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	x The day on which South Carolina voted her-
	       self out of the Union.
comparatively few cockades worn, though they were
numerous before the 20thx.         The citadel an
open green space, with a large building on one
side, where cadets are educated by the state;
common within an inclosure beneath its walls,
four or five mounted without.           Returning, at
5 o clock, the people were coming out of church.
At the hotel, found Speck, Mc Nutty and
others; another walk with Hartley.   At the
Mills House, I inquired for Frank Wood, learn-
ing that he had returned thither from Columbia,
but was then out.    Returned from our ramble,
during which we discovered the jail, to supper.
Then, sitting in the  Gentlemens  room of the
hotel, adjacent to the huge hall which was crowd-
ed with talkers, with men behind me who were
talking of mortars and red-hot shot &c       I
wrote off a brief letter to Bigelow, under the
name of Edgar Bolton (as agreed upon) another
to Boweryem, a third to Haney, informing
them of my arrival in Charleston.    Then, giving
the letters to the hotel clerk for transmission
with others to the Post-Office, I got my assig-
ned place changed to a singll room of which
I was the only occupant, scribbled six pages of
diary and at 11   o clock, went to bed.
  24.  Monday.   Out and down-town, from
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Describes his first day in Charleston, South Carolina.
Date:1860-12-23
Subject:Bigelow, John; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hartley (traveler); McNutty, Dr.; Speck; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina
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.