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               Haney s Account of the
as Helen and some of the young men fell
in love with him before they were informed of
his real sex   their love of course was like
all such rapid growths subject to early death
and decay.   (A pretended gird at his own
case here.)    Nicholas,  he continued,  carried
off the admiration of the ladies by his grace
and good voice; Jack Crockett was the most 
gorgeously dressed; Welles fearfully and won-
derfully made up   a cross between a school-
boy and a bandit   a Gipsy Tinker or Don
Cezar de Bazan being the nearest thing to
it.      Larry Crockett was good and funny;
Hayes wouldn t take your (my) part but promp-
ted, dressed and managed.       After the play
Nicholas sang, I (Haney) recited, Jack did
the  What is It?  with Tousey for lecturer
  both capital   and Larry sang Ratcatcher s
Daughter.      The Candy Bag, an attempt at
round games (a failure) the Caledonians
and supper succeeded.   After Mr and Mrs
Edwards were toasted, Jim s Christmas
poem was read and proved to be a capital
success; other toasts followed and dancing
 set in with unusual severity und and lasted
till 2 o clock,  when the company began to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page twenty-three
Description:Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney regarding the Edwards family Christmas party.
Date:1861-01-04
Subject:Christmas; Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Edwards, George; Edwards, Jack; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parton, James; Poetry; Songs; Tousey; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-07

 

Volume
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.