Curtis was born in Rhode Island and educated in Massachusetts along with his older brother James, an influential figure in his life.
Mentions that Rose Eytinge married George H. Butler.
Appleton noted that Curtis served as New York's delegate to the National REpublican convetion betwene the years of 1860-1864.
Appleton date the beginning of Daly's career from 1862 with his adaptation of the German play Deborah.
During the Civil War, de Walden served as a chaplain in the army.
In recounting Dodge's pioneering musical career, Appleton cites the fact that during his company's tour of American he was the first to perform in the Mormon tabernacle in Salt Lake City.
Appleton claims that Elliott is to have painted over 700 portraits of the predominant figures of the era.
In chronicling Emerson's career between the years of 1855-1865, Appleton cites his efforts for various social issues, such as women's rights and the abolitionist movement: for example, his campaigning for John G. Palfrey as the free-soil candidate for the governorship of Mass.
From 1852 to 1857, English lived in Virginia, which would become the inspiration for "Long Grazier" and other poems describing that region.
Born in 1835, Eytinge first appeared on the stage as an amateur in Brooklyn in 1852. She began her professional acting career at the Green Street Theater in Albany, NY at the age of seventeen. Eytinge made her first appearance on the stage in New York at the Olympic Theatre in 1862. She was the leading lady in Wallack's company from 1868-9, playing the parts of Nancy Sykes, Lady Gay Spanker and Beatrice among others. Eytinge was married to David Barnes, a theater manager in Albany, George H. Butler, the U.S. Consul-General to Egypt, and Cyril Searle, a British actor.
Appleton claims Fox's career on the stage began in Troy, NY.
While citing him as an "accomplished man," Appleton presents Fry's career as a composer, while being ground-breaking for an Ameircan, did not result in financial success or critical acclaim.
In recounting Greeley's anti-slavery actions during the late 1850's, Appleton cites his indictment in Virginia for "circulating incendiary documents"- The Tribune. In addition, Appleton claims The Tribune as greatly stimulating the north's movement to make Kansas a free state.
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