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    • 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...
    • Catherine Clive letter, 1779 January 28

    • Clive, Mrs. (Catherine), 1711-1785; Death; Diseases; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Grief; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Catherine Clive writes to a woman to enquire as to the state of Mrs. Eva Maria Garrick after the death of her husband David Garrick. Clive sends her sympathy to Mrs. Garrick and tells the letter recipient how she found out about Mr. Garrick's...
    • Charles Kean letter

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616....
    • Kean writes to an unknown recipient to plan the dates for his performances at the letter recipient's theatre. Kean lists family members and two actors who will be in attendance. He ends with a list of suggested plays to be performed which include...
    • Charles Kean letter to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt, 1863 June 18

    • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); College teachers; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Muspratt, Sheridan, 1821-1871; Photographs; Postage stamps; Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Universities and colleges
    • Kean responds to Dr. Sheridan Muspratt's request for a photograph of Kean and his wife. In the letter, he describes his current preparations for a trip to Australia. Page 3 of letter contains a newspaper clipping. Penultimate page consists of Dr....
    • Charles Kean letter to George Godwin

    • Books; Godwin, George, 1813-1888; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Watermarks
    • Kean writes to Godwin, an architect and social activist, about the architect's book Town Swamps and Social Bridges. Kean sends theatre tickets to Godwin and emphasizes "that there are ladies of the party." Letter contains half of a watermark....
    • Charles Kean letter to Morris Barnett

    • Barnett, Morris, 1800-1856; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kings and rulers; Letters; Performances; Queens; Signatures (Writing); Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; Victoria,...
    • Kean informs Barnett of the success of a theatre performance which the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and his two sisters enjoyed highly. Kean also adds that the scenery done by Grieve also satisfied.
    • 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 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...
    • Charles Kean letter to Sir William, 1867 June 04

    • Eton College; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Rheumatism; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Travel; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865; Watermarks
    • Kean informs Sir William that his wife, Ellen Kean, endured some pain in her ankle as a result of her journey to Cheltenham and her rheumatism. Kean goes on to say that, because of the successful ticket sales for his future performances, he has...
    • 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.

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