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    • Edmund Kean poem with book and binder

    • Book spines; Bookplates; Brenon, Herbert, 1880-1958; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Latin language; Mistresses; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Poetry; Watermarks; Wilke, William Hancock
    • Materials consist of a poem with box and tri-fold binder. Letter is attributed to Edmund Kean and, according to the binder, describes his experiences with Ophelia Benjamin, a woman with whom he lived on the Isle of Bute. The poem shows Kean's...
    • 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...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mrs. Talfourd

    • Children; Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Gardens; Gossip; Letters; Performances; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a casual letter to a Mrs. Talfourd about various topics which include her children's illness, the landscape of Wardie Brae, the Surrey Zoological Garden, theatre business, and London gossip. First page contains two separate parts...
    • Arden of Feversham and Edward III program, 1897 July 9

    • Arden of Feversham; Theater programs; Edward III (Drama); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; St. George's Hall (London, England)
    • Program from the presentation of scenes from the two plays Arden of Feversham and Edward III, which are both sometimes attributed to William Shakespeare. The performance is directed by William Poel and produced by the Elizabethan Stage Society. The...
    • H. W. Manifold telegram to Rogers, 1867 May 31

    • Electric Telegraph Company; Insignia; International Telegraph Company; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letterheads; Signatures (Writing); Surgeons; Tariff Europe; Telegraph
    • Manifold sends a telegram from Liverpool to Rogers at the Theatre Royal to inform him of Charles Kean's illness. Mamfold states that Kean will not be able to act for a period of months. Letter contains secondhand notation. Notation, handwritten at...
    • An exhibition in praise of David Garrick

    • Batoni, Pompeo, 1708-1787; Biography; British Museum; Carter, George, 1737-1794; Eddison, Robert, 1908-1991; Exhibition catalogs; Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825; Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Garrick Club (London, England); Garrick, David, 1717-1779;...
    • Exhibit catalog lists materials and portrays images related to David Garrick. Catalog also includes a biography of Garrick.
    • Garrick's folly remembered

    • Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bible. N.T.; Birthdays; Bishops; Boswell, James, 1740-1795; Boyce, William, 1711-1779; Choirs...
    • Program provides the readings for a memorial service held for David Garrick's Stratford Jubilee of 1769. The service is held on September 7, 1979 at the Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace and the...
    • A dramatic sketch, managers room: Hamlet adapted to the times

    • Authors; Busts; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824; Caricatures and cartoons; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Lithography; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877; Princess's Theatre (London, England); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Shakespeare,...
    • Print depicts a manager at a desk between busts of Lord Byron and William Shakespeare. A broken bust can be seen on the floor in front of the desk. A manager speaks to an author about payment. Dialogue between them can be seen at bottom of print....
    • Charles Kean letter to Smith

    • Artists; Carriages and carts; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean sends a short letter to a Mr. Smith to let him know that he has arranged a carriage to pick up Smith and a female group the next evening. Kean informs Smith that they will then talk about "the Artist." The letter is dated Wednesday, June 10th.
    • Charles Kean letter, 1859 January 11

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Newspapers; Hamlet (Legendary character); Letters; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
    • Charles Kean writes an unnamed correspondent saying that there is a very beautiful notice in the "Times" about his "Hamlet" and asks that it be inserted in the "Herald." The letter contains remnants of a seal. The letter contains notations by a...
    • Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kean as King John and Lady Constance

    • Bookplates; Constance, Duchess of Brittany, 1161-1201; Costumes and clothes; Crowns; Engraving; John, King of England, 1167-1216; Johnson, Fry & Co.; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Performances; Regalia (Insignia);...
    • Decorated portrait shows Charles and Ellen Kean in costume as King John and Lady Constance. Lines from the play "King John," Act 2, Scene 1 appear at the bottom. Embellishments and scenes from the play encircle the portrait as decoration.
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mr. Heath

    • Influenza; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ellen Kean sends blessings to a Mr. Heath in a letter. She tells of her husband Charles Kean's current bout with the flu and asks for a letter from Mr. Heath in the future. Ellen Kean also makes mention of the son of Sir George and Lady Gregory....
    • David Garrick exhibit catalog

    • Actors; Bookplates; Embossing (Printing); Exhibition catalogs; Fletcher, Ifan Kyrle, 1905-1969; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Library bookplates; Library cards; Portraits; Stanford University
    • Catalog contains a list of David Garrick items presented in an exhibit by Ifan Kryle Fletcher. Title page gives birth and death dates for Garrick. Items were on exhibit in London January 20 - 28, 1939. Catalog contains the bookplate of Stanford...
    • David Garrick letter to Henry Temple, 1778 April 28

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Garrick writes to Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, to change the date of a scheduled visit. Letter contains the watermark of LVC and a wax seal. Letter also contains notes by a possible second hand. Wax seal stain can be seen on each page.

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