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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...
    • 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...
    • I. Tayleure letter to Charles Kean

    • Autographs; Gout; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Playbills; Portraits; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Tayleure writes to Kean about a collection of letters and other materials related to his father, Edmund Kean. Tayleure mentions the monetary value of certain letters and sends materials to Kean to propose a sale. Tayleure adds a postscript about...
    • 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...
    • Charles Kean letter to James F. Cathcart

    • Actors; Cathcart, James Faucit, 1828-1902; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Princess's Theatre (London, England); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Watermarks;...
    • Kean writes a long letter to actor James F. Cathcart to address his actions during the theater company's on tour in Australia and the United States. Kean describes his past relationship with Cathcart and admonishes Cathcart for his behavior. 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....
    • 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.
    • Edmund Kean letter to H. Sigell, 1825 April 7

    • Boars; Bonds; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Usury; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Kean writes to Sigell about his Drury Lane performance schedule and financial issues. In a postscript, Kean instructs Sigell to "see that those blasted usurers have got the bond." Letter is torn and contains a watermark for "J Green &...
    • Playbill for "The Merchant of Venice", 1898

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice; Dolmetsch, Arnold, 1858-1940
    • Playbill for Shakespeare's play, "The merchant of Venice," being performed at St. George's Hall, London. The playbill contains the names of the actors and characters, two reviews, as well as part of a paper on the play's dramatic treatment on...
    • 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...

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