Autograph letters from Edwin Booth to several persons, together with letters from several persons to Booth or about him [manuscript], 1874-ca. 1892.


Autograph letters from Edwin Booth to several persons, together with letters from several persons to Booth or about him [manuscript], 1874-ca. 1892.

A collection of letters and other matter chiefly relating to Booth's Theatre, New York, 1874-76. Two autograph letters signed from Booth: 14 November 1874 (14 p., with a typed transcript), 8 February 1876. An 18-page account, in Booth's autograph, of his connections with Booth's Theatre, dated by W. Winter, 1876. Two autograph letters signed from J. Henry Magonigle to Booth and J.H. McVicker (both February 1876). An account (pencilled) by McVicker of Booth's troubles with his Theatre. A long account (autograph letter signed: 31 p.) of Booth's California career, with a skeleton chronology, October 1877, by the Rev. F.C. Ewer. Printed proof of an article (17 galleys by William Winter, probably for the N.Y. Tribune, being a biographical account of Booth, probably ca. 1892). This is corrected and annotated by Winter and by Booth. The collection appears to have belonged to Winter, whose autograph notes appear on many items.

9 items.

Related Entities

There are 6 Entities related to this resource.

Ewer, Ferdinand C. (Ferdinand Cartwright), 1826-1883 (person)

Originally from Nantucket, Mass., Ewer came to Calif. in 1849 and became a journalist and the publisher of Calif.'s first literary monthly, The Pioneer. In 1858, he became an Episcopalian minister and led the congregation at Grace Episcopal Church in San Francisco for two years. In 1860, Ewer moved to New York, where he was pastor at St. Ann's Church, Christ Church, and founded the parish of St. Ignacius. From the description of Ferdinand C. Ewer diary/scrapbook : ms, [1861]. (Califo...

Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 (person)

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. ...

McVicker, James Hubert, 1822-1896 (person)

Booth's Theatre (corporateBody)

Winter, William, 1836-1917 (person)

American drama critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Tompkinsville (Staten Island, N.Y.), 17 April 1886, to Mrs. Tracy, 1886 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679284 Massachusetts native William Winter graduated from Harvard law school, but began his career as a journalist. He wrote for numerous journals before securing a position as drama critic at the New York Tribune. In addition to being one of the most influential critics of his day, ...

Magonigle, J. Henry (John Henry), 1830-1919 (person)