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preaching it and leaving a John Brown pike as a memento of
the affection of  our Northern brethren.   On seeing  the ar-
tist of the Ill-London News  he took off his hat and allowed his
long white hair to fall over his shoulders.

hearty Jerseyman were endeavoring to run
by steam on a new principle, in which they
ultimately succeeded.    Another, Carlyle, who
seldom stayed long, his  will you walk? 
amounting to a proverb among his acquaintances,
who reported that only his dog could out-walk
him.        I learned to like him extremely in
time.     He had been a schoolmaster, was born
in Columbia, had never travelled further than
into North Carolina, where he said they were
behind the age and still voted for Jackson,
after the popular Northern joke about Pennsyl-
vania Dutchmen.          He knew everybody, rank-
ed as a good fellow, not much more, was un-
affectedly honest in his convictions, believed Cal-
houn to be the greatest of statesmen, had never
owned a slave in his life, yet was prepared
to die for the perpetuation of the institution
and had not a grain of doubt as to its intrin-
sic beneficence.     He had been fast when young-
er, but marrying a clergyman s sister, had join-
ed the episcopal church and went to church
on Sunday mornings with great regularity,
which did not prevent him from drinking
a great deal, though he was so well seasoned
that one could not easily discover it.  He had
an especial love for company, would keep you
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and ninety-nine
Description:Describes his Charleston acquaintance Carlyle of the ''Courier.''
Date:1860-12-31
Subject:Brown, John; Calhoun, John C.; Carlyle; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.; Jackson, Andrew; Ruffin, Edmund; Slavery
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Columbia, [South Carolina]; North 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.