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              Covert Tipsy and comical.
the hotel we dined at 4.     With Waud 
and Covert (who turned up in the hall and
had been betting unsuccessfully on the races) to
the minstrels  entertainment, thence to a part-
ridge and oyster supper in King Street, with
champagne and liquors, on which Covert got
rather inebriated and very funny.         Going up
King Street, he would remove the stepping-stones
(used for mounting on horseback) and comment-
ed humorously on the store-keepers, most
of whom he knew.     Of one a Northern man
who displayed South Carolina s arboricultu-
ral emblem rather prominently, he said:  Would
plant his little Palmetto and think everybody
was going to by buy drugs of him!      We
left him   not at his home   and returned to
our hotel by midnight.
  7.  Thursday.    A letter from Henderson in-
timating there was $80 awaiting me at Adams 
Express, which accordingly I went and got,
in a pile of bills of South Carolina money.
Wrote acknowledging the receipt, and answering
the letter.       It had stated that in my engage-
ment with  Mr Bolton  nothing had been said
about the payment of my hotel expenses  
that there must be  some mistake  in the under-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and forty-two
Description:Regarding a misunderstanding with the ''Evening Post'' about payment for his services.
Date:1861-02-06
Subject:Bigelow, John; Covert, Harry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Henderson; Journalism; New York evening post.; Publishers and publishing; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston], South Carolina
Coverage (Street):King Street
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

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.