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    • Edmund Kean poem with book and binder

    • Book spines; Bookplates; Brenon, Herbert, 1880-1958; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Latin language; Mistresses; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Poetry; Watermarks; Wilke, William Hancock
    • Materials consist of a poem with box and tri-fold binder. Letter is attributed to Edmund Kean and, according to the binder, describes his experiences with Ophelia Benjamin, a woman with whom he lived on the Isle of Bute. The poem shows Kean's...
    • 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...
    • Charles Macklin letter

    • Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797; Health; Letters
    • Charles Macklin writes an unnamed correspondent discussing his health over the winter. The unnamed correspondent may be John Pearse and the letter could have been written in 1788 or 1789. The letter is stained and has been repaired.
    • Fanny Kemble letter to Mr. Furness

    • Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893; Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896; Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867; Families; Letters
    • Fanny Kemble writes Mr. Furness asking him to thank a woman for an etching. Kemble says that Mr. Meredith has told her that there is nothing she can do to prevent Mr. Butler from separating her from her children. The letter is incomplete.
    • M. Macklin letter, 1773 March 20

    • Macklin, Maria, ca. 1733-1781; Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797; Benefit performances; Covent Garden Theatre; Letters; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Watermarks
    • M. Macklin writes her father from London asking that he attend her benefit. She claims that she would be the joke of both theatres, particularly Covent Garden, if he did not attend. In the post script, she updates her father on Woodward House and...
    • David Garrick prologue and engraving

    • Engraving; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Painting; Portraits; Performances; Prologues and epilogues; Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792; Signatures (Writing); Theater; Watermarks
    • Material consists of a two-page prologue handwritten by Garrick placed next to an engraving of Garrick with his signature. Both materials have been pasted to a thicker sheet for protection and presentation. Prologue contains secondhand notations at...

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