Autograph letters signed from Charlotte Cushman to various recipients [manuscript], 1843-1875.
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Charlotte Saunders Cushman (July 23, 1816 – February 18, 1876) was an American stage actress. Her voice was noted for its full contralto register, and she was able to play both male and female parts. She lived intermittently in Rome, in an expatriate colony of prominent artists and sculptors, some of whom became part of her tempestuous private life. Cushman made her initial professional appearance at age eighteen on April 8, 1835 at Boston's Tremont Theatre. She then went to New Orleans where sh...
Mary Howitt, née Botham, English writer and translator. From the description of Mary Howitt manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1828? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430350254 Writer of children's stories and other works, who often wrote with her husband, William Howitt. From the description of Letters, 1835-1854. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122295254 English author. From the description of Papers, 1832-...
Richard Montgomery Field (1834-1902) was manager of the Boston Museum from 1864 to 1898. The Boston Museum began staging musical performances in 1841, then added dramatic performances in 1843 and continued presenting shows for sixty years. Located at the corner of Tremont and Bromfield Streets, the museum was founded in 1841 and was known as the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts until 1847. The final season at the museum was 1902-3. From the guide to the Boston Museum Company co...
English theatrical manager and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 15 August 1846, to Mr. F. Seymour, 1846 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873190 Epithet: theatrical manager and writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x0002bc Theater manager. From the description of Letter of Alfred Bunn, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...
Benjamin Webster (1797-1882) was an actor, playwright, and theatre manager. Born in Bath, his father was a dancing and fencing master; Webster attended military school, but avoided a proferred commission by running away to become an actor. He eventually reached the stage as a popular actor, dancer, pantomimist, and violinist. He also built and managed the Adelphi Theatre, managed the Haymarket, Olympic, Princess's, St. James, and London Theatres. Webster additionally wrote or adapted numerous pl...
Scottish actor and friend of Sir Walter Scott who played the role of Ballie Nicol Jarvie in "Rob Roy." From the description of Autograph letter signed : 10 Dublin St., to an unnamed correspondent, 1849 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270605307 ...
Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x000299 ...
Fanny Lily Gypsy Davenport was an American actress and theatrical manager. In 1882 she established her own theatrical company, the Fanny Davenport Company, which toured the United States with productions of Fedora, La Tosca, Cleopatra, and Gismonda, among others. She was married first to Edwin H. Price and then to Melbourne MacDowell. From the description of Fanny Davenport collection, 1881-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612235888 Davenport first performed on stage at ...
Epithet: actor-manager British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x0000e3 ...
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. ...
Lawyer, politician, diplomat, and educator, of Burlington, Vt., and New York, N.Y.; born in Middlebury, Vt.; attended Yale Law School (1841-1842) and admitted to the bar in 1843; second comptroller of the U.S. Treasury (1851-1853), U.S. minister to Great Britain (1885-1889), and senior counsel (1893) for the U.S. in the arbitration of the Bering Sea Fur-Seal Controversy with Great Britain; founder and president (1880) of American Bar Association; taught law at Yale after 1881; died in New Haven,...