Messerve family correspondence  1849-1861
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Personal Name Index

  • Dally, Eleanor
  • Day, Ann Eliza, b. c. 1839
  • Forrest, Catherine Norton Sinclair, 1817-1891
  • Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
  • Green, Emily
  • Lowerre, James
  • Messerve, Abraham
  • Messerve, Hannahette (a.k.a. Henrietta), b. c. 1830
  • Messerve, Theodore, c. 1828-1878
  • Messerve, William J., d. 1899
  • Messerve, William, d. 1857
  • Riker, Abraham
  • Riker, Elizabeth
  • Rogers, Sarah
  • Sparkman, Ann. c. 1784-1858
  • Sparkman, Mary b. 1797
Related Materials

Edwin Forrest papers, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.

Messerve, Theodore. "The Log of a 49er on His Trip Around Cape Horn, Jan. '49 to July '49 - From the Diary of Theodore Messerve." Overland Monthly, second series 64(July 1914): 15-23; (August 1914): 187-192; (September 1914): 287-392; (October 1914): 397-403; (November 1914): 510-516; (December 1914): 606-610. Available on Google Books:


References to Forrest and Macready affair, and the Sicklesmurder trial:

"Account of the terrific and fatal riot at the New-York Astor place opera house, on the night of May 10th, 1849; with the quarrels of Forrest and Macready, including all the causes which led to that awful tragedy! Wherein an infuriated mob was quelled by the public authorities and military, with its mournful termination in the sudden death of mutilation of more than fifty citizens, with full and authentic particulars…" New-York, H.M. Ranney, 1849.

"A rejoinder to 'The replies from England, etc. to certain statements circulated in this country respecting Mr. Macready.' Together with an impartial history and review of the lamentable occurrences at the Astor place opera house, on the 10th of May, 1849. By An American citizen." New York: Published by Stringer & Townsend, 1849.

Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Life of Edwin Forrest, the American tragedian. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1877.

Brandt, Nat. The congressman who got away with murder. [Syracuse, N.Y.,], Syracuse University Press, 1991.

Forrest, Catherine Norton Sinclair. Report of the Forrest divorce case: containing the full and unabridged testimony of all the witnesses, the affidavits and depositions, together with Consuelo and Forney letters : this edition is published under the direct supervision of the law reporter o the New York Herad, and is the only one containing the suppressed testimony. New York (No. 33 Rose Street) ; Robert M. De Witt [1852].

Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1825-1914. Trial of the Hon. Daniel E. Sickles : for shooting Philip Barton Key, Esq., U. S. District Attorney, of Washington, D.C., February 27th, 1859, reported by Felix G. Fontaine. New York, Robert M. DeWitt, 13; Frankfort Street, [1859].