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to try his wit at my expense, when I retort-
ed, but with good-will to the little beggar, whom
I wished to conciliate, for Sally s sake and
that along alone, otherwise he might have gone
hang!       Left at 11, leaving Haney better though,
with his swathed and swollen throat, he
looked like a man who had cut his throat and
repented of it.    And as I walked through the
square, I felt a curious combination of gratifi-
cation at being able to spend a Sunday evening
in the old way, and distrust that an ini-
mical influence was at work to change it all.
  18. Monday.  Down-town.  Met Welden in
Nassau Street and asked him to drink.   He com-
plained of Hard Times, said he was off the  Times 
temporarily.     To the  Evening Post  office.  Mave-
rick praised my letters and introduced me to
Park Godwin, editor in Bigelow s place.    To
Frank Leslie s, saw him; to the  World  Office,
saw Stedman, who bragged of his desire to whip
South Carolinians and wasn t pleased at my
suggesting that did he choose to [word crossed out] seek the
chance he d find plenty who d oblige him to
his heart s content.     The adultery business has
been temporarily quashed, or at least pushed
into privacy, by Weston s letter; for the girl
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Describes his first day back in New York after his stay in Charleston.
Date:1861-02-17
Subject:Bigelow, John; Dunn, Anna; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Maverick, Augustus; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; New York times.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Welden, Charles; Weston
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

Volume
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.