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              Introductions from Joe Scoville.
with George, having been visiting his wife and
baby.        Before, Anne, Eliza, an Haney and
I had sat at the fireside, Matty reading in
an adjacent arm-chair, and Sally (on her coming
down-stairs from putting her little nephew to
bed) at the table near us.           After, we moved
and ate hickory nuts, talking a good deal a-
about my expedition, with some chaff and more
kindness.         What sort of evening will my next
Sunday one be?
  17.  Monday.  Writing to Charles, doing chores,
out to Post-office &c during the morning.    After
dinner, down-town, meeting Joe Scoville by the
way.    He looked stout and well, is grayish-
haired and not much like him of the  Pick  days.
To Nick-nax office, got $3 for drawing; to
get paper and pencils, then to Haney s, then to
W. Leslie s.      With him up-town to Houston
Street, where we parted, I to Scoville s resi-
dence, near the North river.    Told him of
my intended journey, not its object, stating that
I d got a roving sketching commission, through
Bellew, from an illustrated London paper; got
two letters of endorsement to the editors of a Char-
leston and Mobile paper!        Supped with the
family and a Mr Decaun, just returned from
Charleston.   Scoville s wife (whom I was intro-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Mentions receiving letters of introduction from Joe Scoville to the editors of Charleston and Mobile newspapers.
Date:1860-12-15
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Decaun; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Illustrated London news.; Leslie, William; New York evening post.; Nick nax.; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Mobile, [Alabama]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

Volume
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.