Owens, John E. (John Edmond), 1823-1886

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John E. Owens was one of the most popular American actors of the nineteenth century. He was born in Liverpool and at the age of five was brought to Philadelphia where he made his stage debut in 1841 under the aegis of William Burton. Although his rise was comparatively slow, he acquired celebrity as a comedian within ten years. Owens established himself in the public affection with his characterizations of Yankee characters, especially the character of Solon Shingle in "The People's Lawyer," which he first performed in 1856. He also managed companies in Baltimore, New Orleans, and other cities.

From the description of John E. Owens letter, 1886 June 25. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 778707197

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referencedIn Owens, Mary C. Stevens (Mary Cornelia Stevens), 1828-1913,. Autograph letters signed from Mary C. Stevens Owens to Elizabeth Campbell Winter [manuscript], 1887-1895. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Owens, Mary C. Stevens (Mary Cornelia Stevens), 1828-1913,. Autograph letter signed from Mrs. John E. Owens, Baltimore, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1892 November 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Owens, John E. (John Edmond), 1823-1886. John E. Owens letter, 1886 June 25. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Owens, John E. (John Edmond), 1823-1886. John E. Owens plays, 1849-1852. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Owens, John E. (John Edmond), 1823-1886,. Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. John E. Owens, Baltimore, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1886 January 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Owens, John E. (John Edmond), 1823-1886. Autograph letters signed from John Edmond Owens to various people [manuscript], 1865-1884. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Grand Rapids (Mich.) photograph album, 1880-1899. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Coast Guard. 1785-2005.
creatorOf John E. Owens plays, 1849-1852 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Owens, Mary C. Stevens (Mary Cornelia Stevens), 1828-1913,. Autograph letters signed from Mary C. Stevens Owens to William Winter [manuscript], 1885-1890. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster). Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Collection of autographs, [ca. 1797 to ca. 1915] Brown University, John Hay Library
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correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Fiske, Stephen, 1840-1916 person
associatedWith McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster) person
associatedWith Owens' Academy of Music (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Owens, Mary C. Stevens (Mary Cornelia Stevens), 1828-1913, person
correspondedWith Sawyer, Frederick A. person
associatedWith Winter, Arthur, 1872-1886 person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina--Charleston
United States
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Conservatories of music
American drama--19th century
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Actors--United States
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Birth 1823

Death 1886-12-07

English

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