Harriet Ford papers 1888-1948


Harriet Ford papers 1888-1948

Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. Collection consists of letters to Ford from people prominent in the theatre and in literature, letters by Ford to others, autographs, poems, Christmas cards, a play entitled "Cupid and Psyche," and clippings. Correspondents include Winthrop Ames, David Belasco, Mary Johnston, Elisabeth Marbury, Sinclair Lewis, Chauncey Olcott, Otis Skinner, Laurette Taylor, and Walker Whiteside.

.8 linear foot (3 boxes)

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Ames, Winthrop, 1870-1937

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Theatrical manager, producer, director and writer, Winthrop Ames was born on November 25, 1870 into a wealthy and socially prominent family in North Easton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard and began a career in publishing because of his family's strong opposition to a career in theater. In 1904, however, he traveled to Europe to study the "new stagecraft" and on his return became joint manager of the Castle Square Theatre in Boston with Loren F. Deland. This led to his appointment in 1...

Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942

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Otis Skinner (1858-1942) was an American actor and writer. Born June 28, 1858 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was brought up in Hartford, Connecticut where his father Charles Skinner was a Universalist minister. Otis Skinner was interested in theater from a young age, and through his father's friendship with P.T. Barnum was introduced to William Pleater Davidge, who gave him his first theatrical role. In the latter half of the 1870s, he played various bit roles in stock companies, and alongsid...

Johnston, Mary, 1870-1936

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Mary Johnston was born November 21, 1870 in Buchanan, Virginia to Elizabeth Alexander Johnston from Moorefield, West Virginia and John W. Johnston, lawyer and railway executive, of Botetourt County, Virginia. Mary Johnston, the oldest of six children, was followed by Eloise Johnston, Anne Johnston, John Johnston, Walter Johnston, and Elizabeth Johnston; the first and last two siblings lived most of their adult lives with Mary Johnston until her death, and they are mentioned frequently in these p...

Taylor, Laurette, 1884-1946

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Whiteside, Walker, 1869-1962

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Marbury, Elisabeth, 1856-1933

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Belasco, David, 1853-1931

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American theatrical producer and playwright. From the description of Letter : to Luther Price, 1906 Apr. 2. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494221 American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. From the description of David Belasco letter, 1905 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709924141 From the description of David Belasco letter, 1929 Oct. 30. (Unknown). W...

Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

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Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...

Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949

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Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. From the description of Harriet Ford papers, 1888-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122532229 From the guide to the Harriet Ford papers, 1888-1948, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Olcott, Chauncey, 1858-1932

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Tenor and composer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270907068 ...