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who was standing in front of his store, surveying
the procession, called out to me.   His remarks were
not many, but they contrasted with his sen-
timents as adapted to the lattitude of Charleston.
As I have before had occasion to observe, most
of the Northern men who go South on business,
rather justify the Southern conviction that  a Yan-
kee will do anything for a dollar.         Lindsay
supposed Charleston would be destroyed, which
didn t impress me pleasantly.     His sister, he said,
was in Indiana.            Further on, Viele met an
English acquaintance of his, with whom I present-
ly left him in a liquor-saloon.       To the  Evening
Post  office; saw Maverick.       Returning, saw
F. Wood and Nicholson at the  World  office.
Met Shepherd in Broadway.    He spoke of the in-
tended return of a school-teacher, or governess, to
whom he is more or less  engaged,  at present in
Tennessee; producing a letter from her and reading
a line of it containing that intimation.  Up-town.
In-doors during the evening.    Boweryem brought
Stockton up, who is reduced to a consideration
of Ways and Means, as the new  Century  dynasty
pays only in accidental silver.   I was tired and
went fast asleep on the bed, while they talked.   Wrote
subsequently for an hour or two.               Apropos
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Mentions that Lindsay seems to have different opinions on the war when in the North than in the South.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Century.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lindsay; Maverick, Augustus; Nicholson; Shepherd, N.G.; Stockton; Vieil; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-07


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.