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	   A Charleston Beauty.
a ticket and badge, printed in blue ink on white
satin, to be displayed in the button-hole.  Car-
lyle was there, of course.     On the stand with
the company, ladies, girls and young fellows in
military costume.        Among the former was one
very pretty woman in a black velvet  pork-pie
hat  and red feather; with large, beautiful
eyes, dark hair in a net, a perfect row
of pearly teeth and scarlet, smiling lips.     She
sat conversing with a gentleman, in a lively
manner pleasant to see.      She was a Charleston
belle, one Mrs Hayward, as I learnt from
Colonel Lucas, one of the Governor s aids, who
agreed with my estimate of her beauty, saying
that though she was the mother of several chil-
dren, he considered her the handsomest woman
in the city.             Bunch was on the stand, look-
ing and talking enormously British; the little
Bunches were there also.   Met acquaintances,
Beecher, Moses and others.           The races over,
quitted the course, found Marchant again,
saw Babbage, and returned in a crowded-stage
with the former to the city.   To my room for
half an hour, Ramsay in.      After I had dozed
he came in again in a hurried manner, summon-
sing me to dinner and telling me that he would
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Regarding Charleston beauty Mrs. Hayward.
Subject:Babbage, George; Beecher; Bunch, Robert; Carlyle; Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayward, Mrs.; Lucas, Colonel; Marchant; Moses; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Women
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.