Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835

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Charles Mathews, English actor.

From the description of Charles Mathews manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1820's (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 747730054

From the guide to the Charles Mathews manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1820's, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Charles Mathews was an English actor, stage manager, and one of the leading comedians of his day. From his first appearance in London, he achieved great success and popularity, creating some 400 original roles in London's best theaters. He developed an original form of entertainment he called "At Homes," essentially one-man shows featuring comic songs, eccentric characters, and impersonations, which showcased his genius at mimicry. He also co-managed the Adelphi Theatre for several years.

From the description of Charles Mathews letter to Dear Hill, circa 1801. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58546561

English comedian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to George Colman, [1806] Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636959

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Nov. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636956

From the description of Autograph biographical sketch unsigned : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636358

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Hill, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270637126

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Highgate, to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] June 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636901

From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Ipswich, to Mr. Sloman, [no year] Dec. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636411

Charles Mathews (1776-1835) was a British comedian and theater manager.

From the description of Letter by Charles Mathews to James Smith, 1775-1839, 1823. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122443887

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Betty Wharton collection of theatrical autographs, 1707-1869. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Bradley, Mary E. (Mary Emily), 1835-1898. Women authors collection, Bra-Broo, 1829-1937. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letter signed from C. Mathews, Kentish Town, to A. Wivell, 40 Castle Street East [manuscript], 18th or 19th century July 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Letter from Charles Mathews, Ivy Cottage, Kentishtown, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], ca. 1830 August 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Notes on James Quin [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Prints Collection, 1669-1906 (bulk 1775-1825). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1905-. Notes and clippings, ca. 1820-1860, relating to Charles Matthews. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Moncrieff, W. T. (William Thomas), 1794-1857,. Autograph letter signed from W.T. Moncrieff, Paris, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1829 August 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter signed : [London?], to George Colman, [1806] Aug. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. John Lowin [manuscript], 18th or 19th century / by C. Mathews. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Autograph letter signed : London, to Cassandra Austen, 1814 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906,. John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letter signed from C. Mathews, Kentish Town, to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Waterford [manuscript], 1824 August 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816,. Autograph letter from Dorothy Jordan to Mr. Matthews [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Mathews, Kentish Town, to unidentified recipients [manuscript], 1828. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834,. Autograph letter unsigned from George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, to Charles Mathews, 1822 April 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Letters from the Mathews family to various recipients [manuscript], 18th-19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Thomas Frognall Dibdin papers, 1798-1836. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mathews, Mrs (Anne Jackson), 1782?-1869,. Miscellany of Mrs. Anne (Jackson) Mathews [manuscript], 1817-ca. 1859. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Whitworth, Charles Whitworth, Earl, 1752-1825,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Whitworth, Earl Whitworth, to Charles Mathews [manuscript], 1822 July 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Egremont, George O'Brien Wyndham, Earl of, 1751-1837,. Autograph letters signed from George O'Brien Wyndham, Earl of Egremont, London, to C[harles] Mathews [manuscript], 1822. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Mathews to Edmund Kean [manuscript], 1822 July 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Orger, Mary Ann, 1788-1849,. Autograph letter signed from Mary Ann Orger, Theatre Brighton, to Charles Mathews, London [manuscript], 1824 August 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letter signed from C. Mathews, Newnham, to Miss Abbott [manuscript], 1824 December 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878. Mathews family papers, 1790-1876 (bulk 1815-1865) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letters signed from C. Mathews, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1826-1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wharton, Betty,. Betty Wharton collection of theatrical autographs, 1707-1869. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Letter by Charles Mathews to James Smith, 1775-1839, 1823. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Papers, 1776-1815. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Shakespeare Society correspondence [manuscript], 1821-1822. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Hill, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nash, John. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to [Charles?] Mathews, [no year] Jul. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Letter : [London], to Arnold, n.p., 1822 Mara. 25. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Mathews, Anne Mathews and C.J. Mathews to various recipients [manuscript], 1835-1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph biographical sketch unsigned : [n.p.], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Poole, John, 1786?-1872. A trip to Paris : as performed by Mr. Mathews at the Theatre Royal English Opera House for 40 nights during the spring of the year 1819 : manuscript, not before 1819. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Charles Mathews letter to Dear Hill, circa 1801. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Terry, Daniel, 1782-1829,. Autograph letters signed from Daniel Terry, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1820-1825. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Golden Family Collection, 1795-1996 Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
creatorOf Hook, Theodore Edward, 1788-1841. Theodore Edward Hook manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1831? New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letters signed from C. Mathews, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1832. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Rebecca Edwin scrapbook, 1784-1846. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Nov. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Alfred, Count D'Orsay mansucript material : 33 items, 1824-1852 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph essay on Richard Tarlton by Charles Mathews [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter signed : Highgate, to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] June 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Theatrical autograph album [manuscript], 1830-1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Godwin manuscript material : 383 items, 1778-1836 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Mathews, Crick, to Thomas Winstanley, Liverpool [manuscript], 1835 April 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847. The lone house [manuscript] : a monologue being the third part of the Comic annual, ca. 1830. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph essay on David Garrick by Charles Mathews [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn British Isles theater playbills: outside London, 1761-1903. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Charles Mathews manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1820's New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Chantrey, Francis, Sir, 1781-1841. Autograph letter signed : Belgrave Place, London, to John Trumbull, 1822 July 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Elizabeth Rebecca Edwin scrapbook, 1784-1846. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kitchiner, William, 1775?-1827. Autograph letter signed : 43 Warren Street, London, to Charles Mathews, 1823 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter in third person : Ipswich, to Mr. Sloman, [no year] Dec. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Abigail Adams collection of Victorian autographs, 1837-1864. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Letters, 1815-1833, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Records, 1787-1850. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Prints Collection TXRC02-A1., 1669-1906 (bulk 1775-1825) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Charles Mathews performance handbills, 1834 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Pamphlets, 1853-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter signed : "Ivy Cottage" Kentish Town, to an unidentified correspondent, 1830 June 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gear, John William, 1806-1866. Drawings and engravings by Joseph and John William Gear, ca. 1820s-ca. 1850s (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Charles Mathews manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1820's The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Godwin, William, 1756-1836. William Godwin manuscript material : 338 items, 1778-1836 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Frances Maria Kelly, 1800-1883, bulk dates: 1816-1849 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letter signed from C. Mathews, Kentish Town, to John Bell, Fulham [manuscript], 1826 February 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Oakley, Benjamin, 1765 or 6-1844,. Autograph letter signed from Benjamin Oakley, Tavistock Place, to Charles Mathews, Esq. [manuscript], 1822 April 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Griswold, Daniel Paine,. Griswold collection of theatrical letters, 1787-1909 (inclusive). Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Album of watercolors and drawings., 1777-1935, 1790-1835 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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correspondedWith Abbott, Miss, fl. 1824 person
correspondedWith Adams, Abigail, 1808-1899 person
correspondedWith Adelphi Theatre (London, England). corporateBody
correspondedWith Allan, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. person
correspondedWith Bell, John, 1745-1831 person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
correspondedWith Bothamley, J. J., fl. 1863 person
correspondedWith Bothamley, Mrs., fl. 1862 person
associatedWith Boydell, John, 1719-1804 person
associatedWith Chantrey, Francis, Sir, 1781-1841. person
correspondedWith Cobbold, R. K., fl. 1826 person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1762-1836, person
associatedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. person
associatedWith Denham, John Charles, d. 1867 person
correspondedWith De Wilde, Samuel, 1751-1832 person
associatedWith Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847 person
correspondedWith Egremont, George O'Brien Wyndham, Earl of, 1751-1837, person
associatedWith Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831 person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779 person
associatedWith Gear, John William, 1806-1866. person
associatedWith Godwin, William, 1756-1836 person
associatedWith Golden Family family
associatedWith Griswold, Daniel Paine, person
associatedWith Haines, Joseph, d. 1701. person
correspondedWith Harrington, Charles Stanhope, Earl of, 1780-1851 person
correspondedWith Hill, 19th cent. person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Hill, Thomas, 1760-1840, person
associatedWith Hook, Theodore Edward, 1788-1841. person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. person
correspondedWith Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816, person
associatedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 person
correspondedWith Kelly, Frances Maria, 1800-1883 person
associatedWith Kitchiner, William, 1775?-1827. person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. person
correspondedWith Leigh, James Mathews, 1808-1860 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lowin, John, 1576-1659 person
correspondedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873 person
associatedWith Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878. person
associatedWith Mathews, Mrs (Anne Jackson), 1782?-1869, person
associatedWith Moncrieff, W. T. (William Thomas), 1794-1857, person
correspondedWith Morris, I., 19th cent. person
correspondedWith Morton, Edward, fl. 1835 person
correspondedWith Murray, fl. 1832 person
associatedWith Nash, John. person
correspondedWith Oakley, Benjamin, 1765 or 6-1844, person
correspondedWith Orger, Mary Ann, 1788-1849, person
associatedWith Orsay, Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, comte d', 1801-1852 person
associatedWith Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847. person
correspondedWith Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880 person
associatedWith Poole, John, 1786?-1872. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
correspondedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 person
correspondedWith Simpson, Palgrave, 1815?-1891 person
associatedWith Sloman, Charles, 1808-1870, person
associatedWith Smith, James, 1775-1839, person
correspondedWith Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834, person
associatedWith Tarlton, Richard, d. 1588 person
correspondedWith Tattersall, fl. 1832 person
associatedWith Terry, Daniel, 1782-1829, person
associatedWith Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, person
correspondedWith Turneau, Mr., fl. 1835 person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
correspondedWith Walpole, Edward, 18th/19th cent. person
associatedWith Walpole, Edward, 19th cent., person
associatedWith Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1905- person
associatedWith Wharton, Betty, person
associatedWith Wharton, Betty, collector. person
correspondedWith Whitworth, Charles Whitworth, Earl, 1752-1825, person
correspondedWith Winstanley, Thomas person
correspondedWith Wivell, Abraham, 1786-1849 person
associatedWith Yates, Frederick Henry, 1795-1842. person
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Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Subject
Theater--History--19th century
Actors--Correspondence
Male actors--Correspondence
Theater--History--19th century--Sources
Actors--History--19th century
Actors--History
Actors--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1776-06-28

Death 1835-06-28

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