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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 108, November 28-29, 1856

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Identifier: DX03712725

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 108, November 28-29, 1856

Description: Regarding the newspaper, European, started by Mr. Russell and Colonel Hugh Forbes.

Transcription:

28. Friday. To the "European" Office, corner of Broadway and Fulton. Saw [Hugh] Forbes and Russell, the latter a gray haired, English faced, deliberate speaking Briton, the founder and proprietor of the paper. It is a rather [word crossed out] sixteen paged journal chiefly made up of editorials and selections from other papers, with weak depreciatory comment on American institutions and misrule. The original editorial matter is in the proportion of Falstaff's item of bread to that of sack — and not good, at that Russell is or has been a lawyer, and claims immense knowledge of political life on this side of the Atlantic. The paper is devoted — so its projectors say — to the course of European radicalism. Never were men more enthusiastic of success — though where their purchasers are to come from the Lord knows. The journal's as heavy as lead, not a shred of light matter — as art, criticism, literature, the drama in it. I was horribly bored and kept waiting for nearly two hours — when five minutes might have settled all that was required — finally being requested to come tomorrow.

29. Saturday. Drenching day. Went down town in omnibus full of damp people, a big Irish-woman with a huge bundle facing me. A hour or more of delay at the interview, which I contrived to clench through Forbes, who whispered principal. I'm to attend each day from 9 1/2 to 2, (one day

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-11-28

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers

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