Kean writes to Godwin, an architect and social activist, about the architect's book Town Swamps and Social Bridges. Kean sends theatre tickets to Godwin and emphasizes "that there are ladies of the party." Letter contains half of a watermark....
Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Sarah Siddons, writes her daughter a family letter mentioning a package from India, Willie's birthday, Arthur's trip to India, and other matters. The letter contains notations by a second hand.
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.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Indians of North America; Poetry; Townshend, Charles, 1725-1767; Watermarks
David Garrick writes a poem in praise of the Right Honorable Charles Townshend for his quick wit and leadership ability amongst the inhabitants of North America. Garrick writes the poem to Townshend "reminding him of his promise to serve Capt....
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Hatton, Ann Julia, 1764-1838; Death; Payment; Watermarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures)
J. P. Kemble writes his sister, Anna Hatton, concerned with the delay in payments to her because of the death of his friend, Mr. Morgan. Kemble makes new arrangements for the remittances. The letter contains notations by more than one hand and is...
Jesus Christ Iconography; Mercers' Company (London, England); Stone carving
Pages appear to be torn from a book. The article discusses the archeological find of an early Renaissance figure of Christ in Mercers' Chapel in London and speculates about its historical significance.
Artist Thomas Gainsborough writes a friendly letter to David Garrick on his activities and interactions with various persons. Letter contains what may be a wax seal. Image four scan has been rotated 90 degrees to the right.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
In a typed letter from London, Lawrence thanks Starkey for his gift and expresses his envy of Starkey's library. He mentions both his and Starkey's poor health and his waning "zest" to write the article Starkey requests.
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; Clarke, H. Savile (Henry Savile), 1841-1893; Letters
Writing on St. James's Hotel stationery, Booth declines the offer to read Clarke's play as his repertoire is already large and he is currently fully engaged. The second and fourth pages of the letter are blank.
J. P. Kemble writes Woodfall about the disapproving behavior of George Colman, the Younger, at Kemble's farce production. Kemble recounts his own favors to Colman and Colman's father, and his disappointment at Colman's unnecessary actions. The...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence thanks Archer for the offer of a loan but explains that the grant he is now receiving from the Newspaper Press Fund will suffice. He discusses Archer's revisions to his manuscript concerning the Elizabethan playhouse...