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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003 [1861]Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Two newspaper engravings, of Hibernian Hall and St. Andrew's Hall in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 005Two newspaper engravings, a birds eye view of Charleston and a group of banks in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 006Includes a newspaper clipping written by Carlyle about Gunn's stay in Charleston.
Page 007Newspaper clipping of map of Charleston Harbor.
Page 008 [01-01-1861]Describes the events of New Years Day.
Page 009 [01-01-1861]Describes the events of New Years Day.
Page 010 [01-01-1861]Regarding a visit to the Arsenal in Charleston.
Page 011 [01-01-1861]Regarding a visit to the Arsenal in Charleston.
Page 012 [01-01-1861]Describes a visit to the camp of a German militia company.
Page 013 [01-01-1861]Describes a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward.
Page 014 [01-01-1861]Describes a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward.
Page 015 [01-01-1861]Describes the outcome of a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward, turning into a dispute between Colt and St. Clair Morgan.
Page 016 [01-01-1861]Describes the outcome of a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward, turning into a dispute between Colt and St. Clair Morgan.
Page 017 [01-01-1861]Describes the outcome of a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward, turning into a dispute between Colt and St. Clair Morgan.
Page 018 [01-01-1861]Describes the outcome of a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward, turning into a dispute between Colt and St. Clair Morgan.
Page 019 [01-01-1861]Describes his last evening spent with A.H. Colt before Colt's departure for New York.
Page 020 [01-04-1861]Describes a trip to Sullivan's Island.
Page 021 [01-04-1861]Describes a trip to Sullivan's Island.
Page 022 [01-04-1861]Describes a trip to Sullivan's Island.
Page 023 [01-04-1861]Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney regarding the Edwards family Christmas party.
Page 024 [01-04-1861]Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney regarding the Edwards family Christmas party.
Page 025 [01-04-1861]Mentions the death of Knudsen's wife as learned from a letter from Jesse Haney.
Page 026 [01-04-1861]Mentions Captain Coste's suspicions of Frank Wood.
Page 027 [01-04-1861]Describes the triumphant attitude of certain secessionists.
Page 028 [01-04-1861]Regarding John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist.
Page 029 [01-04-1861]Regarding John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist.
Page 030 [01-04-1861]Regarding John Mitchel and his father.
Page 031 [01-04-1861]Regarding a letter received from George Boweryem.
Page 032 [01-04-1861]Regarding letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Page 033 [01-04-1861]Describes the Battery at Charleston.
Page 034 [01-04-1861]Describes the Battery at Charleston.
Page 035 [01-04-1861]Regarding the arrival of Will Waud in Charleston.
Page 036 [01-05-1861]Describes a flag-raising in front of the ''Charleston Courier'' office.
Page 037 [01-05-1861]Mentions Charleston sights seen with William Waud.
Page 038 [01-05-1861]Regarding Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Page 039 [01-05-1861]Regarding music played by a German band in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, who gave the state of South Carolina $1,000.
Page 040 [01-05-1861]Regarding a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai.
Page 041 [01-05-1861]Regarding a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai.
Page 042 [01-06-1861]Describes a drive in the country to Colonel Brown's house.
Page 043 [01-06-1861]Describes a letter from Bigelow.
Page 044 [01-06-1861]Describes letters from George Boweryem, Myron Cobb, and Jesse Haney.
Page 045 [01-06-1861]Mentions a letter from Mr. Edwards.
Page 046 [01-07-1861]Describes a walk with Carlyle in Charleston.
Page 047 [01-08-1861]Describes a walk with Carlyle in Charleston.
Page 048 [01-09-1861]Describes the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery.
Page 049 [01-09-1861]Describes the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery.
Page 050Newspaper engraving of the ''Star of the West.''
Page 051 [01-09-1861]Regarding Frank Wood's troubles in Charleston as a correspondent for the ''World.''
Page 052 [01-09-1861]Regarding Frank Wood's troubles in Charleston as a correspondent for the ''World.''
Page 053 [01-09-1861]Mentions that William Waud was prevented from sketching the ''Mercury'' office.
Page 054 [01-10-1861]Includes Gunn's newspaper account of the firing upon the ''Star of the West'' written for the ''Evening Post.''
Page 055 [01-10-1861]Includes Gunn's newspaper account of the firing upon the ''Star of the West'' written for the ''Evening Post.''
Page 056 [01-11-1861]Regarding a visit to Sullivan Island.
Page 057 [01-11-1861]Regarding a visit to Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island.
Page 058 [01-11-1861]Regarding a visit to Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island.
Page 059Photograph of Major R.S. Ripley.
Page 060 [01-11-1861]Includes Gunn's newspaper account of events in Charleston written for the ''Evening Post.''
Page 061 [01-11-1861]Regarding a visit to Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island.
Page 062 [01-11-1861]Includes Gunn's newspaper account of his visit to Sullivan Island written for the ''Evening Post.''
Page 063 [01-11-1861]Mentions meeting a man from Edgefield.
Page 064 [01-12-1861]Includes Gunn's newspaper account of his visit to Sullivan Island written for the ''Evening Post.''
Page 065 [01-12-1861]Describes precautions he takes as a correspondent of the ''Evening Post.''
Page 066 [1887]Newspaper clipping announcing the death of R.S. Ripley.
Page 067Includes two photographs of Charleston Market.
Page 068 [01-12-1861]Describes precautions he takes as a correspondent of the ''Evening Post.''
Page 069 [01-12-1861]Comments on the turkey buzzards in Charleston.
Page 070 [01-12-1861]Describes an old cannon dubbed by Charlestonians as ''Old Secession.''
Page 071 [01-12-1861]Regarding various events in Charleston.
Page 072 [01-13-1861]Regarding a Northern man residing in Charleston named W.E. Dodge.
Page 073 [01-13-1861]Regarding a Northern man residing in Charleston named W.E. Dodge.
Page 074 [01-13-1861]Regarding a Northern man residing in Charleston named W.E. Dodge.
Page 075 [01-13-1861]Describes a visit to the Kynaston family.
Page 076 [01-14-1861]Describes pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians.
Page 077 [01-15-1861]Describes pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians.
Page 078 [01-16-1861]Mentions plans for another shooting party.
Page 079 [01-17-1861]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 080 [01-18-1861]Describes his brother Charley's house at Chigwell, as taken from a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 081 [01-18-1861]Regarding the marriage of his brother Charley.
Page 082 [01-18-1861]Regarding a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston.
Page 083 [01-18-1861]Regarding a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston.
Page 084 [01-18-1861]Regarding a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston.
Page 085 [01-18-1861]Describes an unsuccessful attempt to visit James Island with William Waud.
Page 086 [01-19-1861]Mentions making several calls in Charleston with Carlyle.
Page 087 [01-20-1861]Mentions meeting Senator Allen from Barnwell.
Page 088 [01-20-1861]Describes Senator Allen from Barnwell.
Page 089 [01-20-1861]Regarding a proposition from Stedman to George Boweryem.
Page 090 [01-21-1861]Regarding a proposition from Stedman to George Boweryem.
Page 091 [01-21-1861]Regarding a proposition from Stedman to George Boweryem.
Page 092 [01-21-1861]Mentions writing a letter to Boweryem, giving him advice about the Stedman situation.
Page 093 [01-21-1861]Mentions receiving a letter from Frank Bellew.
Page 094 [01-23-1861]Describes a letter from Frank Bellew.
Page 095 [01-23-1861]Describes a conversation with Will Waud.
Page 096 [01-23-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 097 [01-23-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 098 [01-24-1861]Regarding Gunn's Charleston acquaintance named Cill.
Page 099 [01-24-1861]Describes a hatter named Harry Covert.
Page 100 [01-24-1861]Describes performing amateur theatricals with others in Marchant's theater.
Page 101 [01-24-1861]Describes performing amateur theatricals with others in Marchant's theater.
Page 102 [01-24-1861]Regarding a fight in a Charleston brothel.
Page 103 [01-25-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 104 [01-25-1861]Mentions the secession of Louisiana from the Union.
Page 105 [01-26-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 106 [01-27-1861]Describes a visit to Fort Moultrie.
Page 107 [01-27-1861]Describes a visit to Fort Moultrie.
Page 108 [01-27-1861]Describes a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles.''
Page 109 [01-27-1861]Describes a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles.''
Page 110 [01-27-1861]Describes spending time with Captain Dan Miller of the ''Richland Rifles.''
Page 111 [01-27-1861]Describes spending time with Captain Dan Miller of the ''Richland Rifles.''
Page 112 [01-27-1861]Describes spending time with Captain Dan Miller of the ''Richland Rifles.''
Page 113 [01-28-1861]Describes his thoughts while attempting to sleep on Sullivan Island.
Page 114 [01-28-1861]Mentions reading and enjoying a book by Honore de Balzac.
Page 115 [01-28-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 116 [01-28-1861]Describes a letter from George Boweryem.
Page 117 [01-28-1861]Describes a letter from Jack Edwards.
Page 118 [01-28-1861]Describes a letter from his mother.
Page 119 [01-28-1861]Mentions that he has not received any correspondence from the ''Evening Post'' of late.
Page 120 [01-29-1861]Regarding South Carolina's new state flag.
Page 121 [01-29-1861]Mentions seeing the construction of the floating battery.
Page 122 [01-30-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 123 [01-30-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 124 [01-31-1861]Regarding a slave auction held in Charleston.
Page 125 [01-31-1861]Regarding a slave auction held in Charleston.
Page 126 [01-31-1861]Regarding a slave auction held in Charleston.
Page 127 [01-31-1861]Regarding a slave auction held in Charleston.
Page 128 [01-31-1861]Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.
Page 129 [01-31-1861]Describes a letter from George Boweryem.
Page 130 [02-01-1861]Describes a letter from George Boweryem.
Page 131 [02-01-1861]Describes a visit to the Arsenal in Charleston.
Page 132 [02-01-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping about an escaped slave named Peter.
Page 133 [02-02-1861]Mentions a proposed visit to Major Anderson at Fort Sumter.
Page 134 [02-03-1861]Describes Russell Ramsay, a newspaper correspondent of the New York Tribune in Charleston.
Page 135 [02-03-1861]Describes Russell Ramsay, a newspaper correspondent of the New York Tribune in Charleston.
Page 136 [02-03-1861]Regarding attending a ''bachelor party.''
Page 137 [02-03-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 138 [02-04-1861]Mentions attending a concert in Charleston.
Page 139 [02-04-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 140 [02-04-1861]Mentions another slave auction in which a slave named Laura was sold for $12.
Page 141 [02-05-1861]Describes a day spent at the horse races.
Page 142 [02-06-1861]Regarding a misunderstanding with the ''Evening Post'' about payment for his services.
Page 143 [02-07-1861]Regarding a misunderstanding with the ''Evening Post'' about payment for his services.
Page 144 [02-07-1861]Mentions that Marchant's reputation in Charleston has been damaged by his selling tickets to his ball to women from local brothels.
Page 145 [02-07-1861]Relates a story about Fanny Elssler's performances in Charleston.
Page 146 [02-07-1861]Mentions that Spear won oysters as the result of a wager on a horse race.
Page 147 [02-08-1861]Mentions Murdoch's disgust with the conduct of a particular South Carolinian officer.
Page 148 [02-08-1861]Describes William Waud.
Page 149 [02-08-1861]Compares William Waud to his brother Alfred.
Page 150 [02-09-1861]Regarding fellow correspondent Russell Ramsay.
Page 151 [02-09-1861]Regarding Charleston beauty Mrs. Hayward.
Page 152 [02-09-1861]Regarding a three-hour dinner with Charleston acquaintances.
Page 153 [02-09-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 154 [02-10-1861]Regarding Ramsay leaving Charleston.
Page 155 [02-10-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 156 [02-10-1861]Regarding Ramsay's correspondence for the ''New York Tribune.''
Page 157 [02-10-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 158 [02-10-1861]Regarding Major Anderson at Fort Sumter.
Page 159 [02-10-1861]Mentions an attempt to obtain a photograph of Major Robert Anderson from photographer Cook.
Page 160 [02-12-1861]Mentions receiving a letter from Jesse Haney.
Page 161 [02-12-1861]Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.
Page 162 [02-12-1861]Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.
Page 163 [02-13-1861]Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Page 164 [02-13-1861]Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Page 165 [02-13-1861]Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Page 166 [02-13-1861]Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Page 167 [1858]Pencil and watercolor drawing of St. Andrew's Church near Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 168 [02-13-1861]Describes the return to Charleston after a visit to Colonel Bull's house.
Page 169 [02-13-1861]Describes letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Page 170 [02-13-1861]Describes letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Page 171 [02-13-1861]Describes letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Page 172 [02-13-1861]Describes his departure from Charleston.
Page 173 [02-14-1861]Describes his journey back to New York by ship from Charleston.
Page 174 [02-14-1861]Describes his journey back to New York by ship from Charleston.
Page 175 [02-15-1861]Describes his journey back to New York by ship from Charleston.
Page 176 [02-16-1861]Describes his arrival back at his boarding house after his stay in Charleston.
Page 177 [02-17-1861]Describes his first day back in New York after his stay in Charleston.
Page 178 [02-17-1861]Describes his first day back in New York after his stay in Charleston.
Page 179 [02-18-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 180 [02-16-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 181 [02-18-1861]Mentions a woman author who has yet to produce a book.
Page 182 [02-18-1861]Mentions seeing Abraham Lincoln pass in a carriage.
Page 183 [02-19-1861]Regarding a night spent with the Edwards family.
Page 184 [02-19-1861]Mentions that he has been paid $103.60 from the ''Evening Post'' for his letters from Charleston.
Page 185 [02-21-1861]Describes an encounter with Alfred Waud at the ''Illustrated New York News'' office.
Page 186 [02-21-1861]Describes an encounter with Alfred Waud at the ''Illustrated New York News'' office.
Page 187 [02-22-1861]Mentions that a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln had been discovered.
Page 188 [02-23-1861]Regarding a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Page 189 [02-24-1861]Regarding a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Page 190 [02-24-1861]Regarding a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Page 191 [02-24-1861]Regarding the inspiration for one of Fanny Fern's articles.
Page 192 [02-25-1861]Describes letters received from his mother and his sister Rosa.
Page 193 [02-26-1861]Mentions that Carlyle has written kindly of him in the ''Charleston Courier.''
Page 194 [02-27-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 195 [02-28-1861]Mentions going to the ''Evening Post'' office to get copies of his letters sent to the newspaper.
Page 196 [02-25-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 197Blank page.
Page 198 [03-08-1861]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for the ''Evening Post'' concerning pre-war events and attitudes in Charleston.
Page 199Blank page.
Page 200Newspaper engraving of a palmetto tree from the ''Illustrated London News.''
Page 201Newspaper clipping regarding the members of the Convention of South Carolina.
Page 202Newspaper engraving of a Roman Catholic cathedral in Charleston.
Page 203 [01-03-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding the members of the Convention of South Carolina. Also includes a newspaper advertisement regarding a new jail.
Page 204Newspaper engraving of a church and the South Carolina Institute.
Page 205 [01-23-1861]Newspaper clipping of an article by Frank Bellew about his London experiences.
Page 206Includes Gunn's commentary about Bellew's article.
Page 207 [01-23-1861]Newspaper clipping of an article by Frank Bellew about his London experiences.
Page 208Blank page.
Page 209Three photographs of members of Charleston militia companies.
Page 210Blank page.
Page 211Newspaper clipping of a review of Stedman's poetry.
Page 212Back fly-leaf.
Page 213Back cover.
Page 214Newspaper clipping of a poem by Henry Van Dyke titled ''Little Things.''
Page 215Newspaper clipping of a poem by Franklin Quinby titled ''Der Boeren.''
Page 216 [03-02-1861]Newspaper engraving of Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 217Newspaper engraving of the interior of Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 218Obituary and engraving of General R.S. Ripley.
Page 219Newspaper clipping of an open letter to the King of England, Edward VII.
Page 220Newspaper engraving of Charleston Harbor.
Page 221Engraving of Abraham Lincoln.
Page 222 [1889]Newspaper clipping of a review of a book by Eliza McHilton Ripley.
Page 223Newspaper clipping of a poem by N.G. Shepherd titled ''Lost Gertrude.''
Page 224 [02-27-1884]Newspaper engravings of scenes from Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 225 [08-27-1884]Newspaper engraving of the result of a fire in Charleston.