Sapper James Turnbull volunteered for Service
in British Columbia and traveled with the Columbia Detachment on board the
|As a Sapper Turnbull's Regimental Pay per Diem
would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s.
Turnbull took up the
challenge, made by Captain Luard, to have amateur theatricals on board.
Theatre Royal, "Thames City"
The manager of the above Theatre has the honor to
announce to the inhabitants of this "City" that he has, with
considerable difficulty and immense expense, succeeded in securing the
valuable services of the following histrionic artists, viz:
Charles Sinnett, Charles Derham, James Turnbull,
George Eaton, Henry J. Benney, James H. Elliot, John Meade, William A.
Franklin, James Digby, James B Launders
The Theatre has undergone considerable alterations,
and every attention has been paid to the comfort and convenience of the
audience. The Scenery, Dresses and Properties are entirely new, and of a
first class description. On Wednesday, the 24th inst., will be produced
for the first time at this Theatre that laughable and interesting Farce
by G. Almar, entitled,
"CROSSING THE LINE"
or "Crowded House"
"Wouverman Von Broom", (A Boat Builder), C. Derham
"Wouter Von Broom", (A Pilot), C. Sinnett
"Bluffenburg", (A Workman), G. Eaton
"Caukenburg", (A Sailor), J.H. Elliot
"Von Brent", (A Lawyer), J. Turnbull
"Estelle de Burgh", (Ward of Wouverman), H.J.Benney
"Pomona Vondertviller", (An Oyster Girl), J. Meade
Leader of Orchestra - William Haynes
During the evening several Songs and Dances will be
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance to commence at 7 o'clock precisely.
Alfred R. Howse, Manager.
--20th November, 1858
From The Emigrant Soldier's
Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle.
A week later an advertisement appeared in the
Gazette on board.
having succeeded in securing the addition to his Company of the
services of those distinguished artistes, "Herr Wolfenden" and
"Miss Matilda Hazel", has the pleasure to announce to the public
that, on Wednesday evening the 8th inst., will be presented the
farce in one Act by John Maddison Morton, entitled,
Geronimo", (An Innkeeper), Charles Derham
"Jerry Ominous", (His Nephew), Charles Sinnett
"Bambogetti", James B. Launders
"Leoni", James Turnbull
"Brigadier of Carabineers", Richard Wolfenden
"First Carabineer", John Meade
"Second Carabinier", George Eaton
"Rosetta", (daughter of Filippo), Miss Matilda Hazel
Leader of the
Orchestra - William Haynes
Comic, and other
Songs will be introduced during the evening.
Reserved seats for ladies only.
Alfred R. Howse,
- 5th December,
1858, From The Emigrant Soldier's Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle.
Theatre Royal, "Thames
Next week will be
presented that highly interesting and laughable Farce, in one Act, by
John M. Morton, entitled,
"DONE BOTH SIDES!"
"Mr. Wiffles", Charles
"Mr. John Brownjohn", Charles Sinnett
"Mr. Pygmalian Phibbs", James Turnbull
"Mrs. Wiffles", John Meade
"Lydia", Richard Wolfenden
Doors open at 6
o'clock, performance to commence at 6:30 precisely.
-5th March, 1859, From
The Emigrant Soldier's Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle.
The Manager of the
above theatre as the honor to announce to the nobility, gentry and
public of this "City", that he has in rehearsal the popular Comic
Drama, in two Acts, by John Maddison Morton, entitled,
OUR WIFE, OR THE
ROSE OF AMIENS
Which will be
played on Monday evening, the 4th inst., forming the close of the
Theatrical season in this "City".
"Marquis de Ligny"
(Captain of King's Musketeers), J. Turnbull
"Count de Brissac", (His Friend), C. Sinnett
"Pomaret", A.R. Howse
"Dumont", L.M. Hughes
"First Officer', J. Digby
"Second Officer", G. Eaton
"Messenger", H. Yates
"Rosine" (Pomaret's daughter), R. Wolfenden
"Mariette" (Her Cousin), J. Meade
Scene - Amiens:
Period - 1634.
--2nd April, 1859
From The Emigrant Soldier's Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle.
Turnbull remains in the Colony when the
Detachment is disbanded in November of 1863.
MACLURE & TURNBULL,
(LATE OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS)
Surveyors, Civil Engineers,
Auctioneers, Land and
OFFICE ON COLUMBIA ST., NEW
Opposite Mr. Holbrook's Store
SUBSCRIBERS, in devoting attention to the
above branches of business believe
that, from many
years of service in various parts of
the British Empire,
they possess such a thorough
knowledge of the Survey-
ing and Engineering profession as
will warrant them
in soliciting public patronage.
New Westminster, B.C.
November 2nd, 1863