Autograph letter signed from John Howe, Chedworth, Ipswich, to Miss Elizabeth Edmead, London [manuscript], 1802 February 1.


Autograph letter signed from John Howe, Chedworth, Ipswich, to Miss Elizabeth Edmead, London [manuscript], 1802 February 1.

He is sorry to hear of Mrs. [Elizabeth] Billington's deprivation of voice. Was offered a share in a new (or enlarged) theater. Comments on the extravagant sums that Malone has paid for some rare editions of Shakespeare's "Henries." Also discusses John Kemble, Mr. [Matthew Gregory?] Lewis, and passages from Coriolanus and The tempest.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7525277

Folger Shakespeare Library

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