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	Marchant the Manager.
being only spiked with nails, not with  rat-tail-
ed files  or the instrument invented for the pur-
pose.    Then the men could not have amoun-
ted to the number stated.          About Keitt,
friend of the deceased Preston Brooks (who
beat Sumner) Mixer junior, son to my landlord
told me that he saw him tearing his hair with
rage in the hall of the Charleston hotel.
  I think Frank Wood dined at our hotel
this day, but have kept no record of how
it passed subsequently.
  28.  Friday.   I have no record of the
day, and only recollect it as being passed
in between the Charleston Hotel and the Courier
office, journeying hither and thither.        It might
have been on this day or one subsequent that
sitting at the dinner table of the hotel I was
recognized by one Marchant, the manager of
the theatre here, who reminded me that he had
made my acquaintance in a Leonard Street
boarding-house, eight or nine years ago, when
he had first arrived in this country, from
England.       I recollected him soon enough and
inquiring after his wife   Miss Emily Ray-
mond was her professional name   learnt that
she died in Charleston, I think of yellow
fever two years ago.    She was a nice, pleasant-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Describes meeting theater manager Marchant whom he first met in a Leonard Street boarding house in New York.
Date:1860-12-27
Subject:Brooks, Preston S.; Charleston Hotel (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Keitt, Laurence M.; Marchant; Marchant, Mrs.; Mixer, Jr.; Sumner, Charles; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; England
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.