And 132 Bleecker Street.
rived, left traps in hall and su^|r|prised Bowery-
em in his room, to the extent of frightening him,
for I had written no word of my return. Shaw,
his clerk, with him. Down-stairs for a cup
of tea Mrs. Boley and Lizzy Woodward.
Up-stairs, to my room, unfastening cupboards
which had been nailed up by Mrs. B s order,
in consequence of one having been burst open, and
my shawl stolen. To bed by 11, the rain de-
scending heavily outside.
And thus ended my Expedition to
Charleston, South Carolina and my
Experience of the Rebelli-
on that commenced there.
17. Sunday. A fine day after a blustrous,
stormy night. After dinner to Cobb, with
Boweryem. An hour there, then through the
dull, wintry, peaceful afternoon, across the well-
known square, up the Fifth Avenue to 16th
street. Haney s room empty and cold; Mrs.
Potter coming out of the Hayes room told me
he had been sick for a week past and living at
745. The supper-bell brought out old Hayes
who started as though I were a ghost, then sei-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seventy-six|
|Description:||Describes his arrival back at his boarding house after his stay in Charleston.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cobb, Myron H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Potter, Mrs.; Shaw (clerk); Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Charleston, South Carolina|
|Coverage (Street):||132 Bleecker Street; 16th Street; Fifth Avenue|
|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.|