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	A Cilly Columbian.
  24.  Thursday.  The weather clearing up a
little.  In going down town I met Ripley, with
a great roll of bills in his hand, probably his
pay, for there had been talk of his quitting
Charleston for Pensacola (though he did not
do so) and a paragraph to that effect in the
Courier.   At the office of that paper I found
Carlyle and a young fellow named Cill who
had previously attracted my attention by his hal-
loing to W. Waud over the hotel dinner table,
and inquiring if he had bloomed (in other words
got drunk) on the previous night.     Waud said
Cill needed but the addition of a letter to his
name to express his character.    In truth he
was a fool, of Columbian birth and had
overnight squandered or been robbed of his
money, which he had come to Carlyle about.  We
got rid of him at the corner of Meeting and
Broad Streets, looked in at Dodge s, find-
ing not its amiable proprietor but a deputy
there who told us that W. D had gone to the
north  on business  and that he would pos-
sibly return.     Talking with Carlyle, he defend-
ed Dodge, saying that the latter had showed him
a letter from the N.Y. Times, soliciting Dodge
to write for it, which Dodge declined or demur-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page ninety-eight
Description:Regarding Gunn's Charleston acquaintance named Cill.
Date:1861-01-24
Subject:Carlyle; Cill; Dodge, W.E.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York times.; Ripley, R.S.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; Pensacola, [Florida]; Columbia, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broad 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.