Autograph letters signed from Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, London and elsewhere, to various recipients [manuscript], 1884-1916.

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Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917,. Autograph letters signed from Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, London and elsewhere, to various recipients [manuscript], 1884-1916.

Autograph letters signed from Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, London and elsewhere, to various recipients [manuscript], 1884-1916.

Recipients: [Fanny Mary] Beere, [Charles?] Critchett, [Lemuel] Clarke Davis, Edward Dowden, William Heinemann, [William Henry] O'Shea, [James Thomas?] Knowles, [Robert?] Overton, Louis N. [Parker], [Herbert] Shelton, [George Washburn?] Smalley, W.H. Tolman, William Winter and two ladies. In the letter to Dowden (4), he asks to talk over Hamlet with him before playing it for the first time; in one to [Parker] (15), he discusses a forthcoming performance of [Henry VIII], referring to Henry Irving's costume when acting the part of Wolsey. Also, printed prologue to "The Tempter" by H.A. Jones, beginning, "Leave for awhile the fret of modern life" listed in the Folger card index of first lines of poems; a statement issued by the Committee of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre, signed by Tree, Nov. 24, 1910, concerning the suitability of a site for the proposed theatre in Bloomsbury; an autograph signed letter sent to J.O. Westley, February 8, 1894, with Westley's notes; and two miscellaneous papers.

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O'Shea, William Henry, 1840-1905

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Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1852-1917

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Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913

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Beere, Fanny Mary Bernard- , 1856-1915

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Davis, L. Clarke (Lemuel Clarke), 1835-1904

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Smalley, George W. (George Washburn), 1833-1916

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Westley, J. O., fl. 1894

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Winter, William, 1836-1917

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Heinemann, William, 1863-1920

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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Parker, Louis Napoléon 1852-1944

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Knowles, James, Sir, 1831-1908

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Tolman, William Howe, 1861-

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