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	         His Grievance.
and twisting his mustache, but didn t speak, while I retorted Waud s
verbal brutality with interest, until he modera-
ted his tone and presently, waxing civil, took
me to Leggatt the proprietor, who paid me $3
for the photographs.      Subsequently I spoke
to Alf about his supposed grievance, the nature
of which I had ascertained before my de-
parture for South Carolina, from Haney, and
then from W. Waud.       Some of the women, Mrs.
Jewell or Wall, have cackled to Alf s  wife, 
that I spoke of their children as  little illegiti-
mates,  of which I have no recollection whatever.
Alf confessed this to be the injury and said  he
didn t care, but Mary &c., &c.,    finally sup-
posing the women had magnified some nothing, af-
ter their want.        In the editorial den, with
Phillips and Reed, the latter a new editor, in
place of one Stewart, a  Daily News  beast, who
has had to fly New York for getting a young
girl, almost a child herself, enceinte, while
she lay with his own daughter.       Out for
a drink with Reed.    Up-town.     Evening,
at 9, to 745.       Haney there, the girls and
their father.    Talking with Mat.   Jim Parton
came, talk with him about Charleston and
secession.    Left at the usual hour.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Describes an encounter with Alfred Waud at the ''Illustrated New York News'' office.
Date:1861-02-21
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Leggatt; New York illustrated news; Parton, James; Phillips; Reed; Stewart (editor); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, South Carolina
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.