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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stratton, Charles Heywood 1838-1883 (search)
ned to Europe for three months. On his return home he proved a greater attraction than ever, and Mr. Barnum said that in twelve days in Philadelphia he received $5,504.91; and in one day at Providence he took in $976.98. In 1857 he took Tom Thumb and Cordelia Howard, famous as little Eva in Uncle Tom's cabin, to Europe, where these children appeared in humorous characters, creating a furore and gathering a golden harvest. In 1862 Mr. Barnum introduced the two sister midgets, Lavinia and Minnie Warren, to the public, the former of whom young Stratton married before the end of the year in Grace Church, New York. The public reception at the Metropolitan Hotel, immediately following, was a notable affair. After this, for week after week, the three tiny folks drew crowds of admirers at Barnum's old museum, the receipts sometimes being over $3,000 a day. Mr. and Mrs. Stratton had a pleasant home at Middleboro, where they spent a large part of their time when not on the stage. He died in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, William Hyslop 1780-1861 (search)
Sumner, William Hyslop 1780-1861 Military officer; born in Roxbury, Mass., July 4, 1780; graduated at Harvard College in 1799; admitted to the bar in 1802; was adjutant-general of Massachusetts in 1818-35. His publications include An inquiry into the importance of the militia; Observations on National defence; Reminiscences; Memoir of increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts; Reminiscences of General Warren and Bunker Hill; History of East Boston; and Reminiscences of Lafayette's visit to Boston. He died in Jamaica Plains, Mass., Oct. 24, 1861. Sumter, Fort
of "School Days at Rugby,") Newman Hall, Sir Charles Lyell and S. Lucas. The other from the workingmen of South London--the result of the public meeting in the Lambeth baths, spoken of in a former letter.--The addresses will be sure to get re-printed on your side of the water, hence I need say nothing about them nor of the occasions, only that the presenters of both were refreshingly in earnest and disposed to regard the matter as by no means and idle formal. "Commodore" Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren appear to be successful in their "receptions." I have no particular taste for deficiencies or deformities of any kind, but if people will go and see dwarfs — as will probably be the case for all time. --they can hardly hope to find a nicer pair than these eccentricities of nature. A shrewder little manikin than the masculine one it would be difficult to fancy. For dwarfs (whom I have observed to have a proclivity toward ugliness) both lady and gentleman are prepossessing in appearanc