The Davenport Brothers

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Postby Jeff Pierce Magic » 04/26/12 10:15 AM

Can anyone confirm that the Davenport Brothers performed in London in 1862? Any info you might have would be helpful.

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Postby Joe Pecore » 04/26/12 12:46 PM

Closest I can find of their whereabouts around that time is ina Sphinx article for February, 1918 which reports they were in Chicago on June 23, 1863.
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Postby Kent Gunn » 04/26/12 12:47 PM

Jeff,

Google ? ? ?

http://www.prairieghosts.com/ghostclub.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Club

I wasn't there at the time, being busy with the war raging back at home, so I can't confirm any of this personally.

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Postby Jim Riser » 04/26/12 01:17 PM

National Geographic confirms that Kent Gunn was indeed aboard the Hunley in this time period. He later moved on to larger submarines.
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Postby Jeff Pierce Magic » 04/26/12 01:36 PM

Kent Gunn wrote:Jeff,

Google ? ? ?

http://www.prairieghosts.com/ghostclub.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Club

I wasn't there at the time, being busy with the war raging back at home, so I can't confirm any of this personally.

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Kent, LOL, I do know how to use Google, I'd like to confirm that date.

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Postby Kent Gunn » 04/26/12 10:18 PM

Jeff,

Sorry about the Google crack. I knew you knew. I'd call Byron Walker who has the largest research library I know about. He's awfully knowledgable and might be able to pull a title off his teeming shelves and give you the confirmation you're looking for.

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Civil War . . . Submarines . . . you made the leap. Fifty points to Riser house.

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Postby Gary Hunt » 04/27/12 03:03 PM

Jeff,
In the Annals of Conjuring Clarke wrote that their first appearance in London was in 1864. They may have been touring the providences before that.
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Postby Jeff Pierce Magic » 04/27/12 04:44 PM

Thank you Gary.

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