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    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 May 29

    • Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Hotels; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Telegraph; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Ivy tells Mr. Rogers that Charles Kean has become very ill and will not be able to perform in the theatre for a period of months. Ivy also hints that he sent an earlier telegram with same news. Letter contains a small embossing on the...
    • Ellen Kean letter to her children

    • Children; Diseases; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a short letter to her children to tell them that she will not be able to meet with them because of illness. She ends her letter with the line: "There was well nigh no Catherine tonight." Letter is creased and torn. Letter has been...
    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 May 31

    • Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Hotels; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Physicians; Signatures (Writing); Telegraph
    • John Ivy writes to J. Rogers about Charles Kean's illness and inability to perform on the stage or travel as a result. Ivy requests a meeting with Rogers and Mrs. Kean to discuss the matter. Letter contains a small embossing on the top left corner...
    • 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...
    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 June 25

    • Abscess; Checks; Diseases; Fergusson, William, Sir, 1808-1877; Hilton London Paddington; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Physicians; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ivy writes a letter to Rogers to extend gratitude for his charitable letter to Charles Kean "under his unfortunate breakdown." He also sends a check for 21.15 pounds. Ivy ends with an update as to the health condition of Kean and cites three...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mrs. Talfourd

    • Children; Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Gardens; Gossip; Letters; Performances; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a casual letter to a Mrs. Talfourd about various topics which include her children's illness, the landscape of Wardie Brae, the Surrey Zoological Garden, theatre business, and London gossip. First page contains two separate parts...
    • Catherine Clive letter, 1779 January 28

    • Clive, Mrs. (Catherine), 1711-1785; Death; Diseases; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Grief; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Catherine Clive writes to a woman to enquire as to the state of Mrs. Eva Maria Garrick after the death of her husband David Garrick. Clive sends her sympathy to Mrs. Garrick and tells the letter recipient how she found out about Mr. Garrick's...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Fanny Rose

    • Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Retirement; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ellen Kean writes to Fanny Rose about her personal life. She describes her illness and how it affected her stage work. She also gives a short account of her husband, Charles Kean, and a recent theatre performance. She contemplates retirement and...
    • H. W. Manifold letter, 1867 May 29

    • Heart Diseases; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Performances; Signatures (Writing); Surgeons; Watermarks
    • In a letter from Liverpool, Manifold confirms that Charles Kean will not be able to continue his theatre performances for an extended amount of time because of a heart illness. Letter contains a cut-off watermark. Watermark is printed as: "Joyn"...

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