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	A Southern Senator

[photograph of the interior of a church]

but the intention proved a square of hell s pave-
ment.    In doors drawing, a sketch of the in-
terior of Fort Moultrie, for transmission to the
Illustrated London News.  Waud in his room,
drawing also, in the afternoon.      At 8 P. M. de-
scended, met Major Ripley down stairs amidst
the crowd, had a talk with him, showed him
drawing.   To Courier Office; returned to hotel
with Carlyle and Lindsay.     Joined by W. Waud
at supper.        In the hall afterwards, Carlyle in-
troduced first me, then the others to a certain
Senator Allen from Barnwell.    He was a jolly,
portly, old boy whose name figured extensively, every
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page eighty-seven
Description:Mentions meeting Senator Allen from Barnwell.
Date:1861-01-20
Subject:African Americans; Allen, Senator; Carlyle; Church buildings; Drawing; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.; Lindsay; Ripley, R.S.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Barnwell, [South Carolina]
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.