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	   Manhattan  and his Family.
last Saturday, by saying that Armstrong gave
him a great blowing up, ended by the two going
out and getting drunk together.
  14.  Saturday.   Chores, writing and in-doors
employments.   In the evening to Dixon s; thence
to three concert-saloons on Broadway, returning
by 11.
  15.  Sunday.   The papers full of the account
of a great fire at Charleston S. C. destroying
all that portion of the city with which I was fami-
liar, last Winter.          Indoors till evening, then
to Scoville s, in Houston Street, near the North
River   the same house which he occupied on my last
visit, a year ago.         I was hospitably entertain-
ed both by him and his South Carolina wife,
who talked about her native city, and her desire
to return to it, much as she did last December.
She and her husband antagonize about Secession
curiously, threatening one another with Fort Lafa-
yette.     He, once one of the most ultra of pro-sla-
very men is now characteristically extreme   I might
say brassy-voiced   for the Union   a despotism,
anything.   He writes letters to the London Herald
and Standard in his old, audacious, scurrilous style,
denouncing Scott as  an old granny,  pitching into 
Mc Lellan and the President and, in short, indul-
ging in anything that he considers high-spiced and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ninety-seven
Description:Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Date:1861-12-13
Subject:Armstrong; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Dixon; Fires; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lincoln, Abraham; London herald and standard.; Marriage; McClellan, George B.; Scott, Winfield; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Secession
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, South Carolina
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Houston Street
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.