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    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 011 - 040

    • Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815; Actors; Aickin, James, d. 1803; Apologizing; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Bell, John, 1745-1831; Biography; Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757;...
    • Pages consist of news articles on or written by David Garrick. Pages were collected by Garrick and assembled by William Upcott. Collection of pages include two images of Garrick in theatrical costume. Some articles contain handwritten note that...
    • 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...
    • Arena Stage 30 - Kean -

    • Actors; Advertising; Arena Stage Associates; Arena Stage (Organization : Washington, D.C.); Contributions, Charitable; Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Lemaître, Frédérick, 1800-1876; Living Stage Theatre Company;...
    • Theatre program for Arena Stage's production of "Kean:" a play written by Jean-Paul Sartre based on the original by Alexandre Dumas. The play has been translated into English by Frank Hauser and is directed by Martin Fried. Program includes...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 001 - 010

    • Actors; Auctions; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Colman, George, 1732-1794; Colman, George, 1732-1794. Clandestine marriage;...
    • Pages from scrapbook contain newspaper articles and a colored image of the Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pages also contain other articles related to various theatre performances and mentions names of actor and actresses. Some...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Edmund Kean memorial service program, 1983 May 15

    • Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750; Blake, William, 1757-1827; Choirs (Music); Church buildings; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Death; Donne, John, 1572-1631; Gascoigne, Bamber; Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830; Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859; Hymns;...
    • Program contains details of a memorial service for the hundred year anniversary of Edmund Kean's death. The Society for Theatre Research presents the memorial service at the Richmond Parish Church and includes hymns, readings by Ben Kingsley, and...
    • Edmund Kean bank draft

    • Banks and banking; Coutts & Co.; Drafts; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Bank draft written by Edmund Kean for Coutts and Company requests ten pounds. "Coutt and Co" has been marked out on the draft. Draft is dated August 6th. Draft is torn and frayed. Draft contains a punched out hole and a watermark.
    • 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...
    • Sir Henry Rowley Bishop letter to Charles Kemble

    • Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855; Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854; Covent Garden Theatre; Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852; Letters
    • The composer, Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, writes Charles Kemble saying he is forwarding a package from John Howard Payne and asks for reimbursement. In the postscript, Bishop asks Kemble if he has written Payne regarding his melodrama and other...
    • Edwin Booth letter, 1884 February 4

    • Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905; Letters; Lyceum Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
    • Edwin Booth writes of his visit to the invalid Sallie and his recent successful theatrical engagement at the Walnut. He hopes to act at the Lyceum Theatre in New York soon with Henry Irving. Written from Baltimore on Mount Vernon Hotel stationery.
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 076 - 096

    • British Museum; Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797; Camden, Charles Pratt, Earl, 1714-1794; Carter, George, 1737-1794; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Coffins; Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811; Death; Docksey, Merrial; Elegiac poetry; Epitaphs; Executors...
    • Scrapbook pages contain articles published on the topic of David Garrick's death. Articles were published during the months of January through July 1779. Articles were collected and assembled by William Upcott. Some reverse sides of pages contain...

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