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    • 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...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mr. Heath

    • Influenza; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ellen Kean sends blessings to a Mr. Heath in a letter. She tells of her husband Charles Kean's current bout with the flu and asks for a letter from Mr. Heath in the future. Ellen Kean also makes mention of the son of Sir George and Lady Gregory....
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 001 - 010

    • Actors; Auctions; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Colman, George, 1732-1794; Colman, George, 1732-1794. Clandestine marriage;...
    • Pages from scrapbook contain newspaper articles and a colored image of the Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pages also contain other articles related to various theatre performances and mentions names of actor and actresses. Some...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 011 - 040

    • Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815; Actors; Aickin, James, d. 1803; Apologizing; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Bell, John, 1745-1831; Biography; Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757;...
    • Pages consist of news articles on or written by David Garrick. Pages were collected by Garrick and assembled by William Upcott. Collection of pages include two images of Garrick in theatrical costume. Some articles contain handwritten note that...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 060 - 063

    • Actresses; Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843; Ballads; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Clubs; Covent Garden Theatre; Dinners and dining; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Drinking songs; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Glover,...
    • Scrapbook pages contain the newspaper account of a dinner given at the Garrick Club. The account tells of the festivities and prints songs sang in remembrance of Garrick and other notable theatre performers. Pages were assembled by William Upcott....
    • Edmund Kean letter to Charles Matthews

    • Covent Garden Theatre; Drury Lane Theatre; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Monuments; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean tells Mathews in a letter that on the subject of a proposed Shakespeare monument, the Drury Lane Theatre should be included. Kean emphasizes that the rival Covent Garden Company's sole inclusion in the project remains unfair. Letter is dated...
    • Playbill for "The Merchant of Venice", 1898

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice; Dolmetsch, Arnold, 1858-1940
    • Playbill for Shakespeare's play, "The merchant of Venice," being performed at St. George's Hall, London. The playbill contains the names of the actors and characters, two reviews, as well as part of a paper on the play's dramatic treatment on...
    • 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...
    • Dion Boucicault letter, undated

    • Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890; Merivale, Herman Charles, 1839-1906; Coghlan, Rose, 1851-1932; Plays; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Dion Boucicault writes to Herman Charles Merivale. Boucicault asks Merivale to send over his play, "The Butler." Boucicault is trying to find offers for the play. He mentions that Rose Coghlan "does not toe the line," and also mysteriously notes...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Mrs. Talfourd

    • Children; Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Gardens; Gossip; Letters; Performances; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a casual letter to a Mrs. Talfourd about various topics which include her children's illness, the landscape of Wardie Brae, the Surrey Zoological Garden, theatre business, and London gossip. First page contains two separate parts...
    • 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 to Mr. Murch, 1867 January 31

    • Athenæum Club (London, England); Hotels; Invitation; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Retirement; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean writes to Mr. Murch to acknowledge the late arrival of a dinner invitation sent by Mr. Murch to Kean. Kean also updates Murch on his current stage work and that of his wife. He tells Murch of his plans to retire in the spring of 1868. Kean...
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1774 September 8

    • Actors; Actresses; Bulkley, Mary, 1748-1792; Dodd, James William, 1740?-1796; Festivals; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter to John Moody, Garrick describes a letter to a Mr. Swan and references the doings of theatre performers James William Dodd and Mary Bulkley in Dublin. Garrick also mentions his preparations for a Jubilee. He tells Moody: "If you see any...

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