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Friday, March 15, 1872

The setting: The British Museum, London

Adventurer Henry Thomas Keith has returned from the Turkish lands of the Ottoman Empire with a number of discoveries of archaeological and other importance. The British Museum will be displaying several of these items at a gala given for those ladies and gentlemen with an inclination and interest in such.

The affair will begin at 7 P.M., with hors d'ouevres and beverages served.


Expected guests include:

Henry Thomas Keith: International explorer and adventurer extraordinaire.

Beauregard Zebulon Alexander: Captain of the airship Spirit of Dixie, winner of last year's Great Race across Europa. Captain Alexander provided transport for Mr. Keith and his associates during their eastern adventures.

Jules Verne: French science minister and statesman

Richard Burton: One of the world's great linguists, as well as traveller, explorer, and student of the exotic.


Other topics of conversation during the party:
NEWS-
February 20, 1872: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opened
March 1, 1872: Yellowstone Park in the US is named as the world's first national
park
March 29, 1872: The one-year anniversary of the opening of The Royal Albert
Hall of Arts and Sciences
ENTERTAINMENT-
Music:
"Onward, Christian Soldiers" w. Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould m. Sir Arthur Sullivan
"Good Bye, Liza Jane"
"The Blue and the Grey" James W. Long
Theater:
"Thespis" (London Production)
"Aida" by Giuseppe Verde (Cairo Production)
Literature:
"Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
"Eye Openers" and "Screamers" by Mark Twain
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