I am paid by the Post.
me a kiss as she drew near my chair in the
dance. Party broke up at 11, as usual.
20. Wednesday. Found Bigelow at the
office. He, after some discussion, re-
membered a remark of my recalling which
convinced him as to the justice of my claims,
and accompanying me down-stairs, told Hen-
derson as much. I had another fight about
the payment for yesterday s letter which Hender-
son wanted to include in my Charleston salary;
finally I carried it and got paid $103.60,
in all representing my last eight weeks labor.
Up-town. F. Wood called, to invite me to meet
Colt at his house. Shepherd called. Evening
at 16th street, with Haney in the Hayes room.
There till midnight.
21. Thursday. Got a note from Babbage
and from W. Waud, the latter dated Montgomery
Alabama, at which he arrived on the 12th,
quitting Augusta at 2 P.M. on the preceding
day. Augusta is a very pretty city streets
immensely wide, planted with trees, ^| | on one side
of it several cloth and grist-mills, foundries
&c, with canals and railway to match
so that it partly combines Columbia and Savan-
nah with a bit of Lowell, Mass., thrown in.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eighty-four|
|Description:||Mentions that he has been paid $103.60 from the ''Evening Post'' for his letters from Charleston.|
|Subject:||Babbage, George; Colt, Amos H.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Henderson; Journalism; New York evening post.; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, William; Wood, Frank|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Montgomery, Alabama; Augusta, [Georgia]; Columbia, [South Carolina]; Savannah, [Georgia]; Lowell, Massachusetts|
|Coverage (Street):||16th Street|
|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.|