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	Babbage and His Friends.
taining $45.    To hotel.    Wrote off acknowled-
gement of the receipt of money, a note to Ha-
ney and paid $60 of my hotel-bill on ac-
count.    Out after dinner for an hour at the
Express Office; Lindsay, Marchant and others
there.   Down town to the Post-office and
Courier sanctum.       To the Mercury office  
nobody there.    A military company passed, the
band playing the ever-popular Marseillaise.
Met Carlyle in Meeting Street.     To hotel.
Loafing, smoking and talking with Sage till
10.      After supper W. Waud appeared with
Babbage, and at the suggestion of the latter
we adjourned to his lodgings where in company
with a hearty Frenchman named Jouane who
resides there (being one of a bachelor jut junta,
of which Babbage is the head) we had toddies
and cigars.        To hotel and bed by midnight.
  I find a letter from Boweryem Haney, da-
ted Jan 28.    He mentions the receipt of photo-
graphs, that he has lent some at $1 each to the
Illustrated News, that times are hard to in
New York, that Jim Parton is busy on his life
of Franklin,  the girls (at 745) g lively and
gay, going to soirees and balls with great
fluency under convoy of Jack who will be 21
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-01-31
Subject:Babbage, George; Carlyle; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jouane; Lindsay; Marchant; Military; Music; New York illustrated news.; Parton, James; Sage; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
Coverage (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.