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    • Hugh Doherty letter, 1825 July 1

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Newspapers; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter, Doherty urges an unnamed correspondent to talk with Edmund Kean about a letter which, if published in the newspaper, would enhance Kean's image in the public eye. In a postscript, Doherty states his close affiliation with the...
    • 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...
    • William Poel letter

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Letters
    • Poel writes in response to his correspondent's last letter and asks him not to use his name, Poel, on the professional stage as it can be of little use to him. He requests that the correspondent discuss any plans for opening a school in America...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 060 - 063

    • Actresses; Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843; Ballads; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Clubs; Covent Garden Theatre; Dinners and dining; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Drinking songs; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Glover,...
    • Scrapbook pages contain the newspaper account of a dinner given at the Garrick Club. The account tells of the festivities and prints songs sang in remembrance of Garrick and other notable theatre performers. Pages were assembled by William Upcott....
    • 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...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 076 - 096

    • British Museum; Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797; Camden, Charles Pratt, Earl, 1714-1794; Carter, George, 1737-1794; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Coffins; Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811; Death; Docksey, Merrial; Elegiac poetry; Epitaphs; Executors...
    • Scrapbook pages contain articles published on the topic of David Garrick's death. Articles were published during the months of January through July 1779. Articles were collected and assembled by William Upcott. Some reverse sides of pages contain...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Charles Kean letter to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt, 1863 June 18

    • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); College teachers; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Muspratt, Sheridan, 1821-1871; Photographs; Postage stamps; Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Universities and colleges
    • Kean responds to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt's request for a photograph of Kean and his wife. In the letter, he describes his current preparations for a trip to Australia. Page 3 of letter contains a newspaper clipping. Penultimate page consists of Dr....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • M. Macklin letter, 1773 March 20

    • Macklin, Maria, ca. 1733-1781; Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797; Benefit performances; Covent Garden Theatre; Letters; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Watermarks
    • M. Macklin writes her father from London asking that he attend her benefit. She claims that she would be the joke of both theatres, particularly Covent Garden, if he did not attend. In the post script, she updates her father on Woodward House and...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to Robert Jephson, 1772 May 19

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dramatists; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Garrick, David, 1754?-1795; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures...
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to playwright Robert Jephson about the scandal of Isaac Bickerstaff and his sudden departure. Garrick laments the loss of Bickerstaff as the writer had recently been "preparing some pieces that would have been both...

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