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	Ramsay s Charleston Letters.
lumbia, after his scare from Charleston; the
people set Shuber the detective watching him and
the Courier people told him not to come loafing about
that office; only Carlyle goodnaturedly stood his
friend   in return for which Ramsay was, all
the time, ridiculing  his tall friend in the remark-
ably sw short coat  in the Tribune, as I know,
from reading his letters.  He wrote anything which
he thought would suit the ultra-tone of the paper
and, I think, contributed not a little to help the
readers of the Tribune and New Yorkers in general
to totally misconceive the movement, representing
the Charlestonians as braggarts and bullies, in-
tent on a gigantic game of brag.      He knew
scarcely anybody and drew unscrupulously on his
imagination for sensation items.   When arrested,
Bunch freed him and got him off by sending
him to Washington with a nominal dispatch to
Lord Lyons.    I wonder whether that amusing con-
sul knew the nature of the enterprizing young
Britisher s employment.   Salter met Ramsay
or Buckstone in Washington afterwards, the latter
being introduced to him by a third name, when they
both burst out laughing.      Salter thought there was
a mystery about the fellow, asked me if I 
supposed he might be a London detective.  I said
not.     He gossipped, was indiscreet and preferred
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page sixty-eight
Description:Describes meeting Dr. Salter, the Charleston correspondent of ''The New York Times.''
Date:1861-11-16
Subject:Bunch, Robert; Carlyle; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Lyons, Lord; New York tribune.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Salter, Dr. (Jasper); Shuber
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.