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          South Carolinians.     The Voyage.
Had a sufficiently good supper aboard, loafing
afterwards.   As if the Southerners felt them-
selves privileged by the fact of their being on the
way homewards they began to expand themselves on
the inevitable topic, a Dr McNutty especially dis-
tinguishing himself.   He was a Carolinian, I
suppose, from his name, of Irish descent, rather
a good looking man of thirty and upwards, but
with an unpleasant, not to say evil expression of
countenance, whiskered, white-teethed, hazel
eyed, sinister of aspect.       A dentist by profession,
he knew Howard the artist and spake of his
fastness and dissipation; he was going to George-
town, his native place, for the benefit of his health.
His talk might all be summed up in one sentence
used:  We have paid for our niggers and we are
going to keep  em, by ___! 
  20.  Thursday.   The fog lifted by 7  ,
when, with a strong wind blowing against us and
forbidding the hoisting of a sail, we started, the
majority of the passengers soon being prostrated
with sea-sickness.          On the upper-deck, hither
and thither, holding on, loafing, talking, smoking
and watching the white wave-tops, anon lying
in berth awhile before dinner (which a momen-
tary sickness   the first touch of sea-malady
I ever experienced, caused me to leave.)     Read-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Describes his voyage aboard the ''Marion'' to Charleston, South Carolina.
Date:1860-12-19
Subject:Dentists; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Howard; Marion (Ship); McNutty, Dr.; Ocean travel; Slavery; Travel
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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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.