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    • A list of theatrical autograph letters recently acquired

    • Actors; Autographs; Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina; Candelabra; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Dinners and dining; Harris, A. (Augustus), 1825-1873; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Lists; Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875;...
    • Document contains a list of recently purchased autograph letters, booklets, pamphlets, and other materials of Charles Kean. Name and address of C. A. Kyrle Fletcher can be seen at top. Page contains handwritten notations. Page also contains...
    • Alfred Wigan letter, 1854 January 28

    • Wigan, Alfred, 1814-1878; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Checks; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Watermarks
    • Alfred Wigan writes an unnamed correspondent acknowledging the receipt of two checks and says he is glad to hear of "a good account of Mr. Kean." The page 4 scan was rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The letter contains an embossing and watermarks. ...
    • 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...
    • Charles Kean letter to Col. D'Aguilar, 1838 January 27

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Performances; Hamlet (Legendary character); Drury Lane Theatre; Queens; Dramatic criticism; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Postmarks
    • Charles Kean writes Col. D'Aguilar describing the success of "Hamlet" and plans for "Richard III." The letter is torn and contains notations by a second hand. Page 4 is a self-cover with a partial seal and postmarks. The letter contains an...
    • 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....
    • Charles Kean letter to George Godwin

    • Books; Godwin, George, 1813-1888; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Watermarks
    • 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....
    • Charles Kean letter to James F. Cathcart

    • Actors; Cathcart, James Faucit, 1828-1902; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Princess's Theatre (London, England); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Watermarks;...
    • Kean writes a long letter to actor James F. Cathcart to address his actions during the theater company's on tour in Australia and the United States. Kean describes his past relationship with Cathcart and admonishes Cathcart for his behavior. The...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Charles Kemble letter

    • Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854; Acting; Theaters England; Drury Lane Theatre; Letters
    • Charles Kemble writes an unnamed correspondent saying he has been unwell and that he believes his brother acted as "Timon" at Drury Lane. The letter is pasted to a scrapbook page surrounded by small engravings of the actor in various roles. The...
    • Charles Kemble letter to Horace Twiss (Nol)

    • Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854; Twiss, Horace, 1787-1849; Kemble, Sarah, 1735-1807; Kemble, Marie Thérèse, 1774-1838; Families; Theaters; Letters
    • Charles Kemble writes Horace Twiss (Nol) saying that Mrs. C. Kemble hopes to see him on her return and recommends that Twiss call and inquire after Kemble's mother. The letter contains notations by a second hand. Page 3 contains remnants of a...

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