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  • All fields: Covent Garden Theatre
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    • Sarah Siddons letter to Lady Perceval

    • Health; Fires; Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Combe, Cecilia, 1794-1868; Covent Garden Theatre; Letters
    • Sarah Siddons writes Lady Perceval, godmother to her daughter, Cecilia, with concern for the health of Mrs. Soame, Lady Perceval's aunt, and recommends a prescription to ease her discomfort. Siddons comments on the 1808 destruction of Covent...
    • Edmund Kean letter to Charles Matthews

    • Covent Garden Theatre; Drury Lane Theatre; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Monuments; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean tells Mathews in a letter that on the subject of a proposed Shakespeare monument, the Drury Lane Theatre should be included. Kean emphasizes that the rival Covent Garden Company's sole inclusion in the project remains unfair. Letter is dated...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 041 - 059

    • Armin, Robert, fl. 1610; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Auctions; Bear Garden (London, England); Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Oroonoko; Biography; British Museum; Burbage, Richard, 1567?-1619; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757; Cibber, Susannah Maria Arne,...
    • Scrapbook section contains pages from an article which describes "the cassolette made from the wood of Shakespeare's Mulberry tree." Article describes the container and includes images of the box's decorative detail. Article also contains a...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 011 - 040

    • Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815; Actors; Aickin, James, d. 1803; Apologizing; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Bell, John, 1745-1831; Biography; Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757;...
    • Pages consist of news articles on or written by David Garrick. Pages were collected by Garrick and assembled by William Upcott. Collection of pages include two images of Garrick in theatrical costume. Some articles contain handwritten note that...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 060 - 063

    • Actresses; Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843; Ballads; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Clubs; Covent Garden Theatre; Dinners and dining; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Drinking songs; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Glover,...
    • Scrapbook pages contain the newspaper account of a dinner given at the Garrick Club. The account tells of the festivities and prints songs sang in remembrance of Garrick and other notable theatre performers. Pages were assembled by William Upcott....
    • Sir Henry Rowley Bishop letter to Charles Kemble

    • Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855; Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854; Covent Garden Theatre; Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852; Letters
    • The composer, Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, writes Charles Kemble saying he is forwarding a package from John Howard Payne and asks for reimbursement. In the postscript, Bishop asks Kemble if he has written Payne regarding his melodrama and other...
    • David Garrick - a bicentenary exhibition

    • Adam, James, d. 1794; Adam, Robert, 1728-1792; Biography; British Library; British Museum; Brown, Lancelot, 1716-1783; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781; Covent Garden Theatre; Drury Lane Theatrical Fund; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria,...
    • Publication of the British Library contains a biography of David Garrick, actor and theatre manager. Biography also tells of Garrick's contribution to theatre and donation of valuable materials to the British Museum. Pamphlet is for an exhibit open...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 001 - 010

    • Actors; Auctions; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Colman, George, 1732-1794; Colman, George, 1732-1794. Clandestine marriage;...
    • Pages from scrapbook contain newspaper articles and a colored image of the Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pages also contain other articles related to various theatre performances and mentions names of actor and actresses. Some...
    • M. Macklin letter, 1773 March 20

    • Macklin, Maria, ca. 1733-1781; Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797; Benefit performances; Covent Garden Theatre; Letters; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Watermarks
    • M. Macklin writes her father from London asking that he attend her benefit. She claims that she would be the joke of both theatres, particularly Covent Garden, if he did not attend. In the post script, she updates her father on Woodward House and...
    • David Garrick - a commemoration

    • Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Biography; Boyce, William, 1711-1779; Coulson, Richard, 1948-; Covent Garden Theatre; Donne, John, 1572-1631; Eddison, Robert, 1908-1991; Funeral orations; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822;...
    • Pamphlet contains the program for the David Garrick commemoration at Westminster Abbey given on February 2, 1979. Event is put together by the Society of Theatre Research and contains prayers, verses, and music performed. Pamphlet also contains a...

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