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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • David Garrick prologue and engraving

    • Engraving; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Painting; Portraits; Performances; Prologues and epilogues; Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792; Signatures (Writing); Theater; Watermarks
    • Material consists of a two-page prologue handwritten by Garrick placed next to an engraving of Garrick with his signature. Both materials have been pasted to a thicker sheet for protection and presentation. Prologue contains secondhand notations at...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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