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	Hard Times in New York.
on the sixth of next month, when we shall have
a little flare in honor of the occasion. 

		     /

		February
  1.  Friday.   With Waud to the Floating Battery,
of which he did not make a sketch, drawing it
from memory (badly) on his return to the hotel.
To Quinby s the photographers in King Street to-
gether.     In our rooms at work.        At 2   Bab-
bage and Jouane dined with us, and before
we had concluded our meal, honest Captain Dan Miller
and Sergeant England appeared at another table.
I saw Speck in the hall afterwards.   To my
room writing article to accompany Waud s sket-
ches of our visit to the Richland Rifles.     After
dinner got letters from Boweryem, one under
the pseudonym of Leonora, which he had used
on a former occasion, writing amusing femininity
appropriate to it.      From him I learnt that my
invisible letter had arrived in safety, that there
are hard times in New York,  stagnation stagger-
ing belief,  that the World salaries are all cut
down, that there s a report that it is in the
market, that Stockton edits the Century which
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Describes a letter from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-01-31
Subject:Babbage, George; Boweryem, George; Century.; Drawing; England, Serjeant; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jouane; Miller, Dan; New York world.; Publishers and publishing; Quinby; Speck; Stockton; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):King 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.