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    • 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...
    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 May 29

    • Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Hotels; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Telegraph; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Ivy tells Mr. Rogers that Charles Kean has become very ill and will not be able to perform in the theatre for a period of months. Ivy also hints that he sent an earlier telegram with same news. Letter contains a small embossing on the...
    • Eva Marie Garrick letter

    • Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Performances; Plays; Signatures (Writing); Theaters; Watermarks
    • Eva Marie Garrick writes to an unnamed recipient to offer her theatre box on Tuesday the 9th to see the play "Know Your Own Mind." Letter is dated December 8th. Notes on and with letter indicate that the letter was written in either 1817 or 1818....
    • Ellen Kean letter to her children

    • Children; Diseases; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a short letter to her children to tell them that she will not be able to meet with them because of illness. She ends her letter with the line: "There was well nigh no Catherine tonight." Letter is creased and torn. Letter has been...
    • Sir Henry Bishop letter

    • Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Watermarks
    • In his letter, Bishop requests "two orders, or tickets" to see Edmund Kean perform. The recipient of the letter is not named. Letter contains handwritten notations on Kean and Bishop. Letter contains the watermark of "W. D. Wells 1823."
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1770 June 25

    • Acting; Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moody, John, 1727-1812; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Turtles; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes an amiable letter to Moody on the subject of a turtle given as a gift. In a postscript, Garrick states that he has found a theatre part for which Moody would be well suited. Garrick refers to the character of Major O' Flaherty in the...
    • Mr. Kemble letter to Mr. Jennings, 1802 February 15

    • Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Kemble, Stephen, 1758-1822; Payment; Kemble, Priscilla, 1758-1854; Letters; Watermarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures)
    • A letter possibly written by Priscilla Kemble on behalf of her husband, John Philip Kemble, to Mr. Jennings, requesting for "Mr. Jones" to endorse a payable note of Mr. Stephen Kemble. The letter is written in third person. The pages are torn. ...
    • H. W. Manifold letter, 1867 May 29

    • Heart Diseases; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Performances; Signatures (Writing); Surgeons; Watermarks
    • In a letter from Liverpool, Manifold confirms that Charles Kean will not be able to continue his theatre performances for an extended amount of time because of a heart illness. Letter contains a cut-off watermark. Watermark is printed as: "Joyn"...
    • 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...
    • 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 &...
    • David Garrick letter to Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1774 July 8

    • Dudley, H. Bate (Henry Bate), Sir, 1745-1824; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Nobility; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to Sir Henry Bate Dudley about their recent visit, other engagements, and a negative news article about Garrick written by a Mr. Griffin. Garrick adds a postscript about a future meeting with the Duke of Northumberland...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • J. P. Kemble letter to Sally and Cicely

    • Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Kemble, Priscilla, 1758-1854; Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831; Combe, Cecilia, 1794-1868; Health; Landscapes; Letters
    • J. P. Kemble writes Sally and Cicely thanking them for their kind letter and tells them he has gout in his hand. On page 2, Kemble's wife, Priscilla, describes the mountains and the colors of the lake and her garden. Sally probably refers to...
    • Edmund Kean letter to Jack Hughes

    • Envelopes (Stationery); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Kean writes a letter in a appeal to Jack Hughes, a close friend of Kean, to advise him. Kean says that he is "damnably disfigured." Letter contains watermark of "G. & R. Turner." Letter contains a hole and has been previously folded so that it...

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