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	Letters from the Girls.
poker red-hot and awaited him.     Presently
the sound of a horse s hoofs, galloping furious-
ly was heard and the incensed Irishman
rushes upstairs.   Rebel produces his
poker, Tarleton draws his sword.         A parley
ensures in which matters are compromised and
both become good friends.                Parting with
my companions at 7, at the hotel, I found
a batch of letters from me, from 745 Broad-
way.    Principally about the  flare,  as Sally
terms it, in honor of John s birth-day, which
is more or less described by all but Eliza;
who descants ^|on| another party that the girls atten-
ded.       The guests in honor of Jacks maturity
were as follows: Haney, Hayes, Nast, Wel-
les, Knudsen, Russell, Lane, Jack Crockett,
Nicholas, Nichols, George Edwards, Tousey,
Mr. and Mrs. Williston, Polhemus, Mort and
Josey Brown, Susy Edney, Emmeline Price,
Jo Crockett, Nettie, Miss Chapman and
  I quote Sally s catalogue    our seven selves. 
They kept it up jollily, Haney and Jack
  especially the latter   distinguishing themselves
in speech-making.        On the proposal of his
health by Haney, Jack acknowledges that he
 drank a tumbler of champagne as priming,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Describes letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Date:1861-02-13
Subject:Birthdays; Brown, Josie; Brown, Mortimer; Chapman, Caroline S. (Crockett); Crockett, John; Crockett, Josie; Crockett, Nettie; Drayton; Edney, Susy; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Lane; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Nichols, Edward; Polhemus; Price, Emmeline; Russell, Ritchie; Tarleton, Lieutenant-General (Banastre); Tousey; Welles, Edward; Williston; Williston, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [Charleston, South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

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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.