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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 151, February 9, 1861

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Identifier: DX01492782

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 151, February 9, 1861

Description: Regarding Charleston beauty Mrs. Hayward.

Transcription:

141

A Charleston Beauty.

a ticket and badge, printed in blue ink on white satin, to be displayed on in the button-hole. [William] Carlyle was there, of course. On the stand with the company, ladies, girls and young fellows in military costume. Among the former was one very pretty woman in a black velvet “pork-pie hat” and red feather; with large, beautiful eyes, [word crossed out] dark hair in a net, a perfect row of pearly teeth and scarlet, smiling lips. She sat conversing with a gentleman, in a lively manner pleasant to see. She was a Charleston belle, one Mrs Hayward, as I learnt from Colonel Lucas, one of the Governor’s aids, who agreed with my estimate of her beauty, saying that though she was the mother of several children, he considered her the handsomest woman in the city. [Robert] Bunch was on the stand, looking and talking enormously British; the little Bunches were there also. Met acquaintances, Beecher, Moses and others. The races over, quitted the course, found Marchant again, saw [George] Babbage, and returned in a crowded-stage with the former to the city. To my room for half an hour, [Russell] Ramsay in. After I had dozed he came in again in a hurried manner, summonsing me to dinner and telling me that he would

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Diaries
Women

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