Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958

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Canadian actress.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Wilmington, 9 March 1915], and [New York, n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1915, 9 March. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680597

Margaret Anglin (1876-1958) was a Canadian-born actress, director, and producer who was considered one of the finest actresses of her day. Anglin performed on Broadway and around the country from 1889 to 1936. Like many of Broadway's stars at the beginning of the century, Anglin refused to compromise her reputation as a serious actress by performing in the new medium, motion pictures. She was born in Ottawa to T.W. Anglin (Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons) and his wife Ellen, and was educated in convent schools in Toronto and Montreal.

When Anglin was 17, she moved to New York City to study theater under Nelson Wheatcroft. Shortly thereafter she made her professional debut in Shenandoah and by 1898 had not only made her Broadway debut in Lord Chumley, but was touring with Richard Mansfield in Cyrano de Bergerac as Roxanne. She went on to appear in The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windemere's Fan, and Camille . Among Anglin's most notable productions were The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night, which she performed in repertory on Broadway at the Hudson Theater in 1914.

In 1911 Anglin married actor Howard Hull and became a US Citizen. Well educated and confident, Anglin began producing, directing and starring in productions of classic Greek theater -- often financing extravaganzas with large casts and elaborate sets that produced little income but were regarded artistic achievements. Anglin was a prolific performer, starring in 34 productions on Broadway alone, along with countless touring and regional engagements. She retired from the stage in 1936 after portraying Lady Mary Crab in Fresh Fields . Anglin continued with radio work and dramatic readings through the 1940s, and retired to Toronto in 1953.

From the guide to the Margaret Anglin papers, 1898-1952, 1911-1936, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958. Theatrical autographs collection, 1798-1949 (bulk 1870-1935). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn [Ross Collection of Theater Portraits] [graphic], [19--?] Bancroft Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn L. Rogers Lytton papers, 1891-1918 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Anglin, Margaret Mary, 1876-1958. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Wilmington, 9 March 1915], and [New York, n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1915, 9 March. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943. Typed letter signed to Carroll McComas, 1938 Jan. 18. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Randolph Somerville Papers, [ca. 1915]-1958. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lytton, L. Rogers, 1867-1924. L. Rogers Lytton papers, 1891-1918. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Margaret Anglin collection [ca.1878-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Somerville, Randolph, 1891-1958. Papers, [ca. 1915]-1958. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Nethersole, Louis F., 1864 or 5-1936,. Typed letter signed from Louis F. Nethersole, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1910 May 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945. Papers : of Margaret Wade Campbell Deland, 1888-1945. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jorgelesco, Jomel. Theatrical illustrations, 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Margaret Anglin papers, 1898-1952, 1911-1936 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923. Scrapbook on theater, 1884-1925. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Wells collection of theatrical photographs, ca. 1890-1930. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Winter, William, 1836-1917,. Typescript letter from William Winter, New York, to Louis Nethersole, New York [manuscript], 1910 June 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Photographs of theatrical performers, 1862-1982. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Fisk, James K. James K. Fisk papers concerning the Players Club of San Francisco, 1904-1950. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Portraits of University of California individuals and groups, ca. 1850-[ongoing] Bancroft Library
referencedIn Scrapbook on theater in San Francisco [1910-1913]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920,. Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Emeline Clark Roche Collection, 1815-1988 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library
referencedIn Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966, 1924-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940,. Autograph letters signed to Daniel Frohman from various correspondents [manuscript], 1883-1926. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956. Percy MacKaye papers, 1879-1956. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. Papers of Alice Kauser, ca. 1895-1940 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958,. Autograph letter signed from Margaret Anglin to Albert Marshman Palmer [manuscript], 1899 February 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950. person
associatedWith Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932 person
correspondedWith Fisk, James K. person
associatedWith Flagler, Harry Harkness, person
correspondedWith Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940, person
associatedWith Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. person
associatedWith Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920, person
associatedWith Lytton, L. Rogers, 1867-1924. person
associatedWith MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956. person
associatedWith Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961 person
associatedWith Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966 person
associatedWith Nethersole, Louis F., 1864 or 5-1936, person
correspondedWith Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905 person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Roche, Emeline Clark, 1902-1995 person
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Somerville, Randolph, 1891-1958. person
associatedWith Stark, Samuel. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Wells, George Doane, collector. person
associatedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
associatedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943. person
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Theater
Theater
Radio actors and actresses
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Birth 1876-04-03

Death 1958-01-07

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