Peter D. Rankin collection, ca. 1857-ca. 1959.


Rankin, Peter D. Peter D. Rankin collection, ca. 1857-ca. 1959.

Peter D. Rankin collection, ca. 1857-ca. 1959.

Collection includes, among others, photocopies and correspondence to members of the Davenport family from Eleonora Duse, Edwin Booth, Clyde Fitch; poems: Storm at night by Edward L. Davenport; God is the only power by Harry Davenport, Sonnets to E.L. Davenport by Francis S. Saltus; two etchings of Lionel Barrymore, photocopies of t.p. and p. 273-299 from "Famous stars of light opera" by Lewis C. Strang (ca. 1900); photocopy of a program at Heverly's 14th Street Theatre, New York, dated Sept. 10, 1857, featuring Mr. and Mrs. McKee Rankin; a program of the Empire Theatre, New York, featuring the actress Ethel Barrymore in Tante by C. Haddon Chambers (1913?); playbill of the Garrick Theatre, New York, featuring Ethel Barrymore in the role of Mme Trentoni in "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines" by Clyde Fitch (1901?);programs of "Happy landing" by Julius B. Hymer and William E. Barry at Chanin's Forty Sixth Street Theatre, featuring Harry Davenport in the role of George Stebbins; souvenir program of "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare at New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, June 1927, featuring Harry Davenport in the role of Flavius; an autograph signed by Fanny Davenport; programs featuring Fanny Davenport in several shows, including "As you like it" by William Shakespeare at Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York in the role of Rosalind; souvenir booklet of Fanny Davenport; phtotgraphs of Phyllis Rankin Davenport, Edward L. Davenport, Harry Davenport in "Gone with the wind." Included also are newspaper clippings, biographies, theatre reviews.

1 box ; 26 x x 39 x 7 cm.

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