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	  A Bachelor Party.
don News,  hence his wish to become inti-
mate with me.         Arrival of the letter from
Jack Edwards spoke of on Page 106.    Saw
W. Waud, introduced Ramsay (really Buck-
stone) to him.      In doors writing to the Eve-
ning Post till supper.       Down stairs, talking
with Marchant, Waud, Ramsay and others.
With Ramsay and Marchant to the theatre,
where W. Waud presently joined us.  There
till 10.     Marchant remembered Cahill, had
known him when he lived with his cousin Seymour,
remembered seeing him very drunk in a Houston
Street tavern.          Marchant knew O Brien, too,
spoke of the Irishman s licking by Captain
Farnham the Nicaraguan at the New York
Hotel.        At 10 I followed W. Waud to
the bachelors  lodgings where we found all of
them, with Spear the watchmaker and re-
mained till midnight, drinking old Bourbon,
smoking cigars and talking politics.  As it
chanced none present were Southerners, Spear
being a Jerseyman and Avery (one of Babbage s
chums and a pleasant fellow) either that or
a New Yorker.     We stayed till midnight, I
talking principally with Jouane on French novels
and literature in addition to the one topic.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Regarding attending a ''bachelor party.''
Subject:Avery (Charleston); Babbage, George; Books and reading; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, John; Farnham, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jouane; Journalism; Marchant; New York evening post.; O´┐ŻBrien, Fitz James; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Spear; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-11


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.