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[newspaper clipping]
  Mr. Frank Wood, of this city, who was in
Charleston during the excitement of last winter,
is xlecturing this season on  Down South in Se-
cession Time.   He enjoyed unusual opportunities
for studying the secession movement in the city
and state where it originated.

[Gunn s handwriting]
x Wants to.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifty-six
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding Frank Wood's lecture on secession in South Carolina from his experiences there in the winter of 1860.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lectures and lecturing; Secession; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.