Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930).

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Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936. Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930).

Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930).

Comprise correspondence, manuscripts, notes, scrapbooks, clippings, receipts, music scores, and a collection of autographs that reflect Smith's theater career and his interest in book and manuscript collecting primarily from 1890 to 1930. Smith collaborated on operas and operettas with Reginald DeKoven, Victor Herbert, Irving Berlin, Ivan Caryl, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa, among others. His correspondence with his collaborators, actors, actresses, and publishers centers around his theater projects and book and manuscript collecting. Smith's own correspondence is interfiled with autograph letters he collected by well-known writers and actors such as Joanna Baillie, Dion Boucicault, George Coleman, Robert William Elliston, David Garrick, Charles John Kean, and Mitchell Kennerley. Writings by Smith include over fifty scenarios, synopses, and musical plays, as well as fictional pieces, articles about collecting books and manuscripts, and notes and drafts for A Sentimental Library (1914), Smith's catalog of his own library. Scrapbooks contain clippings and bibliographic information about a number of authors, including Lord Byron, Dickens, Shakespeare, and Thackeray.

16 boxes (7 linear ft.).

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De Koven, Reginald, 1859-1920

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American composer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [New York], 15 February 1910, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1910 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565680 Reginald De Koven was an important and noted American composer and music critic. From the description of Collection, 1861-1920. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 276166112 ...

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...

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), poet, was born at Field Place, Warnham, on 4 August 1792, and attended the Sion House academy at Brentford, and then Eton. He entered University College, Oxford, in 1810, but was sent down the following year after writing the pamphlet The necessity of atheism . He eloped to Scotland with Harriet Westbrook, whom he married in Edinburgh in 1811. Shelley spent 1812 in Ireland, addressing meetings and writing pamphlets. In 1814 he left his wife and fled to the conti...

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September [1854], 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton. [1854] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...

Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924

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Composed 1884-85. First performance Stuttgart, 8 December 1885, the composer as soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of 1st concerto for violoncello, op. 8 / by Victor Herbert. [1965?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50216538 Victor Herbert (1859-1924) cellist, co-founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), conductor and composer is best known as the composer of light operas such as Babes in Toyland...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002c9 English writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of All the Year Round, 26 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C., to Frederick Lehmann, 1863 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125432 English novelist and publisher. From the description of ALS : Broadstairs, Kent, to Mr. Cullenford, 18...

Keats, John, 1795-1821

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Keats was an English poet. From the description of Collection, 1814-1891. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612376586 From the description of John Keats miscellaneous papers and portraits, 1814-1923. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612730197 From the guide to the John Keats miscellaneous papers and portraits, 1816-1934., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) John Keats was an English poet and literary critic. ...

Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950

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Walter Johannes Damrosch (1862-1950) was a German-born conductor and composer in the U.S. From the description of Walter Damrosch presentation volume, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517384 From the guide to the Walter Damrosch presentation volume, 1928, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American conductor and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "My dear and heaven sent Isadora ...

Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932

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John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) was an American composer well-known for his marches. From the guide to the John Philip Sousa sheet music, 1879-1927., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reconstruction of the music for the revival of "The Free Lance" was the result of cooperative efforts of John Phillip Sousa, III of John Phillip Sousa, Inc., Richard Kapp, conductor, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Iowa State University and...

Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824

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British poet. From the description of George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron papers, 1812-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452083 English Romantic poet and satirist. From the description of George Gordon Byron Collection, 1642-1968 (bulk 1798-1830). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145405980 Major George Gordon de Luna Byron, alias de Gibler, Spanish-born forger of British Romantic litera...

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...

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...

Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936

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Lyricist. From the description of Harry Bache Smith correspondence, 1895-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980474 American writer of short stories, plays, and librettos. A collector of rare books, manuscripts, and autographs, Smith also wrote about his collecting activities. From the description of Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648359 ...

Held, Anna 1877-1918

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Actress and singer, whose Broadway stage career was managed by her husband, Florenz Ziegfield. From the description of Anna Held letters : to Eddy O'Day, 1915-1916. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 9626680 Anna Held, a musical comedy star, was born March 8, 1873 in Warsaw. She began her career on stage in London and Paris where she attracted the eye of Florenz Ziegfeld who signed her to a contract to tour America. She moved to ...

Green, Anna Katharine, 1846-1935

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Epithet: General; US Army British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x0000f9 ...

Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945

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Jerome Kern (1885-1945) was an American composer and lyricist whose work included numerous musical theater productions. From the guide to the Jerome Kern sheet music, 1904-1946., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Jerome Kern, composer. Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Otto Harbach, Johnny Mercer, Oscar Hammerstein II, and P.G. Wodehouse, lyricists. Jeffrey Hatcher, librettist. Howard Lindsay and Allan Scott, authors of s...

Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960

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Dunne, Finley Peter, 1867-1936

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American humorist. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Chicago, to Laurens Maynard, 1900 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742350 Humorist, satirist, and journalist. From the description of Finley Peter Dunne papers, 1889-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981144 ...

Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851

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Epithet: of Add MS 35118 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0000cd Baillie was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Norton (1786-1853) graduated from Harvard College in 1804, taught sacred literature as a professor, and authored numerous works on religious topics. From the description of Letters to Andrews Norton, 1827-1850. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84429823 From the guide ...

Ade, George, 1866-1944

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Hoosier journalist, humorist, and playwright best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the streets and of the town," which was illustrated by John T. McCutcheon; for his syndicated "Fables in slang;" and for his Broadway plays including The college widow and The county chairman. From the description of George Ade papers, 1871-1970. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41996200 George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 188...

Caryl, Ivan.

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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. ...

Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868

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Charles Kean was a Shakespearean actor. He was married to the actress Ellen Tree Kean. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1849. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886057 English actor and theater manager Charles Kean was the second son of actor Edmund Kean. An excellent student, Charles was compelled to become an actor to support his family after the separation of his parents. He found success as an actor in Ireland and America, and ...

Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922

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Cohan, George M.

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Entertainer. From the description of Scripts of George M. Cohan, 1933-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455917 From the description of George M. Cohan play scripts, 1928, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71208762 Dramatic author, composer, manager, and actor. From the description of Letter to Elizabeth Freeman, 1920. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510230 American composer. ...

Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989

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American composer. From the description of Irving Berlin letter to John W. Rumsey, 1959 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505243 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1971 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505236 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1957 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505260 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1956 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874

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Statesman, historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Val Richer, to his publisher, [1841] Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270505699 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to M. Marron, not dated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270504276 French statesman and historian. From the description of Autograph note signed : Paris, to an unidentified correspondent, 1851 Mar. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270507933 ...

Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908

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Louis Verneuil (1893-1952), French playwright, actor, director, and dramatist, was the author of such works as "La vie merveilleuse de Sarah Bernhardt" and "Affairs of state." From the description of Théâtre complet : [tome] 2, Patrie!, L'espionne, Théodora : prompt book / Victorien Sardou. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68944675 French dramatist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Monsieur Nenniam, 1890 Sept. 2...

Coleman, George Dromgold, 1795-1884

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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...

Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950

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Mitchell Kennerley served as the publisher for "Wine of the Puritans," "John Addington Symonds" and "The World of H. G. Wells." From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1909-1915. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 181337904 Mitchell Kennerley (1878-1950) was an American publisher and art dealer. He worked for various literary magazines and published several others. From 1916 to 1929 and 1937 to 1939 he was president of the Anderson G...