Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Performances; Retirement; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
Ellen Kean writes to Fanny Rose about her personal life. She describes her illness and how it affected her stage work. She also gives a short account of her husband, Charles Kean, and a recent theatre performance. She contemplates retirement and...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
In a typed letter from London, Lawrence thanks Starkey for his gift and expresses his envy of Starkey's library. He mentions both his and Starkey's poor health and his waning "zest" to write the article Starkey requests.