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	Will Waud warned.
rion and their habit of brutal jesting
did the rest.  The thing was probably started as
a joke and the wish being father to the thought,
the jest was relished so eagerly that they must needs
propogate it.       Chilton, to whom it is traced, is
the little  doctor,  whom I used to meet at Mrs
Jewells and retains intimacy with that family,
who doubtless got the story from Waud or his
 wife,  as Chilton got it from them.                A
walk out; to the Express Office.     W. Waud
came.    Communicating the tar and feather hoax
to him, he told me how he had last night received
a warning from a friend, that he, W. Waud,
was suspected by certain fellows, of being there
for purposes inimical to Charlestonians.      And
this friend advised Will, to by no means stray
abroad at night into strange bar rooms.      Will
was apprehensive and irritated about the circum-
stance and resolved to adopt the advice.   We went
to King Street together, to a photographers or
two, where I purchased the views of Charleston
localities ornamenting this book.     Returning
to the hotel, feeling rather indisposed, I wrote
letters to Haney and to Boweryem.     A wet
evening.  To the Express Office with W. Waud,
then together to that of the Mercury and up into
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page eighty-four
Description:Regarding a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston.
Date:1861-01-18
Subject:Boweryem, George; Chilton; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Eytinge, Solomon; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Marion (Ship); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):King Street
Scan Date:2010-05-11

 

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.