[program from Edwards family s Christmas party]
[Gunn s handwriting]
Theatre des Edwards,
Unparalelled and Unprecedented Attraction.
FIRST AND LAST NIGHT OF THE
Nerve-Thrilling, Ear-Confounding, Heart-Fracturing, Eye-Moist-
ening, Hair-Erecting, Tear-Compelling, Pocket-Handerchief-
IN INNUMERABLE ACTS AND MYRIADS OF
The Doomed Debastator of the Drachenfels, and the Ignoble Icthyosaurus
of [unknown word]
A TALE OF THE USETOWAS.
The Management, inexpressibly sensible of the kind consideration and generous
appreciation with which their discriminating patrons have crowned their efforts
on previous occasions, beg leave to announce that they have spared no pains to
render the present one which they trust will remain green in the hearts of the
said patrons, so long as they both shall live. They have, therefore, at an im-
mense and incredible outlay, succeeded in securing one of the most striking ori-
ginal and effective pageants ever witnessed on any stage. It was
WRITTEN EXPRESSLY FOR THIS THEATRE,
And translated from the Syriac by several gentlemen of divers cities. It will be
produced with all that disregard of stage dis-appointments and anachronical im-
proprieties which has always characterized the TRIUMPHAL ACHIEVEMENTS of
THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS WILL MOST POSITIVELY APPEAR:
NIKOLAISE,} - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - From the Royal Jersey Theatre, Nuarke.
HEIZE, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jardin de l Hiver, Kutisnozoff, Nova Zembla.
AYKNEE, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Opera Comique, Woolly-begga, Madagascar.
LA-RI, NO KAMI, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Imperial Opera. Nagasaki, Japan.
EDWDLS-AP-WDLS, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Her Majesty s Theatre, Lldwyddys, Wales.
MISS JEDWARDS, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Conservatoire Dodworthienne, Manhatta.
TOUSSIE, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Antartic Theatre, Cape Horn.
Two new foot-lights of real tin!!! have been added, together with a new chan-
delier, and a six feet of new gas-pipe!!!
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page two hundred and thirty-two|
|Description:||Program from Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.|
|Subject:||Christmas; Crockett, John; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes, Edward; Nicholas, John G.W.; Theater; Tousey; Welles, Edward|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||[745 Broadway]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina|
|Note:||Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.|
|Publisher:||Missouri History Museum|
|Rights:||Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|