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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 159, February 10-12, 1861

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Identifier: DX01497155

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 159, February 10-12, 1861

Description: Mentions an attempt to obtain a photograph of Major Robert Anderson from photographer Cook.



Hither and Thither.

found entertaining a party of friends. Abed by 11 or so.

portrait of [Robert] Anderson and his officers. I should have got some items but Cook had two lady sitters and is not a communicative man. To Quinby’s, obtaining the uniform portrait of [Harry] Covert inserted on Page 91. Drizzle and rain, increasing apace as I went down town, looking into Courtenay’s the news-vendors, then to the Courier Office, when it descended drenchingly. I was ill, tired, and diarrhoeahish, and after reading my own description of the Floating Battery, reprinted from the N.Y. Post (or Herald — for that copied it) in an Augusta paper, I went fast asleep for a good hour, until on an old sofa, until Carlyle came in. Turned out with him in the rain, returned to the hotel, where Lucas [word crossed out] gave me his photograph, dined by 3, then to my room, where I passed the afternoon unpleasantly enough with rain outside and diarrhoeahissh within. In the evening I went out again, for a short time at [George] Babbage’s.

12. Tuesday. Didn’t rise till noon, being

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina
coverage:Augusta, Georgia

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-02-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Cooks


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