Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Apologizing; Mobs; Letters
J. P. Kemble writes an unnamed gentleman thanking him for his call. Kemble apologizes for his servant's blunt behavior due to fear of "the mob." The "mob" referred to in the letter may be part of the O. P. riots. The letter is torn and stained.
Playbill for Jonson's pastoral play, "The Sad shepherd," a tale of Robin Hood. The playbill contains a brief synopsis of the play, the names of the actors and characters, as well as a section written by Dowden.
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...
Garrick writes to Cradock in gratitude for his generous gifts and mentions his reaction to "a French war." Letter contains a watermark and a note written by a second hand. Note on letter gives information on Cradock.
Barbarina Wilmot (later Lady Dacre) writes from her sickbed to Mrs. Bartley, George Bartley's wife, to congratulate her on her performance in "Ina" and express her regrets in being forced to close the play. [George Bartley's commentary on Ina:...
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Kensington Gardens (London, England); Thank-you notes; Watermarks
Card related to the death of Charles Kean extends gratitude towards those who sent "kind inquiries and condolences." Card contains address at bottom. "Joynson" watermark can be seen on pages two and three of card.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence thanks Archer for his generosity and sends him several rare prints and playbills in return. He thanks him for offering to read his manuscript, "Private Theatre," and plans to send it after Christmas.
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. ...
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Newspapers; Hamlet (Legendary character); Letters; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
Charles Kean writes an unnamed correspondent saying that there is a very beautiful notice in the "Times" about his "Hamlet" and asks that it be inserted in the "Herald." The letter contains remnants of a seal. The letter contains notations by a...
Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Two gentlemen of Verona
Playbill for Shakespeare's play, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." The playbill includes the names of the actors and musicians as well as some information about aspects of the performance such as the costumes, the music and the pronounciation.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924; Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950; Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence thanks Archer for his research at the British Museum and mentions seeing George Bernard Shaw at the premiere of Lady Gregory's play "Shanwalla" at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Charles Kean writes Lady Bulwer from Dublin expressing gratitude for her gifts and kindnesses and describes his successful Dublin engagement. Page 4 is a self-cover and contains a partial seal. The letter contains a watermark and postmark.
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...
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Dickens, Charles, 1837-1896; Crystal Palace (London, England); National Gallery (Great Britain); British Museum; Letters
Writing from London Irving discusses Wilkins' town, Irving's decision not to join the London Wall church, the issue of Sunday openings of public buildings and Charles Dickens' new work "written in favor of the opening." Signed J.H. Brodribb...