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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 110, December 1-3, 1856

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Identifier: DX03714449

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 110, December 1-3, 1856

Description: Gives his opinion of the European, a newspaper started by Colonel Hugh Forbe and Mr. Russell.

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December

1. Monday. To the "European" Office. Talk with [Hugh] Forbes, then going over papers and proofs. Russell in by 12, intermittently. Surely these men are the most sanguine in the world to hope their paper will sell, so conducted. I've given my opinion frankly enough, but they are so gloriously intent on their own wild ideas that — Any person taking up a number of the paper would think it nought but a compilation from the editorial columns of the Tribune, Herald and Times. And who would buy such? It's to find subscribers in Canada, Europe &c — to be quoted from by the London Times &c — and the Lord knows what all. Read heaps of proofs, made suggestions, and was bored till 2 1/4, then up-town to my own work. (Calling on Mrs Murray my washerwoman I learn that [A.F.] Banks is in her debt some $20 or $30. It’s like him.) Writing and drawing till midnight.

2. Tuesday. To "European" Office by 9 1/2 (after going to Radway's with drawing.) Reading proof with printer till 1, and going over papers till 2. Writing &c till 11.

3. Wednesday. Office as heretofore. Wrote letter to Dillon [Mapother] in the afternoon. Evening to Laura Keene's new theatre, there seeing a most unmitigatedly trashy and successful piece hight "Young

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-12-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Theater
Working class women
Debt
Plays
Newspapers

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