Andrew Combe, M.D., a physiologist and phrenologist, writes Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Sarah Siddons, introducing a shipboard surgeon and speaks of his brother's winning argument with a clergyman. Page 4 is a self-cover.
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Apologizing; Mobs; Letters
J. P. Kemble writes an unnamed gentleman thanking him for his call. Kemble apologizes for his servant's blunt behavior due to fear of "the mob." The "mob" referred to in the letter may be part of the O. P. riots. The letter is torn and stained.
Dalling and Bulwer, Henry Lytton Bulwer, Baron, 1801-1872; Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Tickets; Christmas; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
H. L. Bulwer writes Mr. Macready on Christmas day, thanking him for his letter and ticket, and and sends his well-wishes for the new year. Mr. Macready probably refers to William Charles Macready. The letter contains an embossing. The letter is...
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.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Portsmouth Theatre (Portsmouth, England); Tombs; Dinners and dining; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
Charles Kean writes Mrs. Kirkman ordering repairs on a tomb and invites the Kirkmans to dine with the Keans after they arrive in Portsmouth. In the postscript, Kean mentions where he will be staying while engaged at the Portsmouth Theatre. The...
Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; 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...