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Thomas Wharton Collens
James Wood Davidson, The Living Writers of the South 100-105 (New York: Carleton, 1849):
Davidson notes that "Judge Collens has written in a variety of styles for the periodical press—verses, essays, and polemics. The verses came from a youthful brain; the essays belong to a riper age; while the polemics date through both periods." [Id. at 100]. Judge Collens' poetry seems, from our initial investigation, not to have been collected into a published volume.
Collens was a leading New Orleans Mason.
[See generally: Caryn Cosse Bell, "Thomas Wharton Collens," in American National Biography]
T. Wharton Collens, The Martyr Patriots; or, Louisiana in 1769, an historical tragedy, in five acts (New Orleans, Dillard, 1836)(performed in the old St. Charles Theatre in New Orleans in the year of its publication)
_______________, Humanics (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860) [online text]
_______________, The Eden of Labor; or, The Christian Utopia (Philadelphia: H. C. Baird & Co., 1876) [online text] (New York: Arno Press, 1971)
T. Wharton Collens & Christoval Morel, Analytic Digest of the Acts of the Legislature, now in force, constituting the city charter of New-Orleans (New-Orleans, Printed by A. Bruslé, revised & published by C. Morel, esq., 1846)