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This has a value of 5 or 10 dollars.

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[1925-04-20] April 20/25

Miss Amy Lee
"Springbrook"
Holmesburg
Pennsylvania

My dear person{Maude [Maud] S}

You are a wonder. Many thanks. The $5 will be O.K. Just came from the Dentist's. Gave him twenty on acc't [account] . He made a plaster caste [cast] impression today expect the lower set put in Wednesday A.M.

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& will sure be glad. Don't know what we will have on Shakespeares [Shakespeare's] day or who here. By bye—one million thanks for all your kindness & interest in my affairs.

Lovingly,
Amy

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Volume I & II
finished
[1845-11-20] Nov. 20th, 1845 to [1846-05-31] May 31st, 1846
[1846-06-01] June 1, 1846 to [1847-04-09] Apr. 9, 1847

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Vol [Volume] III
Tuesday 11", 1848
to
Feb'y [February] 21, 1849
Time spent mostly in Boston

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Volume III
Finished
Tues. [Tuesday] 11, 1848
To
Feb. 21, 1849
Volume IV
Feb 22—'49
To Apr. 3, '50
Volume V
Apr. 4, 1850
To Fri., 24th
Volume VI
Sat. 25th to
Dec 21, 1851

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Vol. [Volume] 4.
place{Boston}.
The Mestayers—Williams. First performance of Watkins as role{Drunkard}.
Ret. [Returned] to place{N.Y. [New York] }
Astor Place Riot
This "fragment" of the diary is very good & more of it should be used.

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This book belonged to the Post Library at place{Fort Snelling, Minnesota}, (then place{Iowa Territory}). I joined the Fifth Infantry in 1838. (Company I) The library was an excellent one and I was considered its best patron. It contained a large number of plays from which we selected all we needed for representation in the Post Theatre. The company was made up from the soldiers stationed there. I played the principle female characters. We gave a performance every fortnight. person{Major Plympton} commanded the Post. His daughter loaned me her dresses. I was there three years, 1838 to 1841. The officers of my company, person{Captain Martin Scott}, person{First Lieutenant, W. W. Chapman}, person{Second Lieutenant, D. H. McPhail}. person{Scott} was killed at place{Molina [Molino] del Rey, Mexico}, 1847. person{McPhail} died in place{Brooklyn, Long Island}, 1883. person{Chapman} is now (1886) a retired Brigadier General, living at place{Green Bay}. He and myself are all that remain of old Company I.
From this book I studied role{Iago} to play with person{Forrest [Edwin Forrest] } as role{Othello}—studied role{Othello} to play with person{Junius Brutus Booth}, the elder as role{Iago}. I have played every part in "title{Othello}" excepting only role{Brabantio}, and including role{Desmond [Desdemona] } and role{Emilia}.
person{Harry Watkins}.

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role{Othello}—750.
role{Iago}—783.
role{Cassio}—174.
role{Roderigo}—100.
<<illegible>>
1844.
This book belonged to the Post Library at place{Fort Snelling, Minnesota}, (then place{Iowa Territory}). I joined the 5th Infantry in 1838. (Company I) The library was an excellent one, and I was considered its best patron. It contained a large number of plays from which we selected all we needed for representation in the Post Theatre. The company was made up from the soldiers stationed there. I played the principal [principle] female characters. We gave a performance every fortnight. person{Major Plympton} commanded the Post. His daughter loaned me her dresses. I was there three years 1838 to 41. The officers of my company person{Captain

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Martin Scott}, person{1st Lieutenant W. W. Chapman}, person{2d Lieut. [Lieutenant] D. H. McPhail}. person{Scott} was killed at place{Molina [Molino] del Rey, Mexico} 1847. person{McPhail} died in place{Brooklyn, L.I. [Long Island] } 1883.
person{Chapman} is now (1886) a retired Brigadier General, living at place{Green Bay}. He and myself are all that remain of old Company I.
From this book I studied role{Iago} to play with person{Forrest [Edwin Forrest] } as role{Othello}. Studied role{Othello} to play with person{Junius Brutus Booth}, the elder, as role{Iago}.
I have played every part in "title{Othello}" excepting only role{Brabantio}, and including role{Desmond [Desdemona] } & role{Emilia}.
person{Harry Watkins}