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	More Charlestonizing.
to the cupola of the custom-house, seeing Lavine
by the way, at his desk.       Continuing our walk,
we met Carlyle at the junction of Meeting and
Broad Streets, anon took our several ways.     I
went down King Street to the Battery, anon re-
turned up it, taking mental notes for a sequel
to my descriptive letter about the city.  In half
an hour I encountered my tall editorial friend
again and made two calls with him, one at a 
Frenchman s where we drank absinthe another
at a fine dry-goods and clothing-store   the
Stewarts of Charleston.   The owner was very cour-
teous, on learning my assumed business.     To
hotel, dinner and room, writing a letter to
the Evening Post.  Down town secretly to mail
it at the usual hour, returning to Express
Office.    W. Waud, Morris the Mill-owner and
his jolly assistant  Frank  there.    With them to
the Frenchman s of my morning s acquaintance,
through the rain.      Champagne, claret, cigars
and stories in a little rear room, black, damp
night out-side.      To hotel by 11 and bed.
  20.  Sunday.   Saw Carlyle in the hall
after breakfast, he going to church.  I had
thought of doing the same, selecting one frequent-
ed by negroes both on this and other Sundays,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page eighty-six
Description:Mentions making several calls in Charleston with Carlyle.
Date:1861-01-19
Subject:African Americans; Carlyle; Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Lavine; Morris (Charleston); New York evening post.; Religion; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broad Street; King Street; Meeting 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.