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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 14: (search)
twenty-five thousand dollars for the entertainment of His Majesty during his stay. Secretary Fish, Secretary Belknap, and Secretary Robeson joined the committee to welcome the King on his arrival. He was escorted to his apartments which had been prepared for him in the Arlington Hotel. Unfortunately, on account of a severe cold which he had contracted, the King was unable to carry out part of the programme which had been arranged for him, but was able to attend the theatre to hear Clara Louise Kellogg in Mignon. He displayed his gallantry by showering flowers on the prima donna. In appearance, the King was a fine specimen of a man. He was very tall, broad-shouldered, with a dark-olive complexion and very black hair and eyes. He looked more of a king than he was, and the devotees of titles went wild over this dusky sovereign. President Grant accorded him a brilliant reception and a state dinner. The Japanese minister and his lovely wife, Madame Yoshida, were among the guests wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kellogg, Clara Louise 1842- (search)
Kellogg, Clara Louise 1842- Opera singer; born in Sumterville, S. C., July 12, 1842; removed to New York in 1856, and there received her musical education. She made her first appearance in New York as Gilda, in Rigoletto, in the Academy of Music, in 1861, and in London in Her Majesty's Theatre in 1867. She made tours through the United States from 1868 till her reappearance in London in May, 1872. Returning to the United States she sang in Italian opera for a season; organized an English opera company; then an Italian opera company (1876); subsequently appeared in concert only; reappeared in opera in Europe in 1879-83; later made a tour of the United States with a company of her own; and, marrying her manager, Carl Strakosch, in 1887, retired to private life.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Music and musicians in the United States. (search)
1851 Henrietta Sontag appears in the United StatesSept., 1852 Dwight's Journal of Music founded in Boston1852 Gottschalk's first concert in New York City1853 Cecilia Society of Cincinnati, O., organizes and gives its first concertSept. 19, 1856 Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Md., founded1857 Wagner's Tannhauser produced for the first time in America, at the Stadt Theatre, New YorkAug. 27, 1859 Adelina Patti makes her debut in Lucia at the Academy of Music, New YorkNov. 24, 1859 Clara Louise Kellogg makes her debut in Rigoletto at the Academy of Music, New York1860 Theodore Thomas begins his symphony soirees in New YorkDec., 1864 Oberlin Conservatory of Music founded.1865 Der Nordamerikanische Sangerbund reorganized at Chicago1868 National Peace Jubilee held in Boston, Mass.; over 10,000 singers and 1,000 musicians; P. S. Gilmore, conductor.June 15-20, 1869 New England Conservatory of Music established at Providence, R. I., 1859: removed to Boston, 1867; incorporated1870 B
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ogdensburg, battles at (search)
Americans attacked them with great energy with rifle-shot and cannon-balls from two small field-pieces. The invaders were repulsed with considerable loss, and fled in confusion over the frozen bosom of the St. Lawrence. Meanwhile the left column, 500 strong, had marched into the town and captured a 12-pounder cannon and its custodians without resistance. Map of the operations at Ogdensburg. They then expected an easy conquest of the town, but were soon confronted by cannon under Captain Kellogg and Sheriff York. The gun of the former became disabled, and he and his men fled across the Oswegatchie and joined Forsyth, leaving the indomitable York to maintain the fight alone, until he and his band were made prisoners. The village was now in complete possession of the British, and McDonell proceeded to dislodge Forsyth and his party at the fort. He sent a message to that commander to surrender, saying, If you surrender, it shall be well; if not, every man shall be put to the ba