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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Charles Kean letter to Sir William, 1867 June 04

    • Eton College; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Rheumatism; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Travel; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865; Watermarks
    • Kean informs Sir William that his wife, Ellen Kean, endured some pain in her ankle as a result of her journey to Cheltenham and her rheumatism. Kean goes on to say that, because of the successful ticket sales for his future performances, he has...
    • 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.
    • Mary Kean bank draft, 1826 May 1

    • Banks and banking; Coutts & Co.; Drafts; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Signatures (Writing)
    • Bank draft 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 has been torn in places.
    • Mary Kean bank draft, 1826 November 1

    • Banks and banking; Coutts & Co.; Drafts; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Embellished bank draft 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 to Mr. Granby

    • Advertising; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Newspapers; Playbills; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III; Signatures...
    • Kean writes to Granby to specify the details for an advertisement of a performance of Shakespeare's play Henry the Eighth. Kean also asks Granby to relay a message to his fellow actors and reminds Granby about a change with regard to "the Duke of...
    • 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.
    • 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.

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