Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Drawing; Lear, King (Legendary character); Letters; Embossing (Printing); Watermarks
Charles Kean writes an unnamed correspondent asking him for scenic sketches of "King Lear" for his book. The unnamed correspondent may be his scene designer, Mr. Lloyds. The letter contains an embossing and watermarks.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Dickens, Charles, 1837-1896; Crystal Palace (London, England); National Gallery (Great Britain); British Museum; Letters
Writing from London Irving discusses Wilkins' town, Irving's decision not to join the London Wall church, the issue of Sunday openings of public buildings and Charles Dickens' new work "written in favor of the opening." Signed J.H. Brodribb...
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.
Irving, writing from Romford, England, lists his reasons for leaving Thacker & Co., explains why he entered the acting profession, and describes his first roles. The letter cross-written on one page: page 5 is written horizontally across page 1.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Shakespearean actors and actresses; Letters
Typed transcript of a letter from Irving to Ford. "Copy of a letter from young Henry Irving (Brodribb) aged 18: most interesting to one who knew him when he was very famous, copied and sent to me by the grandson of Irving--i.e., Laurence Irving,...