Garrick, David, 1717-1779

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1717-02-19
Death 1779-01-20
Britons
Latin, French, English

Biographical notes:

David Garrick was raised in Lichfield, England, and became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer in London. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre.

From the description of Papers, 1749-1778. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213417

David Garrick, English actor and playwright. Garrick frequently invested in land, and in 1756 he bought a large estate in Hendon, northwest of London. There is no evidence that Garrick ever lived at Hendon (cf. Barton, M. Garrick, p. 284n).

From the description of David Garrick manuscript material : 3 items, 1761-1772 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 232362297

An Elizabeth Richardson wrote The double deception, which was performed at Drury Lane, April 28, 1779.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to [Mrs. Richardson?] [manuscript], [1778?] Monday. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281847268

Mistly was the seat of Richard Rigby.

From the description of Song of Jack Harding for Mistley (incomplete), [18th century]. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281749226

Wynnstay was the seat of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.

From the description of Upon D.G.'s reception at Wynnstay, [1777]. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 216884202

David Garrick (1717-1779) was raised in Lichfield, England, where he briefly studied under Samuel Johnson. Johnson and Garrick relocated in London together in 1737. Garrick soon became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. He married Eva Marie Veigel in 1749.

From the guide to the David Garrick papers, 1749-1778., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

David Garrick (1717-1779) was a English actor, playwright, and theater manager and producer. He was a pupil and friend of Dr. Samuel Johnson. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. He married Eva Maria Veigel (1724-1822) in 1749.

From the description of David Garrick correspondence and other papers, 1701-1779 (bulk), 1701-1948 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 701616990

From the guide to the David Garrick correspondence and other papers, 1701-1779 (bulk), 1701-1948 (inclusive)., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

This play was first performed in 1740, and published in 1745. On 1777 Feb. 15, Garrick read an expanded version of the play before King George III and the royal family. He presented the manuscript to Princess Charlotte.

From the description of Lethe : or, Aesop in the shades : manuscript, [1777] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612833001

English actor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampton [House, Chiswick], to Mr. Cumberland, [ca. 1771?] "Monday 5." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568813

From the description of Autograph verses signed with initials : Barton, 1776 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269594091

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampton [House, Chiswick], to John Taylor, [1773] June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570275

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Hampton House, Chiswick], to [Joseph Cradock], [ca. 1769]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568727

From the description of Autograph letter signed by himself and his wife : Hampton, to Mr. Fitzmaurice, 1773 June 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567027

From the description of Autograph card signed : [London], 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561240

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to George Colman, [ca. 1760?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269573966

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Adelphi, to Dr. Burney, [no year] Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587346

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to Mrs. Pritchard, "Fryday noon", [1768? Apr.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269571764

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampton [House, Chiswick], to Dr. Burney, "Sunday night" [no year]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568787

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Dr. Burney, 1766 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570745

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Hampton [House, Chiswick], to [Mr. Foote], 1768 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587364

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Adelphi, to Henry Bunbury, 1774 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269563413

From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [London?], to Mrs. Montagu, [no year] Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269563121

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Hampton House, Chiswick], to his brother, Peter, [1766?] Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568744

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Turin, to George Colman, 1763 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269585929

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Lord Holderness, 1758 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269571738

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Althrop, Northants, to John Taylor, [1768 July] 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269563449

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to "My dear Home", [ca. 1769?] Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269571753

From the description of David Garrick papers, 17--. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866520

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to William Hogarth, [1754?] Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269571723

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [i.e. London], to [Elizabeth Younge Pope], "Monday 10" [1775 Jan. 9.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570511

From the description of Printed card with reproduced seal, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269599217

A T. Underwood published some poems in 1768.

From the description of Upon Underwood [manuscript], [ca. 1768?]. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 230416680

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Subjects:

  • Faddle (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Theater--History--18th century
  • Hamlet (Legendary character)--Manuscripts
  • Art, English
  • Lothario (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Personal notes
  • Romeo (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Benedick (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Theater--Production and direction--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Theater--18th century
  • English literature--18th century
  • Musicals--Librettos
  • Jews in literature--Early works to 1800
  • Sir John Brute (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Branville, Anthony, Sir (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Tragedy
  • English poetry--18th century
  • Chamont (Fictitious character : Otway)--Manuscripts
  • Sampson, Sir (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • English drama--18th century
  • Ben (Fictitious character : Congreve)--Manuscripts
  • Actors
  • Prologues and epilogues--18th century--Manuscripts
  • Lady Bab Lardoon (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Acting--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Heartly (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Richard--III--King of England--1452-1485--In literature--Manuscripts
  • Drama--History and criticism--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Theater--History--18th century--Sources
  • English literature
  • Lear, King (Legendary character)--Manuscripts
  • Theater--Salaries, etc.--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Drugger, Abel (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Oakly, Mrs. (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Oberon (Legendary character)--Manuscripts
  • Scrub (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Mezzotint engraving, English--18th century
  • Vintners
  • Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Poetry--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Theater--Manuscripts
  • Letters
  • Prologues and epilogues--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts

Occupations:

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Places:

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  • England (as recorded)
  • London (England) (as recorded)
  • Westminster (London, England) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Hendon (London, England) (as recorded)
  • Hampton (London, England) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
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