Montez, Lola, 1818-1861

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Irish dancer, actress, lecturer, writer, and political activist, Lola Montez was also known as Marie Dolores Eliza (or Elisa) Rosanna Gilbert, Maria Dolores Parris Montez, and Comtesse de Landsfeld.

From the description of Lectures and correspondence of Lola Montez, 1842-1950 (inclusive), 1842-1858 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612379070

Born Marie Eliza Gilbert in Ireland, Lola Montez was an internationally-known dancer who performed in San Francisco and various mining towns in Calif. from 1853-1856, with a brief tour in Australia in 1855-1856.

From the description of Lola Montez letter : Munich, to Monsieur le Baron : ALS, 1846 Oct. 22. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122385303

The British actress was famous for being the mistress of King Ludwig of Bavaria.

From the description of ALS, 1859 June 15 : 26 Park Lane, [London], to Mr. Dubois. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16956870

Lola Montez (real name Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert), Irish-born dancer and actress.

From the guide to the Lola Montez manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1843?, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Dancer, b. Marie Eliza Gilbert.

From the description of Papers, 1843-1932. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28419790

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Leonard, Alexander Thomas, Jr. 1889-1970. Scrapbook on Lola Montez, Sharon v. Hill trial, and San Francisco and California history, 1883-1935 (bulk 1933-1934). California Historical Society
referencedIn Putnam, R. F. R.F. Putnam diary: ms, 1862 April 18-1876 June 6. California Historical Society
referencedIn Photographs of theatrical performers, 1862-1982. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Lola Montez letter : ALS, [undated]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Goldberg, Isaac, 1887-1938. Isaac Goldberg papers, 1919-1938. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Papers, 1843-1932. California Historical Society
referencedIn Letters by and concerning Lola Montez, 1828-1862. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Lola Montez letter : Munich, to Monsieur le Baron : ALS, 1846 Oct. 22. California Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Scrapbook on girls of the Golden West, 1933. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Isaac Goldberg papers, 1919-1938 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lola Montez manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1843? The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Todd, Arthur. Four centuries of American dance. [Scrapbook, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Burke, Alan, 1922-2007. Scrapbook on Lola Montez, 1958-1983 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Willson, Elizabeth Ann. Papers of Elizabeth Ann Willson, 1831-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Autograph note signed : [n.p.], 1852 Mar. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Seymour, Bruce, 1946-. Bruce Seymour collection of Lola Montez materials, [ca. 1990-1996] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Theater manuscripts collection, 1784-1941 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Theater manuscripts collection, 1784-1941 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. Papers of George Pope Morris [manuscript] 1830-1860. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gray, Harry. Women of California [sound recording] / recorded by Harry Gray, 1973-1974. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn William Bowers Bourn Family Papers, 1845-1985 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Lectures and correspondence of Lola Montez, 1842-1950 (inclusive), 1842-1858 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. ALS, 1859 June 15 : 26 Park Lane, [London], to Mr. Dubois. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Dorrian, Cecil Inslee. Lola Montez, a play in three acts, Newark, N.J.?, [191-?]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Lola Montez letter : Grass Valley, Calif. : ALS, 1854 Nov. 22. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lola Montez research notes and miscellany, [post-1952]. California Historical Society
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1847. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. Lola Montez collection, 1850, 1860, undated. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. Letters to Edward Bicknall, 1853-1855. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn California. Department of Parks and Recreation. California First Theatre (Monterey State Historic Park) Collection, 1840-1981. California State ParksMonterey State Historic Park
referencedIn Dawley, J. Searle. The dancer and the king or, Lola Montez : a romantic play in four acts / by J. Searle Dawley. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Buchanan, Thomas Ely. Letters, 1853-1854. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Buckbee, Edna Bryan. Edna Bryan Buckbee papers : typescripts and ms, [193-]-1954 (bulk 193-) California Historical Society
referencedIn Denny, Melcena Burns. Two plays : Lola Montez and Black Bart : ms., [ca. 1946-1948]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Green, Thomas, fl. 1858. Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Emily, 1858 May 28. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Buchanan, Maria,. Letters by and concerning Lola Montez, 1828-1862. Houghton Library
referencedIn Denny, Melcena Burns. Plays by Melcena Burns Denny, 1946-1966 (bulk 1946-1949). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Armstrong, Thomas, person
associatedWith Bourn, William Bowers, 1857-1936 person
associatedWith Buchanan, Maria, person
associatedWith Buchanan, Maria, recipient. person
correspondedWith Buchanan, Maria, recipient. person
associatedWith Buchanan, Thomas Ely. person
associatedWith Buckbee, Edna Bryan. person
associatedWith Burke, Alan, 1922-2007. person
associatedWith Burr, C. Chauncey (Charles Chauncey), 1817-1883. person
associatedWith California State Parks corporateBody
associatedWith Dawley, J. Searle. person
associatedWith Denny, Melcena Burns. person
associatedWith Denny, Melcena Burns. person
associatedWith Dorrian, Cecil Inslee. person
associatedWith Goldberg, Isaac, 1887-1938. person
associatedWith Green, Thomas, fl. 1858. person
associatedWith Hanson, Robert. person
associatedWith Hoftheater (Munich, Germany) corporateBody
associatedWith Leonard, Alexander Thomas, Jr. 1889-1970. person
associatedWith Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. person
associatedWith Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. person
associatedWith Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). person
associatedWith Putnam, R. F. person
associatedWith Radziwiłł, Karol Andrzej, książę, 1821-1886 person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Seymour, Bruce, 1946- person
associatedWith Storrs, Lucinda, person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Todd, Arthur. person
associatedWith Willson, Elizabeth Ann. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Grass Valley (Calif.)
Great Britain
California
Subject
Dancers--19th century--Correspondence
Dancers
Actresses
Women in the theater
Dance
Actors
Entertainers
Cachucha (Dance)
Folk dancing, Spanish
Fandangos
Occupation
Dancers
Women dancers
Lecturers
Actors
Activity

Person

Birth 1818-02-17

Death 1861-01-17

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

French,

Undetermined,

English

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