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    Jasper  gives me some Charleston news.
appeared in my room next morning.
  16.  Saturday.   Down town to the Evening
Post office; upstairs to the compositor s room,
saw Maverick, who was full of the news of the
capture of Mason and Slidell, by Wilkes, on
board an English steamer.    Bryant came up,
while we were talking.   In the editorial room,
saw Godwin, who introduced me to a Dr Salter,
the Times  Charleston correspondent under the name
of  Jasper,  last January, and from thence to the
fall of Sumter, when the Carolinians put him
into prison for a day or so.     We had heard of
each other mutually from Carlyle, and after
my departure  Jasper  pitched into me, mistaking-
ly, about the Illustrated London News picture
as already chronicled.  I reminded him of it and
we had a social talk and anon a drink together,
after some delay accruing from my waiting to get
paid $20 odd for articles furnished during the 
last two months.   Salter knew Ramsay
and agreed on my estimate of him; said he re-
monstrated with him about his misrepresentations
and sensation lyings respecting the Charleston peo-
ple.   I think they lived together at a private board-
ing house.  Salter was known as the Times corres-
pondent and kept Ramsay s secret.     The latter
was vehemently suspected on his return from Co-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page sixty-seven
Description:Describes meeting Dr. Salter, the Charleston correspondent of ''The New York Times.''
Date:1861-11-15
Subject:Bryant (editor); Cahill, Frank; Carlyle; Civil War; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.; Journalism; Mason, J.M.; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; New York times.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Salter, Dr. (Jasper); Slidell, John; Wilkes, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; 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.