For Further Research

The following list is a collection of historical newspaper and periodical articles and advertisements, which I collected early on in my research. Not all of them proved relevant to this site's content, and no list is comprehensive given that I abruptly ended my pursuit of certain paths once I better determined my focus. This, however, may provide a starting point for anyone wishing to research the banjo and the people who played it and wrote for it.

Note on methodology: I've included page number for many of the references, especially those without an article title (e.g. advertisements). I did not do so for the Bibliography page since I only included newspapers which I referenced in a footnote, and gave page number there.

 

Buckley, J.

"Advertisement 5 -- No Title." Saturday Evening Post (1839-1885) (June 20, 1868): 7. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126531094?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 6 -- No Title." Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (1842-1906) 27, no. 21 (February 22, 1868): 3. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/136310021?accountid=11264.

Critic-Record, published as The Daily Critic (Washington, DC). November 27, 1876. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

"[James Buckley; Thalberg]." Lowell Daily Citizen and News (Lowell, MA). May 20, 1871. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXI, 2.

New York Herald. September 30, 1859. Sec. XXIV. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 25, 1860. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 12.

New York Herald. March 14, 1861. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. July 21, 1861. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. November 17, 1861. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. December 8, 1861. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. December 22, 1861. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 21, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. July 24, 1864. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 12, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. June 11, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 11, 1866. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 24, 1867. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. July 21, 1867. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 12.

New York Herald. August 25, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 3.

New York Herald. October 4, 1875. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 9.

New York Herald. October 7, 1875. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 9.

New York Herald. October 9, 1875. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 2.

New York Herald. October 10, 1875. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 11.

New York Herald. October 16, 1876. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. October 17, 1876. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. October 28, 1877. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 4.

New York Herald. October 29, 1877. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 1.

New York Herald-Tribune, published as New York Daily Tribune. June 13, 1868. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 6.

"Nigger Minstrelsy." Littell's Living Age (1844-1896) no. 924 (February 15, 1862): 397. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/90380467?accountid=11264.

"Theatre Comique." Critic-Record, published as The Daily Critic (Washington, DC). November 28, 1876. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

"This and That." Flag of Our Union (1854-1870) 24, no. 40 (October 2, 1869): 632. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/125175301?accountid=11264.

 

Converse, F. B.

"Advertisement 3 -- No Title." Life (1883-1936) 4, no. 97 (November 6, 1884): 265. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/90973556?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 3 -- No Title." Life (1883-1936) 5, no. 112 (February 19, 1885): 111. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/91014798?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 3 -- No Title." The Youth's Companion (1827-1929) 60, no. 12 (March 24, 1887): 131. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127064848?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 5 -- No Title." Puck (1877-1918) 15, no. 374 (May 7, 1884): 158. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127689482?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 8 -- No Title." Life (1883-1936) 6, no. 135 (July 30, 1885): 70. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/90962466?accountid=11264 .

"Amusements." San Francisco Bulletin, published as Evening Bulletin. January 6, 1862. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XIII, 3.

"The Campballs." Sun (Baltimore, MD). March 19, 1860. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLVI, 2.

"The Drama-Music: [Eagle Theater]." New York Herald-Tribune, published as New York Daily Tribune.  February 22, 1876. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXV, 4.

"'The Father of the Banjo': Frank B. Converse Made That Instrument Popular but Lived to See Its Decline." Broad Axe (St. Paul, MN). October 24, 1903. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

"'The Father of the Banjo': Frank B. Converse Made That Instrument Popular but Lived to See Its Decline." Broad Axe (St. Paul, MN).  October 31, 1903. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

"'The Father of the Banjo': Frank B. Converse Made It Popular and Also Saw Its Decline." Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, published as The Columbus Ledger.  September 25, 1903. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XVI, 4.

"'The Father of the Banjo': Frank B. Converse Made That Instrument Popular but Lived to See Its Decline." Daily Herald, published as The Biloxi Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS).  October 26, 1903. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. I, 3.

"List of Books Recently Published in the United States." American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular (1863-1872) 5, no. 6 (July 15, 1865): 126. Accessed June 30, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/89706734?accountid=11264.

"Literary Intelligence and Notes on New Books." The United States Service Magazine (1864-1866) 4, no. 2 (August 1865): 162. Accessed June 30, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127505894?accountid=11264.

"Make Way for the Banjo." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). December 2, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

"Matt Peel at Spalding & Rogers's." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA).  October 19, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

"Matt Peel's Campbell Minstrels." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). October 26, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

"Matt Peel's Campbell Minstrels at Spalding & Rogers's Amphitheatre." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). October 21, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

"Matt Peel's Campbells at the Amphitheatre." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA).  October 13, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

"A Talk with a Noted Banjo Player: The American Instrument on the Stage and in the Parlor." Evening News (San Jose, CA). January 7, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XI, 3.

"New Publications." Sun (Baltimore, MD). April 10, 1863. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LII, 2.

"New Publications." Hartford Daily Courant. June 13, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. February 3, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 7, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 12, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 8.

New York Herald. February 21, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 25, 1864. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. September 28, 1864. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 19, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 12, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. May 30, 1865. Accessed June 30, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. June 11, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. June 17, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. April 27, 1868. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIII, 8.

New York Herald. March 16, 1869. Accessed June 2, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIV, 12.

New York Herald. March 18, 1869. Accessed June 2, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIV, 12.

New York Herald. October 1, 1871. Accessed June 2, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. October 15, 1871. Accessed June 2, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 13.

New York Herald. May 12, 1872. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. January 12, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 9.

New York Herald. January 13, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 2.

New York Herald. January 15, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 2.

New York Herald. January 16, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 2.

New York Herald. January 17, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 2.

New York Herald. November 09, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. November 23, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. August 16, 1874. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. October 25, 1874. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIX, 11.

New York Herald. November 15, 1874. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIX, 13.

New York Herald. January 31, 1875. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 13.

New York Herald. March 4, 1877. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 4.

New York Herald. July 15, 1877. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 16.

New York Herald. November 23, 1879. Accessed June 12, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. September 12, 1880. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 19.

New York Herald. March 12, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 8.

New York Herald. May 21, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 14, 15.

New York Herald. May 28, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 11.

New York Herald. September 10, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 14.

New York Herald. September 17, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald. September 16, 1883. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. September 30, 1883. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5, 25, 26.

New York Herald. October 7, 1883. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

New York Herald. December 2, 1883. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. June 8, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. July 20, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 18.

New York Herald. September 14, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 12.

New York Herald. August 30, 1885. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. September 13, 1885. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. September 20, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald. October 25, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 20.

New York Herald. November 22, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 19.

New York Herald. March 6, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 13.

New York Herald. March 7, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. March 11, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. March 12, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. March 29, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 30, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 31, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. August 21, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 20.

New York Herald. August 28, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 20.

New York Herald. September 11, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4, 22.

New York Herald. September 18, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers.21.

New York Herald. October 12, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. October 14, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. October 15, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. October 16, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 15.

New York Herald. November 27, 1887. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald. January 12, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. January 14, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. January 15, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 13.

New York Herald. January 17, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. January 19, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. January 21, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. May 6, 1888. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 26.

New York Herald. May 13, 1888. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 26.

New York Herald. May 27, 1888. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald. June 3, 1888. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. October 21, 1888. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 25.

New York Herald. November 4, 1888. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald. September 29, 1889. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 28.

New York Herald. October 11, 1891. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 25.

New York Herald. November 20, 1892. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald-Tribune, published as New York Daily Tribune. April 27, 1868. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 6.

New York Herald-Tribune. January 30, 1897. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 39.

"Other 3 -- No Title." Scientific American (1845-1908) LXVIII, no. 13 (April 1, 1893): 205. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126711326?accountid=11264.

Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). July 11, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIX, 4.

Public Ledger, (Philadelphia, PA). August 1, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIX, 4.

Public Ledger, (Philadelphia, PA).  September 23, 1865. Accessed June 30, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIX, 1.

"Spalding & Roger's Amphitheatre." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). November 10, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

"Spalding & Rogers's Amphitheatre." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). November 3, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

"Spalding & Rogers's: Matt Peel's Minstrels." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). October 9, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

"Spalding and Rogers's Amphitheatre." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). November 26, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

Springfield Republican, published as The Springfield Sunday Republican. March 16, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

Springfield Republican, published as The Springfield Daily Republican.  March 25, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

Springfield Republican, published as The Springfield Daily Republican. August 23, 1894. Accessed June 4, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

"Telegraphed to the New Orleans Picayune. Further from Europe. Arrival of the Steamship Asia." Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). October 17, 1857. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, MA). February 28, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 39, 2.

Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, MA). March 4, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 39, 2.

Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, MA). March 5, 1884. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 39, 2.

 

Curtiss, N. P. B.

"Advertisement 2 -- No Title." Maine Farmer (1844-1900) (October 7, 1886): 3. Accessed July 1, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/135697998?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 3 -- No Title." Zion's Herald (1868-1910) 63, no. 41 (October 13, 1886): 323. Accessed July 1, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127417940?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 8 -- No Title." Christian Index (1831-1899) 64, no. 46 (October 28, 1886): 15. Accessed July 1, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/125794398?accountid=11264 .

"Advertisement 9 -- No Title." Maine Farmer (1844-1900) 55, no. 2 (January 27, 1887): 3. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/135852075?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 27 -- No Title." Christian Union (1870-1893) 34, no. 15 (October 7, 1886): 25. Accessed July 1, 2011. American Periodicals.   http://search.proquest.com/docview/136733994?accountid=11264.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Daily Journal. October 9, 1886. Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIII, 3.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Morning Journal. October 16, 1886. Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIII, 2.

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, published as The Cincinatti Commercial. October 6, 1886. Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLVII, 5.

Cleveland Gazette. October 23, 1886. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

Huntsville Gazette. October 23, 1886. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. II, 4.

Huntsville Gazette. October 30, 1886. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. II, 4.

New Hampshire Patriot, published as People and Patriot. October 14, 1886. Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

 

Dobson family

"Acknowledgments." Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine (1854-1882) 108, no. 648 (June 1884): 592. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126082025?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 1 -- No Title." Christian Advocate (1866-1905) 58, no. 4 (January 25, 1883): 60. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/125902891?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 2 -- No Title." Maine Farmer (1844-1900) 51, no. 11 (February 1, 1883): 3. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/135829891?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 2 -- No Title." Maine Farmer (1844-1900) 52, no. 16 (March 6, 1884): 3. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/135691920?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 2 -- No Title." Spirit of the Times; A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage (1835-1861) 31, no. 14 (May 11, 1861): 224. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126173156?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 2 -- No Title." The Youth's Companion (1827-1929) 56, no. 7 (February 15, 1883): 64. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127076150?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 3 -- No Title." Herald of Gospel Liberty (1808-1930) 75, no. 6 (February 8, 1883): 96. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/89332124?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 4 -- No Title." Puck (1877-1918) 11, no. 262 (March 15, 1882): 31. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127695089?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 8 -- No Title." The New England Farmer, and Horticultural Register (1822-1890) 62, no. 4 (January 27, 1883): 3. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127876781?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 10 -- No Title." The Musical Visitor, a Magazine of Musical Literature and Music (1883-1897) 12, no. 6 (June 1883): 141. Accessed June 8, 2011. http://search.proquest.com/docview/137457060?accountid=11264.

"Advertisement 18 -- No Title." Christian Union (1870-1893) 29, no. 10 (March 6, 1884): 235. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/136728838?accountid=11264.

Albany Evening Journal. August 24, 1871. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

"Amusements." Cincinnati Daily Gazette. April 8, 1869. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

"Amusements: 'Linda' at the Academy of Music." New York Herald. October 26, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

"Amusements: Opening of the New Lyceum Theatre." New York Herald. April 7, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

"Amusements: The Thursby Concert." Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL). January 8, 1880. Accessed June 12, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers.  Sec. III, 4.

"Article 6 -- No Title." Spirit of the Times; A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage (1835-1861) 31, no. 14 (May 11, 1861): 224. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126117699?accountid=11264.

"Article 15 -- No Title." Scientific American (1845-1908) XX, no. 24 (June 12, 1869): 381. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126560624?accountid=11264.

"Article 16 -- No Title." Scientific American (1845-1908) XX, no. 17 (April 24, 1869): 269. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126646842?accountid=11264.

"Banjo Concert-Mr. Charles E. Dobson." New York Herald-Tribune, published as New York Tribune. November 17, 1864. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXIV, 5.

"Banjo Frame." Scientific American (1845-1908) LV, no. 4 (July 24, 1886): 51. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126649800?accountid=11264.

"Banjo Gymnastics for Prizes." New York Herald-Tribune. April 7, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

"The Banjo Room: The Popularity of the Instrument-E. L. Davenport, a Fine Player." New Haven Register. October 5, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 2.

Boston Daily Advertiser. November 11, 1862. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 100, 4.

Boston Daily Advertiser. January 16, 1883. Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 141, 2.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Daily Journal. October 9, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIV, 3.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Daily Journal. January 3, 1871. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers.  Sec. XXXVIII, 3.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Evening Journal. July 29, 1874. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLI, 3.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Evening Journal. January 18, 1883, Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. L, 3.

Boston Journal, published as The Boston Morning Journal. January 20, 1883. Sec. L, 2.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Morning Journal. May 23, 1884. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LI, 2.

Boston Journal, published as Boston Evening Journal. February 12, 1887. Accessed June 15, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIV, 6.

"Brief Mention." Hartford Daily Courant. December 6, 1872. Accessed June 10, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, published as The Commercial Gazette. January 20, 1883. Accessed June 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLIII, 5.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette. February 12, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette. February 19, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

"The City in Brief: Every Good Citizen Will Do His Duty by Registering To-Day without Fall." Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL). October 16, 1888. Accessed July 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XVII, 7.

"City News Items." New York Herald. November 21, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 6.

"City News Items." New York Herald. November 22, 1885. Accessed June 14, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 8.

Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL). December 9, 1886. Accessed June 15, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XV, 8.

"The Drama." New York Herald-Tribune, published as New York Daily Tribune. March 14, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVI, 4.

"Drama and Music: The Leaders in Mccaull's Comic Opera Company." Boston Journal, published as Boston Evening Journal. February 12, 1887. Accessed June 15, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. LIV, 6.

"Dramatic." Milwaukee Journal of Commerce. November 27, 1872. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 6, 2.

"Dramatic and Musical." Boston Journal, published as Boston Daily Journal. April 12, 1869. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVI, 4.

Evening News (San Jose, CA). August 23, 1888. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XIII, 1.

"Green-Room Gossip." Critic-Record, published as The Daily Critic (Washington, DC). September 26, 1874. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

"Hampden County. Holyoke." Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA). September 24, 1886. Accessed June 15, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 6.

"John W. Thompson." The National Police Gazette (1845-1906) 42, no. 293 (May 5, 1883): 13. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/127601805?accountid=11264.

"Library Hall. Saturday, March 12th [1870], Afternoon & Evening. Benefit of Charles E. Dobson ... Ethiopian Sketch ... Performance to Conclude with ... Shoo Fly. .." (playbill). Foster & Liddle, printer, 1870. Accessed June 23, 2011. America's Historical Imprints.

"Local Matters." Boston Daily Advertiser. November 10, 1862. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. 100, 4.

"Miscellaneous." Scientific American (1845-1908) LXX, no. 8. (February 24, 1894): 123. Accessed June 8, 2011. American Periodicals. http://search.proquest.com/docview/126759474?accountid=11264.

"Musical and Dramatic Notes." New York Herald. February 19, 1885. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New Haven Register, published as New Haven Evening Register. December 21, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLI, 4.

New Haven Register, published as The New Haven Evening Register. January 24, 1884. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 4.

New York Herald. March 10, 1860. Accessed June 7, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 11.

New York Herald. January 13, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. January 17, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. January 26, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. February 1, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. February 11, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. February 15, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. February 27, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. March 3, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. March 5, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 3.

New York Herald. March 6, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. March 7, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. March 21, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. April 11, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 9.

New York Herald. July 23, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 7.

New York Herald. August 2, 1863. Accessed June 8, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXVIII, 6, 7.

New York Herald. October 4, 1863. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 6.

New York Herald. January 17, 1864. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 3, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 7, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 21, 1864. Accessed May 28, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 25, 1864. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 13, 1864. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. July 24 1864. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. September 28, 1864. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 18, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. February 19, 1865. Accessed May 29, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 12, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. October 2, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. November 19, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. November 26, 1865. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 16, 1866. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. March 21, 1866. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. April 26, 1866. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. June 4, 1866. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. June 18, 1866. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. October 21, 1866. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 7.

New York Herald. May 12, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 12.

New York Herald. June 24, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 7.

New York Herald. July 21, 1867. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 12.

New York Herald. August 14, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 3.

New York Herald. August 25, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 3.

New York Herald. October 6, 1867. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXII, 12.

New York Herald. March 29, 1868. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIII, 12.

New York Herald. May 10, 1868. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIII, 12.

New York Herald. May 23, 1868. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIII, 3.

New York Herald. October 31, 1868. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIII, 2.

New York Herald. May 16, 1869. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIV, 9.

New York Herald. April 10, 1870. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXV, 5.

New York Herald. October 1, 1871. Accessed June 2, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. October 8, 1871. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. October 15, 1871. Accessed June 2, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 13.

New York Herald. July 18, 1872. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. October 11, 1872. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. January 12, 1873. Accessed June 9, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 9.

New York Herald. July 20, 1873. Accessed June 10, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXVIII, 9.

New York Herald. November 9, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. November 15, 1873. Accessed June 10, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 12.

New York Herald. November 23, 1873. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. December 6, 1873. Accessed June 10, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. December 22, 1873. Accessed June 10, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. May 3, 1874. Accessed June 10, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIX, 11.

New York Herald. September 27, 1874. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIX, 4.

New York Herald. October 25, 1874. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIX, 11.

New York Herald. November 15, 1874. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XXXIX, 13.

New York Herald. January 17, 1875. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 16.

New York Herald. January 31, 1875. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 13.

New York Herald. October 4, 1875. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 9.

New York Herald. October 10, 1875. Accessed June 6, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XL, 11.

New York Herald. September 3, 1876. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 13.

New York Herald. December 17, 1876. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. December 28, 1876. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

New York Herald. March 4, 1877. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 4.

New York Herald. June 8, 1877. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLII, 1.

New York Herald. September 19, 1877. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. September 30, 1877. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 17.

New York Herald. October 10, 1878. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLIII, 1.

New York Herald. October 13, 1878. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 17.

New York Herald. December 27, 1878. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLIII, 1.

New York Herald. May 4, 1879. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLIV, 17.

New York Herald. May 8, 1879. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. Sec. XLIV, 12.

New York Herald. May 20, 1879. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. May 31, 1879. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. June 15, 1879. Accessed June 11, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. June 22, 1879. Accessed June 12, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

New York Herald. November 23, 1879. Accessed June 12, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. January 18, 1880. Accessed June 12, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. February 15, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 19.

New York Herald. March 18, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 12.

New York Herald. March 29, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. October 3, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 19.

New York Herald. October 10, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. November 7, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 4.

New York Herald. November 29, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. December 5, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

New York Herald. December 6, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. December 11, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 12.

New York Herald. December 21, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. December 29, 1880. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. February 9, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. March 29, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. April 12, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

New York Herald. August 28, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 18.

New York Herald. September 8, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. September 10, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. September 13, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. October 24, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. October 26, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. November 15, 1881. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. January 14, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. January 18, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. March 12, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 8.

New York Herald. March 19, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 25.

New York Herald. September 6, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 9.

New York Herald. September 13, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. September 17, 1882. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 21.

New York Herald. October 9, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. November 5, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 3.

New York Herald. November 6, 1882. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

New York Herald. February 4, 1883. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 12.

New York Herald. September 16, 1883. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. September 30, 1883. Accessed June 3, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 5.

New York Herald. October 5, 1883. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 1.

New York Herald. November 7, 1883. Accessed June 13, 2011. America's Historical Newspapers. 2.

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