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           Damoreau s Home in Jersey.
las and Nast tilting at one another, Sally
looking on.)   Nast says the  Illustrated Lon-
don News  proposes his going South to sketch;
so you may see him before many weeks; at
present he is sick.        The  N.Y. News  hasn t
paid him within several hundred dollars.      He 
will draw for it; it has a new proprietor.  x
Jack is 21 tomorrow,  x  x  soiree and two fid-
dles in consequence  x  x  wish you were here
x  x  young folks in new white tarletane dresses
and look superb.  x  x  x  Went to see Da-
moreau at his house, two miles from the
heart of Newark  x  x  did hold discourse
with his wife, who proved a fearfully entertain-
ing woman, strenuous and tall.       Charley
had been engaged in rescuing the coal and the
wood, the family butter, &c., from the effects
of a flood in the cellar, into which Mrs. D.
had splashed before day-break.    Charley was
hospitable, artistic, literary, nicotian, but look-
ed painfully married.        Rather so.
  13.  Wednesday.   Round to Kynaston s em-
ployers  to buy Bourbon whiskey and cigars,
then to telegraph Office, saw Beecher and
sent off dispatch to New York, to the  Eve-
ning Post,  stating my intention of returning
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.
Subject:Beecher; Birthdays; Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.; Kynaston; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; New York illustrated news; Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
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.