Robertson s New York Items.
by car, to visit the Robertson s. There I was
hospitably received and entertained, by Mrs
Robertson and Boweryem. They seemed to
be living in a sort of superior-micawberish
manner in the house, or certain rooms of it.
During the evening there called a pretty wife
of a Virginian loyalist, she herself being a se-
cessionist, and at present under convoy of an
old dandy in a wig, evidently her admirer. Her
husband was in the Union army. She had cor-
responded with Quigg, and asked me about him.
She talked lightly and flippantly, and was
very pretty. Left at 10.
9. Monday. Down town in the afternoon
to the Park Bank and Tribune office. Met Briggs,
(who afterwards said he had encountered Gunn s
ghost in allusion to my appearance a very
exaggerated suggestion of it), also Boweryem
and Capt. Colt. Up-town. Out with Hart
awhile in the evening.
10. Tuesday. Out buying things all the
morning. In-doors subsequently. Haney and
Boweryem up at night, during a rain-storm.
11. Wednesday. Doing things all the mor-
ning. (A messenger from Gay requesting my
presence. Went down-town after lunch. A
proposition that I should go to Port Royal,
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty|
|Description:||Regarding conversation with a secessionist, shopping, and a proposition to go to Port Royal.|
|Subject:||Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Civil War; Colt, Amos H.; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; New York tribune.; Quigg, John; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||Port Royal, South Carolina|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty|
|Description:||Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.|
|Subject:||African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia|
|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.|