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[passport for Gunn from the British Consulate in New York]
Her Brittanic Majesty s Consulate, New-York.
[printed seal]
I, Edward Mortimer Archibald, Esq. Her Majesty s Consul,
Do hereby Certify, That the bearer of this
Thomas Butler Gunn whose
true signature is written on the 
Margin hereof, is a native of
England and Subject of Her Bri-
tannic Majesty; and being about
to travel in the Southern States
I have granted him this Certificate
to secure and avail as occasion
may require    
In Testimony Whereof, I do hereunto set my hand and seal of Office
at the City of New-York, this fifteenth
day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and sixty   
[stamped seal]
[signed] Ew Archibald
	H B M Consul

[on margin]
[signed] Thomas Butler Gunn.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Gunn's passport received from British consul Edward Mortimer Archibald.
Date:1860-12-15
Subject:Archibald, Edward Mortimer; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.