Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera 1697-1930

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Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930

Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera 1697-1930

The William Appleton collection consists of letters, handwritten manuscripts, "penny plains" and "two-pence coloured" materials, which were small portraits of actors created for the toy theater trade, a once-popular form of home entertainment. The collection encompasses the late 17th century up through the mid-20th century, although the bulk of the material falls between the mid-18th century and the mid-19th century. The oldest item is a letter from actress Elizabeth Barry to a Lady Lisbourn, dated October 25, 1697. The latest item is a letter from playwright George Bernard Shaw to a J. T. Grien, dated November 28, 1930. The collection contains many letters from prominent theatrical figures, primarily of the English stage, including Ira Aldridge, Dion Boucicault, Edward Gordon Craig, David Garrick, Sir Henry Irving, Edmund Kean, William Charles Macready, Bernard Shaw, Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry, and others. Also included are black and white portraits known as "penny plains," and color portraits known as "two-pence coloured," depicting actors and actresses of the day in their best known roles. These images were intended for home use in puppet theater-type settings, and most date from the early to mid-1800s, though some date as far back as 1799.

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Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831

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Sarah Siddons was a famous 18th century British actress, best known for the role of Lady Macbeth; Miss Coates of Glasgow was her friend. From the description of Sarah Siddons letters to Miss Coates, 1795-1802. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 755229191 English actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. [Prince?] Hoare, [1816] July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663260 From the description of Autograph tic...

Yates, Elizabeth, 1799-1860

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Blanchard, Thomas, 1787? -1859

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Grimaldi, Joseph, 1779-1837

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Grimaldi was an English pantomime actor and clown. From the guide to the Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by "Boz, " extra-illustrated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Epithet: actor and pantomime performer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x00002f Performer. From the description of Papers, 1802-1840. (Indiana ...

Cooper, Mr.

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Elliott, Mr

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Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833

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Edmund Kean (1787-1833) was an English actor. From the guide to the Edmund Kean Collection, 1814-1933, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Edmund Kean (1787-1833) was an English actor associated with the Drury Lane Theatre. An affair with Charlotte Cox, the wife of prominent alderman Robert Cox, led to an adultery trial against Kean in 1825 and his subsequent travel outside of England. Kean returned to the English stage in 1827 and re...

Terry, Daniel, 1789-1829.

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Wallack, Henry John, 1790-1870

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Epithet: actor and stage-manager of Covent Garden Theatre British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x000164 ...

Holloway, James, 1819? -1879

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Fawcett, Mr. (John), 1768-1837

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter : New Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, to the Duke of Clarence, 1810 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270513558 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, to Alaric Watts, 1819 Apr. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527954 ...

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. ...

Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1818 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514147 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Surrey Theatre, Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527801 English dramatist and songwriter Thomas John Dibdin was the son of songwriter Charles Dibdin and actress Mrs. Davenet. He ran away from an apprenticeship to join a company of travelling players, where he acted, worked as a...

Macarthy, Marion, 1838-1863

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Blanchard, E. L. (Edward L.), 1820-1889

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British author and editor. From the description of Letter, 1886 June 9. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34122336 English miscellaneous writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], to E[dward] T[yrrell] Smith, 1854 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672835 From the description of Autograph signature, 1875 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534465 "First produced at the T. R...

Kelly, Frances Maria, 1790-1882

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Frances Maria Kelly (1790-1882) was a British actress & singer. From the description of Letter from Frances Maria Kelly to Robert William Elliston, 1822. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 81092583 Frances Maria "Fanny" Kelly, English actress and singer. In 1819 she rejected a marriage proposal from the essayist Charles Lamb, but remained friends with him and his sister Mary. From the description of Frances Mari...

Raymond, Mr

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Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966

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Craig was an English artist, stage designer, and author. From the description of Letters to Virginia Ashley Clarke, 1947-1966. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122575068 From the guide to the Edward Gordon Craig letters to Virginia Ashley Clarke, 1947-1966., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1900 July 27. (Unknow...

Freeman, Mr

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Lyon, Thomas, 1812-1869

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Otway, Thomas, 1652-1685

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Epithet: Bishop of Killala and Achonry British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000442.0x00037c Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000442.0x00037e ...

Macfarren, George, 1788-1843

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English dramatist and theatrical manager. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London?, 13 May 1820], to Mr. [Joseph?] Glossop, [1820 May 13]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581445 ...

Morton, Thomas, 1764-1838

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Munden, Joseph Shepherd, 1758-1832

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English actor. From the description of Partially printed document signed, dated : [London], ca. 3 December 1819, ca. 1819 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582784 From the description of Autograph letters, bills, receipts signed (17), 1812-1821. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613105 Son of J.S. Munden, the actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kentish Town, to Winston, Tuesday Morning [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2...

Hemmings, Mr

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Lane, Sara, 1823-1899

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Fechter, Charles, 1824-1879

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English actor and dramatist of German origin. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 29 June 1864, to an unidentified recipient, 1864 June 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270576797 Epithet: actor and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x00002b Actor. Full name: Charles Albert Fechter. From the description of Charles Fechter letter, un...

Velluta, Signor

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Duruset, John, 1796-1843

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Watson, Miss

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Butline, Miss

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Howell, Mr

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Cullen, Mr., fl. 1810?

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Hartland, Mr

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Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718

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Gomersal, Edward Alexander, 1788-1862

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Grove, Miss, 1822-1867

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French, G., Mr

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Collins, John, 1811-1874

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Long time Pittsburgh resident John B. Collins was an active member of the city's Irish Catholic community. A strong supporter of the struggle for an independent Irish Republic, Mr. Collins was an active member of the Pittsburgh chapters of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic (AARIR) and the Friends of Irish Freedom (FOIF) during the 1920s and 1930s. A supporter of Eamon de Valera's pro-republican Fianna Fìl Party, Collins helped arrange the leader's 1927 and 1930 ...

Bennett, G. J. (George John), 1800-1879

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Pocock, I. (Isaac), 1782-1835

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Epithet: of Maidenhead British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000408.0x0002a6 Epithet: of Add MS 27703 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000408.0x0002a3 Epithet: painter and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000408.0x0002a7 ...

Hughes, H.

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Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

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Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x000299 English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 24 November 1863, to E[dward] T[yrrell] Smith, 1863 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577388 ...

Van Amburgh, Isaac A., 1812-1865

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Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856

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Madam Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris) was was an English actress and singer. Charles Harris was her business manager and confidant. From the description of Madam Lucia Elizabeth Vestris correspondence and other papers, ca. 1816-1833. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 656497389 Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (1797-1856) was an Italian singer ? she married Charles James Mathews in 1835. From the description of Note written by Lucia Elizabeth Vestris t...

Clair, G., Mr

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Cony, Barkham, 1802-1858

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Celeste, Madame (Céline), 1814-1882.

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French dancer and pantomime player; performed in London and New York. From the description of Celeste Elliott letter to John B. Wright, 1857 November 21. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 642169789 ...

Henry, Thomas, b. 1815

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Pope, Johanna, 1809-1880

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Yates, Frederick Henry, 1795-1842

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Actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to F.M. Westmacott, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584449 From the description of Autograph signature and 2 lines of writing, Oct. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584456 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Adelphi Theatre, to Mr. Colburn, ? Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584453 Frederick Henry Yates was an English actor whose career began in Edinbur...

O'Neil, Miss

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O'Hara, Kane, 1714?-1782

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Forde, Catherine Maria, 1805-

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Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873

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English actor, recognized as perhaps the greatest English character actor of his day. He was especially noted for his Shakespearean roles. From the description of Letter, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391814 William Charles Macready was a tragedian. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1821-1849, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886139 William Charles Macready was an English stage manager and actor...

Wrench, Benjamin, 1778-1843

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Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905

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English actor and manager of Lyceum Theatre. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lyceum Theatre, to Arthur Sullivan, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125258 Henry Irving was a British actor-manager. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum Theatre and hired Ellen Terry as the company's leading lady. This partnership lasted for 25 years and was reknowned throughout England and the United States. Bram Stoker, Henry Irving's manager and personal assistant, was re...

Bland, Humphrey, 1812-1869

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Moore, Edward, 1712-1757

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Egerton, Sarah, -1847

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Wood, Joseph, 1801-1890

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Liston, John, 1776-1846

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English comedian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified recipient, 1832 May. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590742 ...

Appleton, William Worthen, 1915-2014

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William Appleton, collector, was born in New York on December 31, 1915. He graduated with a BA from Harvard University in 1938 and continued his education in New York City, receiving his Masters from Columbia University in 1939 and a Ph.D in 1949. He taught at Columbia from the 1940s until the late 1970s and was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1976. William Appleton is a theater scholar. He has both written and edited works on theater, primarily English theater of the ...

Lee, Mr.

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Polworth, Lewis

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Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852

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Samuel James Arnold was a British dramatist and impresario who produced plays from 1794 at various London theatres. In 1809 he obtained permission to stage opera and other musical dramas at the Lyceum. In 1815 he obtained the lease, renamed it the English Opera House, and had the theatre almost completely rebuilt for 80,000 pounds. From the description of S.J. Arnold letter to C. Wheatstone, between 1829-1841. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358497 ...

Dillon, Mr

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Foote, Maria, 1797?-1867

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Epithet: afterwards Stanhope; actress; wife (1831) of Charles 4th Earl of Harrington British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x0002a5 Maria Foote (1797?-1867), Maria Stanhope, Countess of Harrington, British actress. She married Charles Stanhope, fourth earl of Harrington, in 1831. From the description of Letter by Maria Foote to Mr. John Fawcett, 1827. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Bota...

Anderson, James R. (James Robertson), 1811-1895

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Epithet: actor and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x0001be Alexander Caulfield Anderson (10 March 1814-8 May 1884) was a Hudson's Bay Company fur-trader, explorer of British Columbia and civil servant. He was grandson of the Scottish botanist Dr James Anderson. A.C. Anderson was father to the British Columbia botanist and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, James Robert An...

Moncrieff, W. T. (William Thomas), 1794-1857

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William Gibbs Thomas Moncrieff, English playwright and theatre manager. From the guide to the William Thomas Moncrieff manuscript material : 1 item, 1851, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) ...

Auriol, Francesca

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Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Brighton, 26 November [n.y.], and Brighton or London [n.d.], to Mr. [Lewis Strange] Wingfield, Nov. 26 [no year] and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673105 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577868 Composer of The wearin' o' the green. From the description of Autogra...

Osbaldiston, D. W. (David Webster), 1794-1850

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Bland, Mr., fl. 1832

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Soane, George, 1790-1860

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George Soane was an English dramatist who, in addition to his own plays, translated or adapted the works of other authors and dramatized several novels and short stories. He was the author of a two-volume life of Wellington, 1839-1840. Soane's The Bohemian: A Tragedy in Five Acts (in Prose) was published in 1817. From the description of George Soane letter to Mr. C. Chapple, [1817] June 19. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 317036234 ...

Rodwell, G. Herbert (George Herbert), 1800-1852

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Crauford, Mr

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Cobham, Thomas, 1779 or 86-1842

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Edwin, William, fl. 1836

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Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862

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Epithet: dramatist; of Add MS 42712 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x000138 Anglo-Irish dramatist and actor. From the description of James Sheridan Knowles letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 181587980 Irish actor and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : Aberfoyle, Loch Ard Lodge, and Torq...

Hill, Charles John, 1805-1874

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Pincott, Miss

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Kemble, Henry Stephen, 1789-1836

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Stephens, Miss

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Burroughs, Watkins, 1790? -1869

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Vining, Mrs., fl. 1820

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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816

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Dramatist and Parliamentary leader. From the description of Autograph address on an envelope signed : Dublin Castle, to Edmond Malone 1785 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662003 From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : to Mr. Elliston, the actor, 1795 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662070 From the description of Autograph address on an envelope signed : to R.W. Elliston. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661995 Ep...

Hicks, N. T. (Newton Treen), 1811? -1873

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Young, Charles Mayne, 1777-1856

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English comedian. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 9 February 1850, to Sir George Smart, 1850 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679418 English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Leeds], to Mr. Lloyd, hair-dresser, 1844 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584535 ...

Wynne, George, d. 1846

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Ellar, Thomas, 1782-1842

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Egerton, Daniel, 1772-1835

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Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x0001cb ...

Bologna, John Peter, 1775-1846

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Alsop, Frances, d. 1821

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Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866

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English actor. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 5 September 1853, to an unidentified recient, 1853 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673810 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., London?], 21 October 1853, to E[dward] T[yrrell] Smith, 1853 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673806 An actor, he was born at Dublin on 25 April 1818 and after meeting George Coppin in 1854, agreed ...

Scott, Miss, fl. 1829

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Lacy, M. Rophino Michael Rophino 1795-1867

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Johnston, H. (Henry Erskine), 1777-1845

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Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723

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Bunn, Margaret Agnes, 1799-1883

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Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854

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British actor, theater manager, and playwright. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles Dickens, 1854 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270485468 Charles Kemble (1775-1854) was a British actor and younger brother of John Philip Kemble. From the description of Letter by Charles Kemble to Alexander Murray, 1823. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 80909948 Irish-English actor....

Pitt, George Dibdin, 1799-1855

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Epithet: actor and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000977.0x0002b0 ...

Marston, Henry, 1804-1883

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Campbell, Mr., fl. 1821-1833

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Sloman, John, 1794?-1873

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Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893

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Actress and author. Full name: Frances Anne Kemble. Married name: Frances Anne Butler. From the description of Fanny Kemble papers, 1829-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79162205 Frances Anne (Fanny) Kemble (1809-1893) was a British actress & writer; she was the daughter of Charles Kemble and Maria Theresa (DeCamp) Kemble. From the description of Letter by Fanny Kemble to [Mr. Heath?], ca. 1854? (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens...

Bradley, Thomas, d. 1829

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Keeley, Robert, 1793-1869

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 5 October 1858, to E[dward] T[yrrell] Smith, 1858 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578793 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London?, to Benjamin Webster, 1843? Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488076 ...

Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803

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Robert Jephson (1736-1803), playwright and parodist, was born in Dublin. His first play, Braganza, was performed in 1775, with an epilogue by Horace Walpole. His most commercially successful play, performed 37 times between 1781 and 1798, was The Count of Narbonne, based on Walpole's Castle of Otranto as well as Walpole's play, Mysterious Mother. In addition to other plays, Jephson also wrote numerous parodic pieces, including a series in the government newspaper The Mercury under the title "The...

Aldridge, Ira Frederick, -1867

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Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

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English novelist, poet, and dramatist. From the description of Autograph poem signed Lines -- on receiving an Inkstand from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, on Christmas Eve. 1813. Oatlands : Oatlands, 1813. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591944 English novelist, poet and dramatist. From the description of Lines Written on returning from The Funeral Of the Rt. Honble. C.J. Fox, on Friday, Octr. 10th. 1806. Addrest to Lord Holland. ... : [London] : manus...

Burke, Joseph, 1818-1902

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Barry, Elizabeth, approximately 1658-1713

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The recipient of the letter is presumably Malet Wilmot Vaughan (ca. 1675-1709), the wife of John Vaughan of Trawsgoed, first Viscount Lisburne (ca. 1670-1721). She married the viscount in 1692, and died in 1708 or 9. Therefore, if she was the recipient, the letter must have been written to her between 1692 and 1708 or 9. From the description of Letter, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213468057 ...

Cartlitch, John G., 1793-1875

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Farley, Charles, 1771-1859

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Epithet: actor and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000818.0x00024f ...

Phillips, Peregrine

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Barnes, James, d. 1838

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Pitt, Cecil, d1826? -1879

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Tree, Ann Maria, 1801-1862

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Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823

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Epithet: of Add MS 30348 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x00034c Epithet: actor; of Add MS 48408 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x000349 Epithet: actor; of Add MS 42720 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x000348 John Phil...

Hamblin, Thomas Sowerby, 1800-1853

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Smith, O., 1786-1855

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Honner, Robert William, 1809-1852

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Colman, George, 1762-1836 ,

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George Colman (1762-1836) was a British dramatist and, since July 1789, manager of the Haymarket Theatre. From the description of Letter by George Colman to Robert William Elliston, 1802. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 82677104 English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the manager of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129692 From t...

Cooke, T. P. (Thomas Potter), 1786-1864

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Crouch, Anna Maria, 1763-1805

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Epithet: née Phillips; vocalist and actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000844.0x000066 English singer. From the description of Document signed, dated : [London], 8 June 1802, 1802 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564774 Epithet: singer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x0002d0 ...

Wilkinson, Mr.

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Jerrold, Douglas, 1803-1857

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English humorist and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "My dear Charles", [no year] Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270881232 Douglas William Jerrold, English playwright and journalist. From the description of Douglas William Jerrold manuscript material : 1 item [between 1844 and 1853] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 441946653 British playwright and journalist. From the description of ...

Brooks, Mrs., fl. 1786-1833

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Huntley, Francis, 1787-1831

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Egerton, Mr

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Massinger, Philip, 1583-1648

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Haines, John Thomas, 1799?-1843

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Epithet: actor and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x0002b0 ...

Ducrow, Andrew, 1793-1842

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Epithet: equestrian performer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000684.0x000143 ...

Gallott, John, d. 1852

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Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879

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English comedian. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 23 January [n.y], to E.T. [i.e. Edward Tyrrell Smith], [n.y.] Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673876 John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879), British comic actor and playwright, manager of Haymarket Theater in 1853-1856. From the description of List of plays by John Baldwin Buckston and his letter to "My Dear Sir," 1841 and 1853. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Bot...

O'keeffe, John, 1747-1833

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Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880

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English dramatist, librettsit, antiquarian, and costume authority. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 30 May 1878, to Lewis Wingfield, 1878 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675035 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : East Retford, 8 April 1864, to Mrs. Skeffington Smith, 1864 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675030 James Robinson Planché, a dramatist, antiquary, and officer of arms, was born in P...

Palmer, Mr

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Rowbotham, H. H., d. 1837.

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Helme, Mr., fl. 1801

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Boden, C., Miss

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Burrell, Miss, b. 1795

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Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855

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Mitford was an English author and dramatist. From the description of Letters to various correspondents, 1826-1854. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374161 From the guide to the Mary Russell Mitford letters to various correspondents, 1826-1854., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Mary Russell Mitford was an English poet, playwright, and short-story writer. From the description of Mary Russell Mitford collection of ...

Creswick, William, 1813-1888

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W. Day, 1886 Jan. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270877456 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles E. Flower, 1881 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270877450 ...

Stanley, Mrs

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Banim, John, 1798-1842

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John Banim, Irish novelist and playwright. He and his brother Michael wrote under the pseudonyms Abel and Barnes O'Hara, respectively, and became well known for their Irish nationalist tales. From the description of John Banim manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1841 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 75396961 From the guide to the John Banim manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1841, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Ci...

Gomersal, Mrs

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Kenney, James, 1780-1849

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Pope, Alexander, 1763-1835

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English actor and painter. From the description of Partially printed document signed, dated : [London], 4 November 1819, 1819 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675116 ...

Murphy, Arthur, 1727-1805

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William Dorset Fellowes (1769-1852), who extra-illustrated this volume, was a friend of author Hester Lynch Piozzi during the last years of her life, and is mentioned frequently in her correspondence from 1815 onwards. His brother Sir James Fellowes was also a friend of Piozzi's, and served as her literary executor upon her death in 1821. From the guide to the An essay on the life and genius of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., extra-illustrated, 1788-1844., (Houghton Library, Harvard College L...

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

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British playwright; literary, art and music critic; lecturer and essayist; and socialist. One of the founders of the Fabian Society, precursor of England's Socialist Party. From the description of Richard S. Weiner Collection of George Bernard Shaw, 1886-1950. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31366657 Playwright and critic; founding member of Fabian Society, 1884. From the description of Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964. WorldCat record id: 26380339 ...

Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

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Reeve, John, 1799-1838

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Wallack, James William, 1791?-1864

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Laurent, Mr., fl. 1799-1808

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Kirby, James, fl. 1811-1830

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Garrick, David, 1717-1779

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David Garrick was raised in Lichfield, England, and became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer in London. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. From the description of Papers, 1749-1778. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213417 David Garrick, English actor and playwright. Garrick frequently invested in land, and in 1756 he bought a large estate in Hendon, northwest of London. There is no evidence that Garrick ever lived at H...

Martin, M., fl. 1831

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Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847

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Peake was an English playwright; Henry Phillips was a singer, actor, and musician who performed in Peake's plays. From the description of Compositions, 1842-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80181291 From the guide to the Richard Brinsley Peake compositions, 1842-1844., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Richard Brinsley Peake was a British dramatist. From the description of Richard Brinsley Pea...

Brougham, John, 1810-1880

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American actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Jackson, [no year] Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623441 Actor, playwright and theater manager, London and New York. From the description of A Douglass to the fray, [no date] / by John Brougham. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27731675 John Brougham was an actor and dramatist who brought a great variety of theatre to the...

Louis, Miss, fl. 1829

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Vining, Charles William, fl. 1819-1824

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Vincent, Eliza, 1815-1856

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Sommerville, Miss

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Wallack, William, d. 1805

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Phelps, Samuel, 1804-1878

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Actor and theatrical manager. From the description of Signature of Samuel Phelps, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453243 Phelps, a noted tragedian, took over the management of Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, in 1843, and presented a series of major Shakespearean revivals. His productions were notable for their pageantry as well as for Phelps' efforts to restore the Shakespearean text. From the guide to the Papers, 1835-1886 (inclusive), 1843-1871 (bulk)., ...

Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880

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Charles Kean lived at No. 3, Torrington Square, W.C. 1, in 1853-56, according to The London Encyclopaedia, ed. Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert (1983). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Ellen Kean, London, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1853-56? February 12. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694182220 English actress, born Ellen Tree. Married actor Charles Kean, son of Edmund Kean, and toured with his company. Fro...

Maturin, Charles Robert, 1780-1824

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Irish dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Dublin], to W. Plunkett [sic], 1801 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636738 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to W. M. Mason, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270637129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Dublin?], to Monk Mason, [no year] Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636735 Charles Maturin was a somewhat eccentric Irish c...

Edmiston, Miss, b. 1801

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Harley, John Pritt, 1786-1858

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English actor and singer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1823 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503997 From the description of Autograph signature : for Mr. Harry B. Tavery, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508272 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Garrick, 1851 Jun. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499442 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Theatre Royal, Dr...

Brunton, Mr

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Lloyd, Mr., fl. 1829

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Williams, Mr.

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Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

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American actor and playwright. From the description of Scrapbook, 1813-1852 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811929 From the description of Letter : Washington, to Elizabeth Payne, 1850 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22772908 From the description of Home, sweet home, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 237626353 Appointed by President Tyler, the actor and playwright served as U.S. Consul in Tunis from 1842-1845, a...

Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928

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British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...

Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831

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Elliston was an English actor and theatrical manager, as well as lessee of the Surrey Theatre, London, beginning in 1809. He later served as manager of the Drury Lane Theatre. From the description of Papers, 1792-1826 (inclusive), 1812-1820 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79392295 English actor. From the description of Autograph letter not signed (retained draft?) : [Bath], to George Colman, [ca. 1803-04?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2706141...

Owen, Master

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Aldridge, Ira Frederick, -1867

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Lewis, Mr

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