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                    Scoville and his Wife.
reckless balderdash, for he has applications
from other English papers and now writes what
he denominates  high Calhounism,  weekly, for
a Liverpool one.            He says the London He-
rald people sent for his photograph and ex-
posed the duplicate of that overleaf in the window
of their publishing office.          It might be a much
better portrait, the real face looking altogether
coarser.        Yet he was hearty and hospitable
and his wife kind.         She is of those  marrowy
organisms  commended by Holmes, 
a womanly woman, nothing of the
sharp-accented dry-natured Yankee about
her.    I like her tallness too, and lustrous hair
and eyes.   She seems a child in her impulses
and self-will; indeed Southerners are mostly
children or savages   often a mixture of both.
Her maiden name was a queer one   Carolina
Uniana Schaub!      Her father, a German pilot
of Charleston, or of Teuton descent, detested
Nullification and femininised the word Union
for the second name of his daughter while he a-
dopted that of the  sovereign  state for the first.
  Got back to Bleecker Street by 11, finding
a select party, Mrs. Boley, Jewitt, Cahill,
Shepherd, Mullen and Richardson in the base-
ment, drinking whiskey and finishing the din-
ner s turkeys.   Cahill drunk, Shepherd nearly
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page seventy-four
Description:Regarding Joe Scoville and his wife.
Date:1862-11-27
Subject:Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Journalism; London herald and standard.; Mullen, Edward F.; Richardson (boarder); Schaub; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Shepherd, N.G.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-11-16

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.