Autograph letters signed from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1832-1855.


Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860,. Autograph letters signed from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1832-1855.

Autograph letters signed from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1832-1855.

Most letters related to Bunn's work as a theater manager at Drury Lane and Covent Garden, with many sent from one of these theaters. Recipients: C. Westmacott, Mr. Mitchell, Tom Dibdin, Mr. Crouch (possibly F. Nicholls Crouch?), Mrs. Crouch, [Wm.?] Friswell, C.[J.?] Ward, B. Webster, J. Cooper (likely John Cooper), Mackinlay, J.R. Planché, Mo[or?]ish, Mr. Goldsh[ede?], M. Barnett, and Mr. Bedwell. (1-10) are letters of varying length to Westmacott, some referring to theatrical articles. (8), written from Paris, gives news of the theatrical scene in Paris and mentions that Mrs. C. Gore's new piece at the Haymarket is borrowed from a piece called La duchesse de Lavaubalière, now playing at the Porte St. Martin. (9) refers to "a very true anecdote of young Grattan" and indicates that he, Bunn, is been preparing "A life in 2 large vols. of poor Elliston." (18), dated March 16, 1855 and addressed to B. Webster, asks after Madame Celeste. (20-21) to Cooper both concern the rate of payment for work as manager and actor. (28) consists of a photograph of Bunn and a leaf with a brief biographical statement.

28 items ; 12 x 19 cm to 23 x 20 cm.

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