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	Out for a Drive.
and daughter!  when I was called upon
to respond and to sing God save the Queen,
to which they bore chorus.   (It was a pet
sentiment during Secession time, that South
Carolina would rather become a colony of
Great Britain than return to a detested
Union.)    W. Waud was of the party and
sang a song.       Stories were told, a Mr Lavine,
a man with an extremely Jewish countenance
emplyed in the custom-house, distinguish-
ing himself in gross ones.     At half past
one I left and went home to bed, W. Waud
remaining for a couple of hours later.
  6.  Sunday.   W. Waud had a promise
from some pilot to place a boat at his dis-
posal, in which we intended making a tour
of the bay, but the pilot didn t appear.   To
the Planter s Hotel, Courier and Adam s
Express office, saw Carlyle.    Dined with
W. Waud and Lindsay, then to Express
office again.   Into a carriage with Wood-
ward, Gonzalez (a Spaniard or Cuban), Lind-
say and W. W. through the suburbs, out
on a plank road.    A lovely, sunny, cool
afternoon.   To the house of a certain Colo-
nel Brown, a hearty old Kentuckian,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page forty-one
Description:Regarding a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai.
Date:1861-01-05
Subject:Brown, Colonel; Carlyle; Gonzalez; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lavine; Lindsay; Secession; Songs; Waud, William; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston], South Carolina; Great Britain
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.