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    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1774 September 8

    • Actors; Actresses; Bulkley, Mary, 1748-1792; Dodd, James William, 1740?-1796; Festivals; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter to John Moody, Garrick describes a letter to a Mr. Swan and references the doings of theatre performers James William Dodd and Mary Bulkley in Dublin. Garrick also mentions his preparations for a Jubilee. He tells Moody: "If you see any...
    • David Garrick letter to Reverend John Home, 1774 May 24

    • Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Home, John, 1722-1808; Letters; Promotions; Scholars; Signatures (Writing); Theater; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes a letter to Reverend John Home about stage promotions and recommends a Mr. Walker to him because "there may be some of Your acquaintance who will profit by his knowledge of the Every branch of the English tongue." Letter contains a...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • David Garrick letter to Robert Jephson, 1772 May 19

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dramatists; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Garrick, David, 1754?-1795; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures...
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to playwright Robert Jephson about the scandal of Isaac Bickerstaff and his sudden departure. Garrick laments the loss of Bickerstaff as the writer had recently been "preparing some pieces that would have been both...
    • David Garrick letter to Captain Edward Thompson

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dueling; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures (Writing); Thompson, Edward, 1738?-1786; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes a long letter to Captain Thompson on various topics. Topics include a future meeting, the manners of a Mr. Foote, a potential duel with a William Kenrick, money, and Thompson's family. Postscript tells of Isaac Bickerstaff's recent...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Unsigned letter

    • Christmas; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters
    • Letter with no sender or receiver speaks of an arrangement "10 nights before Xmas 10 after." Letter contains other requests and refers to "Mr. Kean." Secondhand notations at bottom read: "Recd from Mrs[.] Kean - London - Dec. 1835." Last page of...

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