Horace Greeley was born in 1811 near Amherst, New Hampshire, to a poor farming family.
Personne decides that since there is not much going on at the theaters, he will give over a portion of the column to his correspondence. After these letters, Personne gives a general account of the current events in theater and music: Lesbia has left the Winter Garden, Jeanie Deans is still popular at Keene's, he reviews The Octoroon at the New Bowery, reports that Romance of a Poor Young Man is a success at Wallack's, and makes note of what's going on at the French Theatre. Personne also notes the current events of Opera and the latest Opera news from Boston. The Feuilleton ends with a review of Oliver Twist at the Winter Garden.
Personne mentions Clare in his discussion of Romance of a Poor Young Man. He is discussing non-political plays when he declares, "Let the Ada Clares flourish and reign supreme forever and ever" (3).
Personne reports that there was an argument when Greeley ran into Strakosch (3).
The letter from Nancy Scudder addresses Personne's criticism of Matilda Heron and his review of Lesbia (3). Heron is also mentioned in "Extracts" (3). Personne reviews her performance as Nancy Sykes in Oliver Twist (3).
The letter from Nancy Scudder discusses Personne's criticism of Laura Keene (3). Keene is also mentioned in "Extracts" (3). Personne reports that Jeanie Deans is still a hit at Keene's and will probably run until the spring (3).
Nancy Scudder's letter argues that the Saturday Press should get someone else to write about the theater (3).
(It is unclear which Strakosch Personne is writing about.) Personne mentions there was some discord in Boston when Greeley ran into Strakosch (3).
The letter from The Oldest Man refers to Wallack's Theatre on Leonard Street (3). Personne writes that Lester Wallack's Romance of a Poor Young Man is a success at Wallack's (3).
(It is unclear which Wallack is being written about.) The letter from Nancy Scudder refers to a performance where "Mr. Wallack had been going around the stage saying all sorts of wicked things to everybody for two hours and more" (3). Anna Maria's letter discusses how "tired" Mr. Lester's The Romance of a Poor Young Man made her (3). Personne reports that Wallack's Romance of a Poor Young Man is a success (3).
Personne gives over space to correspondence written to him (3).
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