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  22.  Friday.   Saw Godwin at the  Evening
Post  office.  Up Nassau Street with Hills, he
talking of his  Star of the West  experience.
He expected to be made prisoner.         Parted
in Broadway, I staying to witness the parade
in honor of Washington s birth-day.   Looked in
at W. Leslie s.          Evening at Frank
Wood s, 40th street.               Colt, Mullen and
Shanley there.    Whiskey, smoke, some sparring
and talk, but altogether a slow evening.    In-
troduced to Nicholson, who succeeded to my place
on the  World.    Left at 11.
  23.  Saturday.   To Harper s.   Talk with Bon-
ner and Fletcher Harper.   Carroll came in.   At
the engraver s department, saw Damoreau.  To
 Courier  office, saw Smith and Briggs   the
latter wanted to paragraph me in his  Tribune 
Art-Items and the former suspected my author-
ship of the  Post  letters, which supposition Briggs rather
pooh-poohed   so much for your  smart literary
man  versus common-sense.       I denied it.
A great crowd about the newspaper-bulletins,
in consequence of an announcement of the dis-
covery of a plot to assassinate Lincoln, on his
way to the capitol, and of his flight thither
from Harrisburg, Va., in advance of expecta-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eighty-seven
Description:Mentions that a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln had been discovered.
Subject:Bonner, John; Briggs, Charles F.; Carroll; Civil War; Colt, Amos H.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper, Fletcher; Hills, A.C.; Journalism; Leslie, William; Lincoln, Abraham; Mullen, Edward F.; New York evening post.; New York tribune.; Nicholson; Parades; Shanley; Smith, James L.; Star of the West (Ship); Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Harrisburg, Virginia
Coverage (Street):40th Street; Broadway; Nassau Street
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.