His personal Appearance.
[newspaper clipping continued: first column]
and to W. A. Booth, the port pilot, the conduct of the
trip was committed, and no small portion of its suc-
cessful prosecution is due to them.
PERSONS ON BOARD.
Now and then a boatful of guests put off fromthe
shore, and presently nearly the whole of the expected
complement had arrived. This was not numerous,
but select; and perhaps few New-York assemblages,
public or private, have included so many noteworthy,
if not distinguished persons. We append a list of
Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott; E. M. Archi-
bald, British consul to this port; W. Muir, British
consul to New Orleans; W. B. Astor; Henry Grin-
nell; Governor Fish; Governor Bradish; Judge
Roosevelt; Hon. W. L. Yancey; Sydney Webster;
Charles O Conor; Edwin Crosswell; General J.
Lee; R. M. Blatchford; John H. Bronwer; Mr. Bu-
chanan, nephew of the President; James Brooks;
John Cochrane; Mr. Cassell, of England, the well-
known publisher of illustrated periodical literature;
John Hoey of Adam s express; the aids of Governor
Morgan, Colonel E. G. Thompson and Major W. L.
Skidmore; Captain Ward, of the North Carolina;
Royal Phelps; and the committee of reception, as
The presidents, Peter Cooper, Wilson G. Hunt and
Henry Grinnell; the members, twelve in number,
Hamilton Fish, the chairman, Luther Bradish, John
J. Cisco, Cyrus W. Field, M. B. Field, Robert B.
Minturn, Pelatiah Perritt, Charles King, John Jay,
Augustus Schell, B. D. Silliman, and George D.
SALUTE TO GENERAL SCOTT.
General Scott s arrival on board was acknowledged
by the military salute due to his rank the discharge
of seventeen guns. These were fired rapidly, but
seven seconds intervening between each explosion.
The general stood erect and bareheaded, observed
by all during this ceremony. He was not in uniform,
but his stature, erect carriage, and physiognomy
rendered him the mot conspicuous, as he was the
most distinguished person on board.
DOWN THE BAY.
At five minutes to 9 o clock the Harriet Lane left
her anchorage, and, with the band playing, steamed
down the bay, which then presented its ordinary
aspect on a fine, sunny October morning bright
blue sky above, and laughing water below. On
board, the guests conversed in groups, sitting or
standing. All continued on deck, none but the ser-
vants, intent on culinary preparations, going below.
In obedience to Captain Faunce s instructions, an
awning was erected, and presently a table sufficient
[newspaper clipping continued: second column]
to accommodate about thirty persons, on one side of
the after deck. Behind this, temporarily screened
by flags of different nations, the employees set out
the collation. No incidents of any prominence
marked the trip.
AT PERTH AMBOY.
A gun from the landing place at Perth Amboy,
fired at 20 minutes to 11, welcomed the Harriet
Lane s arrival. Here a large concourse had assem-
bled on the piers, in the railroad depot, and on
board the steamboat John Potter, the latter of which
was literally black with spectators. All were await-
ing the coming lord. At 22 minutes to 12 a telegram
announced that he would arrive in five minutes.
LORD RENFREW S ARRIVAL.
Punctually the royal party appeared, and forth-
with the brass Dahlgren 24 pounders of the Harriet
Lane gave them a royal and a deep-mouthed wel-
come. To their thunder, the music of the band play-
ing God save the Queen! and the equally vocife-
rous and cordial cheers of spectators, Lord Renfrew
and suite passed through the depot, and, mounting
the gangway, came on board.
His lordship s personal appearance has already
been described in The World so minutely that little
can be added to it. He is very youthful in aspect,
has an oval face, inclining to fullness toward the
lower part of it, and clear cut, delicate, decidedly
aristocratic features, strongly resembling those of
his mother. An artist might construct a fair average
portrait of him from her likeness on an English
shilling. One peculiarity, however the mouth
showing the upper teeth he does not possess,
though his lips are full almost femininely so. He
has a narrow head, brown hair, but little chin, full,
blue, expressive, prominent eyes, with a look of
conscious position in them while his face is in repose,
which might be thought to verge on superciliousness.
He is just such a young Englishman, in fact, as
might be seen any day in Pall Mall, tapping his
boot with his riding-whip on the steps of one of the
London club-houses. He was dressed in a light
hat, a dark blue frock-coat, and loose gray trousers.
DUKE OF NEWCASTLE.
The man with reddish hair, and full red beard and
moustache, seated in the carriage opposite his lord-
ship, was the Duke of Newcastle. He is tall and
stoutly built, with fine, expressive features. He has
a stern look of command, fitting one occupying the
position of guardian to his lordship.
EARL ST. GERMANS.
The Earl St. Germans is altogether the best-
dressed man in the royal party. Tall, of gaunt
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty-seven|
|Description:||Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.|
|Subject:||Archibald, Edward Mortimer; Astor, William B.; Blatchford, Richard Milford; Booth, W.A.; Bradish, Luther; Bronwer, John H.; Brooks, James; Buchanan; Cassell, John; Cisco, John J.; Cochrane, John; Cooper, Peter; Crosswell, Edwin; Edward VII, King of Great Britain; Faunce, John; Field, Cyrus W.; Field, Maunsel B.; Fish, Hamilton; Grinnell, Henry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harriet Lane (Ship); Hoey, John; Hunt, Wilson G.; Jay, John; John Potter (Ship); Journalism; King, Charles; Lee, J.; Military; Minturn, Robert B.; Morgan, Edwin D.; Muir, W.; Newcastle, Henry Pelham, Duke of; New York world.; O'Conor, Charles; Perritt, Pelatiah; Phelps, Royal; Roosevelt, Robert B.; Schell, Augustus; Scott, Winfield; Silliman, B.D.; Skidmore, W.L.; St. Germans, Edward Granville Eliot, Earl of; Strong, George D.; Thompson, E.G.; Ward, Captain; Webster, Sydney; Yancey, William Lowndes|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina|
|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.|