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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 163, December 16-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX01383449

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 163, December 16-17, 1860

Description: Mentions receiving letters of introduction from Joe Scoville to the editors of Charleston and Mobile newspapers.



Introductions from Joe Scoville.

with George [Edwards, Jr.], having been visiting his wife [Harriet Edwards] and baby. Before, Anne [Edwards], Eliza [Edwards], an [Jesse] Haney and I had sat at the fireside, Matty [Edwards] reading in an adjacent arm-chair, and Sally [Edwards] (on her coming down-stairs to from putting her little nephew to bed) at the table near us. After, we moved and ate hickory nuts, talking a good deal about my expedition, with some chaff and more kindness. What sort of evening will my next Sunday one be?

17. Monday. Writing to Charles, doing chores, out to Post-office &c during the morning. After dinner, down-town, meeting Joe Scoville by the way. He looked stout and well, is grayish-haired and nothing not much like him of the “Pick” days. To Nick-nax office, got $3 for drawing; to get paper and pencils, then to [Jesse] Haney’s, then to W. Leslie’s. With him up-town to Houston Street, where we parted, I to Scoville’s residence, near the North river. Told him of my intended journey, not its object, stating that I’d got a roving sketching commission, through [Frank] Bellew, from an illustrated London paper; got two letters of endorsement to the editors of a Charleston and Mobile paper! Supped with the family and a Mr Decaun, just returned from Charleston. Scoville’s wife [Caroline] (whom I was intro-

coverage:New York, New York, Houston Street
coverage:Charleston, South Carolina
coverage:Mobile, Alabama

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-12-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food


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