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	Stedman s Baseness.
recently happened.   There ll be no fighting,  he
said;  not one drop of blood will be shed and
we shall be the best friends in the world when we
have seperated!       Subsequently Allen told him
that if he d get a reporter to take down his
(Carlyle s) talk, he d make the  Courier  a livelier
paper than it was   which was pertinent.        I
stayed till 1 A. M. and then went to bed, Lind-
say retiring with me up stairs, as he had to start
for Savannah on the morrow.
  21.  Monday.  Letters from Boweryem and
Haney, the former relating a certain proposition of
Stedman s to him,  something of importance to him-
self: He told me he must move, his wife could
not get along with a young lady, daughter of the
boarding house keeper and that he should consequent-
ly get a place for her (his wife) and the children
to board in.     For himself, he was in want of a
room near Broadway   would I find him one?
I named a building where furnished rooms are
to be had.  Well   that was not exactly what he
wanted   or rather not all he wanted of me.      He
would pay the rent; would I occupy it?       I could
not see his meaning.   Well, the fact was, a land-
lady finding a room occupied only occasionally might
suspect   Oh! said I, what do you want it
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page eighty-nine
Description:Regarding a proposition from Stedman to George Boweryem.
Date:1861-01-20
Subject:Allen, Senator; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Carlyle; Charleston courier.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Lindsay; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Savannah, [Georgia]
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.