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                I Take Passage for Charleston.
see the anticipated Italian campaign in early
spring.   Tommy  will hardly return before sum-
mer.     Apropos Matty asked me if I had ever
heard or told her that Tommy was of German
Jewish origin? the thing was new to me, but his
features do not contradict 
             it.        All at hickory-nuts & talk.
Tousey left quite early, Haney & I at 11  .   Pre-
viously to calling I had gone to Dixon s getting
a letter of endorsement from him to Bigelow.   Felt
ill, all day.
  18.  Tuesday.   Chores.   Down town by 12 1/2
meeting Damoreau in Broadway, who said
his wife was house-hunting in Brooklyn.  We
ha a glass of ale together and parted at the
 Post  office.  Bigelow hadn t come down, so after
waiting awhile outside in the cool sunny street,
I went to Haney s office returning in half an hour
to find my man.      Talk final and interruptive.
Thrice to bank, at last got $100 and took pas-
sage for Charleston; thence to Haney s again,
anon a lunch (at 4) at Crook and Duff s &
then to Leslie s.   Thence up-town.   Evening
to 745.       The actors all at Haney s, only the
dear girls present in the familiar basement, Mat
sewing, Sally at the piano, which she quitted on
my entrance, Eliza reading  Pickwick  by the fire.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Regarding preparation for his departure to Charleston, South Carolina.
Date:1860-12-17
Subject:Bigelow, John; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dixon; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
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.