Andrew Combe, M.D., a physiologist and phrenologist, writes Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Sarah Siddons, introducing a shipboard surgeon and speaks of his brother's winning argument with a clergyman. Page 4 is a self-cover.
Sarah Siddons writes from Westbourne Farm to her biographer and poet, Thomas Campbell, regretfully saying she will be unable to attend his lecture and says she is returning the admission. The envelope is torn and contains a seal.
Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854; Twiss, Horace, 1787-1849; Dinners and dining; Letters
Charles Kemble writes Annie, the wife of Horace Twiss, informing her that he will be unable to join Annie and Horace for dinner. The letter contains an embossing and notations by a second hand. The pages are torn.
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893; Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887; Engraving; New York (State); Letters
Fanny Kemble writes an unnamed friend saying that she is unable to meet Mlle Bonhard. She mentions that she saw Willie yesterday who has been working on a pencil copy of a colored engraving of Jenny Lind. Kemble says she hopes Annie returned home...
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Health; Letters; Watermarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures)
J. P. Kemble writes Alexander Murray saying he has a bad cold and is unable to leave his house. Kemble asks Murray to visit him that day. The letter is stained and contains remnants of a seal. The letter contains watermarks. Page 4 is a...
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Performances; Letters; Watermarks
Written in third person, Charles Kean writes Mr. Ingram saying that he is sending tickets for "Sardanopalus" and the "Lancers." He regrets to say that Mrs. Kean will be unable to appear in "Sardanopalus" due to indisposition. The letter is...
Exhibitions; Gout; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Tickets
In a letter, Kean tells Mr. Russell that he has procured tickets for himself and his family. Kean goes on to relate his two month period of gout, and how the gout has affected his theater performance and daily activities. He ends with an invitation...
Apologizing; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Plays; Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882
Charles Kean writes in the third person to a Mr. Webster to dispel any doubts about "the business connected with Sir Peter Teazle" and a rehearsal for the play "The School for Scandal." Mr. Webster may refer to Benjamin Nottingham Webster, an...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Woffington, Margaret, d. 1760
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence discusses the early careers of 18th-century aristocratic actor David Garrick and actress Peg Woffington in response to "Mr. Lucas'....query" and mentions a newspaper article enclosed for Archer. The letter is typed.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
Writing from London, Lawrence commiserates with Starkey about their declining health; he suggests sending one of his own books in exchange for Starkey's copy of the Walter Whiter book he desires to read.