Booth-Grossman family papers 1840-1953

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Booth-Grossman family papers, 1840-1953

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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Booth's Theatre

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Ignatius R. Grossman

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Edwin Booth Grossman

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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 ...

McVicker, Mary, d. 1881

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Cary, Helen S

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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...

Sir Henry Irving

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Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, poet, and critic.writing. In 1834 Poe married his cousin Virginia, who was not quite fourteen at the time, and began seriously seeking a means of supporting "his family." In the spring of 1835, the family moved back to Richmond where Poe took a position with the Southern Literary Messenger . Poe used the opportunity to publish several of his poems and short tales in the paper, but he also began developing his reputation as a pugnacious critic ...

Felton, Mary L

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Tommaso Salvini

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Grossman, Edwin Booth

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Howe, Julia Ward

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Epithet: American philanthropist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000757.0x000392 ...

Mary McVicker

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Booth family

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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 ...

Partridge, Edward L. 1853-1930.

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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 ...

Lawrence Barrett

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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...

Richard Cary

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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 ...

Cary, Richard F

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Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890

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Portrait and landscape painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Thomas Hicks letter, 1864 Jan. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515775 American portrait painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "My Dear Wally", 1862 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871007 From the description of Thomas Hicks letter to "Sergio" [manuscript], 1858 May 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487374 ...

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 ...

Cary, Emma F

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Ellen Terry

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

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John Russell, born in Ireland in 1832, came to Australia in 1837. He was later engaged in N.S.W. and New Zealand in various ventures, leasing land for the grazing of cattle as well as exporting cattle from N.S.W. to New Zealand. From the description of Memoirs [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225763823 Union soldier from Sterling, Illinois, who served in the 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment, 1861-1864. John J. Russell enlisted ...

Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852

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Booth, known as the leading actor of the English theater in his day, settled in the U.S. in 1821. He was the father of a celebrated acting family which included Edwin, Junius Brutus, and John Wilkes Booth. In 1833 Booth signed a contract with actor-manager Thomas Hamblin for a series of performances in Richmond. Soon after the performances started, Booth was suddenly called home by the illness of one of his children. The child and two others soon died, sending Booth into one of his perodic attac...

Julia Marlowe

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Grossman, Mildred Booth

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Booth, Junius Brutus, 1821-1883

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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. ...

Booth, Junius Brutus, 1821-1883

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Francis Wilson

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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 ...

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...

Grossman family

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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 ...

Booth, Mary Ann Holmes, 1802-1885

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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 ...

E. H. Sothern

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Grossman, Ignatius R

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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 ...

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 ...

Tompkins, Orlando

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Edwin Booth

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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 ...

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. ...