 111

   basket of fruit 111

   chignons 276

   essence of bergamont 112

   false hair, curls 101

   Moniteurs des Dames 101

   patchouli 111

   pomade, contents of 112

   pomatum 111, 112

   waterfalls 276

hair dresser 111

Hall, Basil, Captain R. N. 137

Hall, Henry, American Consul in Cuba 293

Hall, Messrs (of Kentucky) 245

Hamilton, Adolphus 104

Hanburg embroideries 82

hand work 16

   fancy work; old lady work 136

handkerchief, 53

   money tied in corner of 22, 225

harness horses 251

Harney, Doctor 254

Harney House, the hostelries 253

Harriet Lane, the capture of the 126

Hart, Samuel (Major Sam) 250

hat 25, 51, 55, 60

Havana 128, 289, 291

haunted house 8, 9

Hawks, Bishop/Doctor 9, 13

     rector of Christ Church

Haynes, Mollie 156

health conditions 107, 109

hearing, loss of 107

heat stroke 107

Hebrew nose 55

hectoring over a price 2

Hemans, Mrs. 157

Henderson and Gaines 253

Henman, Alfred 9

Henmen, Anna Maria 9

Henmen, Mr. 9

Hennen, Caroline (Mrs. Muir) 89

Hennen, Duncan 154; Mrs. Duncan 318

Henry Clay, the steamship 130

herbs 27

Hewitt, Lyler &, 39 Camp St., music publisher 151

Hicky, Colonel 198, 199, 214, 261, 301

high boy 16

Highland fling 6

Hildreth, Messrs (of Kentucky) 245

Hill, Dick and, cotton brokers 40

Hillhouse Avenue 17

  (I believe Hillhouse Avenue to be a metaphor for St. Charles Avenue. RC-P)

hobble skirt 53

hogsheads (a unit of measure) 39, 194

   of brown sugar 252 

Hollister, Henry 104

Holmes, Betsy 331-332

Holmes’ store 160

home, Eliza Ripley’s 2

   See Chinn and See Mc Hatton

home-made medicines 114

Hope Estate 198, 199, 214

horse branded U. S. 274-275

horse race 245-249

horsehair or horse cloth,

   described 38

   sofa upholstery 38

horses, stop to change 138

hospital, woman’s 109

hostelries 253

hotel

   at the lake 63

   Bayou Sara 94, 97

   Carrollton 64

   Cubano 288, 294

   Harney House 253

   inconvenient hours of 160

   Pass Christian 140, 141, 142

   St. Charles 83, 111; fire 123; 128, 245; stage 247

   Veranda 123

Hottentot 16

House of Many Mansions, the (heaven) 300

house on stilts 175

Houston, Sam, General 47

Howard, Frank 167

Huguet family of Baton Rouge 178

Hunt family 246

Hyde & Goodrich Jewelry 62

ice

   blanket 39

   shipped in 39

   box, zinc lined 39

ice cream, making 43

icing, pink cocoanut 39

illness 107, 109, 114, 124, 174, 176, 205

Indian basket 315

invalid 296

invitation basket 42

invitations delivered 42

Irish 99

iron fretwork 304, 307

Italian 3

Jackson Square; Place d’Armes 325

jewelry 62

Johns, E. (composer) 150

Johnson, Alan 117

Johnson, Ellen (Mrs. William B. Walker) 101

Johnson family 246

Johnson, Melvina (Mrs. Dr. Warren Stone) 101

Johnston, General Albert Sidney 327

Johnston, Col. William Preston 165

Josephs, A. K., Atty. 105, 162

Josephs, Lyman (of Rhode Island) 168

Julia street 5, 90

   home now a carpet store 319

Julia street Row, occupants of 167

Kendall, George W. 105, 170

Kennedy, Joe 35, 119

Kennedy, Josephine 116

   (possibly the dear friend) “Phine” 320-330

Kennedy, Rose 116, 119, 148

Kennedy, Dr. William 168

Kennedy, Mrs. William nee Peirce 168-169

Kentucky, 156, 245, 301

   blue grass region 138

   Galt House 162

   Weissiger’s tavern in Frankfort 138

kitchen 39

Kleinpeter, Mr. 252

knitting 16, 22

Kock, Mrs. Charles nee Elena Longer 88

Labouisse, J. P. 168

Labouisse, Mme 171

Labouisse, Mrs. 90

   nee Dora Smith 168

lace

   Mechlin 82

   store 61

Lafayette, General 261

“La Féte au Couvent” 146

Lafiton family 155, 175

Lafiton, Pete 155, 176

Lake Pontchartrain, 63

   hotel at the lake 63

   “over the lake” 29

Lamar, Mirabeau B., President Rep. of Texas 47

Lamar, Mrs. Mirabeau 48

lamp 36

lamps, whale oil 133

landau or landeaus 325

Lanfear, Louisa wife of David Ogden 167

Lanfear, Mr. 167

Lanfears, the, on Julia street 90

languages, spoke four 86

Lanoue family of Baton Rouge 178

latch string 200-201

Laurel Hill 96

laundry 15

Le Compte (a horse) 246

Lee, Thomas; Major Tom Lee 128

left-overs 194

   food sold 25

Lehman, chef d’orchestre 149, 150

Lehman, 194 St. Anne Street 151

Leslie’s, Miss, 1820 cook book 43

levee broke 197

Le Vert, Mme & Dr. 86

Lexington (horse) 245

library 15, 19

lighting, indoor

   activities by candle light 36, 52

   first gas light 36

   oil lamps 36

   on ships 133

Lincoln’s assassination 288

linen 2

linsey (fabric, linen and cotton) 193, 277

linsey skirts 216

lip salve 114

loaves of sugar 43

   hung from the closet ceiling 43

   preparation of 43

Lobdell’s store 182

loge grillée 157

long sleeves, removable 85

Longer, Elena (Mrs. Charles Kock) 88

Longer, Elinor 8

Longer, Heda 88

Louisiana Legislature 196

Louisiana State Bank, Baton Rouge 321

Louisville, KY 162

Laredo, Texas 129

Laurel Hill 297

Laycock, Doctor 161

Lind, Jenny in New Orleans 157

Longworth, Nick (of Ohio) 171

loss of sight or hearing 107

Louisiana State Fair 76, 250

Louisiana State Agriculture and Mechanical Fair 251

Loveille’s grocery, wine & cheese 62

“Lydia Languish” style (lounging about) 143

Lyler & Hewitt, 39 Camp St., music publisher 151

lynch gate, arched and with benches 314

Magnolia tree 189

Magruder, General 207, 287

Magruder, J. Bankhead of Houston, General 126, 127

maid’s duties of 36

mail 22

Major or General, neither just soldier 98

makeup 51, 114, 115

making ice cream 43

making jelly 43 1

mammy, the family 209-212

   garments or fashion of 215

Manchac 221

Manette’s stall 3

maniquines or manikins 59

   wax figures 59

Manning, Governor of S. C. 275

mantillas 59

marchand (also see merchant) 26

   coffee 3, 4, 68, 261, 276

Mardi Gras 55, 122, 325-326

   disguise methods 326

market hours 44

Marr, M., tutor 174

marriage, arranged 180

Marseillaise, of the 178

Mayo, music publisher at #5 Camp 151

Mathews, Leonard 168

Mathews, Mary (Mrs. Hugh Wilson) 168

Mathews, Mme 171

Matthews, Brander (of Columbia College) 168

Matthews, Ed, of New York 167

Matthews, Mary Jane 103

Matthews, Mrs. Leonard 31, 83

Maybin, J. A. 297

Maybins, the family 4

mayhap (maybe) 13, 14

Mc Causland, General 98, 297

Mc Causland, George 149

Mc Hatton, Charles 250

Mc Hatton, James Alexander 250, 258

   (NOTE Eliza Ripley’s first husband)

   Eliza’s “artist daughter” 303-319 (NOTE Eliza only had one daughter)

   Eliza’s daughter, Elise 314, 318 (Brief biography at end of book initialed E. R. N.)

   Eliza’s family in Cuba 292

   Eliza’s home on Custom House street 2, 318

Mc Hatton, Mr. 269

Mc Kean, William, blacksmith on Camp 62

Mc Main, W. W. 299

mead (a drink) 23, 24

Mechlin lace 82

medicines 114, 177, 178, 194, 206

   catnip tea for colic 276

   orange leaf tea induces perspiration 276, 277

   quinine 277

   sassafras tea thins blood 277

merchant 167

   Alfred Munroe from Boston 1-2

   homes over shops 178

   Italian banana and orange 3

   bead & shell shop 324

merchants, colored 24-25, 26

Messiah, Major 55, 78

Metairie, horse race in 247

Methodist Hymn

   “We Shall Know Each Other There” 295

Methodist preacher/minister 48, 100, 205, 267, 268

Methodist service 269

Mexican War 1

Mexico 10

milk 43

Miller, John C.’s home described 76

milliner 60, see hats

Miltenberger brothers 105

Miltenberger residence 178

Minor Plantation, the 77

Mint, The U. S. building 35, 116

Miss Leslie’s Cook Book (circa 1820) 42

Mississippi 75, 169, 204

model of Bunker Hill 40 

Moffitt, John L., of Confederate fame 48

Moffitt, John N., Commodore 128, 287

Moise, the portrait artist 76

moleskin 104

money 3, See: picayunes, pennies

   bag of picayunes 296

   cost of fabric in Houston 278

   tied in corner of handkerchief 23

   value of 24, 26

Monkey and the Baboon’s Sister, The (rhyme) 214

monkeys as pets 4

Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady 69

Moore, Commodore, of Texas Navy

   description of 47

Moore, Governor of Louisiana 128, 287

Moore, Messrs 199

mop cap of gold lace 82

moralizing 22

Morgan, John H., General 245

Morgan, Major, portrait of 72

Morgan, T. G. 299

Morse, Mr. 109

moving by flatboat 136

muddy streets 166

Mudge, Colonel 162

Muir, Mrs. nee Caroline Hennen 89

mule, drowned 198

mullein, leaves of wild 114

Munroe, Alfred (merchant) 1-2

murals 71

muslin, price per yard  278

music 6, 10, 11, 20, 21

   book (1847) 146

music, song titles mentioned

   Aux Armes! Citoyens 178

   Bamboula 116, 151

   Battle of Prague 20

   Ben Bolt 156

   Blue-Eyed Mary 153

   Bonnie Blue Flag, The 156

   Bring Flowers, Fresh Flowers 157

   Canaan, teaching Lewis to sing 196

   Carnival de Paris 149

   Carrier Dove, The 1554

   Clochettes Polka Mazourka 150

   Dixie 156

   Farewell to Tom Moore 154

   Fleuve du tage 155

   Flirtation Polka 149

   Good-by 154

   Grand Polka de Concert 148

   Harp that Once Thro’ Tara’s Halls, The,” 147

   Home Sweet Home 157

   I Cannot Sing the Old Songs 155

   Joys That We’ve Tasted 156

   Kossuth Galop 149

   La Chasse Polka 149

   La Dame of Prague 20

   La Rose Polka 149

   La Valentine Polka 150

   La Valse Autrichenne 150

   L’Esmeralda Nouvelle Danse de Salon 150

   Life on the Ocean Wave 154

   Long Time Ago 156

   Low-Back’d Car 147

   Maniac, The 171

   Mazourka Sentimentale 150

   Monterey Waltz, The 151

   Music of the Spheres 151

   Norma, the march from 6

   Oft in the Stilly Night 147

   Oh, Cast That Shadow From Thy Brow 147, 148

   Oh, Would I Were a Boy Again 157

   Old Arm Chair, The 154

   Old Grimes is Daid 153

   Old Rosin the Beau 154

   One Summer’s Day in Pensive Thought 154

   Polka by Wallace 149

   Rock Me to Sleep, Mother 157

   Sea Serpent Polka 148

   Shells of the Ocean 154

   Souvenir de Paris 149

   St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning 298

   Sweet Alice 157

   ‘Tis Midnight Hour 147

   Twilight Dews 154

   Volunteer, The 156

   We Have Been Friends Together 155

   When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies 155

Musical History of Louisiana, book title 118

musical instrument

   end man 261

   tambourine 261

   triangle 261

   violin 12, 261

   flute 261

   piano 261

musicians 177, 261

mourning clothing 59

nankeen, gloves of 110

Nathan, George 143

Navy Commodore 47

“near” man, a 198

needlepoint; canvas work 136

needlework 16

neighbors sell shrimp 29

Negro ghosts 8

Negro merchants 3, 24-25, 27

Negro servant

   delivers invitations 42

   travel with you 133

neutral ground 2, 35, 166

New Braunfels, Texas 105

New England seminary 14

New Haven 146, 208

New Orleans cemeteries 316, 317, 324, 326

   “Decoration Day” (All Saints Day) 326, 329

New Orleans had fallen 265

New Year’s Day 50, 51

   receiving on 56

   refreshments 52

   servants social habits 50, 51

New York 15, 167, 168

   Astor House 85

   Talmage’s Tabernacle in Brooklyn 120

   The Little Church Around the Corner 144

New York families 19

   Babcock, William wed 89, 90

   Sherman 19

   Kirby 19

   Phalen 19

   Pumpelly 19

   Thorn 19

newspaper 24, 87

   Daily Comet 302

   Daily Picayune 143, 150

   editors 170

   engagements announced in 88

   Paris Journal 180

   society page 144

“Nicholas Nickleby” 138

niggardliness 27

nose, Hebrew 55

nude statues 40

nurse 214

oculist 37

Ogden, David 167

orgeat syrup 64

oil lamp 36

Old Maids’ Hall 17

Olympe 60

Opera House 65, 67, 309

opine (suppose) 13

organist, Dr. Clapp’s 20, 121

ornamental items 40

osnaburg (coarse cotton fabric) 193, 277

oven 39

overcoat 320

“over the lake” 29

patchouli 111

pantalettes 5

pantaloons, men’s skin tight 53, 59

pantry

    butler’s 38

    half-moon opening 39

paper collar 278

paper flowers 324

parapets 2

parasol 85

Paris, wife goes to 91, 179

Paris fashions 59

Paris Journal (newspaper) 180

parlor 51

parterre 81, 188, 304

party 5, 21, 300

   card/playing cards 175, 300

   clean-up 49

   dress 85

   reception/receiving 42, 56

   typical hours of 48, 262

Pass Christian

   before the railroad & summer cottages 141

   Hotel 140, 142, 296

“pass the silver through delicate fingers” 31, 32

patent medicines 114

paterfamilias 261

Patrick, Doctor (plantation) 74, 75

Patrick, Eliza 135

peacock, pet 315

pecans 199

Peirce, Caroline 296

Peirce, Cora 296

Peirce, Miss (Mrs. William Kennedy) 168-169

Peirce, Mr. Levi 169, 295

Peirce, Mrs. 296

Peirce, also see Pierce

penitentiary at Baton Rouge 280

pennies 23                  

perfume 51

Perkins, John 250

perquisites 30

Peters, S. J. 298

Peuch, Mme 171

Philadelphian 207

Phine, my dear friend 320-330

photo/daguerreotype 55

   first ones taken in N. O. 125

picayune, a 1, 3, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28

   bag of picayunes 296

   Spanish coin 28

   un escalin (two picayunes) 27

   value of 26, 29

Picayune (The Daily) see Daily

picayunish 27

pictures 40, 55

Pierce, also see Peirce

Pierce, Granville 252

Pierce family, the 119

pigtail(s) 5, 63

Pike, William A. (Kentucky bred) 250, 301, 302,

Pike, William S. 321

   moved to Canada 321

   his brother in Shreveport 322

pine; “everything is pine in Florida and Georgia” 141

pitcher, silver 76

Place d’Armes 325

plantation,

   Arlington 257, “our” 298

   ball guests at the 260

   beg to lodge at a 97

   Cottage 252

   dairy folio 193

   Deer Range 298

   Destrehan 317

   folio 195

   Green’s Plantation on the Amite (river) 265

   Hope Estate 198, 199, 214

   life 191-200

   Philadelphians visit and inspect 207

   slave quarters 192, 193

   The Minor 77

   The Oaks 74

   wedding at Arlington 257

   Whitehall 74, 252, 259

plants 5

play, “as good as a play to watch” 254

Pluche, Mme Pluche’s shop on Royal 59

Poems of Emilia (book) 297

Poindexter, Governor of Mississippi; portrait of his wife 75

poise and posture 102

Pollock, James on Royal 81, 90

Pollock, Mana 90

pomade for hair; of beef marrow, castor oil, & perfume 112

pomatum 111; all pomatumed up 51

pompadour 83

Pontalba buildings dilapidated 325

Pope’s Essay on Man 18

Porter, Cora U. 118

post man, none 42

postal fees 23

posture and poise 102

pots and pans 39

pousse café, a  76

Poydras Market 4

Poydras street 297

prayer 18

Prentice, Mrs. George D. of Kentucky 156

Prentiss, Sargent S. of Mississippi 169

Presbyterian 99, 137

Preston, General 128

priest, wit of 27

private food on ship 134

private pie 134

prizes of silver 251

promenade on the levee 175

Protestant wedding practices 87

public conveyance 44

public table on ship 134

punishment, school 7

Quiggins girls, the 244

race track 245-249

rain gear 44, 166

reading goody-goody books 16

reception, giving a 42

Reconstruction 196, 275

recreation 16, 63-68

refreshments 51

Renshaw, Mrs. 121

repousse 76

Representative of the 6th District 251

Republic of Texas 47

restaurant(s) 63

rhetoric 18

Rhode Island 117, 168          

Rhodes, Dr. 9

rice powder 114

Richardson, Dr. T. G. 137

Richardson, Mrs. Dr. T. G. nee Ida Slocomb 25, 118

ring of shell 176

Rio (de) Janeiro 143

Ripley, Eliza’s

   brief biography of 331-332

   family in Cuba 292

   photo & signature (facing 324)

Robin street 165

Roman, Alfred 190

Roman family 187, 190

rosaries 324

rose, Cherokee hedges 220

rose, Chickasaw hedges 220

rose hedge 64

rose, Lady Banks 220

rose on my pillow 185

rowboat on river 177

Royal street 8, 9, 58, 59, 61, 62, 81, 117, 150, 160, 178, 300, 325

rugs

   in one piece 35

rumble (rumble or boot of stagecoach) 138

running water in home 38

rushings 84

Sacre Coeur Convent 180, 189

safes, food 39

   made of wire 39

Sager, Mr. 167

Salaam 12

Salvation Army 146

Sambola, Captain 315

San Antonio, Texas 105

sandstorm 129

Saturday night bath 212

Scholar’s Companion 14

school 5, 6, 7, 13

school subjects 18

Scott, Sir Walter 15

scoured daily with brick dust 40

sea shells 40, 324

seafood 198

Seibricht’s on Royal 61

Seignoret on Royal 62

servants

   Dilsey 99

   Elfey 99

   maids 260

   social habits 50

   travel with you 133, 260

   valet 200-201

sewer 38

sewing: also see clothing, embroidery, knit, crochet

   dyes 59

   every woman 37

   fancy work 136

   fabrics, cost of 59

   Finkle and Lyon machine 252

   gold thimble 295

   needles with gold eye 276

   pins 276

   society 20

   stitch described (backstitch) 37

   tailor-cut and sewn at home 37

sewing machine 37

Shall, Mme boarding house 162

shaving or razor 278

shawl 2,

Sherman in Georgia 209

Shields, Emma 103

Shiloh 268

ship 15

   accommodations on; men’s cabin; lady’s cabin 132

   baggage on 132

   bellpull on 136

   comradery aboard 183

   gambler, river boat 135

   general cabin 136

   gunboats round the point 264

   lamps 132

   sailing 15, 22

   staterooms on 132

   steamer/steamship 22, 86, 94, 130, 328

   Yankee clipper 190

ship mentioned by name

   Belle Creole 94, 159, 173, 179, 182, 183, 189, 190, 298

   Belle Key 328, 329

   Belle of the West 130

   Crescent City, The 86

   Fashion 130

   Grey Eagle 130-132

   Harriet Lane, the capture of the 126

   Henry Clay 130

shoes 17, 19, 85, 86

   laced 85

   protection 17, 166

   carpet slippers 174

shop or show window 59

   bead & shell shop 324

shopping for groceries 44

shopping region 58

   moved to Canal street 58

shops 58, 324

shot silk 37

Shreveport 322

shrimp 29

Shute, Maria (Mrs. Babcock) 89

sideboard 52, 55

sight, loss of 107

Silas Holmes, Yankee clipper 190

silk,

   cap 84

   Chine 103

   hat 55

   Marceline 59

   shot 37

silver pitcher 76

   urn-shaped 323

silver stash 322

silverware, chest of 321-323

sinks 38

skillets and “spiders” 39

skin

   acid treatment 110

   soft soap dries out skin 277

   mutton tallow for dry cracked skin 277

Skinner & Company, New Haven 146

Slark, Day and Stauffer 253

Slark family, the 165

Slark, Mrs. Abigail L. 166

slave

   Black William 261

   children, Mary Ann and Martha Ann 216-244

   children ten years old 196

   Christmas tree 258, 259

   Christmas week 258

   clothing 193

   convict mother 196

   dirt floors 192

   food 194, 197

   holiday 258

   hook worm 193

   John 3

   Lewis 196, 257

   marriage of 257, 258

   Mammy Charlotte 197, 198, 212

   Mammy Milly 214

   preacher 257

   quarters 192, 193

   shoes (shod) 193

   spiritual needs of 195

   Uncle Billy 198

   white person’s feelings for their mammy 209-212

Slidell, Messrs, U. S. Senator 199, 215, 250, 254

   family 289

   family mammy 214

Slidell, Mrs. John’s sisters 117

slippers 86

slips of brown Holland 40

Slocomb, Augusta 149

   wed an Urquhart 118

   Mrs. David Urquhart 167

Slocomb, Cuthbert 167, 253, 277

   dressed as a baby for Mardi Gras 325-326

   wed a Miss. Day 118

Slocomb, Ida, widow of Dr. T. G. Richardson 25, 118, 167

Slocomb, Tenie 6

Slocomb, Mrs. 87, 325

   to Europe 172

Slocomb’s, Mrs., mother 31

Slocombs, the 31

   first gas light 36

   on St. Charles street 36

Smith, Dora (Mrs. J. P. Labouisse) 168

Smith, Howard, General 128, 129

Smith, Kirby; General E. Kirby Smith 127, 128

Smith, Mary (Mrs. Morris Chew) 168

Smith, Miss,

   niece of Mrs. Labouisse 89-90

   wed Mr. William Babcock of New York 89

Smith, Mme. 171

Smith, Mrs. Abe (of Mississippi) 204

Smith, Persifor, General 54

Smith, Sarah (Mrs. Charles Cammack) 168

snakes 166

social calls 41

social customs 41, 101

   unfashionable for ladies 248

social habits of servants 50

society, church sewing 20

society page in newspaper 144

soft soap, home-made (dries out skin) 277

Soulé, Pierre

   diplomat 170

   Minister of Spain 289

soup bone 26

Spanish 9

Spanish coin 28

Spanish iron 304, 307

Spanish lessons 10

Spanish Marquesa 291

Sparks, Colonel 254

spelling 14

spiders, a cooking utensil 39

“spoons” Butler 213

spoons secreted from the Federal troops 213

St. Angelo school 7, 8

St. Anne street 68, 309

St. Charles Hotel 83, 111; fire 123; 128, 162, 245; stage 245

St. Charles street/avenue 36, 295, 324

St. Hubert, lead image of 316

St. Roch cemetery 316

   sketching not allowed 317

stagecoach 137, 138

state land office 280

statues, life size and nude 40

steamer, see ship

The Crescent City 86

steel utensils 39, 40

street cars, 2, 44, 68

   carriages 68

   dashboard 320

   mule drawn 313, 316, 

      refused to go then ran wild 320-321

   none 44

stocks made of buckram 53, 54

Stone, Dr. Warren 101, 273, 274

stored in the garret 35

Story, Judge lived on Canal street 2

Story, Sid 2

Story, Ben 2

stove 39

stovepipe (hat) 51, 55

Strakosch, M. (composer) 148, 149, 150

Strand, the 16

Strawbridge, Miss Sarah 5

Strawbridges, the 297

street merchants 24, 25, 26

street vendor’s stall 3

streets not named 165

strewn with tobacco leaves 35

Stucker, Levi (free man) 221

substitutes 273-279

stuffing of moss, cotton, hair 102

sugar, “boiling cane juice” 206

sugar, loaves of 43

sugar making 195

sugar report, Champomier’s 184

surgical bargain 273

Sun Mutual Insurance Company 161, 168

sunburn 107

Sunday

   work on 195

   black silk dress 210

supernumerary 209

sylph, fountain with 308

Syme, Mr. 61

syrup 24, 64

Svengali 157

swamp 63

Swiler, Mrs. 44

Swiveller, Dick 65

Symes’ lace store on Royal 178

tables 36

tail-coat 37

tailor-cut and sewn at home 37

tall silk hat 55

Talmage’s Tabernacle in Brooklyn (NY) 120

tarleton (a type of fabric) 103

tatting called frivolite 328

tavern warned of number of passengers 138

Taylor, Dick “son of the president” 144

Taylor, General 300, 302

Taylor, Richard

   General 299

   General Dick 118

   funeral of 144

Taylor, Zach 295

tchuny (lady’s undergarment) 102

tea, hand round 63

tea, hot ginger 17

tea cup, a Christophe 32

tea cups and spoons 31

tea rooms 63

teachers 13

teeth, false 21

Temple, Mrs Doswell 48

ten guests, unexpected 203

Tenbroeck, Richard (of Kentucky) 248

Texas 47, 105, 126, 127, 128, 129, 144, 206

things that did not exist then 1, 42, 44, 98, 109, 110, 114, 141, 142-143, 144, 160, 166

things that were scarce during the Civil War 276

Thirteen Buildings, The 90, 172, 319

   occupants of 167-172

three-ply carpets 32

Throckmorton, Major Aris 162

tisane, (a drink) 185

tobacco, chaw of 225

tobacco leaves, carpets strewn with 35

tobacco pouch 277

“toilets” were simple 67

Toombs, Robert; General and Mrs. 128, 287

toothbrush, substitute for 276

Tonti street 59

Toulouse street 35

tournure or tchuny (a lady’s undergarment) 102

Touro, Judah 120, 123

transportation 44, 260

   American stagecoach 137, 138

       baggage 138

       coachman’s horn 138

       rumble or boot of 138

   carriage or coach 68, 95

   coach and four 301, 302

   stage, nine passenger 247

   street cars, 44, 68, 271

   horses, stop to change 138

   moving by flatboat 136

   mules 198

   railroad tram (flatbed car) 184

   rowboat or skiff 177, 260

   ship or boat, see ship

   turtle-back vehicles 260

trees

   Althea (bush) 259, 276

   China berry 94, 141

   Pecan 216

   Magnolia frascati 189

Tricou, Estelle 149

Triton Walk (it is now Howard Avenue) 162

trousseau 91, 92

trunk visitors 200-201

tuberculosis treatment 206

turkey

   boiled hen with oyster dressing 161

   capon 199, 219

   diet of 219

   flock of on Camp 161

   live 161

   roast gobbler 161

turkey red 35

turtle-back vehicles 260

turtle-top coach 95

Turveydrop 13, 17

U. S. Ambassador to France 168

U. S. Army officer at Charleston 291

U. S. Barracks at Baton Rouge 251, 299, 301

U. S. military station 299

U. S. Senator 199, 250, 254

umbrella 29, 85

Union

   Army 195

   Federals, the 213, 273, 302

   horse branded U. S. 274-275

   officer 274

Up from Slavery 192

upholstery, horsehair cloth 38

Urquhart, an. . .wed Augusta Slocomb 118

Ursuline 7

Ursuline Convent 314

utensils 39, 40, 43

Valentines 21

Valérie Allain, both died of 176

vanilla bean 43

Veranda Hotel 123

vests 59

Victorine, Mme 68

Vincent’s (confectioner) 63, 68

violets, fragrant 315

violinists 177

visites, heavily embroidered (women’s accessory item) 60

visitors, trunk 200-201

Walker, Alec (editor) 170

Walker, Mrs. William B. nee Ellen Johnson 101, 273

Walker, William at Manchac 302

walking stick 51, 52

walks 16, 17

wall coverings 71, 73

wall decorations 71

Wallace (composer) 148, 149

Walton, Mme 86

Ward family 246                    

Ward, George W. 250

Ward, Mrs., wife of Episcopal clergyman 72

washing dishes 31, 32

   in a wooden piggin 31

   “pass the silver through delicate fingers” 32

Washington Artillery 315

Washington, Booker T. 192

water

   cistern 39

   filtering methods 39

   in the home 38

   jars, earthen 39

   river water 136

water proofs 17

Waters, Major 54

wax figures, manikins 59

wax head, mechanical 4

weather permitting 67

wedding

   ceremony 87

   Catholic & Protestant practices 87

   customs 101

   engagement 87

   engagement announced in newspaper 88

   gifts, practice of 89, 91

   preacher missed the train 99

weeds 166

Weissiger’s tavern in Frankfort, KY 138

West, Douglas 327, 329

whale oil lamps 133

Wharton, E. C. 143, 144

Wharton, Mr (attorney) 162

whisky 52

White, Clara 297

White, Col. Maunsel 169, 297

   Deer Range Plantation 298

White, Eliza (Mrs. Cuthbert Bullitt) 169

White, Miss 121

white gloves 267

white person’s feelings for their mammy 209-212

white stockings 267

Whitehall Plantation 74, 252, 259

Whitewashing in and out 195

Wilson, Mrs. Hugh nee Mary Mathews 168

wine, claret 26

Winthrop,

   Colonel 61, 199

   Colonel John 300

   Colonel & Mrs. John 117

   John of the Massachusetts Winthrops 178

Women’s Exchange, the 63

woman’s hospital 109

Woodbridge, Jahleel, New Orleans preacher 99, 100

wooden dolls described 28

Woodlief and Walker 101

Woodlief’s on Chartres 58, 59

Woodville 95, 96, 98

Woodward, Ellsworth, sketch opposite page 38

   Door in the French Market 38

work on Sunday 195

wot (know) 27

Yankee(s) 78, 299

   in New Orleans 264, 273

   occupation 18

yellow fever 273, 287, 291

Zacharie, Amelia 90

Zacharie home, the 7

Zacharie, J. W. 113

 

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