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    • Edmund Kean poem with book and binder

    • Book spines; Bookplates; Brenon, Herbert, 1880-1958; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Latin language; Mistresses; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Poetry; Watermarks; Wilke, William Hancock
    • Materials consist of a poem with box and tri-fold binder. Letter is attributed to Edmund Kean and, according to the binder, describes his experiences with Ophelia Benjamin, a woman with whom he lived on the Isle of Bute. The poem shows Kean's...
    • The undisputed monarch of the English stage

    • Archenholz, Johann Wilhelm von, 1743-1812; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Boswell, James, 1740-1795; Boyce, William, 1711-1779; British Museum; Cibber, Theophilus, 1703-1758; Clive, Mrs. (Catherine), 1711-1785; Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811;...
    • Pamphlet contains performer credits for the play The Undisputed Monarch of the English Stage directed by Toby Robertson. Pamphlet contains three sections but has been folded into four parts. First section contains biographical information on the...
    • Edmund Kean letter

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Edmund Kean writes a letter to an unnamed recipient. Letter is torn and contains closing remarks and signature. Letter also contains a post-script which gives the date of Kean's departure for the United States. Page two of letter contains...
    • David Garrick exhibit catalog

    • Actors; Bookplates; Embossing (Printing); Exhibition catalogs; Fletcher, Ifan Kyrle, 1905-1969; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Library bookplates; Library cards; Portraits; Stanford University
    • Catalog contains a list of David Garrick items presented in an exhibit by Ifan Kryle Fletcher. Title page gives birth and death dates for Garrick. Items were on exhibit in London January 20 - 28, 1939. Catalog contains the bookplate of Stanford...
    • A list of theatrical autograph letters recently acquired

    • Actors; Autographs; Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina; Candelabra; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Dinners and dining; Harris, A. (Augustus), 1825-1873; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Lists; Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875;...
    • Document contains a list of recently purchased autograph letters, booklets, pamphlets, and other materials of Charles Kean. Name and address of C. A. Kyrle Fletcher can be seen at top. Page contains handwritten notations. Page also contains...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 041 - 059

    • Armin, Robert, fl. 1610; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Auctions; Bear Garden (London, England); Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Oroonoko; Biography; British Museum; Burbage, Richard, 1567?-1619; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757; Cibber, Susannah Maria Arne,...
    • Scrapbook section contains pages from an article which describes "the cassolette made from the wood of Shakespeare's Mulberry tree." Article describes the container and includes images of the box's decorative detail. Article also contains a...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Martha Tree

    • Embossing (Printing); Envelopes (Stationery); Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Passenger ships; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Tree, Miss
    • Ellen Kean writes to her sister Martha, called "Hetty" in the letter, to give her updates on her travel to Pittsburg then Cincinnati. Ellen tells Martha of their current situation in which the ship on which she is a passenger is trapped by the ice...
    • Edmund Kean letter to William Loveday

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Loveday amicably to request that he "send Ryley's play up immediately." Letter contains stamps for postage and a wax seal. Letter also contains a watermark from "J. Green 1817." Last page contains faded handwritten notations and has...
    • David Garrick - a commemoration

    • Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Biography; Boyce, William, 1711-1779; Coulson, Richard, 1948-; Covent Garden Theatre; Donne, John, 1572-1631; Eddison, Robert, 1908-1991; Funeral orations; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822;...
    • Pamphlet contains the program for the David Garrick commemoration at Westminster Abbey given on February 2, 1979. Event is put together by the Society of Theatre Research and contains prayers, verses, and music performed. Pamphlet also contains a...
    • J. P. Kemble letter to Thomas Shaw

    • Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Shaw, Thomas, ca. 1760-ca. 1830; Meetings; Opera; Letters; Watermarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures)
    • J. P. Kemble writes Thomas Shaw directing him to have nothing to to do with the "Gentleman" and says that they will settle the terms when they meet. The letter is torn and contains the remnant of a seal. The letter contains notations by a second...
    • 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...
    • Alfred Wigan letter, 1854 January 28

    • Wigan, Alfred, 1814-1878; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Checks; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Watermarks
    • Alfred Wigan writes an unnamed correspondent acknowledging the receipt of two checks and says he is glad to hear of "a good account of Mr. Kean." The page 4 scan was rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The letter contains an embossing and watermarks. ...
    • Charles Kean letter, 1859 January 11

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Newspapers; Hamlet (Legendary character); Letters; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
    • Charles Kean writes an unnamed correspondent saying that there is a very beautiful notice in the "Times" about his "Hamlet" and asks that it be inserted in the "Herald." The letter contains remnants of a seal. The letter contains notations by a...
    • David Garrick letter to Henry Temple, 1778 April 28

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Garrick writes to Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, to change the date of a scheduled visit. Letter contains the watermark of LVC and a wax seal. Letter also contains notes by a possible second hand. Wax seal stain can be seen on each page.

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