Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872

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American actor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Davidge, 1867 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270471856

From the description of Letter, 1847 Dec. 23, New York, to Henrietta Forrest. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 656890793

Actor.

From the description of Edwin Forrest correspondence, 1827-1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450300

Nineteenth-century American actor, noted for his Shakespearean roles.

From the description of Edwin Forrest collection, circa 1815-1931. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155882174

Forrest was a noted American Shakespearean actor.

From the description of Edwin Forrest Letters to James Oakes, 1849-1872 (bulk 1860-1871). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122617151

Edwin Forrest (1806-1872) was an American actor.

From the description of Edwin Forrest diary : manuscript, 1835. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 777410945

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Placide, Henry, 1799-1870. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, 1838-1901. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Crawford, Jack Randall, b. 1878. Crawford Theater collection, 1663-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Oakes, James, 1807-1878,. Autograph letter signed from James Oakes, Boston, to William Winter, London [manuscript], 1877 April 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873. William Charles Macready papers, 1819-1866. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Fyffe, Charles J. Scrapbooks, 1865-1910. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Cartes-de-visite album and biographies, ca. 1875-1876. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873,. Autograph letters signed from William Charles Macready to various recipients [manuscript], 1817-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. ALS, [1874 August], North Hampton, N. H., to Mr. Morrell. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Wright, J. B. (John B.), b. 1814,. Autograph letter signed from J.B. Wright, Allston, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1888 March 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Nowell, Wedgwood. Scrapbook and other items, 1868-1912. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Ludlow, Noah Miller, 1795-1886. Papers of Noah Miller Ludlow, 1810-1896 (inclusive), 1835-1885 (bulk). Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Flagler, Harry Harkness, b. 1870. Harry Harkness Flagler letters, 1781-1948. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Messerve family correspondence, Messerve family, 1849-1861 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letter signed from Edwin Forrest to John George Taylor, New York [manuscript], 1850s? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Harrison, Gabriel, 1818-1902,. Autograph letters signed from Gabriel Harrison, Brooklyn and New York, to various people [manuscript], 1875-1894. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Muller, C. A. C. A. Muller actors portraits, ca. 1870-1897. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Edwin Forrest collection, circa 1815-1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to William Charles Macready, 1849 Feb. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Edwin Forrest correspondence, 1827-1866. Library of Congress
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Edwin Forrest diary : manuscript, 1835. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Harrison, Gabriel, 1818-1902. Edwin Forrest visual materials, 18-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kimball, J. Albert (Joseph Albert), 1843-1892. Pocket diary, 1864 Jan. 1-Oct. 5. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letter signed from Edwin Forrest to his mother, Rebecca Forrest, Philadelphia [manuscript], 1837 April 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Edwin Forrest Letters to James Oakes, 1849-1872 (bulk 1860-1871). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Carpenter, Miller W., Mrs., b. ca. 1841,. Autograph letter signed from Mrs. Miller W. Carpenter, Stephentown, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], 1908 January 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley), 1809-1858. Papers, 1833-1859. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Letter, 1847 Dec. 23, New York, to Henrietta Forrest. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn [Ross Collection of Theater Portraits] [graphic], [19--?] Bancroft Library
referencedIn Macready, Catherine Frances, 1803 or 4-1852,. Autograph letters signed from Catherine Frances (Atkins) Macready to various recipients [manuscript], 1838-[1850?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mr. Forrest as Othello [manuscript], 1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1757-ca.1920. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Crawford Theater collection, 1663-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. Autograph letter signed with initials : Leominster, to William Macready, 1848 Dec. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jumel, Stephen, 1755-1832. Jumel family papers, 1799-1865. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Garrick Club, London. Records of the Garrick Club, 1830-1903 (inclusive), (1831-1847) bulk. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles E. Rogers diary, 1864-1865 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howard, James, of Brooklyn, fl. 1849,. Autograph letter signed from James Howard, Brooklyn, to Wally [manuscript], 1849 May 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn C. A. Muller actors portraits, circa 1870-1897 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.). Mother Generals/Presidents collection, 1810-1983. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Ford, John Thompson, 1829-1894. John Thompson Ford papers, 1809-1960 (bulk 1850-1894). Library of Congress
creatorOf Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893. Theatrical autographs. 1880-1890. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letter signed from Edwin Forrest, Richmond, to his mother Rebecca Forrest, Philadelphia [manuscript], 1824 November 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Letter to James Edward Murdoch : New York : LS, 1841 May 19. The California Digital Library
referencedIn Wood, William B., 1779-1861. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King Lear, 1756-1927. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Smith, Horace Wemyss, 1825-1891. Scrapbook, 1820-1858. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Correspondence to Richard Penn Smith, 1830-1864. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn College of Mount St. Vincent. History vertical file, [ca. 1884-1984]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Rogers, Charles E. Charles E. Rogers diary, 1864-1865. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Correspondence with Robert Montgomery Bird, 1834. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John Thompson Ford Papers, 1809-1960, (bulk 1850-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn College of Mount St. Vincent. Publications and miscellaneous records, 1857-1985, 1901-1985 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bush, George, Rev., 1796-1859. Papers, 1830-1859. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Scully, George. Scrapbooks 1874-1903. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854. Caius Marius : a tragedy : manuscript, 1830. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn William Charles Macready papers, 1819-1866 Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Rees, James, 1802-1885,. Autograph letter signed from James Rees, Philadelphia, to Gabriel Harrison, Esq. [manuscript], 1873 January 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letters signed from Edwin Forrest to various recipients [manuscript], 1825-1871. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf McCullough, John, 1832-1885,. Letters signed from John McCullough to various people [manuscript], 1861-1905. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Gebbie & Co. Photogravures of 19th century American actors, 1887. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Winter, William, 1836-1917,. Typescript letter from William Winter to Mr. H.S. Renton, Brooklyn [manuscript], 1908 February 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Papers of Edwin Forrest [manuscript], 1834-1897. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Worcester Dramatic Museum. Papers, 1732-1995. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Oakes, James. Letter to Horace Howard Furness with enclosures, 1873. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Davidge, 1867 Apr. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854. The gladiator : a tragedy in 5 acts / by Dr. Robert Montgomery Bird; copied from the mss. of John McCullough, that from the mss. of Edwin Forrest, 188-? Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Edwin Forrest Home. Edwin Forrest Home records, 1792-1990 (bulk 1872-1988) Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from Oliver Wendell Holmes to various people [manuscript], 1880-1893. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Howe, John, fl 1850. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1800-1909. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letters signed from Edwin Forrest to various people [manuscript], 1865. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letter signed from Edwin Forrest to T. W. Dupuis?, Esq. [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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correspondedWith Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905 person
correspondedWith Anderson, David C., 1813-1884 person
associatedWith Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854. person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Bush, George, Rev., 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Miller W., Mrs., b. ca. 1841, person
associatedWith Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley), 1809-1858. person
associatedWith College of Mount St. Vincent. corporateBody
associatedWith College of Mount St. Vincent. corporateBody
associatedWith Crawford, Jack Randall, b. 1878. person
associatedWith Davidge, William Pleater, 1814-1888, person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
correspondedWith Dougherty, Daniel, 1826-1892 person
correspondedWith Dupuis, T. W., 19th cent. person
associatedWith Edwin Forrest Home. corporateBody
associatedWith Edwin Forrest Home (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Flagler, Harry Harkness, b. 1870. person
correspondedWith Ford, John Thompson, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Forrest, Henrietta. person
correspondedWith Forrest, Rebecca, 1762 or 3-1847 person
associatedWith Fyffe, Charles J. person
associatedWith Garrick Club, London. person
associatedWith Gebbie & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Goforth, John, of Philadelphia, fl. 1854 person
associatedWith Harrison, Gabriel, 1818-1902, person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, person
associatedWith Howard, James, of Brooklyn, fl. 1849, person
correspondedWith Jones, George, 1810-1879 person
associatedWith Jumel, Stephen, 1755-1832. person
associatedWith Kimball, J. Albert (Joseph Albert), 1843-1892. person
correspondedWith Lehr, John H., fl. 1825-1871 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Ludlow, Noah Miller, 1795-1886. person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. person
correspondedWith Macready, Catherine Frances, 1803 or 4-1852, person
correspondedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, person
associatedWith McCullough, John, 1832-1885, person
correspondedWith McMichael, Morton, 1807-1879 person
associatedWith Meadows, Drinkwater, 1799-1869. person
associatedWith Messerve family family
correspondedWith Morrell, T. H., (Thomas H.), 19th cent. person
associatedWith Muller, C. A person
associatedWith Muller, C. A. person
associatedWith Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893. person
associatedWith Nowell, Wedgwood. person
associatedWith Oakes, James. person
associatedWith Oakes, James, 1807-1878, person
associatedWith Ponisi, Mme (Elizabeth), 1818-1899. person
associatedWith Rees, James, 1802-1885, person
associatedWith Rogers, Charles E person
associatedWith Rogers, Charles E. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Scully, George. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Horace Wemyss, 1825-1891. person
associatedWith Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854. person
correspondedWith Talfourd, Francis, 1828-1862 person
correspondedWith Taylor, John George, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wallack, James William, 1791?-1864 person
correspondedWith Wemyss, Francis Courtney, 1797-1859 person
associatedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
associatedWith Worcester Dramatic Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, J. B. (John B.), b. 1814, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Subject
Astor Place Riot, New York, N.Y., 1849
Theater 19th century
Theater--History--19th century
Theater
Actors--19th century
Occupation
Actors
Function

Person

Birth 1806-03-09

Death 1872-12-12

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