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    • Eliza D'Aguilar letter to Mary Kean, 1839 September 28

    • D’Aguilar, Eliza, 18th/19th cent.; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Sons; Travel; Letters; Watermarks
    • Eliza D'Aguilar, wife of decorated military man Sir George Charles D'Aguilar, writes a letter to Mrs. Mary Kean. While Eliza begins her letter with the discussion of her son, she mentions the safe arrival of Mary's son to the United States. Eliza...
    • H. W. Manifold telegram to Rogers, 1867 May 31

    • Electric Telegraph Company; Insignia; International Telegraph Company; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letterheads; Signatures (Writing); Surgeons; Tariff Europe; Telegraph
    • Manifold sends a telegram from Liverpool to Rogers at the Theatre Royal to inform him of Charles Kean's illness. Mamfold states that Kean will not be able to act for a period of months. Letter contains secondhand notation. Notation, handwritten at...
    • 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...
    • Edmund Kean letter

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Edmund Kean writes a letter to an unnamed recipient. Letter is torn and contains closing remarks and signature. Letter also contains a post-script which gives the date of Kean's departure for the United States. Page two of letter contains...
    • William Poel letter to Reginald Pole, 1925

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Letters; Barrymore, John, 1882-1942; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespearean actors and actresses
    • Poel critiques John Barrymore's performance as Hamlet for his nephew Reginald Pole, who had acted alongside Barrymore in Hamlet. He praises how "he talked his part" but criticizes his lack of emotion and overuse of ""the Macready pause."" A...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • E. W. poem to Edmund Kean, 1830 July 12

    • Autographs; Daughters; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Poetry; Scrapbooks; Signatures (Writing); Travel; Watermarks
    • Poem written by E. W. laments Edmund Kean's departure for the United States and requests that the actor give his "autograph of genius" for his daughter's scrapbook. Letter shows creases from folding and contains a watermark. Second image has been...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Catalogue of the library of Charles Kean and Edmund Kean

    • Auction catalogs; Autographs; Engraving; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Kean, Mary; Letters; Relics; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. Catalogues of sales
    • Materials consist of a copy of an auction catalog "of the library of the late Charles Kean," and "valuable autograph letters, engravings and relics, of his father Edmund Kean." Catalog includes a numbered list of items to be sold. Catalog notes...
    • 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...

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