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    • Edmund Kean letter to Jack Hughes

    • Boars; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Hughes, a close friend of Kean, about his performance schedule. Kean ends the letter with a reference to money he owes and wishes to pay back. Date on letter is March 27th. Frayed letter contains postmarks for "Glasgow" and a wax...
    • Eva Marie Garrick letter

    • Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Performances; Plays; Signatures (Writing); Theaters; Watermarks
    • Eva Marie Garrick writes to an unnamed recipient to offer her theatre box on Tuesday the 9th to see the play "Know Your Own Mind." Letter is dated December 8th. Notes on and with letter indicate that the letter was written in either 1817 or 1818....
    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 May 29

    • Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Hotels; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Telegraph; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Ivy tells Mr. Rogers that Charles Kean has become very ill and will not be able to perform in the theatre for a period of months. Ivy also hints that he sent an earlier telegram with same news. Letter contains a small embossing on the...
    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 June 25

    • Abscess; Checks; Diseases; Fergusson, William, Sir, 1808-1877; Hilton London Paddington; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Physicians; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ivy writes a letter to Rogers to extend gratitude for his charitable letter to Charles Kean "under his unfortunate breakdown." He also sends a check for 21.15 pounds. Ivy ends with an update as to the health condition of Kean and cites three...
    • 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...
    • 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."
    • Mr. Kemble letter to Mr. Jennings, 1802 February 15

    • Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Kemble, Stephen, 1758-1822; Payment; Kemble, Priscilla, 1758-1854; Letters; Watermarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures)
    • A letter possibly written by Priscilla Kemble on behalf of her husband, John Philip Kemble, to Mr. Jennings, requesting for "Mr. Jones" to endorse a payable note of Mr. Stephen Kemble. The letter is written in third person. The pages are torn. ...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1770 June 25

    • Acting; Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moody, John, 1727-1812; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Turtles; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes an amiable letter to Moody on the subject of a turtle given as a gift. In a postscript, Garrick states that he has found a theatre part for which Moody would be well suited. Garrick refers to the character of Major O' Flaherty in the...
    • H. W. Manifold letter, 1867 May 29

    • Heart Diseases; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Performances; Signatures (Writing); Surgeons; Watermarks
    • In a letter from Liverpool, Manifold confirms that Charles Kean will not be able to continue his theatre performances for an extended amount of time because of a heart illness. Letter contains a cut-off watermark. Watermark is printed as: "Joyn"...
    • Charles Kean letter to Sir William, 1867 June 04

    • Eton College; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Rheumatism; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Travel; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865; Watermarks
    • Kean informs Sir William that his wife, Ellen Kean, endured some pain in her ankle as a result of her journey to Cheltenham and her rheumatism. Kean goes on to say that, because of the successful ticket sales for his future performances, he has...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Unsigned letter

    • Christmas; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters
    • Letter with no sender or receiver speaks of an arrangement "10 nights before Xmas 10 after." Letter contains other requests and refers to "Mr. Kean." Secondhand notations at bottom read: "Recd from Mrs[.] Kean - London - Dec. 1835." Last page of...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Performances; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter dated November 10, Garrick writes to actress Elizabeth Young to tell her to abstain from performing until she is "quite able." Garrick also gives her a short schedule of her future theatre roles. While letter addresses a "Miss Young,"...

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