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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...
    • 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...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Martha Tree

    • Embossing (Printing); Envelopes (Stationery); Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Passenger ships; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Tree, Miss
    • Ellen Kean writes to her sister Martha, called "Hetty" in the letter, to give her updates on her travel to Pittsburg then Cincinnati. Ellen tells Martha of their current situation in which the ship on which she is a passenger is trapped by the ice...
    • David Garrick letter to Henry Temple, 1778 April 28

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Garrick writes to Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, to change the date of a scheduled visit. Letter contains the watermark of LVC and a wax seal. Letter also contains notes by a possible second hand. Wax seal stain can be seen on each page.
    • 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,"...
    • 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"...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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...
    • Shakespeare Jubilee ticket no. 54

    • Columns; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, George, 1723-1779; Odes, English; Oratorios; Parties; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Signatures (Writing); Stratford Jubilee (1769 : Stratford-upon-Avon, England);...
    • Numbered ticket is for David Garrick's Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon on September 6th and 7th of 1769. Tickets allows admission to "The Oratorio. The Dedication Ode. The Ball. And to the Great Booth at the Fireworks." Price of ticket...
    • A dramatic sketch, managers room: Hamlet adapted to the times

    • Authors; Busts; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824; Caricatures and cartoons; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Lithography; Oxenford, John, 1812-1877; Princess's Theatre (London, England); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Shakespeare,...
    • Print depicts a manager at a desk between busts of Lord Byron and William Shakespeare. A broken bust can be seen on the floor in front of the desk. A manager speaks to an author about payment. Dialogue between them can be seen at bottom of print....
    • 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...

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