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    • David Garrick letter to George Garrick, 1772

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, George, 1723-1779; Letters; Plays; Signatures (Writing); Upcott, William, 1779-1845; Watermarks; Women singers
    • David Garrick writes to George Garrick about a play and its potential cast. Letter contains a faint watermark and a note alleged to be written by William Upcott in 1840. Image four scan has been rotated 90 degrees to the right.
    • Charles Kean letter to Mr. Donne, 1860 March 25

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831; Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Theater; Letters; Watermarks
    • Charles Kean writes Mr. Donne discussing his admiration for Mrs. Siddons and John P. Kemble, his dislike for Macready, his belief in the value of the Royal Theatricals, his own role as a pioneer in the theatre, and his plans for the future. Mrs....
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 011 - 040

    • Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815; Actors; Aickin, James, d. 1803; Apologizing; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Bell, John, 1745-1831; Biography; Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757;...
    • Pages consist of news articles on or written by David Garrick. Pages were collected by Garrick and assembled by William Upcott. Collection of pages include two images of Garrick in theatrical costume. Some articles contain handwritten note that...
    • 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 letter to Captain Edward Thompson

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dueling; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures (Writing); Thompson, Edward, 1738?-1786; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes a long letter to Captain Thompson on various topics. Topics include a future meeting, the manners of a Mr. Foote, a potential duel with a William Kenrick, money, and Thompson's family. Postscript tells of Isaac Bickerstaff's recent...
    • 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...
    • Charles Kean letter

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616....
    • Kean writes to an unknown recipient to plan the dates for his performances at the letter recipient's theatre. Kean lists family members and two actors who will be in attendance. He ends with a list of suggested plays to be performed which include...

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