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   Difficulty with the  Post  people about Payment.
standing, but that  the firm  was so well satis-
fied with my  zeal and industry  that it des-
patched the inclosed $80 and would settle up
the balance due on my return, advising it im-
meditely, as business interests were growing dull in Char-
leston.       I wrote, then, asserting that the pay-
ment of expenses was understood distinctly;
that had I not stipulated for them, it would
argue that I knew my services would be, not
only unremunerated, but rendered at positive
cost to myself!      For confirmation, I appealed to
 Mr. Bolton;  stated that I could not return by
the next steamer, but would on the one follow-
ing.       Having dispatched this, I went to work
in a letter to the  Post  about the races (of which,
as in other cases, I possess no duplicate), com-
pleting it by 4.      Dined with Carlyle, Ramsay,
Marchant and a Mr. Irving, a Southern Caro-
linian of the old school, very English in manners
and conversation, who had lived in the old coun-
try and might have been taken for an English
country squire.    All of the party had been to the
races.       After an hour s writing, to the theatre
with Ramsay, finding Marchant and a French-
man there.     There till 9  , when I left for
Babbage s, spending an hour with the fellows
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Regarding a misunderstanding with the ''Evening Post'' about payment for his services.
Date:1861-02-07
Subject:Babbage, George; Carlyle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irving, Dr.; Journalism; Marchant; New York evening post.; Publishers and publishing; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone)
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, South Carolina
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.