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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Mary Kean bank draft, 1826 August 1

    • Banks and banking; Coutts & Co.; Drafts; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Bank note issued by Coutts and Company sends £126 to Mary Kean from the bank account of Edmund Kean. After their divorce, Edmund Kean sent his wife yearly funds. Draft signed by Mary Kean. Document contains a punched out hole and a watermark.
    • Dion Boucicault letter, 1872 July 16

    • Theater; Theaters; Letters; Wages; Actresses; Contracts; Covent Garden Theatre; Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
    • Dion Boucicault sends an actress (Ms. Cintratto?) a letter of agreement offering an engagement at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden for the 1872-73 season. The salary is fifteen pounds per week, and the line of business lists "Leading Comedy...
    • Charles Macklin letter

    • Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797; Health; Letters
    • Charles Macklin writes an unnamed correspondent discussing his health over the winter. The unnamed correspondent may be John Pearse and the letter could have been written in 1788 or 1789. The letter is stained and has been repaired.
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 001 - 010

    • Actors; Auctions; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Colman, George, 1732-1794; Colman, George, 1732-1794. Clandestine marriage;...
    • Pages from scrapbook contain newspaper articles and a colored image of the Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pages also contain other articles related to various theatre performances and mentions names of actor and actresses. Some...
    • 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...
    • Subscriptions for a testimonial to Chas. Kean Esq.

    • Account books; Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Costello, Dudley, 1803-1865; Harris, A. (Augustus), 1825-1873; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875; Phillips, P. Lovell
    • Notebook contains a list of subscribers for a testimonial to Charles Kean. Names are listed under year and month. List includes some notable individuals. Years range from 1859-1862. Next to names are monetary donations with their sum at bottom of...
    • William Etty letter to W. C. Macready

    • Etty, William, 1787-1849; Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Invitation; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
    • William Etty writes W. C. Macready declining an invitation because he is pressed for time and says he will not be going to see "Coriolanus." W. C. Macready probably refers to William Charles Macready. The letter contains an embossing.
    • C. Stanfield letter to Mrs. Macready

    • Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867; Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Health; Imitation in art; Performances; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
    • C. Stanfield writes Mrs. Macready informing her of his wife's health and asks that she accept portfolios of imitations of his last year's sketches. Stanfield rejoices in the success of "Coriolanus" and asks that she send his regards to her...
    • Dion Boucicault letter, February 28

    • Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890; Boucicault, Dion, 1859-1929; Letters; Sons; Fathers; Plays; Critique
    • Boucicault writes on February 28, year unknown, from an unknown location, to his son, Dion G. Boucicault, about a play that Dion G. Boucicault had written and previously sent to his father. Boucicault the elder comments that the unnamed play is...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 011 - 040

    • Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815; Actors; Aickin, James, d. 1803; Apologizing; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Bell, John, 1745-1831; Biography; Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757;...
    • Pages consist of news articles on or written by David Garrick. Pages were collected by Garrick and assembled by William Upcott. Collection of pages include two images of Garrick in theatrical costume. Some articles contain handwritten note that...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 060 - 063

    • Actresses; Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843; Ballads; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Clubs; Covent Garden Theatre; Dinners and dining; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Drinking songs; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Glover,...
    • Scrapbook pages contain the newspaper account of a dinner given at the Garrick Club. The account tells of the festivities and prints songs sang in remembrance of Garrick and other notable theatre performers. Pages were assembled by William Upcott....

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