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    • David Garrick letter to Henry Temple, 1778 April 28

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802; Sealing-wax; Signatures (Writing)
    • Garrick writes to Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, to change the date of a scheduled visit. Letter contains the watermark of LVC and a wax seal. Letter also contains notes by a possible second hand. Wax seal stain can be seen on each page.
    • Edmund Kean letter to H. Sigell, 1825 April 7

    • Boars; Bonds; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Usury; Watermarks
    • In a letter, Kean writes to Sigell about his Drury Lane performance schedule and financial issues. In a postscript, Kean instructs Sigell to "see that those blasted usurers have got the bond." Letter is torn and contains a watermark for "J Green &...
    • David Garrick letter to Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1774 July 8

    • Dudley, H. Bate (Henry Bate), Sir, 1745-1824; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Nobility; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to Sir Henry Bate Dudley about their recent visit, other engagements, and a negative news article about Garrick written by a Mr. Griffin. Garrick adds a postscript about a future meeting with the Duke of Northumberland...
    • 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...
    • Shakespeare Jubilee ticket no. 54

    • Columns; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, George, 1723-1779; Odes, English; Oratorios; Parties; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Signatures (Writing); Stratford Jubilee (1769 : Stratford-upon-Avon, England);...
    • Numbered ticket is for David Garrick's Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon on September 6th and 7th of 1769. Tickets allows admission to "The Oratorio. The Dedication Ode. The Ball. And to the Great Booth at the Fireworks." Price of ticket...
    • Thomas Gainsborough letter to David Garrick

    • Actors; Death; Exhibitions; Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Henderson, John, 1747-1785; Letters; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Gainsborough writes an amiable letter to David Garrick about a man named Henderson who bears a likeness to Garrick as a performer. Gainsborough possibly refers to John Henderson, a promising actor at the time. Gainsborough goes on to hint at...
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1770 June 25

    • Acting; Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moody, John, 1727-1812; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Turtles; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes an amiable letter to Moody on the subject of a turtle given as a gift. In a postscript, Garrick states that he has found a theatre part for which Moody would be well suited. Garrick refers to the character of Major O' Flaherty in the...
    • Catherine Clive letter to Mrs. Racket, 1779 July 18

    • Clive, Mrs. (Catherine), 1711-1785; Death; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Grief; Letters; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing)
    • Catherine Clive writes to a Mrs. Racket about the "strange treatment" she received from Mrs. Eva Maria Garrick after the death of her husband David Garrick. Clive asks Mrs. Racket to inquire as to why Mrs. Garrick has not called upon her for the...
    • Edmund Kean letter to William Loveday

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Loveday amicably to request that he "send Ryley's play up immediately." Letter contains stamps for postage and a wax seal. Letter also contains a watermark from "J. Green 1817." Last page contains faded handwritten notations and has...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moving, Household; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks;
    • Garrick writes a letter of appeal to actress Elizabeth Young because of her refusal to see him for dinner. Garrick expresses his hurt and plan to see her perform. He also refers to his wife's wishes on the matter. In a postscript, Garrick indicates...
    • William Farren letter to Eva Marie Garrick, 1814 September 30

    • Actors; Actresses; Embossing (Printing); Farren, William, 1786-1861; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Theater
    • William Farren writes to Eva Marie Garrick on the financial terms of certain theatre engagements. Letter contains secondhand notations, an embossing, postage markings, and evidence of a wax seal. Image four scan has been rotated 90 degrees to the...
    • Eliza D'Aguilar letter to Mary Kean, 1839 September 28

    • D’Aguilar, Eliza, 18th/19th cent.; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Mary, 1779-1849; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Sons; Travel; Letters; Watermarks
    • Eliza D'Aguilar, wife of decorated military man Sir George Charles D'Aguilar, writes a letter to Mrs. Mary Kean. While Eliza begins her letter with the discussion of her son, she mentions the safe arrival of Mary's son to the United States. Eliza...
    • David Garrick letter to Robert Jephson, 1772 May 19

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dramatists; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Garrick, David, 1754?-1795; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures...
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to playwright Robert Jephson about the scandal of Isaac Bickerstaff and his sudden departure. Garrick laments the loss of Bickerstaff as the writer had recently been "preparing some pieces that would have been both...
    • Henry Irving letter to Lady Dorothy Nevill, 1895 May 28

    • Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Nevill, Dorothy, Lady, 1826-1913; Letters; Envelopes (Stationery); Seals and labels (Philately); Shakespearean actors and actresses
    • Writing from London, Irving thanks Nevill for her congratulations. He invites her and the Duchess to the Lyceum to see "The Bells" and have supper together afterwards. The letter's third page is torn, and the envelope's reverse side has a wax seal.
    • Edmund Kean letter to Jack Hughes

    • Boars; Debt; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Letters; Performances; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Hughes, a close friend of Kean, about his performance schedule. Kean ends the letter with a reference to money he owes and wishes to pay back. Date on letter is March 27th. Frayed letter contains postmarks for "Glasgow" and a wax...

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