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              Will Waud s Sketching Stopped.
there presently entered a young fellow in a military
uniform who went up to the proprietor, Courtenay,
and whispered him.      A little knot got together,
from which Courtenay advanced to request that
Waud would not sketch there, as  public feeling seem-
ed to be against it.       The young fire-eater, too, blus-
tered, that by G_d, they didn t want anything pub-
lished about them in the G__ d__m Northern pa-
pers.    Waud took it coolly and sensibly, left off
and crossed to the  Mercury  Office, where the folks
laughed at the incident.      It annoyed W. W. a
good deal, though   and also gave him a justifi-
cation for even more loafing than he naturally in-
clines towards, which is considerable.          There was
a proposition this evening to go on a night-cruise
again with the Aiken and I saw Waud and
some of the others off into a boat from a wharf
near the Battery at about 10 P.M. returning
to drop in at the  Courier  office, where I found
Bryan and some Tennesseeans.     I missed nothing
by declining the night-trip and got a sound night s
sleep.
  10.  Thursday.   The usual after breakfast
cigar at the Express Office, then letter-writing
to the girls at 745.         Down town to the Post
Office, where I met Vitriol junior, who boasted
how he had seen the Star of the West fired
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page fifty-three
Description:Mentions that William Waud was prevented from sketching the ''Mercury'' office.
Date:1861-01-09
Subject:Aiken (Ship); Bryan; Charleston mercury.; Civil War; Courtenay; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Mitchel, John, Jr.; Star of the West (Ship); Waud, William
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.