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              Sally bids me Good bye.
they are read aloud by father at tea-time,
and are watched with great interest and
pleasure.     And Sally, after touching on the
possible abandonment of the pleasant base-
ment, of which we have so many recollections
concludes thus, in which coming events cast their
shadows before:  Life is full of changes, so
I must bid you Good bye, and I would say
God bless you, but it wouldn t be proper, you
know, so I shall have to remain, Yours
Sincerely, Sallie.            From Eliza s letter I
learn that my last to her never reached it s des-
tination.          Got a telegraphic dispatch from
New York, in answer to my morning s one, thus:
 Better come home.    Up stairs packing.  Bab-
bage up.        Out with him, said good-bye to
the bachelors, to Lindsay and his sister at
the Pavilion Hotel, then down-town.   Met Car-
lyle and Rhodes, retraced my steps with
them.   To hotel, supper, farewell drinks and
good-byes, after another journey to Adger s 
wharf, at Carlyle s suggestion; he wanting
to introduce me to the captain, but the hour
was late, the captain ashore and probably abed.
I shook hands with Carlyle with a great deal
of liking and goodwill; the more so as we
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Describes letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Subject:Babbage, George; Carlyle; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lindsay; Rhodes
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
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.