Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891

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Lawrence Barrett was manager of his own dramatic company.

From the description of Agreement between Lawrence Barrett and Fred C. Mosley [manuscript], 1882 June 10. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281643577

Lawrence Barrett, actor. John Weiss, Reverend, lecturer and scholar on Shakespeare.

From the description of Letter to John Weiss, 1873-1876. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41416811

American author and actor.

From the description of Autograph, 1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367395909

Lawrence Barrett was one of the most popular American actors of his day. He excelled at Shakespearean drama, distinguishing himself as Cassius in Julius Caesar, often opposite Edwin Booth. He also wrote and lectured on Shakespeare and acting.

From the description of Lawrence Barrett letters, 1890, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50209285

Barrett was an American actor noted for his Shakespearean interpretations.

From the guide to the Lawrence Barrett correspondence, 1863-1891., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Lawrence Barrett, an American actor, born in Patterson, N.J.

From the description of Lawrence Barrett letter : San Francisco, Calif., to Frank : ALS, 1868 May 31. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 50135318

George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor.

From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

American tragic actor

From the guide to the Laurence Barrett papers, 1880, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1888, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Ireland, Joseph Norton, 1817-1898,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Norton Ireland, Bridgeport, to William Winter [manuscript], 1876 February 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letter signed from Lawrence Barrett, Philadelphia, to J.R. [mansucript], 19th century July 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar : prompt book. / Frederick Warde. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, 1888-1889. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Winter, William, 1836-1917. Papers of William Winter [manuscript], 1864-1915. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1858-1883. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Letters to James R. Osgood, 1875-1877. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letters signed and 1 telegram from Lawrence Barrett to various people [manuscript], 1864-1892. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Letter and ephemera of Lawrence Barrett, 1860-1882. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. A few reminiscences of the stage [1931]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. A.L.S. to Lawrence Barrett, Fort Lincoln, Dacota [!] 18 Feb. 1875. Newberry Library
referencedIn Portraits of Theatrical Personalities Collected by F. E. Faragoh [graphic], 18---19-- Bancroft Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Letter to John Weiss, 1873-1876. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn [Ross Collection of Theater Portraits] [graphic], [19--?] Bancroft Library
creatorOf Malone, John, d. 1906,. Autograph letter signed from John Malone, Hotel Hungaria, to Lawrence Barrett, The Players [manuscript], 1889 March 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Autographs of notable Americans of the nineteenth century, 1800s. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893. Letters to Lawrence Barrett, 1880-1891 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Laurence Barrett papers, 1880, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1888 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lawrence Barrett correspondence, 1863-1891. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Ludlow, Noah Miller, 1795-1886. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King John, 1830-ca.1890. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. Bayard Taylor papers, 1826-1912 (inclusive), 1845-1878 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. Letters of Alfred Tennyson, 1865-1890. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letters signed from Lawrence Brett to various people [manuscript], 19th century April 21, February 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890. [Francesca da Rimini [microform] : a tragedy : autograph mss. collection at Princeton University Library]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Agreement between Lawrence Barrett and Fred C. Mosley [manuscript], 1882 June 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. Papers, 1857-1929. American Primers
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Lawrence Barrett letter : San Francisco, Calif., to Frank : ALS, 1868 May 31. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Wilkie Collins, 1868 Jan. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bayard Taylor papers, 1826-1912 (inclusive), 1845-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937,. Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Howard, Ellen E. (Ellen Elizabeth). Ellen E. Howard journal, circa 1866. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893,. Autograph letters signed from Edwin Booth to various recipients [manuscript], 1858-1893. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. William T. Sherman letter, 1891 Feb. 2. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Lawrence Barrett letters, 1890, n.d. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Greer, Louise, 1899-. Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. Memoranda, regarding Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett [1931?]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Scully, George. Scrapbooks 1874-1903. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Warren, William, 1812-1888,. Autograph letter signed from William Warren, Boston, to William Winter [manuscript], 1882 October 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Boston Museum (1847-1903). Correspondence of the Boston Museum, 1864-1898 (inclusive). Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Wilkie Collins, 1867 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1838-1948. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Autograph, 1886. American Primers
referencedIn Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917,. Autograph letters and postcard signed from Evert Jansen Wendell, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1908-1913. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, ca.1797-1907. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. [Edwin Booth family collection] 1860-1962. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn Photographs of theatrical performers, 1862-1982. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Winter, William, 1836-1917. Letter : William Winter, Tribune (Office), N.Y., to H.F. Lamb, 1891 May 20 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Letter [manuscript] : New York, to G.P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y., 1915 November 25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cooke, George Frederick, 1756-1812. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King Richard the Third, 1785-1905. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letters signed from Lawrence Barrett to various people [manuscript], 1871-1891. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wood, William B., 1779-1861. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King Lear, 1756-1927. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letter signed from Lawrence Barrett, New York, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], after 1886 January 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Morford, Henry, 1823-1881,. Autograph letter signed from Henry Morford to Col. T. Allston Brown, New York [manuscript], 1876 November 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Letter, 1881 Jan. 1, New York, to Mr. Skinner. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Jefferson, Orange Island, to William Winter [manuscript], 1885 February 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958. Theatrical autographs collection, 1798-1949 (bulk 1870-1935). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. Letters of Edward Everett Hale [manuscript], 1876-1901. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Lawrence Barrett letters, 1860-1890. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Howe, John, fl 1850. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1800-1909. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lawrence Barrett correspondence, 1863-1891. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Canton, Rachel L. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, 1834-ca.1900. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letters signed and telegrams from Lawrence Barrett to William Winter [manuscript], 1872-1886. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Robertson, Ian, 1858-1936,. Autograph letters signed from Ian Robertson, New York City and London, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], [1881?]-1893. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Papers of Lawrence Barrett [manuscript], 1871-1889. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wixcey, William T., fl. 1888,. Autograph letter (incomplete) signed from William T. Wixcey to an unknown recipient [manuscript], 1888 October 26? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Wilkie Collins, 1867 Dec. 2 and 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Stedman, Henry R. Autograph collection, 1679-1923. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Howells family. Papers, 1850-1954. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
correspondedWith Alger, Abby Langdon person
correspondedWith Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905 person
correspondedWith Austin, Ben W., d. 1898 person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
correspondedWith Barret, Lawrence, 1838-1891 person
correspondedWith Barrett, F. W., 19th cent. person
associatedWith Barrett, Lawrence, 1830-1891 person
associatedWith Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904. person
associatedWith Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898 person
associatedWith Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890. person
correspondedWith Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893, person
associatedWith Boston Museum (1847-1903) corporateBody
correspondedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
correspondedWith Bunard, L. Aleton. person
correspondedWith Carhart, J L person
associatedWith Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879 person
associatedWith Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933 person
associatedWith Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Dancer, Louis. person
correspondedWith Davenport, Fanny, 1850-1898 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
correspondedWith Dorney, Richard, 1842 or 3-1921 person
correspondedWith Dougherty, Daniel, 1826-1892 person
correspondedWith Edwards, Henry. person
associatedWith Faragoh, Francis Edwards person
associatedWith Fenton, Reuben Eaton, 1809-1885 person
associatedWith Greer, Louise, 1899- person
associatedWith Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. person
correspondedWith Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1845-1912 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howard, Ellen E. (Ellen Elizabeth) person
associatedWith Howells family. family
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
correspondedWith Hutton, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Ireland, Joseph Norton, 1817-1898, person
correspondedWith Irving, Henry, 1838-1905 person
associatedWith Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905, person
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 person
associatedWith Kimball, Moses, 1809-1895. person
correspondedWith Lawrence Barrett person
correspondedWith Malone, John, d. 1906, person
associatedWith Malone, John T., fl. 1889. person
correspondedWith McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster). person
associatedWith Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 person
correspondedWith Mollie Barrett person
associatedWith Morford, Henry, 1823-1881, person
associatedWith Mosley, Fred C., fl. 1882. person
correspondedWith Norton, John. person
associatedWith Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892, person
associatedWith Ostrander, Alson Bowles, 1849-1934 person
correspondedWith Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838- person
correspondedWith Palmer, Mrs., 19th cent. person
associatedWith Players (Club) corporateBody
associatedWith Robertson, Ian, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
correspondedWith Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895 person
associatedWith Scully, George. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
correspondedWith Shea, George, 1826-1895 person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Skinner, Charles M. (Charles Montgomery), 1852-1907. person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869 person
associatedWith Stedman, Henry R. person
associatedWith Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. person
associatedWith Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. person
correspondedWith Tisdale, Frank. person
correspondedWith Tisdale, Katie Barrett. person
correspondedWith Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906 person
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
correspondedWith Walton, J. G., 19th cent. person
associatedWith Warren, William, 1812-1888, person
associatedWith Weiss, John, 1818-1879. person
associatedWith Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917, person
correspondedWith Wendell, Frank. person
correspondedWith Whelpley, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Winter, Arthur, 1872-1886 person
associatedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917. person
associatedWith Winter, William Jefferson, 1878-1929, person
associatedWith Wixcey, William T., fl. 1888, person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
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United States
United States
United States
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Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876--Sources
Military
Actors--19th century--Correspondence
Actors--Correspondence
Politics, Government, and Law
Actors--Autographs
Theater--History--19th century
Authors, American--Autographs
Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895--Sources
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Actors--United States
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Birth 1838-04-04

Death 1891-03-20

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