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          Dana tells me about Ramsay.
F. Wood who is now as strong a Union man
as he was a rampant Secessionist, when down
South and talks of fighting against that section
of the country, if he s wanted!   Down-town.  Bar-
racks in course of construction in the park   long
rows of them.     Looked unsuccessfully in at
Haney s; where were three or four work girls
adding to a pile of American flags.      Into the
 Tribune  editorial rooms, talking with Wilbour,
anon saw Dana amid a group of busy talkers.
I noticed Curtis pen in hand at a desk; he
looked up with an air of calm conceit at the
intruders.      My business with Dana was to in-
quite about Ramsay; who was, without doubt,
the  Tribune s  Charleston correspondent.   Dana
told me his real name, Buckstone, that he has
been in New York recently, is now in Charles-
ton and will return hither.       I can now un-
derstand the letters, which were shallow and
unfair enough; the work of a young man who
did not scruple to invent acceptable matter and
very imperfectly understand what was passing
around him.             Up-town; Broadway fluttering
with flags.       In-doors during the afternoon
until 5, then out for evening paper &c.      Met
Frank Hillard, greatly excited about the war;
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty-three
Description:Mentions learning that Ramsay (Buckstone) is the ''New York Tribune'' correspondent in Charleston.
Date:1861-04-25
Subject:Curtis (reporter); Dana, Charles A.; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Journalism; New York tribune.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Secession; Wilbour; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.