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               745,      Emigration Project.
box etc.  By 9   to 745.  The girls and
their parents here.  Haney and Jack away
at Pougkeepsie
   28.  Sunday.  Is put down erroneously
to the credit of Saturday.  On the latter day
Mr Edwards                                 
called on me                                 
about procuring                            
my aid for                                   
a colonization                                
scheme in get-                               
ting South                                      
Carolinian                                     
negroes to emi-                              
grate to Aus-                                  
tralia, to                                          
cultivate cot-                                  
ton, and set-                                    
tle there.  I                                      
proposed to                                    
put him into

[photograph]
Miss Lizzie Woodward.

[Gunn s diary continued]
	communication 
	with Prince
	Rivers, an in-
	fluential man
	among the ex-
	slaves of Hil-
	ton Head.
	Writing to
	Hannah and
	scoring up
	Diary until
	pretty late
	at night.
	I have cut
	Cahill and
	company al-
most totally, only speaking a little to Shepherd.
   29.  Monday.  Down town in the afternoon.
To Tribune office, saw Gay.  To Haney s.  He
has met Edge and scolded him about the bor-
rowed $17.  To the Evening Post office.  In
the evening went to 9th Street and called on Liz-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Regarding a visit by Mr. Edwards, who wished to promote ex-slave emigration to Australia.
Date:1862-09-27
Subject:African Americans; Bennett, Hannah; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New York evening post.; New York tribune.; Rivers, Prince; Shepherd, N.G.; Slaves; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Australia; Hilton Head, South Carolina
Coverage (Street):9th Street
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
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.