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    • Edmund Kean letter to Jack Hughes

    • Boars; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Hughes, a close friend of Kean, about his performance schedule. Kean ends the letter with a reference to money he owes and wishes to pay back. Date on letter is March 27th. Frayed letter contains postmarks for "Glasgow" and a wax...
    • Edmund Kean letter to Mr. Budd, 1831 February 10

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Postmarks; Sale of business enterprises; Signatures (Writing); Theaters; Theatre Royal (Richmond upon Thames, London, England); Watermarks
    • In a letter to a Mr. Budd, Kean presents himself as a potential buyer of the Theatre Royal Richmond. He gives his qualifications as a person experienced in theatre and admits that as an actor he is "weary of scampering about his majesties...
    • Charles Kean letter to Col. D'Aguilar, 1838 January 27

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Performances; Hamlet (Legendary character); Drury Lane Theatre; Queens; Dramatic criticism; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Postmarks
    • Charles Kean writes Col. D'Aguilar describing the success of "Hamlet" and plans for "Richard III." The letter is torn and contains notations by a second hand. Page 4 is a self-cover with a partial seal and postmarks. The letter contains an...
    • Edmund Kean letter to H. Sigell, 1825 April 7

    • Boars; Bonds; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Usury; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Kean writes to Sigell about his Drury Lane performance schedule and financial issues. In a postscript, Kean instructs Sigell to "see that those blasted usurers have got the bond." Letter is torn and contains a watermark for "J Green &...
    • David Garrick letter to Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1774 July 8

    • Dudley, H. Bate (Henry Bate), Sir, 1745-1824; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Nobility; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to Sir Henry Bate Dudley about their recent visit, other engagements, and a negative news article about Garrick written by a Mr. Griffin. Garrick adds a postscript about a future meeting with the Duke of Northumberland...
    • David Garrick letter to Captain Edward Thompson

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dueling; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures (Writing); Thompson, Edward, 1738?-1786; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes a long letter to Captain Thompson on various topics. Topics include a future meeting, the manners of a Mr. Foote, a potential duel with a William Kenrick, money, and Thompson's family. Postscript tells of Isaac Bickerstaff's recent...
    • C. Kean letter to Cole, 1858 December 13

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Cole, John William, d. 1870; Health; Plays; Engraving; Portraits; Prints; Letters; Watermarks; Postmarks
    • C. Kean writes Cole saying that he is sorry to hear about his "attack" and hopes to call upon him. The letter contains an engraving. C. Kean refers to Charles Kean. Cole probably refers to John William Cole. The letter contains a postmark and...
    • Thomas Gainsborough letter to David Garrick

    • Actors; Death; Exhibitions; Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Henderson, John, 1747-1785; Letters; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Gainsborough writes an amiable letter to David Garrick about a man named Henderson who bears a likeness to Garrick as a performer. Gainsborough possibly refers to John Henderson, a promising actor at the time. Gainsborough goes on to hint at...
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1770 June 25

    • Acting; Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moody, John, 1727-1812; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Turtles; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes an amiable letter to Moody on the subject of a turtle given as a gift. In a postscript, Garrick states that he has found a theatre part for which Moody would be well suited. Garrick refers to the character of Major O' Flaherty in the...
    • Edmund Kean letter to William Loveday

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Loveday amicably to request that he "send Ryley's play up immediately." Letter contains stamps for postage and a wax seal. Letter also contains a watermark from "J. Green 1817." Last page contains faded handwritten notations and has...
    • T. Clark letter to Mr. Smith, 1812 October 10

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Lawyers; Letters; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Tickets; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Clark requests the lowest price for a free admission ticket to Drury Lane Theatre. Notes that accompany material suggest that the letter is directed to the solicitors of David Garrick's estate. Letter contains postage marks, evidence...
    • William Farren letter to Eva Marie Garrick, 1814 September 30

    • Actors; Actresses; Embossing (Printing); Farren, William, 1786-1861; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Theater
    • William Farren writes to Eva Marie Garrick on the financial terms of certain theatre engagements. Letter contains secondhand notations, an embossing, postage markings, and evidence of a wax seal. Image four scan has been rotated 90 degrees to the...
    • David Garrick letter to Robert Jephson, 1772 May 19

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dramatists; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Garrick, David, 1754?-1795; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures...
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to playwright Robert Jephson about the scandal of Isaac Bickerstaff and his sudden departure. Garrick laments the loss of Bickerstaff as the writer had recently been "preparing some pieces that would have been both...
    • David Garrick letter to Captain Edward Thompson, 1772 July 18

    • Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Gratitude; Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779; Letters; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Ship captains; Signatures (Writing); Thompson, Edward, 1738?-1786; Watermarks; Wine
    • Garrick writes a friendly letter to Captain Thompson about a bottle of wine the captain sent him. He also invites Thompson to dine with him and requests that he give his crew a guinea. He reminds Thompson of this request in a postscript. Letter...

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