Campbell’s Minstrels

Event Information

Campbell’s Minstrel Hall

Manager / Director:
Frank [minstrel] Leslie

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Nov 1864, Evening
29 Nov 1864, Evening
30 Nov 1864, Evening
01 Dec 1864, Evening
02 Dec 1864, Evening
03 Dec 1864, Evening

Program Details

The NYH advertises the performance of a “double clog dance”, but a “triple clog dance” was performed (see R: NYC 12/10/64).

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka 16,000 years ago; Dem good old times; or, Sixteen thousand years ago
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Composer(s): Budworth


Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 November 1864.
Budworth’s original song: “Pretty Gals in the Bowery.”  Johnny Booker is engaged and will appear soon.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 03 December 1864, 270.
“We noticed the absence of Harry Leslie one night last week, but having recovered from his indisposition, is on hand this week. Johnny Booker has been added to the company, and puts in an appearance shortly.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 03 December 1864, 267.

Review: New York Clipper, 10 December 1864, 278.
“Campbell’s Minstrels had a good run of business last week. Frank Leslie, the stage manager, after an absence of a few nights, re-appeared last week. Henry Stewart appeared, in conjunction with Collins and Goodwin, in a triple clog dance, and made a big hit. Aynsley Scott, the interlocutor of this company, played his old trick last week by leaving the company without any notice whatever. He was not missed in the least, as his chair was filled equally as well by Mr. Leslie. Parties who are so unprincipled as Mr. Scott need showing up and made an example of by managers. Mr. James Copeland, baritone, has been added to the forces.”