Appleton, William Worthen, 1915-2014

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William Appleton, collector, was born in New York on December 31, 1915. He graduated with a BA from Harvard University in 1938 and continued his education in New York City, receiving his Masters from Columbia University in 1939 and a Ph.D in 1949. He taught at Columbia from the 1940s until the late 1970s and was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1976.

William Appleton is a theater scholar. He has both written and edited works on theater, primarily English theater of the 18th and 19th centuries. His writings include A Cycle of Cathay (1951), Beaumont and Fletcher: a Critical Study (1956), Charles Macklin : An Actor's Life (1960) and Madame Vestris and the London Stage (1974). Works he has edited include The Careless Husband (1966), The Prompter: a Theatrical Paper (1734-1736) (1966) and Letters to Dorothy (1988).

From the guide to the Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Aldridge, Ira Frederick, -1867 person
associatedWith Alsop, Frances, d. 1821 person
associatedWith Anderson, James R. (James Robertson), 1811-1895 person
associatedWith Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852 person
associatedWith Auriol, Francesca person
associatedWith Banim, John, 1798-1842 person
associatedWith Barnes, James, d. 1838 person
associatedWith Barry, Elizabeth, ca. 1658-1713 person
associatedWith Bennett, G. J. (George John), 1800-1879 person
associatedWith Blanchard, E. L. (Edward L.), 1820-1889 person
associatedWith Blanchard, Thomas, 1787? -1859 person
associatedWith Bland, Humphrey, 1812-1869 person
associatedWith Bland, Mr., fl. 1832 person
associatedWith Boden, C., Miss person
associatedWith Bologna, John Peter, 1775-1846 person
associatedWith Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890 person
associatedWith Bradley, Thomas, d. 1829 person
associatedWith Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866 person
associatedWith Brooks, Mrs., fl. 1786-1833 person
associatedWith Brougham, John, 1810-1880 person
associatedWith Brunton, Mr person
associatedWith Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879 person
associatedWith Bunn, Margaret Agnes, 1799-1883 person
associatedWith Burke, Joseph, 1818-1902 person
associatedWith Burrell, Miss, b. 1795 person
associatedWith Burroughs, Watkins, 1790? -1869 person
associatedWith Butline, Miss person
associatedWith Campbell, Mr., fl. 1821-1833 person
associatedWith Cartlitch, John G., 1793-1875 person
associatedWith Celeste, Madame (Celine), 1814-1882 person
associatedWith Centlivre, Susanna, 1667? -1723 person
associatedWith Clair, G., Mr person
associatedWith Cobham, Thomas, 1779 or 86-1842 person
associatedWith Collins, John, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1762-1836 person
associatedWith Cony, Barkham, 1802-1858 person
associatedWith Cooke, T. P. (Thomas Potter), 1786-1864 person
associatedWith Cooper, Mr person
associatedWith Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966 person
associatedWith Crauford, Mr person
associatedWith Creswick, William, 1813-1888 person
associatedWith Crouch, Anna Maria, 1763-1805 person
associatedWith Cullen, Mr., fl. 1810? person
associatedWith Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841 person
associatedWith Dillon, Mr person
associatedWith Ducrow, Andrew, 1793-1842 person
associatedWith Duruset, John, 1796-1843 person
associatedWith Edmiston, Miss, b. 1801 person
associatedWith Edwin, William, fl. 1836 person
associatedWith Egerton, Daniel, 1772-1835 person
associatedWith Egerton, Mr person
associatedWith Egerton, Sarah Fisher, 1782-1847 person
associatedWith Ellar, Thomas, 1782-1842 person
associatedWith Elliott, Mr person
associatedWith Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831 person
associatedWith Farley, Charles, 1771-1859 person
associatedWith Fawcett, Mr. (John), 1768-1837 person
associatedWith Fechter, Charles, 1824-1879 person
associatedWith Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873 person
associatedWith Foote, Maria, 1797? -1867 person
associatedWith Forde, Catherine Maria, b. 1805 person
associatedWith Freeman, Mr person
associatedWith French, G., Mr person
associatedWith Gallott, John, d. 1852 person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779 person
associatedWith Gomersal, Edward Alexander, 1788-1862 person
associatedWith Gomersal, Mrs person
associatedWith Grimaldi, Joseph, 1779-1837 person
associatedWith Grove, Miss, 1822-1867 person
associatedWith Haines, John Thomas, 1799? -1843 person
associatedWith Hamblin, Thomas Sowerby, 1800-1853 person
associatedWith Harley, John Pritt, 1786? -1858 person
associatedWith Hartland, Mr person
associatedWith Helme, Mr., fl. 1801 person
associatedWith Hemmings, Mr person
associatedWith Henry, Thomas, b. 1815 person
associatedWith Hicks, N. T. (Newton Treen), 1811? -1873 person
associatedWith Hill, Charles John, 1805-1874 person
associatedWith Holloway, James, 1819? -1879 person
associatedWith Honner, Robert William, 1809-1852 person
correspondedWith Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895 person
associatedWith Howell, Mr person
associatedWith Hughes, H person
associatedWith Huntley, Francis, 1787-1831 person
associatedWith Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905 person
associatedWith Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803 person
associatedWith Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857 person
associatedWith Johnston, H. (Henry Erskine), 1777-1845 person
associatedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 person
associatedWith Keeley, Robert, 1793-1869 person
associatedWith Kelly, Frances Maria, 1790-1882 person
associatedWith Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854 person
associatedWith Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 person
associatedWith Kemble, Henry Stephen, 1789-1836 person
associatedWith Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823 person
associatedWith Kenney, James, 1780-1849 person
associatedWith Kirby, James, fl. 1811-1830 person
associatedWith Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862 person
associatedWith Lacy, M. Rophino (Michael Rophino), 1795-1867 person
associatedWith Lane, Sara, 1823-1899 person
associatedWith Laurent, Mr., fl. 1799-1808 person
associatedWith Lee, Mr person
associatedWith Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818 person
associatedWith Lewis, Mr person
associatedWith Liston, John, 1776-1846 person
associatedWith Lloyd, Mr., fl. 1829 person
associatedWith Louis, Miss, fl. 1829 person
associatedWith Lyon, Thomas, 1812-1869 person
associatedWith Macarthy, Marion, 1838-1863 person
associatedWith Macfarren, George, 1788-1843 person
associatedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873 person
associatedWith Marston, Henry, 1804-1883 person
associatedWith Martin, M., fl. 1831 person
associatedWith Massinger, Philip, 1583-1648 person
associatedWith Maturin, Charles Robert, 1780-1824 person
associatedWith Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 person
associatedWith Moncrieff, W. T. (William Thomas), 1794-1857 person
associatedWith Moore, Edward, 1712-1757 person
associatedWith Morton, Thomas, 1764-1838 person
associatedWith Munden, Joseph Shepherd, 1758-1832 person
associatedWith Murphy, Arthur, 1727-1805 person
associatedWith O'Hara, Kane, 1714? -1782 person
associatedWith O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833 person
associatedWith O'Neil, Miss person
associatedWith Osbaldiston, D. W. (David Webster), 1794-1850 person
associatedWith Otway, Thomas, 1652-1685 person
associatedWith Owen, Master person
associatedWith Palmer, Mr person
associatedWith Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852 person
associatedWith Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847 person
associatedWith Phelps, Samuel, 1804-1878 person
associatedWith Phillips, Peregrine person
associatedWith Pincott, Miss person
associatedWith Pitt, Cecil, d1826? -1879 person
associatedWith Pitt, George Dibdin, 1799-1855 person
associatedWith Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880 person
associatedWith Pocock, I. (Isaac), 1782-1835 person
associatedWith Polworth, Lewis person
associatedWith Pope, Alexander, 1763-1835 person
associatedWith Pope, Johanna, 1809-1880 person
associatedWith Raymond, Mr person
associatedWith Reeve, John, 1799-1838 person
associatedWith Rodwell, G. Herbert (George Herbert), 1800-1852 person
associatedWith Rowbotham, H. H., d. 1837 person
associatedWith Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718 person
associatedWith Scott, Miss, fl. 1829 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 person
associatedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 person
associatedWith Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831 person
associatedWith Sinclair, John, 1791-1857 person
associatedWith Sloman, John, 1794? -1873 person
associatedWith Smith, O., 1786-1855 person
associatedWith Soane, George, 1790-1860 person
associatedWith Sommerville, Miss person
associatedWith Stanley, Mrs person
associatedWith Stephens, Miss person
associatedWith Terry, Daniel, 1789-1829 person
associatedWith Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928 person
associatedWith Tree, Ann Maria, 1801-1862 person
associatedWith Tree, Ellen, 1805-1880 person
associatedWith Van Amburgh, Isaac A., 1812-1865 person
associatedWith Velluta, Signor person
associatedWith Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856 person
associatedWith Vincent, Eliza, 1815-1856 person
associatedWith Vining, Charles William, fl. 1819-1824 person
associatedWith Vining, Mrs., fl. 1820 person
associatedWith Wallack, Henry John, 1790-1870 person
associatedWith Wallack, James William, 1791? -1864 person
associatedWith Wallack, William, d. 1805 person
associatedWith Watson, Miss person
associatedWith Wilkinson, Mr person
associatedWith Williams, Mr person
associatedWith Wood, Joseph, 1801-1890 person
associatedWith Wrench, Benjamin, 1778-1843 person
associatedWith Wynne, George, d. 1846 person
associatedWith Yates, Elizabeth Brunton, 1799-1860 person
associatedWith Yates, Frederick Henry, 1795-1842 person
associatedWith Young, Charles Mayne, 1777-1856 person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Theater--England--History--18th century
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Birth 1915-12-31

Death 2014-06-07

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