About Samuel Wylde Hardinge
BELLE BOYD'S FIRST HUSBAND, Wylde Hardinge, was also a passenger (on the Evening Star). This gentleman became notorious, in connection with the ship Slienandoah. On his arrival in England, about three years ago; he married Belle Boyd, and shortly after made his debut as a dramatic reader* in the Provinces. The reception he met with there emboldened him to turn his attention to the stage. He arrived in this country about six months ago, and at once advertised for star engagements, but not succeeding in effecting any sailed for New Orleans to try his fortune there. He was a young man, about thirty years of age, rather slimly built, and of good appearance.