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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, September 23-December 31, 1860

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Identifier: D03929

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, September 23-December 31, 1860

Description: Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for The New York World; a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for The New York Evening Post in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Authors
Artists
Boardinghouses
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
Elections
Journalism
Armed Forces
Police
Publishers and publishing
Secession
Slavery
Slaves
Travel
African Americans
Transportation
Diaries

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