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	    Various Matters.
  4.  Monday.   A note from Boweryem
brought to me by Ramsay, from the British
Consul to whom it had been directed in accordance
with my little friend s proclivities.     To the Ex-
press Office; Lindsay and Coste there.        Wood-
ward still sick, has to keep his room.              To
Spear s store in King Street where we (I and
Ramsay) found Waud and others.   Murdoch
came in on a morning s furlough, from Castle
Pinckney.     To hotel.     Wrote to Boweryem
and to Jack Edwards.              Out with W. Waud
to Express Office, sent off letter to Jack and
the Palmetto song and music spoken of on
page 121 to Matty.         Morris, Oteliaga and
others in.   W. Waud and the others off.    A
dull evening with spits of rain; sat dozing
by the fire, Lindsay at his desk.     To hotel.
After tea loafing in the hall with Ramsay,
anon together to Institute or Secession Hall,
to attend the Minstrels  performance.   A Seces-
sion song sung, the Poet, an unpleasant style
of young fellow in a military uniform present
among the audience, as was Lindsay and his
sister.       On coming out, near Market Street
we came up at the latter end of a fray, in
which two Irishmen had blazed away at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Mentions attending a concert in Charleston.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Concerts; Coste, Captain; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lindsay; Morris (Charleston); Murdoch; Music; Oteliaga; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Secession; Songs; Spear; Waud, William; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):King Street; Market Street
Scan Date:2010-05-20


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.