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           Letter-Writing and Miscellaneous.
drels.            When I last visited Stedman, I re-
member he proffered me an introduction to this Miss
Dunn, commending her as an eligible wife for me!
I always distrusted the fellow s masterful ways,
and suspected that he bullied his fair, kindly,
innocent wife.          At supper found Carlyle
and was introduced to Colonel Dunnovant.    At
the bar with the former.     W. Waud about.   To
room by 11, finished letter to Boweryem, and
to bed by 1  .
  22.  Tuesday.   A wet day.  To Express Office;
returning wrote to Haney and to my brother Char-
ley, a brief note, stating my whereabouts, bidding
him still keep them secret from my mother &c.
Down town by 1, an hour alone in the Courier
sanctum.   Return to dinner.     In doors with a
fire in my chamber (an exceptional occurrence of
late) all the rest of the day and possibly evening.
  23.  Wednesday.   Ceaseless rain all day.   In
doors writing to the Post and in the evening
to Eliza Edwards as I had sent her rather a 
scanty letter before.   Going down stairs to post
the first, risking the mail-box on the hotel counter,
I got a letter from Bellew, enclosed hither by
Boweryem.    Like all of his it was short, gave
me two note pages of kindly meant and shrewd
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page ninety-three
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Frank Bellew.
Date:1861-01-21
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Carlyle; Dunn, Anna; Dunnovant, Colonel; Edwards, Eliza; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; New York evening post.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, 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.