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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mr. Heath

    • Influenza; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ellen Kean sends blessings to a Mr. Heath in a letter. She tells of her husband Charles Kean's current bout with the flu and asks for a letter from Mr. Heath in the future. Ellen Kean also makes mention of the son of Sir George and Lady Gregory....
    • Ellen Kean letter to her children

    • Children; Diseases; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a short letter to her children to tell them that she will not be able to meet with them because of illness. She ends her letter with the line: "There was well nigh no Catherine tonight." Letter is creased and torn. Letter has been...
    • I. Tayleure letter to Charles Kean

    • Autographs; Gout; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Playbills; Portraits; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Tayleure writes to Kean about a collection of letters and other materials related to his father, Edmund Kean. Tayleure mentions the monetary value of certain letters and sends materials to Kean to propose a sale. Tayleure adds a postscript about...
    • Sir Henry Bishop letter

    • Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Watermarks
    • In his letter, Bishop requests "two orders, or tickets" to see Edmund Kean perform. The recipient of the letter is not named. Letter contains handwritten notations on Kean and Bishop. Letter contains the watermark of "W. D. Wells 1823."
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mrs. Talfourd

    • Children; Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Gardens; Gossip; Letters; Performances; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a casual letter to a Mrs. Talfourd about various topics which include her children's illness, the landscape of Wardie Brae, the Surrey Zoological Garden, theatre business, and London gossip. First page contains two separate parts...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 001 - 010

    • Actors; Auctions; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Colman, George, 1732-1794; Colman, George, 1732-1794. Clandestine marriage;...
    • Pages from scrapbook contain newspaper articles and a colored image of the Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pages also contain other articles related to various theatre performances and mentions names of actor and actresses. Some...
    • 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...
    • Eliza D'Aguilar letter to Mary Kean, 1839 September 28

    • D’Aguilar, Eliza, 18th/19th cent.; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Sons; Travel; Letters; Watermarks
    • Eliza D'Aguilar, wife of decorated military man Sir George Charles D'Aguilar, writes a letter to Mrs. Mary Kean. While Eliza begins her letter with the discussion of her son, she mentions the safe arrival of Mary's son to the United States. Eliza...
    • 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...

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