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In the afternoon took the cars with
Schell to Elysian Fields Street, near
the depot of the Pontchartrain Rail-
Road, intent on exploring the Spa-
nish quarter of the city.  A June day.
Inquiring at a Station house, we
found the people all know-nothings,
so we strolled on our own responsibi-
lity.   The quarter presented nothing
noticeable beyond numberless small
wooden houses, laid out in parallel
squares, with occasionally a roof covered
with curved dark-red-tiles.     Being
near the depot of the Gulf Railroad,
I went thither and left a note for Saw-
yer, presently overtaking Schell, who,
sketchbook under arm, slightly drooping
head and legs a little astraddle,
after his wont, had strolled down
the wide, sultry street towards the
river.     From thence we rambled by
the mint and through the German and 
French quarter, which I found, as
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety-three
Description:Describes exploring the Spanish quarter of New Orleans with Frank Schell.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sawyer, Captain (Connecticut); Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Elysian Fields Street
Scan Date:2011-01-03


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.