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       Live Oaks, Magnolias and Spanish Moss.
who was absent on our arrival, but returning,
gave us some prime barley-whiskey and took
an especial fancy to me, inviting me to visit
him again, at length.     Adjacent to his there
was a fine old house with a magnificent grove
of live oaks and magnolias.  I had recognized
previously on other trees the long parasitical moss
familiar to me in my former Southern experience.
It give them what Willis called a very Don Ce-
sar de Bazanish look.        Here s a photograph of
such a grove, by a Charleston operator; I did 
not visit the locality, but it s a characteristic
and therefore appropriate picture.

[photograph of trees]
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page forty-two
Description:Describes a drive in the country to Colonel Brown's house.
Subject:Brown, Colonel; Gonzalez; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lindsay; Waud, William; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.