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  • All fields: Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880
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    • Ellen Kean letter to Mr. Heath

    • Influenza; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ellen Kean sends blessings to a Mr. Heath in a letter. She tells of her husband Charles Kean's current bout with the flu and asks for a letter from Mr. Heath in the future. Ellen Kean also makes mention of the son of Sir George and Lady Gregory....
    • 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...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Martha Tree

    • Embossing (Printing); Envelopes (Stationery); Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Passenger ships; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Tree, Miss
    • Ellen Kean writes to her sister Martha, called "Hetty" in the letter, to give her updates on her travel to Pittsburg then Cincinnati. Ellen tells Martha of their current situation in which the ship on which she is a passenger is trapped by the ice...
    • 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...
    • Charles Kean letter to Mr. Murch, 1867 January 31

    • Athenæum Club (London, England); Hotels; Invitation; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Retirement; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean writes to Mr. Murch to acknowledge the late arrival of a dinner invitation sent by Mr. Murch to Kean. Kean also updates Murch on his current stage work and that of his wife. He tells Murch of his plans to retire in the spring of 1868. Kean...
    • Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kean as King John and Lady Constance

    • Bookplates; Constance, Duchess of Brittany, 1161-1201; Costumes and clothes; Crowns; Engraving; John, King of England, 1167-1216; Johnson, Fry & Co.; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Performances; Regalia (Insignia);...
    • Decorated portrait shows Charles and Ellen Kean in costume as King John and Lady Constance. Lines from the play "King John," Act 2, Scene 1 appear at the bottom. Embellishments and scenes from the play encircle the portrait as decoration.
    • Charles Kean letter to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt, 1863 June 18

    • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); College teachers; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Muspratt, Sheridan, 1821-1871; Photographs; Postage stamps; Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Universities and colleges
    • Kean responds to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt's request for a photograph of Kean and his wife. In the letter, he describes his current preparations for a trip to Australia. Page 3 of letter contains a newspaper clipping. Penultimate page consists of Dr....
    • 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...
    • St. James's hall - the Kean banquet

    • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Coutts & Co.; Dinners and dining; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Pamphlets
    • Pamphlet gives highlights of the banquet held on July 20, 1859 in Charles Kean's honor. Pamphlet includes a list of subscribers who contributed monetary donations to support the creation of the event. Pamphlet contains illegible handwritten...
    • Charles Kean letter, 1856 July 8

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Ristori, Adelaide, 1822-1906; Meetings; Letters; Watermarks
    • Charles Kean writes an unnamed correspondent thanking him for the introduction of himself and Mrs. Kean to Madame Ristori. Mr. Kean considers Ristori a "truly fine actress." The letter contains a watermark.
    • Charles Kean letter to Sir William, 1867 June 04

    • Eton College; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Rheumatism; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Travel; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865; Watermarks
    • Kean informs Sir William that his wife, Ellen Kean, endured some pain in her ankle as a result of her journey to Cheltenham and her rheumatism. Kean goes on to say that, because of the successful ticket sales for his future performances, he has...
    • The Kean testimonial

    • Armstead, Henry Hugh, 1828-1905; Candelabra; Gifts; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Lists; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry...
    • Long document contains a list of gifts for Charles Kean. Gifts consist of a vase, two candelabra, four dessert stands, and two illustrations. List also includes an inscription, date of gift presentation, and both the manufacturers and designers who...
    • The Kean testimonial

    • Armstead, Henry Hugh, 1828-1905; Candelabra; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Dinners and dining; Gifts; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Lists; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it; Shakespeare, William,...
    • Clipping describes the happenings of the Kean testimonial banquet at St. James Hall. Clipping relates highlights of the event and describes the gifts Charles Kean received in honor for his contribution to British theatre.

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