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    • Receipt

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Receipts (Acknowledgments); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Receipt for Edmund Kean acknowledges the acceptance of fifty pounds and thirteen shillings owed to Thomas Mitchell. Document contains an embossing as well as a watermark that reads: "Receipt."
    • 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...
    • Thomas L. Ternan letter to J. Reeve, 1833 July 4

    • Adelphi Theatre (London, England); Death; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Poetry; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Ternan, Mrs. (Thomas), 1802-1873
    • Thomas L. Ternan writes to J. Reeve on the topic of the recent publication of "Monody on the death of Edmund Kean." He asks Reeves to "dispose of them, amongst those members of 'The Adelphi' who 'mourn the dimming of our shining star.'" Thomas L....
    • Dion Boucicault letter

    • Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Signatures (Writing); Books;
    • Boucicault writes on an unknown date and year, from 20 East 15th St., New York, to an unknown correspondent to inform him of Boucicault's April trip to Boston and suggest a meeting at which point they will discuss the correspondent's previous...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Performances; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter dated November 10, Garrick writes to actress Elizabeth Young to tell her to abstain from performing until she is "quite able." Garrick also gives her a short schedule of her future theatre roles. While letter addresses a "Miss Young,"...
    • John Baldwin Buckstone letter, 1871 January 10

    • Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879; Embossing (Printing); Signatures (Writing); Genest, John, 1764-1839; Bath (England); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England); Kent (England); Bell, W. L....
    • Buckstone writes to W.L. Bell, Esq. from Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, concerning "Some account of the English stage" and some information that book provided about the actor Edmund Kean's first appearance in "Revenge," a play by Joanna Baillie....
    • 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...
    • 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 receipt to George Garrick

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, George, 1723-1779; Receipts (Acknowledgments); Signatures (Writing); Theater; Tickets; Watermarks; Wills
    • Receipt lists names, dates, and monetary figures. Notes coupled with materials state that the receipt contains information on theatre admissions and a will. Notes also list date of receipt as April 1756. Image two scan has been rotated 90 degrees...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dion Boucicault letter, 1889 November 14

    • Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890; Adelphi Theatre (London, England); Haymarket Theatre (London, England); Signatures (Writing); Letters; Plays; Theaters; Theater rehearsals; Theater; Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882; Princess's Theatre (London, England);...
    • Dion Boucicault writes to an 'S. Myher'(?) to inform him of several works he has in rehearsal or preparation: "The Willow Copse" at the Adelphi; "The Regent Orleans" at the Haymarket; "The Sentinel" at the Princess's Theatre; and "A Village Tale"...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moving, Household; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks;
    • Garrick writes a letter of appeal to actress Elizabeth Young because of her refusal to see him for dinner. Garrick expresses his hurt and plan to see her perform. He also refers to his wife's wishes on the matter. In a postscript, Garrick indicates...
    • 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...

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