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	Colonel Bull s House.
the first of which commands a view of a grove
of magnificent live-oak trees, an 80 feet drive
lying between them.    Passing a stag s antlers
serving as a hat-stand in a place which was
too scanty to be called a hall, we entered a par-
lor, ornamented by pictures, books and curios-
ities, mineral and other, where our host gave
us a friendly reception and, of course, ordered
in the Bourbon whiskey.      This and the adjoining
room was small, both looking out on flowers
and creepers and a world of greenery.      At
one end of the house a stone chimney exhibited
iron dogs instead of a grate.  In this apartment
       I noticed a row of volumes of English
parliamentary debates in old print, which might
have been contemporary with the age succeeding
Johnson.     Both rooms were full of knick-knack-
eries.         Colonel Bull had much to tell us
of his ancestry (for the house had been built
for and occupied by one, the first English
Governor of the State of South Carolina) and
of the settlement of the country, during a stroll
through his grounds.      In the rear of the house
is an obelisk monument (the base of which was
quite hidden by vegetation) to one of his an-
cestors and one could easily recognize the re-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Bull, Colonel; Carlyle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Rhodes
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.