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.
Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Sarah Siddons, writes her daughter a family letter mentioning a package from India, Willie's birthday, Arthur's trip to India, and other matters. The letter contains notations by a second hand.
Diseases; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Odes, English
Garrick writes an ode to Lord Spencer entitled "Ode to the Siroccho Wind" as a result of his illness in Naples. In the ode, Garrick urges Lord Spencer to "fly" from Naples and recover in better climes. Ode contains notes by a secondhand.
Joanna Baillie, author and playwright, writes Henry Siddons, son of Sarah Siddons, in response to Siddons answer to her 1815 February 6 letter, sending "Glees" she believes appropriate for her play, "The Beacon." Page 4 is a self-cover with a...
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893; Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860; Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852; Families; Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867; Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896; Letters
Fanny Kemble writes Reverend William Henry Furness a letter of parting mentioning Mr. Butler's witholding of certain letters she received from Lady Byron. The letter contains an embossing. The pages are torn. Page 4 is also a self-cover.
Shakespearean actors and actresses; Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Letters
Irving writes from London, praising rural life and regretting he cannot spend vacation with Wilkins. He discusses Albion Chapel and long working hours. He signs as J.H. Brodribb [Irving's birth name is John Henry Brodribb]. There is cross-writing...
Poel, William, 1852-1934; Boas, Frederick S. (Frederick Samuel), 1862-1957; Letters; Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada; Annuities; Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593. Doctor Faustus; Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593. Jew of Malta
Poel thanks Boas for sending him a copy of the edition of "Dr. Faustus" edited by Boas. He plans to give a reading or performance of another of Marlowe's plays, "The Jew of Malta," and criticizes the interpretation of a recent production of it....
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; Players (Club); Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Winter, William, 1836-1917; Benedict, E. C. (Elias Cornelius), 1834-1920
Brief article published by Playbill, Incorporated containing a brief biography of the actor Edwin Booth and the history and customs of the Players Club at 16 Gramercy Place, which he founded. The publication also contains advertisements for...