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	Frank Wood still Scared.
 Mercury  Office.     Returning, I went, as promised,
to the Mills House, to see F. Wood, who was
going to return to New York by rail that night
or to-morrow morning and who I found at the
Express Office.          His apprehensions as to his
safety were by no means lessened, since his re-
turn, for the  World  had been coming out es-
pecially strong, denouncing Secession and Char-
leston, joking at the expense of Keitt &c.    It
calls them all blasted Idiots!  said he to me
when I met him, this morning, in the Courier
Office.   He confessed that he had begged Riordan,
a young fellow on the Mercury, not to quote
from the World, in case it might excite the popu-
ar feeling against him, in spite of his rank
Secession letters.   He told me too that he had
been up into the two newspaper offices to  hock 
the World from among the exchanges, so that
the editors and folks shouldn t see it.     He had
left off corresponding with the d____d paper, he
averred   wouldn t have anything to do with
it   he had told everybody so.       He was very
friendly, as people generally are when scared.
He gave me his photograph   one of a dozen
which he had had taken recently in Charles-
ton, a duplicate of which I saw exhibited for
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page fifty-one
Description:Regarding Frank Wood's troubles in Charleston as a correspondent for the ''World.''
Subject:Charleston mercury.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Keitt, Lawrence M.; New York world.; Riordan; Secession; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
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.