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.
William Poel writes from London to his nephew Reginald Pole, giving him the right of first refusal of the leading role of the "Francis play" when it is acted in America and the opportunity to buy cheaply the American acting rights of the play from...
Play-bill for the one performance of "The First Franciscans" by Poel in celebration of the seventh Franciscan centenary. There is a description of the play, some quotes about St. Francis of Assisi, and information about where to purchase tickets.
Poel's written extracts of private letters received in praise of his play, "The First Franciscans," about the life of Sir Francis. There is also a review clipped from the Manchester Guardian. [These extracts may be the enclosures referred to in...
Playbill for Beaumont and Fletcher's comedy, "The Coxcomb." The playbill includes the names of the actors as well as some information about aspects of the performance such as the authorship, the revival, the music, and the costumes.
Arden of Feversham; Theater programs; Edward III (Drama); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; St. George's Hall (London, England)
Program from the presentation of scenes from the two plays Arden of Feversham and Edward III, which are both sometimes attributed to William Shakespeare. The performance is directed by William Poel and produced by the Elizabethan Stage Society. The...
Jesus Christ Iconography; Mercers' Company (London, England); Stone carving
Pages appear to be torn from a book. The article discusses the archeological find of an early Renaissance figure of Christ in Mercers' Chapel in London and speculates about its historical significance.
Gore, Mrs. (Catherine Grace Frances), 1799-1861; Bartley, Sarah, 1783-1850; Letters; Westminster, Robert Grosvenor, Marquis of, 1767-1845; Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831; Noah, M. M. (Mordecai Manuel), 1785-1851
Fanny Morres Gore and her daughter Catherine write from London to Bartley in America, inquiring after her new situation and her family and commenting on the doings of mutual acquaintances. She mentions how they will soon be obliged to move due to...
Booth writes from Geneva to inform Miller, his manager, when he will arrive in London and asks him to take care of his personal articles and finding lodgings. The second and fourth pages of the letter are blank.
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Letters; Lyceum Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Edwin Booth writes of his visit to the invalid Sallie and his recent successful theatrical engagement at the Walnut. He hopes to act at the Lyceum Theatre in New York soon with Henry Irving. Written from Baltimore on Mount Vernon Hotel stationery.
Thomas Moore writes from Sloperton Cottage, Devizes in Wiltshire to Sarah Siddons saying he hopes to see her at the Salisbury Music meeting. He expresses his regard for the "ballads" sent to him. The letter contains notations by a second hand. ...
Sarah M. Siddons, daughter of Sarah Siddons, writes Harriet Siddons, wife of Henry Siddons, and daughter-in-law of Mrs. Sarah Siddons, a familiar family letter. Page 4 is a self-cover and its scan was rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The pages are...
Andrew Combe, M.D., a physiologist and phrenologist, writes Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Sarah Siddons, introducing a shipboard surgeon and speaks of his brother's winning argument with a clergyman. Page 4 is a self-cover.
Henry Siddons, grandson of Sarah Siddons, and son of Harriet Siddons, writes his mother as a teenage midshipman. Page 4 is also a self-cover with a seal. The letter contains notations by a second hand. The pages are torn.
Anna Jameson writes from Brighton to Miss Cecilia Siddons, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Siddons that she hoped to write a biography on Mrs. Siddons but is delayed because of the poet Thomas Campbell. Page 4 is also a self-cover with a seal.
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893; Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891; Sonnets; Publishers and publishing; Letters
The photocopy of a letter from Frances Anne Butler to an unnamed woman regarding the publication of sonnets by Anne Lynch of New York. The letter is bound in volume II of "The Kembles" facing page 388 by Percy Fitzgerald.