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	Letter Writing and Loafing.
say.     With Kynaston to the theatre, which we
found empty and strolled about, behind and
below the stage at pleasure.    Parting, I strolled
down King Street; returning to the hotel, to dine
in company with Lindsay.      Wrote a letter  
my fourth long one   to the  Evening Post  in the
afternoon.        W. Waud returned at sunset;
he had made some sketches, principally one of
Fort Sumter, another of Pinckney.    We went out
together in the evening, dropping in at the Spaniard s
cigar-store, drinking brandy at a little den in
the rear and then going to the Express Office;
where Carlyle came, bringing with him a French
drill-master from Georgia.           It was a damp,
raw night, and we all adjourned to the hotel
and its bar subsequently.       What an innumera-
ble crowd of persons I was introduced to, to
be sure!
  8.  Tuesday.   Writing letters to Jack Edwards
and the girls; W. Waud at work in his room
on elaborating his sketches; both of us at our em-
ployments till 3. P.M.             Then to dinner; anon
to Express Office.  Parted with Waud, met Car-
lyle and took a long walk with him, from King
Street to the city-outskirts.    It was a sunny, yet
cool day.    We met a company of rough-looking
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page forty-six
Description:Describes a walk with Carlyle in Charleston.
Date:1861-01-07
Subject:Carlyle; Castle Pinckney (Charleston, S.C.); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Kynaston; Lindsay; New York evening post.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Georgia
Coverage (Street):King Street
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.