Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; Players (Club); Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Winter, William, 1836-1917; Benedict, E. C. (Elias Cornelius), 1834-1920
Brief article published by Playbill, Incorporated containing a brief biography of the actor Edwin Booth and the history and customs of the Players Club at 16 Gramercy Place, which he founded. The publication also contains advertisements for...
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Tickets; Theater; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
Charles Kean writes an unnamed correspondent saying that he has enclosed tickets as requested and says that he has forwarded the correspondent's "kind note and cheque to Mr. Callenford." The letter contains an embossing.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Performances; Hamlet (Legendary character); Drury Lane Theatre; Queens; Dramatic criticism; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Postmarks
Charles Kean writes Col. D'Aguilar describing the success of "Hamlet" and plans for "Richard III." The letter is torn and contains notations by a second hand. Page 4 is a self-cover with a partial seal and postmarks. The letter contains an...
Actresses; Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moving, Household; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks;
Garrick writes a letter of appeal to actress Elizabeth Young because of her refusal to see him for dinner. Garrick expresses his hurt and plan to see her perform. He also refers to his wife's wishes on the matter. In a postscript, Garrick indicates...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence discusses the controversy currently surrounding the definition of "the nocturnal," a specialized type of comedic play popular from 1597 to 1601. He lists his objections to Ernest Law's article describing traditional...
Committees; Engraving; Facsimiles; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Invitation cards; Ireland; Poets' Corner (Westminster Abbey); Pyramids; Society for Theatre Research; Undertakers and undertaking; Westminster Abbey
Card is an invitation to a commemoration service for David Garrick to be held on February 1, 1979 in the Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey. Image on front of invitation is a facsimile of the David Garrick's original funeral invitation.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Kensington Gardens (London, England); Thank-you notes; Watermarks
Card related to the death of Charles Kean extends gratitude towards those who sent "kind inquiries and condolences." Card contains address at bottom. "Joynson" watermark can be seen on pages two and three of card.
Compliments slip found inside of "David Garrick catalog and bibliography" sends catalog with compliments of Constance Kyrle Fletcher of C & I. K. Fletcher Ltd. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher's name has been marked out. Slip contains watermark.
Facsimile of portrait of David Garrick as Tancred in James Thomson's Tancred and Sigismunda. Back of portrait card contains information about the original portrait. Back also contains notes written by a second hand.
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....