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	The Company at 745.
zed me by the arm and gave me a whispered
welcome back.      Set off down Broadway with
mixed feelings to the dear, familiar house.  Jack
answered my ring.    They were all sitting down
to tea; I got a great welcome and joined
them.  Haney, his face swollen and bandaged,
his throat affected with an abcess, which Blake-
man had recently lanced, could scarcely speak.
At 7, Nast came in.     He had a little more
moustache, was cool in manner towards me
  I thought in reminiscence of a certain evening.
He took off to church with Sally, Eliza and
Jack, leaving Matty, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards,
Haney, Knudsen and myself.     I went out twice to get
water-ice and ice-cream for Haney.  Knud-
sen left, the church-goers returned, Anne,
George Edwards and Tousey junior came in.
I talked with Haney, Matty, Anne and
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards   very little with
Sally who, on her return, sat conversing with
young Tousey.    Towards the close of the evening,
Eliza, Mat, Jack and Nast formed a
group in a corner, the two latter doing lingual
drolleries.     I made some advances towards
Tommy, which he received, with evident distrust
or dislike, even manifesting an inclination
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seventy-seven
Description:Describes his first day back in New York after his stay in Charleston.
Subject:Blakeman, William; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nast, Thomas; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
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.