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eight weeks subsequent, re-writing it from
an imperfect and hastily-scrawled fragmentary diary, kept
on my journey to and from and my residence
in Charleston, South Carolina.      That diary
I began under the conviction that it might be
read, avoiding everything that might witness
against me, therefore it is incomplete and vir-
tually false in sentiment, especially in the earlier
part; in the latter it sins by omission.          I now
propose to render it truthfully, at such leisure
as I can command.

  My Expedition to Charleston, South
Carolina and What I Saw of the Rebel-
lion in Progress there.

  19.  Wednesday.  Packing, writing letters,
doing incidentals to departure, up to 1 P. M.
A dull, overcast day, threatening snow, driz-
zling a little as I entered omnibus and rode
down town, leaving baggage at the steam boat
office and then returning to Haney s, when I
found that he and Boweryem had proceeded to
the wharf, where I presently discovered
them, by which time the day had developed into
as dreary and disagreable one as ever travel-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Describes his departure for Charleston, South Carolina.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, South Carolina
Scan Date:2010-04-30


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.