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	Little Mrs. Dobson.
met Banks and anon Woodward, once
of the  Picayune  and  Lantern.    He took me
into a store, where he was acting as agent
for the sale of  baby-tenders    in which the
infant swings in a cradle.         Down-town by
4, saw Lindsay; with him, at his request
to Frank Leslie s.     Saw J. A. Wood, who
had a recent copy of the  Charleston Courier, 
containing paragraphs separately eulogistic
of me and of W. Waud.         In the first
Carlyle spoke of my returning with a portfolio 
of sketches (!) and of the general regret of
my Charleston friends at my departure.     Up-
town to 16th street, dining with Haney.    Left
at 8, dropped in at Dixon s, then at 745.
Mat, Sally and Jack in; talked with the
former, who is very friendly, just now, and
was in the best of humors to-night.
  27.  Wednesday.   Down-town.   Took Lind-
say to Leslie s, he bargaining about an da
advertisement-portrait.    To Haneys.   Return
up-town, meeting little Mrs. Dobson at
the corner of Bleecker and Broadway.   She
lamented the raising of her rent by her
landlord, and said that  Willy  was a fine
boy of 15, and that her gentlemen-boarders
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Mentions that Carlyle has written kindly of him in the ''Charleston Courier.''
Date:1861-02-26
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Carlyle; Charleston courier.; Dixon; Dobson, Mrs.; Dobson, Willy; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lindsay; Waud, William; Wood, John A.; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker; Broadway
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.