Booth-Grossman family papers 1840-1953

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Booth-Grossman family papers 1840-1953

The primary subject of this collection of family papers is the life of Edwin Booth, one of the most famous American actors of the 19th century. However, it has not been titled the Edwin Booth Papers because the bulk of the collection would more accurately be described as the papers of his daughter and biographer, Edwina Booth Grossman. There is also a small amount of material on other family members including Booth's father, the actor Junius Brutus Booth, his brother, the notorious John Wilkes Booth, and other relatives with less impact on history.

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Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe, née Julia Ward, (born May 27, 1819, New York, New York, U.S.—died October 17, 1910, Newport, Rhode Island), American author and lecturer best known for her “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Julia Ward came of a well-to-do family and was educated privately. In 1843 she married educator Samuel Gridley Howe and took up residence in Boston. Always of a literary bent, she published her first volume of poetry, Passion Flowers, in 1854; this and subsequent works—including a poetry collec...

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York and Chicago, to Elsie Leslie, 1889 Dec. 5 and 1890 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532629 From the description of Letters, 1858, 1887. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56685372 Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was the son of Junius Brutus Booth, the great British tragedian, and the older brother of John Wilkes Booth; Edwin was best known for his Shakespearean roles. ...

Booth-Grossman family

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The collection centers on Edwin Thomas Booth (11/13/1833-6/7/1893) of the theatrical Booth family . An outstanding tragedian and the first American actor to achieve a European reputation, Booth was one of ten children born in Maryland to the English actor, Junius Brutus Booth, Sr. (1796-1852) and his second wife Mary Ann Holmes. Edwin Booth's brothers included the lesser actors, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. (1821-1883) and John Wilkes Booth (1839-1865), who achieved his fame as the man ...

Edwin Booth

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Tompkins, Orlando

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Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865

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Actor; assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. From the description of John Wilkes Booth-Miller collection, 19??-1946 / Ernest Conrad Miller. (Allegheny College). WorldCat record id: 44935230 From the description of Papers, 1863 June-1865 April. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418055 From the description of Letter: Franklin, [Pennsylvania], to John, [18]64 June 17. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418059 ...

Players (Club)

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Brooks was elected an honorary member of the Players. From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1961-1962. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 182939973 New York City. Founded by Edwin Booth in 1888, the club had among its members many prominent actors, artists and writers. From the description of Players Club letters, 1848-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397038 The Players is a private social club, founded ...

Grossman, Ignatius R

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E. H. Sothern

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Booth, Mary Devlin, 1840-1863

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Mary Devlin Booth was born in Troy, New York, the daughter of a merchant. She was well-educated, and achieved early success on stage, first in singing parts, later in dramatic roles. She met and later married Edwin Booth, and their marriage, although short-lived, was quite happy. From the description of Mary Devlin Booth letter to Mrs. Graham, 1861 Nov. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53932989 ...

Booth, Mary Ann Holmes, 1802-1885

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Grossman, Edwina Booth, 1861-

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Edwina Booth Grossman was the daughter of the actor Edwin Booth. From the description of Letters to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1884-1929, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155883463 ...

Grossman family

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Metropolitan museum of art New York, N.Y.

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The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a new art reference library, named the Thomas J. Watson Library, was designed by the architectural firm of Brown, Lawford and Forbes in consultation with the Museum. Severud-Elstad-Krueger were the structural engineers; Krey and Hunt were the mechanical engineers. The Library formally opened Jan. 26, 1965. It occupies three floors: the two lower floors comprise s...

Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865

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Actor; assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. From the description of John Wilkes Booth-Miller collection, 19??-1946 / Ernest Conrad Miller. (Allegheny College). WorldCat record id: 44935230 From the description of Papers, 1863 June-1865 April. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418055 From the description of Letter: Franklin, [Pennsylvania], to John, [18]64 June 17. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418059 ...

Francis Wilson

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Booth, Junius Brutus, 1821-1883

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Junius Brutus Booth Jr. (December 22, 1821 – September 17, 1883) was an American actor and theatre manager. As a member of the Booth family of actors, Junius Brutus Booth Jr. was overshadowed by his father Junius Sr. and brothers Edwin and John Wilkes (the assassin of Abraham Lincoln), and later by his wife Agnes, a successful actress. Booth was married three times: first briefly to Clementina De Bar, sister of comedian and theatrical manager Ben De Bar; then in California to Harriet Mace,...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Grossman, Mildred Booth

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Julia Marlowe

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Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852

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Junius Brutus Booth (1 May 1796 – 30 November 1852) was a 19th century English stage actor. He was the father of actor John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. His other children included Edwin Booth, the foremost tragedian of the mid-to-late 19th century, Junius Brutus Booth Jr., an actor and theatre manager, and Asia Booth Clarke, a poet and writer. Booth was born in St. Pancras, London, Great Britain, the son of Richard Booth, a lawyer and avid supporter of the Am...

Russell, John E. (John Edwards), 1834-1903

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Ellen Terry

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Cary, Emma F

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Barrett, Lawrence 1830-1891

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Elmira, to Mr. Barton, 1880 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622278 Barrett was an American actor noted for his Shakespearean interpretations. From the description of Letters to various correspondents, 1863-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81995008 ...

Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890

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Cary, Richard F

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Clarke, John S. (John Sleeper), 1833-1899

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Epithet: actor-manager British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x0000e3 ...

Richard Cary

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Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873

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Lytton was an English statesman and writer. From the description of Lithograph of Lord Lytton, circa 1800s-1870s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367947106 Edward Bulwer Lytton, first Baron Lytton, writer and politician. From the description of Edward Bulwer Lytton manuscript material : 26 items, 1828-1872 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 718729173 From the guide to the Edward Bulwer Lytton manuscript material : 26 items, 1828-1872, (The New...

Lawrence Barrett

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Grossman, Edwina Booth, 1861-

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Edwina Booth Grossman was the daughter of the actor Edwin Booth. From the description of Letters to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1884-1929, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155883463 ...

Partridge, Edward L. 1853-1930.

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Booth, Mary Devlin, 1840-1863

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Mary Devlin Booth was born in Troy, New York, the daughter of a merchant. She was well-educated, and achieved early success on stage, first in singing parts, later in dramatic roles. She met and later married Edwin Booth, and their marriage, although short-lived, was quite happy. From the description of Mary Devlin Booth letter to Mrs. Graham, 1861 Nov. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53932989 ...

Booth family

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Mary McVicker

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Grossman, Edwin Booth

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Tommaso Salvini

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Felton, Mary L

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Sir Henry Irving

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Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894

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Launt Thompson was born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States as a youth. His drawings caught the eye of sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, and he became Palmer's most celebrated pupil. He opened a studio in New York, and produced a variety of sculptures and castings, including portrait busts of William Cullen Bryant, 'Grizzly' Adams, and Edwin Booth. He contributed greatly to public sculpture after the Civil War, producing fresh and realistic statues and monuments throughout the Eastern Unite...

Cary, Helen S

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McVicker, Mary, d. 1881

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Clarke, John S. (John Sleeper), 1833-1899

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Epithet: actor-manager British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x0000e3 ...

Edwin Booth Grossman

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Ignatius R. Grossman

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Booth's Theatre

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