Records of the Shakespeare Society of New York [manuscript], 1852-1853.


Records of the Shakespeare Society of New York [manuscript], 1852-1853.

(1-8) meeting notes, including some drafts of official minutes (possibly in the hand of Robert Balmanno). With (8), ballots proposing election of James F. Ruggles and Robert M.C. Graham, with a note that both were blackballed. (9) two leaves "cut out of the Record," including the original proposal for the founding of the society and resolutions made at the first and second anniversary festivals. (10-52) correspondence, mostly from members of the Society addressed to Robert Balmanno, secretary for the Shakespeare Society of New York. The bulk of these letters concern either the correspondents' election to the Society or whether or not they plan to attend the next meeting. Correspondents: C.L. Elliott, George William Curtis, Charles A. Dana, W.H. Burroughs, John Grieg, Parke Godwin, Charles Daly, Cornelius Grinnell, James Otis, C.A. Davies, Richard Grant White, Hiram Fuller, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Charles Gayler, Egerton Ellesmere, James Wallack Jr., Mary Cowden Clarke, G.C. Verplanck, William Rufus Blake, F.S. Cozzens. (53) a log recording attendance of members at meetings. (54-55) menus from dinners held by the Society.

55 items ; 12 x 9 cm to 33 x 21 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7578381

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