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             Ramsay retreats to Columbia.
Previously, at the bar of the hotel, I received
a letter from Ramsay, dated yesterday, and
evidently written in a hurried, flurried manner.
It commenced by requesting me not to men-
tion its contents to any one   stated that last
evening he had received notice that he had better
go North   added that Carlyle knew  nothing
about this   that he (Ramsay) had  sent to some
English friends in Philadelphia  to send him
some guarantees   that he had  sent to F to
get him to write saying that  he  declined
writing for the  Press    that  the fellow had
promised to say nothing about it to anyone,
if  he  made his record all right, but after  
my  telling  him,  this morning about a man
getting tarred and featheredx  he  had deter-
mined to go to Columbia until the replies came 
  that he hoped to be back on Wednesday
  furthermore asking me to  make excuses at
dinner-time,  to say he had a letter cal-
ling him to Columbia   hoping that Mixer
wouldn t charge him while he was away  
saying that, should they want his room, would
I have his trunk lifted into mine   reitera-
		               
	x See Page 65.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Regarding Ramsay leaving Charleston.
Date:1861-02-10
Subject:Carlyle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mixer; Journalism; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone)
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Columbia, [South Carolina]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
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.