Category Archives: Music

December 17, 1849 (Monday)

Fine clear day. Called on Misses W—t this evening where had the pleasure of meeting Miss S—h K—e a beautiful young lady, who plays and sings very well.

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December 15, 1849 (Saturday)

Still cloudy and threatening.  Excessively muddy. Called on Miss Kate Warren this evening in company with W. G. Perry.  She was not in.  Then went to McGuire’s dancing room, a little while.

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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 18, 1849 (Sunday)

Cloudy and threatening all day.  Went to St. Philip’s church in the morning where I heard Mr. Canfield.  Did not go out in the afternoon.  Accompanied friend Morgan to Mt. Zion church this evening to assist him in singing.  Dr. … Continue reading

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November 12, 1849 (Monday)

Beautiful day—so mild and pleasant. Called on Miss E—a S—h this evening where I met quite a company and among them the Misses Krause of Norristown.  Had some music, but altogether it was rather a constrained party. The Krauses are … Continue reading

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November 10, 1849 (Saturday)

Cloudy pretty much all day.  Called on Miss F—y C—t, for a few minutes this evening after which I went to the Musical Fund Hall to hear the N. O. Serenaders.  They were very good, as usual, but the Hall … Continue reading

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October 12, 1849 (Friday)

Cloudy today. Went to the opera to hear the new opera, “Don Giovana [sic].”  It is not equal to “Norma,” altho’ the music was very good.  But Miss Rosa J.  did not sing enough.  The house was a perfect jam. … Continue reading

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October 10, 1849 (Wednesday)

Cold and rainy today. This city is again the theatre of a dreadful riot in the Southern portion, by which many lives have been lost.  It was between the “Killers” & the colored people, & was of a bloody and … Continue reading

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October 7, 1849 (Sunday)

Cloudy today again. Went to St. Mary’s cathedral this forenoon to hear the music, and was not disappointed; it was splendid. Went to St Andrew’s this evening—Dr. Stevens preached. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the second Catholic church in Philadelphia, was … Continue reading

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October 5, 1849 (Friday)

Cloudy towards evening. Heard the N.O. Serenaders this evening.  They were capital as usual—the Hall was full. The New Orleans Serenaders were appearing at the Musical Fund Hall.  For more on Nathan’s penchant (this is his fifth time seeing this … Continue reading

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