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	Frank Wood.

[photograph of Frank Wood]

public admiration subsequently.   In view of
my own position, it afforded me a curious amount
of satisfaction in heightening the imagined
dangers of his.    I would rather have told
my secret to a South Carolinian than this young
New Yorker.  Riordan really advised him to
return, but Carlyle thought he might have stay-
ed safely enough.             W. Waud was con-
siderably disgusted at the result of his attempt
on the  Mercury  Office.  He went into a book
and stationary store on the opposite side of the
way, standing sketching in the entrance, when
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page fifty-two
Description:Regarding Frank Wood's troubles in Charleston as a correspondent for the ''World.''
Date:1861-01-09
Subject:Carlyle; Charleston mercury.; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Riordan; Waud, William; Wood, Frank
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.