Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) – Musical Pioneer

Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) – Musical Pioneer

Return to Contents of 1847   Cincinnati, Ohio. Friday 5 March 1847 ‘Why is Santa Anna like a wet day?’ asked M. J. Tichenor, lead singer of the Sable Harmonists. ‘Because he reigned as long as he could, and then mizz-led.’[1] It’s trickier to fathom seventeen...

Murder in Roscommon – The Assassination of the Rev. John Lloyd, 1847

On Sunday 28 November 1847, the Rev. John Lloyd and his servant were making their way home in a horse-drawn gig from Aughrim Church where he had just preached a sermon. Approximately a mile from his residence at Smith-hill, the assassins struck. [1] Two men armed with...

The San Patricios and the Mexican War of 1847

In the winter of 2001, I chanced to stay with friends of friends in the affluent suburb of San Ángel outside Mexico City. It was my first time in Mexico and, at my hosts suggestion, I went for a walk around the neighbourhood. My attention was drawn to a marble...