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Long Island, NY Steamer LEXINGTON Fire, Jan 1840

Henry J. Finn was born at Cape Breton, Sidney, in 1785. He was brought to this company when a child, and sent to school at Hackensack, N. J., from thence to Princeton (N. J.) College.

His last appearance on the stage was Jan. 8, 1840. at the Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, as Mons. Jaques. He was lost on the steamer Lexington, which was burned on Long Island Sound, Jan. 10, 1840, almost in sight of his own home at Newport.

History of the Providence Stage, 1762-1891, page 87



article | by Dr. Radut