Category Archives: Entertainment

December 18, 1849 (Tuesday)

Beautiful day. Did not go out this evening.

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December 4, 1849 (Tuesday)

Cloudy all day. Heard the Opera of “Masaniello” this evening—just middling—poor house.

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November 29, 1849 (Thursday)

Thanksgiving day.  Did not go to the store.  Purchased a coat and walked about the forenoon, and in the afternoon in company with Messrs.  Hubbard, Perry & Morgan, visited Barnum’s where the time passed quickly till evening.   Sprained my thumb … Continue reading

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November 28, 1849 (Wednesday)

A good deal like winter this kind of weather, tho very fine and cold. Went to the National this evening.

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November 26, 1849 (Monday)

Raining pretty much all day, but cleared off during the evening. Went to the Opera this evening to hear Miss Rosa Jacques, in the “Daughter of the Regiment.”  She is a most charming little singer & actress, and pretty, too. … Continue reading

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November 24, 1849 (Saturday)

Rather doubtful sort of weather.  Very mild, almost like Spring. Went to the Walnut to night to see Murdoch, who appeared for only once.  He is capital.  Very good house. Nathan first saw James Edward Murdoch at the Walnut Street … Continue reading

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November 23, 1849 (Friday)

Pleasant still. Went to the Walnut St. Theatre this evening to see Shakspeare comedy of “Much ado about nothing,” the principal characters being Mr. Wheatly and Miss Fisher.  It was first rate.

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November 21, 1849 (Wednesday)

Beautiful day. Went to the Walnut St. Theatre this evening to see Miss C. Cushman for the last time.  She appeared as Pauline in the “Lady of Lyons.”  As usual a crowded house.  Met W. Koplin & S. Thomas, of … Continue reading

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November 17, 1849 (Saturday)

Cloudy, preparing for a rainy Sunday. Went to Barnum’s Museum this evening to see Mr. & Mrs. Conner.  They are very poor actors.

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November 16, 1849 (Friday)

Becoming cool and raw, as if a snow storm was brewing. Went to the Arch St. Theatre this evening to see Miss Davenport, who appeared the play of “The Lady of Lyons.” She is very good.

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