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    • Charles Kean letter to Mr. Murch, 1867 January 31

    • Athenæum Club (London, England); Hotels; Invitation; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Retirement; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean writes to Mr. Murch to acknowledge the late arrival of a dinner invitation sent by Mr. Murch to Kean. Kean also updates Murch on his current stage work and that of his wife. He tells Murch of his plans to retire in the spring of 1868. Kean...
    • Catalogue of the library of Charles Kean and Edmund Kean

    • Auction catalogs; Autographs; Engraving; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Kean, Mary; Letters; Relics; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. Catalogues of sales
    • Materials consist of a copy of an auction catalog "of the library of the late Charles Kean," and "valuable autograph letters, engravings and relics, of his father Edmund Kean." Catalog includes a numbered list of items to be sold. Catalog notes...
    • 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....
    • Mary Kean bank draft, 1825 January 25

    • Banks and banking; Coutts & Co.; Drafts; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Signatures (Writing)
    • Bank draft issued by Coutts and Company sends £200 to Mary Kean from the bank account of Edmund Kean. After their divorce, Edmund Kean sent his wife yearly payments of £200. Draft signed by Mary Kean. Document contains a punched out hole.
    • Charles Kean letter, 1856 July 8

    • 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.
    • Edmund Kean letter to Mr. Sims, 1832 February

    • Biography; Costumes and clothes; Death; Engraving; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Portraits; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III; Watermarks
    • Edmund Kean writes in the third person to a Mr. Sims to tell him that he "has no objection to subscribe to the Dramatic Censors" and that Sims "is at Liberty to put his name on the list." Letter contains a handwritten notation by a second hand...
    • Edmund Kean letter to Jack Hughes

    • Boars; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Hughes, a close friend of Kean, about his performance schedule. Kean ends the letter with a reference to money he owes and wishes to pay back. Date on letter is March 27th. Frayed letter contains postmarks for "Glasgow" and a wax...
    • Charles Kean letter to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt, 1863 June 18

    • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); College teachers; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Muspratt, Sheridan, 1821-1871; Photographs; Postage stamps; Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Universities and colleges
    • Kean responds to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt's request for a photograph of Kean and his wife. In the letter, he describes his current preparations for a trip to Australia. Page 3 of letter contains a newspaper clipping. Penultimate page consists of Dr....
    • Charles Kean letter

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616....
    • Kean writes to an unknown recipient to plan the dates for his performances at the letter recipient's theatre. Kean lists family members and two actors who will be in attendance. He ends with a list of suggested plays to be performed which include...
    • The Shakespeare fund. readings and recitations by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean

    • Auditors; Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Bank of England; Banks and banking; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Chiswick Press; Hood, Thomas, 1799-1845; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Macaulay, Thomas...
    • Program booklet announces that Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean are to give a reading of Shakespeare and other English writers on June 26th, 1863 for the Shakespeare Fund. The reading is the Kean's last appearance before they leave for Australia. Booklet...
    • 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.
    • Charles Kean letter to Webster

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882; Tickets; Performances; Drury Lane Theatre; Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867; Letters; Watermarks
    • Charles Kean writes Webster requesting tickets for the next evening's performance. Kean also mentions Forster and Stanfield's walk in Regent's Park. The letter is inlaid and contains a watermark. Webster probably refers to Benjamin Webster and...
    • Edmund Kean letter to Charles Matthews

    • Covent Garden Theatre; Drury Lane Theatre; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Monuments; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean tells Mathews in a letter that on the subject of a proposed Shakespeare monument, the Drury Lane Theatre should be included. Kean emphasizes that the rival Covent Garden Company's sole inclusion in the project remains unfair. Letter is dated...

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