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	   Fellow-Passengers.
ler set off on a winter s sea-voyage on,
with but a dubious termination.     The usual delays,
then good-bye to my friends and off   Haney
cautioning me, Boweryem insisting on lending me
his watch at parting.          My cabin-chum a
youngish fellow with a thin, shrewdish, cunning-
ish face, one Speck, a South Carolinian   a
doctor, physiognomically a mean version of Dr
Dixon.       He told me he was a native of the
capital of the state, Columbia, that he had
lived and practiced for two years or so in Eli-
zabethstown, New Jersey and that he was re-
turning to join a regiment, as its doctor.    Up-
wards of a hundred medical students were expected to
have done emulated Speck s patriotism, seceding
from the New York colleges, but owing to a row
about certain charges made against one of their
professors   a Southerner   the majority had
stayed  to see him through  and for other
reasons.   Secession and the winter weather made
the Marion s passenger s but few, the four
or five students being prominent.  Among them
was a tall good-looking young fellow, rather
like poor Oliver Kellam, my Louisianain friend.
A thick fog covered the river, in consequence of
which, after steaming ten miles out we lay to
off the Staten Island shore till next morning.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Describes his fellow passengers aboard the ''Marion,'' bound for Charleston, South Carolina.
Date:1860-12-19
Subject:Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kellam, Oliver; Marion (Ship); Ocean travel; Physicians and surgeons; Secession; Speck; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Columbia, South Carolina; [Elizabeth], New Jersey
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.