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           W. Leslie s Office  burgled. 
I dined with the Colonel in the big room des-
cribed in the text and stayed till 2   P.M.
Walter, the man who was with Major Anderson
in Sumter, told me that neither he nor any of his
comrades expected to quit that place with their
lives, and that the fire of the Carolinians, during 
the bombardment, was excellent.    He added that
he had no cause of complaint against them; say-
ing,  they treated us better than the Government. 
Anderson had accurate information of the inten-
tion to su^|r|prise him at Fort Moultrie.   Walter,
who had lived down south for two years, rather
liked the people there.         Wrote report during
the evening.
  6.  Thursday.   Down town per omnibus to
the  Evening Post  Office.  Hither and thither;
a very rainy day.           Called on W. Leslie.  His
office had been entered by burglars overnight  
for the second time; the first one, the theives
broke sundry locks, obtaining some bad bank-
notes; the second nothing but two sample bottles
of champagne, which they opened and drank,
leaving a well-written, ill-spelt request for more
on the desk.         Leslie tells me that the Hayes 
family are going to leave 16th street for Phila-
delphia   cause an attempt on the part of the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and twenty-two
Description:Mentions that William Leslie's office has been burglarized twice.
Date:1861-06-05
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Civil War; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes; Hayes, Mrs.; Leslie, William; Military; New York evening post.; Walter, Sergeant-Major; Weber, Max
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.