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         The  Courier  & Telegraph Offices.
deep design, others thought it simple fact.
When Colt, who secretly exulted at Anderson s
fact, as I did, told this story to Ripley, he
said  They don t know Bob Anderson.    The
Major is said to be a water-drinker.             I
defended him openly, and one night we had a
great controversy about it in the Courier Office,
where a lawyer, a Mr Brian or Bryan, him-
self a Carolinian, talked admirably on the sub-
ject.   He was a great friend and admirer of
J. P. Kennedy, the author of  Horseshoe Robinson, 
and the whole gist of his conversation impressed
me highly in his favor.             Another of my
acquaintances was Heiss, superintendant of
the Telegraph, a shortish, round-faced man,
with a moustache worn a la King of Hanover,
I mean curving across his cheeks.    A jocular,
coarse-speaking, hospitable fellow, we often
dropped in of nights at his office to hear the
news, listen to the tick tick of the telegraph,
drink whiskey and talk to him and his as-
sistants, O Bryan and Beecher, the last a
smooth faced, shrewdish-looking young man,
very friendly and obliging to  the artist of the
Illustrated London News.           All this time
the weather was disagreable, raw and rainy,
necessitating a fire in doors.   I had got my-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page two hundred and two
Description:Describes his Charleston acquaintances.
Date:1860-12-31
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Beecher; Bryan; Colt, Amos H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heiss; Illustrated London news.; Kennedy, John Pendleton; O'Bryan; Ripley, R.S.
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-04

 

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.