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From the Charleston Courier, of some
day in the first week in January 1861.  Written
by Carlyle. 

[first newspaper clipping]
  Mr. THOS. BUTLER GUNN, an artist of the staff of
the London Illustrated News, is visiting Charleston
on a sketching tour, and is at the Charleston Hotel.
  Mr. GUNN brings credentials and references of
the best import, and is in himself a gentleman who
would need no reference beyond a good acquain-
  He may extend his tour for some time and over
a large section, and we take pleasure in commend-
ing him to the hospitable attentions and assistance
which may be within the power of any readers in
this State or in the United States.

[second newspaper clipping]
  Forty-seven of them were to leave in the
steamer Mario yesterday.  They had got their
passage reduced from $15 to $12 each, in conse-
quence of there being such a large crowd.  I
went down to pier 4.  There were only three
students on board when the Marion departed.
  Among her passengers was Thomas B. Gunn,
the artist.  He has gone down South to make
sketches for the  Illustrated London Times  or
 News.   I gave him a letter of introduction to
your senior.
  After sketching all the prominent points in
Charleston the Bay the Forts the  Conven-
tion   Legislature,  &c., he will go on to Mo-
bile, if you have anything lively there.  I have
begged him to sketch the Register office for my
private use.

[Gunn s diary continued]
  From Scoville s correspondence to the Mobile
Register.  I scissored it out of that paper,
finding it among the exchanges in the office
of the Charleston Courier.  The first sentence
applies to the medical students.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page six
Description:Includes a newspaper clipping written by Carlyle about Gunn's stay in Charleston.
Subject:Carlyle; Charleston courier.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.; Marion (Ship); Mobile register.; Scoville, Joe
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; Mobile, [Alabama]
Scan Date:2010-05-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.