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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 164, February 13, 1861

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Identifier: DX01499891

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 164, February 13, 1861

Description: Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.

Transcription:

154

Colonel Bull’s House.

the first of which commands a view of a grove of magnificent live-oak trees, an 80 feet drive lying between them. Passing a stag’s antlers serving as a hat-stand in a place which was too scanty to be called a hall, we entered a parlor, ornamented by pictures, books and curiosities, mineral and other, where our host gave us a friendly reception and, of course, ordered in the Bourbon whiskey. This and the adjoining room was small, both looking out on flowers and creepers and a world of greenery. At one end of the house a stone chimney exhibited iron dogs instead of a grate. In this apartment were I noticed a row of volumes of English parliamentary debates in old print, which might have been contemporary with the age succeeding Johnson. Both rooms were full of knick-knackeries. Colonel Bull had much to tell us of his ancestry (for the house had been built for and occupied by one, the first English Governor of the State of South Carolina) and of the settlement of the country, during a stroll through his grounds. In the rear of the house is an obelisk monument (the base of which was quite hidden by vegetation) to one of his ancestors and one could easily recognize the re-

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-13

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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