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	Going to South Carolina.
as we stood talking together in a little group,
when the Newarkians had departed.     Jim Par-
ton stayed till 11 last night, hence Mrs Edwards
opines he had had a row with Fanny!
  15.  Saturday.   Boot-buying, to W. Leslie s,
(he not down-town) Larason s and to William
Street, where by   to 12 a fellow-Englishman
joined myself and Mr Edwards.       Out together
to the office of the British consul, near the Bowling
Green, where after some delay, we obtained access
to Mr Archibald, who upon my introduction by
Mr Edwards  friend gave me a quasi-passport
to the South,  to serve and avail as occasion
may require.     He had granted several to Eng-
lish subjects, he said, recently.    He made no
inquiry as to my business down South.    Paying
$1.25 for the document in the outer office, we
left, had a glass of ale together and parted, I
to the Post office.  There with Bigelow till 3 o clock,
a stirring time, he editorializing, reading proof,
getting in telegraphic dispatches, receiving an visitors
and talking with me between the acts about my
expedition.     There came in a letter from an
officer s wife, (Mrs. Doubleday) now at Fort Moultrie, Charleston,
descriptive of the preparations for attacking it by
the towns-people and anticipatory of the massacre
of the brave little garrison.        I dictated, while
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Describes going to the British consulate with Mr. Edwards in order to obtain a passport for Gunn's visit to the South.
Date:1860-12-14
Subject:Archibald, Edward Mortimer; Bigelow, John; Civil War; Doubleday, Abner, Mrs.; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Larason; Leslie, William; New York evening post.; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):William Street
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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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.