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	       About Charleston.
Of course I yielded to no such asinine prompting,
but I felt it, for all that.                  This particu-
lar Saturday evening (from which I have digres-
sed) the town was very quiet, the Courier
office (editorial) shut up.     But I found Car-
lyle and Coste at the Telegraph office and walk-
ed up to the Mills House with them, anon to the
Charleston, where we supped, loafed and then
went to the Plantation House.     Returning I got
to bed and a read at Hood s biography, by his
children, which I had borrowed from Carlyle,
by half past eleven.
  13.  Sunday.   Gossipping with W. Waud,
Mordecai and another in the thronged hall, anon
with the former for a walk looking in at
the Express office on our way and finding Lind-
say and Woodward there.       To the Battery.   A
row of cannon on the esplanade.   A stroll about
the city, involving a visit to an Artesian well,
until 12   P. M.      Dinner; then together to the
Express Office again, Woodward, Lindsay and
others being there.     Talk about a man whom we
all knew as the keeper of a certain Patent Agency
office on Meeting Street, appropriately named W.
E. Dodge   probably I have alluded to him before
in these pages.    This fellow, a Northern man,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page seventy-one
Description:Regarding various events in Charleston.
Date:1861-01-12
Subject:Books and reading; Carlyle; Charleston courier.; Coste, Captain; Dodge, W.E.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lindsay; Mordecai, Benjamin; Waud, William; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Meeting Street
Scan Date:2010-05-08

 

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.