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    • David Garrick poem to Charles Townshend

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Indians of North America; Poetry; Townshend, Charles, 1725-1767; Watermarks
    • David Garrick writes a poem in praise of the Right Honorable Charles Townshend for his quick wit and leadership ability amongst the inhabitants of North America. Garrick writes the poem to Townshend "reminding him of his promise to serve Capt....
    • 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.
    • Thomas Gainsborough letter to David Garrick

    • Actors; Death; Exhibitions; Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Henderson, John, 1747-1785; Letters; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Gainsborough writes an amiable letter to David Garrick about a man named Henderson who bears a likeness to Garrick as a performer. Gainsborough possibly refers to John Henderson, a promising actor at the time. Gainsborough goes on to hint at...
    • David Garrick letter to Captain Edward Thompson, 1772 July 18

    • Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Gratitude; Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779; Letters; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Ship captains; Signatures (Writing); Thompson, Edward, 1738?-1786; Watermarks; Wine
    • Garrick writes a friendly letter to Captain Thompson about a bottle of wine the captain sent him. He also invites Thompson to dine with him and requests that he give his crew a guinea. He reminds Thompson of this request in a postscript. Letter...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moving, Household; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks;
    • Garrick writes a letter of appeal to actress Elizabeth Young because of her refusal to see him for dinner. Garrick expresses his hurt and plan to see her perform. He also refers to his wife's wishes on the matter. In a postscript, Garrick indicates...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Edmund Kean letter to Mr. Budd, 1831 February 10

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Postmarks; Sale of business enterprises; Signatures (Writing); Theaters; Theatre Royal (Richmond upon Thames, London, England); Watermarks
    • In a letter to a Mr. Budd, Kean presents himself as a potential buyer of the Theatre Royal Richmond. He gives his qualifications as a person experienced in theatre and admits that as an actor he is "weary of scampering about his majesties...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Edmund Kean letter to H. Sigell, 1825 April 7

    • Boars; Bonds; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Usury; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Kean writes to Sigell about his Drury Lane performance schedule and financial issues. In a postscript, Kean instructs Sigell to "see that those blasted usurers have got the bond." Letter is torn and contains a watermark for "J Green &...
    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 May 31

    • Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Hotels; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Physicians; Signatures (Writing); Telegraph
    • John Ivy writes to J. Rogers about Charles Kean's illness and inability to perform on the stage or travel as a result. Ivy requests a meeting with Rogers and Mrs. Kean to discuss the matter. Letter contains a small embossing on the top left corner...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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