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	    Hither and Thither.
found entertaining a party of friends.    Abed by
11 or so.
  11. Monday.   To King Street, to Cook s the
photographer where I saw the recently-taken
portrait of Anderson and his officers.     I should
have got some items but Cook had two lady sit-
ters and is not a communicative man.      To Quin-
by s, obtaining the uniform portrait of Covert in-
serted on Page 91.          Drizzle and rain, in-
creasing apace as I went down town, looking
into Courtenay s the news-vendors, then to the
Courier Office, when it descended drenchingly.  I
was ill, tired, and diarrhoeahish, and after
reading my own description of the Floating Bat-
tery, reprinted from the N.Y. Post (or Herald   for
that copied it) in an Augusta paper, I went fast
asleep for a good hour, on an old sofa,
until Carlyle came in.    Turned out with him
in the rain, returned to the hotel, where Lu-
cas gave me his photograph, dined by
3, then to my room, where I passed the
afternoon unpleasantly enough with rain out-
side and diarrhoeahish within.   In the evening I
went out again, for a short time at Bab-
bage s.
  12.  Tuesday.   Didn t rise till noon, being
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Mentions an attempt to obtain a photograph of Major Robert Anderson from photographer Cook.
Date:1861-02-10
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Babbage, George; Carlyle; Cook; Courtenay; Covert, Harry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lucas, Colonel; Quinby
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Augusta, [Georgia]
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.