Reminiscences

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byLouisa Crowninshield Bacon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...which was later followed by the Beethoven Club, and was in vogue several years. About 1856 or 57 we had some private theatricals at No. 11 Pemberton Square. My brother (B. W. C.) was of the Harvard class of 1858 and many of the class belonging in Boston were friends of his and were often at our house. I particularly remember Nick Anderson of Cincinnati, Louis Cabot, Henry Adams, Rooney Lee, a son of General Robert E. Lee, Daniel Payne and Hollis Hunnewell. We gave "Poor Pillicoddy" and "Popping the Question." Payne acted in the first, and it will perhaps surprise s.ome of the readers of the "Education of Henry Adams" to know that he took the part of Captain O'Scuttle in "Pillicoddy." As we knew Adams so well in those days, our surprise at the "Education" was perhaps even greater. In the other play, General C. G. Loring took the principal part and the rest were taken by different members of the family. I still have the program of the entertainment, which must have been a rather primitive affair, though very important to us. As so many of the Class of '58 were our friends, we often went to Cambridge when annual parts were given out. I think this was done in May, and on one occasion I remember sitting in a pew in the church where parts were given, in the midst of the Adams family, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Adams, with John and Charles just in front of us. The choice of "Crimson" for the Harvard color came about in this way: When it was decided that colored handkerchiefs should be worn on their heads by the Harvard crew of 1858, my brother took my sister Alice (Mrs. Bradlee) to Hovey's, where they found some bright crimson ones which seemed very suitable, and brought them home. I remember seeing them--they were of rather heavy, real China silk, and had...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...which was later followed by the Beethoven Club, and was in vogue several years. About 1856 or 57 we had some private th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852629

ISBN - 13:9780217852623

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