Thomas Philip Le Fanu papers, 1868-1942.
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The Gaiety Theatre is located on South King Street in Dublin, Ireland, off Grafton Street and close to St. Stephen's Green. It specialises in operatic and musical productions, with occasional dramatic shows. Designed by architect C.J. Phipps and built in under 7 months, the Gaiety was opened on 27 November 1871 with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as guest of honour and a double bill of the comedy She Stoops to Conquer and the burlesque La Belle Sauvage. The Gaiety was extended by renowned theatr...
Thomas Philip Le Fanu (1858-1945) was born on 9 December 1958, and educated at Haileybury College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined the Public Record Office, Ireland, in 1881, and the Chief Secretary's Office in 1884. He was Commissioner of Public Works, Ireland, 1913-1926. Le Fanu was Vice-President of the Royal Irish Academy, 1918-1920 and 1925-1930, and President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1933-1936. He died on 21 October 1945. From the guide to the Th...
Queen Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She was born on May 24, 1819 at Kensington Palace in London and she became heir to the throne when her father died. In 1837, she became Queen at the age of 18. During the early part of her reign, she was influenced by two men: her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and then her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840. Both men taught her much about how to be ...