I’ve just spent a fascinating hour reading your site–thank you for making this information public.
I’m seeking information about the travels of a children’s acting company called the MARSH TROUPE OF JUVENILE COMEDIANS. They set sail from San Francisco on August 18, 1860 bound for Australia. They returned to the port of San Francisco sometime during the first 2 weeks of October 1863. I am grateful for any documentation of their ship, dates, etc.
By: Shauna Vey
Editor’s Note: Well, THANK YOU for your compliments and inquiry. I hadn’t come across the Marsh Troupe until now and it’s been a wonderful path to wander . . . following are a couple of quick postings. There is enough information that I posted ads and articles on site at:
Daily Alta California, March 28, 1860
THEATRICAL ARRIVALS. Mr. John Wilson arrived yesterday, on the Golden Age, bringing with him Dan Rice’s Circus Company including the famed trick mules. They will, as soon as the fatigues of the voyage are over, perform in this city. The celebrated Marsh Troupe (thirty in number) also arrived, and will soon appear at some one of the theatres.
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