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Past Revisions and Additions

October 18, 2012
Albertsonne, Hyram: revised
Allen, Lieut.: Clipper, 3 Nov 1900
Bingham: Clipper,15 May 1897
Biondi: Clipper, 17 Apr 1897
Bradshaw: Added
Bryant: Added
Carroll: Clipper, 27 Mar 1897.
Comical Coco: Added
Cook: Added
Coy, Prof.: Added
De Witt: 20 Mar 1897
Ditto, Prof.: Added
Duncan, A. O.: Clipper, 27 Feb 1897; 6 Mar 1897; 20 Mar 1897; 27 Mar 1897; 10 Apr 1897; 24 Apr 1897; 5 Jun 1897
Finn, Thomas: Clipper, 13 Feb 1897
Ginaskie: Added
Graham: Added
Harrington: Clipper, 20, 27 Oct 1900.
Harto: Clipper, 22 May 1897
Harts: See Hart, Clipper, 20 Mar 1897.
Hercat: Added introduction and portrait
Hoy, Frank R.: Added
Irving, Arthur: Added
Lacardo, La Cardo: Added
Lenoir: Clipper, 6 Mar 1897
Leonti: Added
Mardo: Clipper, 24 Apr 1897, 1 May1897
Mastiff: Added
Morris, John A.: Added
Moulton: Clipper, 8, 29 Sep, 20 Oct 1900, 4 Jul 1903, 23 Feb 1907, 11 Jul 1908
Reynard, Ed.: Clipper, 3 Apr 1897; 24 Apr 1897; 1 May 1897, 5 Jun 1897
Reynolds: Added
Rosa: Clipper, 27 Mar 1897
Rosenthal, Frank: Added
Schmoyer, Frank: Added
Semon, Zera: Added
Teel, J. H.: Added
Vento: Added
Voce, Thomas: revised and enlarged
Walsh, E.: Added
Whittle: Clipper, 27 Feb 1897
Wilder: revised
Williams: Clipper, 24 Apr 1897, p. 120
Wilson, Alex: Clipper, 15 May 1897
Wood, Will B.: Added info from Price 1985; Clipper, 20 Mar 1897; 1 May 1897 ; 15 May 1897

July 11, 2011
Albertsonne, Hyram: revised
Allen, Lieut.: Clipper, 3 Nov 1900
Bradshaw: Added
Comical Coco: Added
Cook: Added
Coy, Prof.: Added
Ditto, Prof.: Added
Duncan, A. O.: Clipper, 27 Feb 1897
Finn, Thomas: Clipper, 13 Feb 1897
Hercat: Added introduction and portrait
Hoy, Frank R.: Added
Lacardo, La Cardo: Added
Leonti: Added
Mastiff: Added
Morris, John A.: Added
Moulton: Clipper, 4 Jul 1903, 23 Feb 1907, 11 Jul 1908
Schmoyer, Frank: Added
Semon, Zera: Added
Vento: Added
Voce, Thomas: revised and enlarged
Walsh, E.: Added
Whittle: Clipper, 27 Feb 1897
Wood, Will B.: Added info from Price 1985

December 03, 2010
Archer, Frederick: Clipper, 29 Oct 1892
Bingham: Clipper, 6 Feb 1897, p. 780
Blitz, François R.: Clipper, 19 Sep 1874
Cristo: Added
Davies, E.D.: Major overhaul
De Witt: Added
Duncan, A.O.: Clipper, 6 Feb 1897
Finn: Clipper, 6 Feb 1897, p. 781
Harrington, J.W.: Added
Hart: Revised
Harto: Added
Hercat: 1905 book added
Higgins: drawing, c. 1877
Kirby (Kirbye): Clipper, 4 Feb 1893
Mardo: Clipper, 23 Jan 1897, 30 Jan 1897
Morris: Clipper, 23 Jan 1897
Trovollo: Clipper, 23 Jan 1897, 23 Feb 1901
Voce: Clipper, 6 Feb 1897, p. 787

July 05, 2010
Allen, Lieut.: Clipper, 28 Nov 1896, 26 Dec 1896
Biondi, Clipper, 14 Nov 1896, 21 Nov 1896, 5 Dec 1896, 19 Dec 1896
Carroll, Clever: Clipper, 14 Nov 1896
Davis, Alexander: Clipper, 9 Jan 1897
Duncan, A.O.: Clipper, 14 Nov 1896, 21 Nov 1896, 28 Nov 1896, 5 Dec 1896, 19 Dec 1896, 26 Dec 1896, 2 Jan 1897
Everingham, Roy: Added
Finn: Clipper, 14 Nov 1896, 28 Nov 1896, 12 Dec 1896, 19 Dec 1896, 26 Dec 1896
Fox, Valentine, Jr.: Added (formerly listed erroneously as Valentine Vox, Jr.)
Fregoli: Clipper, 14 Nov 1896, 21 Nov 1896
Glenfield: Clipper, 28 Nov 1896
Harrington, Frank: Clipper, 2 Jan 1897
Hayes, George: Added
Heath: Clipper, 19 Dec 1896, p. 666
Houdini: quote from 1922 pamphlet
Igor, the Irish ventriloquist: Added
Kennedy, S.A.: Clipper, 26 Dec 1896
Morris: Clipper, 21 Nov 1896
Nobel: Clipper, 14 Nov 1896, 28 Nov 1896, 26 Dec 1896
Scheidler, J. G.: Clipper, 19 Dec 1896
Travelle, etc.: edited
Trovollo: Clipper, 5 Dec 1896
Vose: Added information from the research notes of Allister Hardiman. Added sketch by Allister Hardiman
Vox, Valentine Jr. Deleted (see Valentine Fox, Jr. )
Walker, E. (figure maker): added
Whittle: Clipper, 14 Nov 1896
Williams, C.W.: Clipper, 5 Dec 1896, 12 Dec 1896
Wilson, Alexander: Clipper, 5 Dec 1896.

Feb 09, 2010
Biondi, Clipper, 31 Oct 1896, 7 Nov 1896
Black, Harry: Clipper, 7 Nov 1896
Callahan: Additions
Dell, African: Added
Duncan, A.O.: Clipper, 17 Oct 1896
Fitzgerald: Clipper, 24 Oct 1896 (re “Kamochi”)
Fregoli: Chicago Tribune, 4 Oct 1896; Clipper, 24 Oct 1896, 31 Oct 1896, 7 Nov 1896
Gravelles (Travelles?): Clipper, 17 Oct 1896
Grey, Vernon: Dramatis Personae catalogue, 2009
Harrington, Frank: Clipper, 17 Oct 1896
Harris, Prof.: Added
Holden, George: Added
Judd, W.J.: Added
Le Clair, Charles D.: Added
Maccabe: Added picture of book
Metayer: Added
Noble: Clipper, 17 Oct 1896, 31 Oct 1896
Reynard: Clipper, 31 Oct 1896
Reynard, Z.: Clipper, 7 Nov 1896
Russell, Fred: Distant Voices, Summer 2009
Travelle: Clipper, 17 Oct 1896
Trovollo: Clipper, 31 Oct 1896
Whittle: Clipper, 31 Oct 1896

Oct 11, 2009
Allen, Lieut. W. Clipper, 26 Sep 1896
Bingham, Jas. W.: Clipper, 3 Oct 1896, p. 488
Biondi: Clipper, 26 Sep 1896
Claxton, 26 Sep 1896
Cooper: Clipper, 10 Oct 1896
Cullen, Frank, Florence Hackman, and Donald McNeilly. Vaudeville Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America. 2 volumes. New York: Routledge, 2007. Added to list of sources, p. 1.
Duncan, A.O.: Clipper, 3 Oct 1896, 10 Oct 1896
Fregoli: Clipper, 26 Sep 1896, 10 Oct 1896
Frenchman, Ben: Odell 14
Glenfield: Clipper, 26 Sep 1896
Griffin: Clipper, 3 Oct 1896
Hart, Signor: Clipper, 3 Oct 1896
Hercat: Added
Higgins: Clipper, 28 Sep 1895
Howard: Pensacola, Florida, Journal, 16 Jun 1908
Mohr, R.H.: Clipper, 3 Oct 1896
Nobel, Lieut.: NYC, 3 Oct 1896, 10 Oct 1896
Peak: Clipper, 10 Oct 1896
Pender: Clipper, 26 Sep 1896, 3 Oct 1896
Reed: Clipper, 10 Oct 1896
Sharp, James H.: Added
Travelles: Clipper, 10 Oct 1896, p. 507
Trovallo: Clipper, 3 Oct. 1896
Trovoilo: Clipper, 26 Sep 1896

July 14, 2009
Albertsonne: Added to
Balmford, Prof.: Clipper, 25 Jul 1896
Beach, Prof.: Added
Beattie, Doctor: Added
Bingham: Albano 2008; Clipper, 1 Aug 1896, 5 Sep 1896
Biondi, Ugo: Clipper, 25 Jul 1896, 5 Sep 1896
Brown: added
Claxton, Thomas: Clipper, 12 Sep 1896
Davis, Alex: Clipper, 11 Jul 1896
Dewey: Added
Duncan, A.O.: Clipper, 22 Aug 1896, 5 Sep 1896, 12 Sep 1896
Edwards: Clipper, 29 Aug 1896
Fregoli: Clipper, 11 Jul 1896, 18 Jul 1896, 22 Aug 1896, 29 Aug 1896, 5 Sep 1896, 12 Sep 1896, 19 Sep 1896
Frickell, Junius. Corrected spelling
Gordon: Clipper, 18 Jul 1896, 25 Jul 1896, 22 Aug 1896
Griffin: Albano 2008
Harrington, Jonathon: Added to
Hart, Henry: Clipper, 12 Sep 1896
Hussey, Frank. Clipper, 11 Jul 1896
Jacobs: Added to
Jester: Albano 2008, p. 20
Johns, Andy: Added
Kirbye, George Washington: Added
Leitensdorfer: Added to
Love: portraits in Albano 2008
Mardo: Clipper, 11 Jul 1896
Mathews, Charles: Added
Mello: Added
Morris: Clipper, 25 Jul 1896. 1 Aug 1896, 8 Aug 1896
New York Clipper (p. 1). Expanded
Nichols: Albano 2008
Nobel: Clipper, 12 Sep 1896, 19 Sep 1896
Odell, Annals (p. 1). Expanded
Peak, F.E.: 12 Sep 1896
Potter: added reference to book by Pecor
Rannie: added reference to book by Pecor
Rapp: Added
Red Boy: Added
Reynard: Clipper, 11 Jul 1896; Albano 2008; Clipper, 29 Aug 1896
Rosa: Albano 2008
Ryan: Added
Travelle: Clipper,, 29 Aug 1896
Travelles: Clipper, 22 Aug 1896, 12 Sep 1896, 19 Sep 1896
Trovello: Clipper, 11 Jul 1896, 29 Aug 1896
Vattemare: Expanded
Villers: Added
Whittle: Albano 2008; Clipper, 22 Aug 1896
Williams, C.W.: Clipper, 11 Jul 1896, 8 Aug 1896, 19 Sep 1896

 

March 9, 2009
Allen, Lieut: Clipper, 13 Jun 1895
Allen, ventriloquist: Keith’s Union Square Theatre, New York, 19 Oct 1895 (NYT, 20 Oct 1895, p. 11): Moved to Allen, Lieut.
Ament, W.D.: Clipper, 21 Mar 1896, p. 39.
Banderas. Added
Bingham. Clipper, 4 Apr 1896
Biondi, Ugo. Added
Bonde, Roy: Added
Bones, Billy: Added
Callahan, George W. Dramatis Personae Catalogue 96
Carroll, Clever: Clipper, 21 Mar 1896, 23 May 1896, 13 Jun 1896
Davis, Alexander: Clipper, 11 Apr 1896
De Joe, J.K. Added
Dougherty, John: Added
Dreams, Lydia: Clipper, 14 Mar 1896, 21 Mar 1896, 28 Mar 1896
Duncan, A.O.: Clipper, 2 May 1896; Atlanta Constitution, 10 Jun 1909
Farrell, Frank: Added
Finn, Tom: Pfening 2008
Fregoli, Leopoldo: Added
Gillispie, D.H. Clipper, 18 Apr 1896, p. 102.
Glenfield: Clipper, 4 Apr 1896
Gordon, F.: Added
Griffin, Charles E.: Clipper, 21Mar 1898; Slout 1998, p. 116.
Hackney, Clem: Clipper, 21 Mar 1896.
Harrington, J.C. Clipper, 7 Mar 1896.
Houdini, Harry: Added
Hussey, George: Clipper, 2 May 1896, 13 Jun 1896
Kennedy, Harry. How to Become a Ventriloquist, 1880
Kennedy, S.A.: Clipper, 4 Jul 1896
Lenoir, George: Added
Leroy, Charles: Added
Lester, Harry. Expanded
Lorenzo, Chick: Added
Mardo: Clipper, 28 Mar 1896
Morris, Ella: Clipper, 21 Mar 1896; 28 Mar 1896, 25 Apr 1896, 23 May1896
Norris. Clipper, 18 Apr 1896
Martyne: Clipper, 9 May 1896
Mitchell, O.M. Added to
Peak, F.E.: Clipper, 20 Jun 1896, 4 Jul 1896
Pender, C.H.: Clipper, 30 May 1896
Reynard, Ed.: Clipper, 21 Mar 1896, p. 36; 18 Apr 1896, p. 100
Segommer: Clipper, 7 Mar 1896.
Theodore: Clipper, 11 Apr 1896, 9 May 1896, 11 May 1896
Trick, Prof.: Clipper. 6 Jun 1896
Vernon, Jules: Clipper, 2 May 1896, 11 May 1896; Nebraska State Journal, 30 Mar 1909
Vox, Valentine Jr.: Added
White, Horace: Clipper, 28 Mar 1896, 11 Apr 1896
White Chief. Added
Whittle. Clipper, 28 Mar 1896
Williams, C.W. Alton Evening Telegraph, 20 May 1909; Clipper, 30 May 1896
Woods, Lew. Added

 

Oct 7, 2008
Albertsonne, Hyram M. Added
Allen, Lieut. Clipper, 26 Oct 1895. 30 Nov 1895; 7 Dec 1895; 4 Jan 1896
Bernard, Junius. Added
Bingham, J.W. Clipper, 19 Oct 1895, 9 Nov 1895, 16 Nov 1895; 25 Jan 1896
Blutch. Clipper, 7 Dec 1895
Campbell, James. Added
Case, F.J. Added
Conlon. Clipper, 16 Nov 1895
Crosby. Clipper, 30 Nov 1895
Davenport, Prof. Added
Davies, E.D. Clipper, 6 Jun 1896
Davis, Alex. Clipper, 14 Dec 1895, 25 Jan 1896
D’Esta. Clipper, 7 Dec 1895, p. 632; 14 Dec, p. 648
Devere. Added
Dreams, Lydia. Added
Duncan, A.O. Clipper, 9 Nov 1895; 16 Nov 1895; 7 Dec 1895, 14 Dec 1895, 15 Feb 1896, 22 Feb 1896
Finn. Clipper, 2 Nov1895, p. 550.
Fitzgerald, J.A. Added
Flash. Added
Glenfield, Prof. Clipper, 14 Dec 1895
Harvel, George W. Clipper, 28 Mar 1903
Henry, H.E. 3 Oct 1903
Hussey. Clipper, 2 Nov 1895
Jester. Clipper, 9 Nov 1895
Kennedy, Harry. Clipper, 26 Oct 1895
Kennedy, S.A. Clipper, 9 Nov 1895
Laurie, Joe Jr. Vaudeville: From the Honky-Tonks to the Palace. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1953. Many of the ventriloquists mentioned in this source worked in the twentieth century. Added to sources. Added from this source: Ed Reynard, A.O. Duncan, Sam Watson, Paul Sandor, Coram, Cole Travis, Fred Russell, Arthur Prince, W.E. Whittle, George W. Hussey, Jay W. Winton, Walter and Emily Walters, John W. Cooper, Frank Rogers, Harry Kennedy, Tom Edwards, Johnson Claire, Fred Howard, A.C. Astor, Carl Nobel, Richard Nadradge, George S. Lauder, Alf Ripon, Great Howard, Les Frères Nad, Carl Nobel, Professor Davis, Trovollo, Lieut. Walter Cole, Ed Reynard, W.H. Clement, Lieutenant Noble, Great Lester , Mons. Alexandre, John W. Cooper, Lydia Dreams, Jay W. Williams, Jules Vernon, Frederick MacCabe, George W. Harvel, O.M. Mitchell (Orm McKnight), Johnny Woods, Colby & Moy, Leo Bill, Prelle's Ventriloquial Dogs, William Ebbs, Carl Nobel, Ella Morris, Grace De Winter, Miss De Bussey, Winona Winter, Maude Edwards (sister of Tom), Hilda Hawthorne, Mabel Johnson, Kaye Varroll, Mabel Hudson, Emily Walters, Bessie Gaby, Grace Wallace. Marshall Montgomery.
Le Roy. Clipper, 4 Jan 1896
Mack, Charlie. Clipper, 2 Nov 1895
Mardo, Clipper, 23 Nov 1895, 7 Dec 1895, 28 Dec 1895; 25 Jan 1896
Maurittius. Clipper, 19 Jun 1897
McNulty. Added
Morris. Clipper, 28 Dec 1895, 18 Jan 1896, 8 Feb 1896
Moulton, Harry. Clipper, 26 Oct 1895
Reed. Clipper, 8 Feb 1896
Reynard, Clipper, 16 Nov 1895; 21 Dec 1895; 28 Dec 1895; 15 Feb 1896.; 29 Feb 1896
Richards, Henri. Clipper, 19 Oct 1895
Richardson, Blair. Added
Robinson, William Ellsworth. Added
Rolla. Clipper, 25 Jan 1896, 19 Dec 1896
Rosa, Madeline. Clipper, 26 Oct 1895, 23 Nov 1895; 22 Feb 1896; 29 Feb 1896
Segommer. Clipper, 26 Oct 1895; 9 Nov 1895; 16 Nov 1895; 7 Dec 1895; 14 Dec 1895; 21 Dec 1895; 28 Dec 1895; 4 Jan 1896; 11 Jan 1896; 18 Jan 1896; 25 Jan 1896; 1 Feb 1896; 8 Feb 1986; 29 Feb 1896
Starrett, Howard. Added
Stephen, James. Added
Voce, Prof. Clipper, 19 Oct 1895
Walter, Alf. Added
Wells, William. Added
Whittle, W.E. Clipper, 19 Oct 1895. 9 Nov 1895
Wood, Will B. Clipper, 30 Nov 1895, 14 Dec 1895 (first name added); 22 Feb 1896; 29 Feb 1896; Steinmeyer 2005, p. 28
Yunko. Clipper, 19 Oct 1895

 

June 30, 2008
Allen. Clipper, 12 Oct 1895
Bauscher, A.C. Removed references not re ventriloquism
Blitz, Eugene. Added
Bryant, Harry C. Added
Buckey or Buckley. Added
Colby, Charles. Trenton Times, Mar 1893
D’Esta, Harry. Added
Duncan, A.O.
    Clipper, 31 Aug 1895
    Clipper, 7 Sep 1895
    Clipper, 21 Sep 1895
Fakir of Siva
    Elyria Courier, Jul 1851
    De Pere Advertiser, Sep 1851
    Ft. Wayne Times, Dec 1851
    Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, May 1852
    Milwaukee Daily Free Democrat, May 1852
    Milwaukee Daily Free Democrat, Jun 1852
    Milwaukee Daily Free Democrat, Aug 1852
    Cleveland Plaindealer, Jan 1853
    Milwaukee Daily Free Democrat, 29 Oct 1853
    Milwaukee Daily Free Democrat, Apr 1854
    Milwaukee Daily Free Democrat, Dec 1854
    Illinois State Chronicle, May 1855
    Cleveland Herald, May 1859
    Grand Traverse Herald, May 1859
    Portsmouth Times, May 1859
    Lafayette Journal, Jun 1859
    Davenport Daily Gazette, Feb 1862
    Galveston News, 1881
Flanders, Prof. Clipper, 14 Sep 1895
Jeffries, A.J. Trenton Evening Times, 9 Sep 189
Jester. Clipper, 21 Sep 1895; 12 Oct 1895
Kennedy, Harry. Galveston County Daily News, 3 Feb 1894
Kennedy, S.A.
    Trenton Times, 26 Oct 1894
    Clipper, 28 Sep 1895
Kerrigan, Prof. Clipper, 7 Sep 1895
Mardo. Clipper, 12 Oct 1895
Morris, Ella. Clipper, 14 Sep 1895
Porter, R. Added
Reynard, Ed. F. Clipper, 31 Aug 1895
Rosa, Madeleine. Added
Seaman. Added
Travelli. Clipper, 12 Oct 1895
Venetta, Sig. Added
Voce, Prof. T. Clipper, 31 Aug 1895
Voss. Added
Williams, C.W. Clipper, 31 Aug 1895
Wood. Clipper, 28 Sep 1895
Zolda, Prof. Clipper, 28 Sep 1895

May 02, 2008 - First release on-line

 

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