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    • John Ivy letter to J. Rogers, 1867 June 25

    • Abscess; Checks; Diseases; Fergusson, William, Sir, 1808-1877; Hilton London Paddington; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Physicians; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ivy writes a letter to Rogers to extend gratitude for his charitable letter to Charles Kean "under his unfortunate breakdown." He also sends a check for 21.15 pounds. Ivy ends with an update as to the health condition of Kean and cites three...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1774 September 8

    • Actors; Actresses; Bulkley, Mary, 1748-1792; Dodd, James William, 1740?-1796; Festivals; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 Reverend John Home, 1774 May 24

    • Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Home, John, 1722-1808; Letters; Promotions; Scholars; Signatures (Writing); Theater; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes a letter to Reverend John Home about stage promotions and recommends a Mr. Walker to him because "there may be some of Your acquaintance who will profit by his knowledge of the Every branch of the English tongue." Letter contains a...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Performances; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter dated November 10, Garrick writes to actress Elizabeth Young to tell her to abstain from performing until she is "quite able." Garrick also gives her a short schedule of her future theatre roles. While letter addresses a "Miss Young,"...
    • Thomas L. Ternan letter to J. Reeve, 1833 July 4

    • Adelphi Theatre (London, England); Death; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Poetry; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Ternan, Mrs. (Thomas), 1802-1873
    • Thomas L. Ternan writes to J. Reeve on the topic of the recent publication of "Monody on the death of Edmund Kean." He asks Reeves to "dispose of them, amongst those members of 'The Adelphi' who 'mourn the dimming of our shining star.'" Thomas L....
    • Charles Kean letter to Mr. Granby

    • Advertising; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Newspapers; Playbills; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III; Signatures...
    • Kean writes to Granby to specify the details for an advertisement of a performance of Shakespeare's play Henry the Eighth. Kean also asks Granby to relay a message to his fellow actors and reminds Granby about a change with regard to "the Duke of...
    • Charles Kean letter to Smith

    • Artists; Carriages and carts; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean sends a short letter to a Mr. Smith to let him know that he has arranged a carriage to pick up Smith and a female group the next evening. Kean informs Smith that they will then talk about "the Artist." The letter is dated Wednesday, June 10th.
    • Charles Kean letter to Mr. Murch, 1867 January 31

    • Athenæum Club (London, England); Hotels; Invitation; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Retirement; Signatures (Writing)
    • Kean writes to Mr. Murch to acknowledge the late arrival of a dinner invitation sent by Mr. Murch to Kean. Kean also updates Murch on his current stage work and that of his wife. He tells Murch of his plans to retire in the spring of 1868. Kean...
    • E. W. poem to Edmund Kean, 1830 July 12

    • Autographs; Daughters; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Poetry; Scrapbooks; Signatures (Writing); Travel; Watermarks
    • Poem written by E. W. laments Edmund Kean's departure for the United States and requests that the actor give his "autograph of genius" for his daughter's scrapbook. Letter shows creases from folding and contains a watermark. Second image has been...

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