Papers, 1732-1995.

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Papers, 1732-1995.

A collection of letters, manuscripts, and documents of prominent actors, actresses, and theatrical managers. Many of these are single, unrelated items. The largest body of correspondence is from the American actress, Charlotte Cushman (14 letters). Another figure of major interest is William Charles Macready, partly because of Miss Cushman's relationship to him (she toured with him for several years) and also as there are several of his letters. Sir Henry Irving, Edwin Forrest and James Mowatt are each represented by a few letters. A group of 8 unsigned letters may have been written by the famous singer, actress, and manager, Eliza Vestris. One box contains manuscripts of Samuel Coit, Charlotte Cushman, Clyde Fitch, Wallace Gould, Henry von Heiseler, E.H. Sothern, and Lester Wallack. Six boxes contain Augustin Daly's check stubs and bank books for Daly's Theatre, New York, for 1872-1899. (For additional Augustin Daly business records, see description sheets for Daly's Theatre Collection, X810.128/D15, & the Dramatic Library Collection shelf list). GEOFFROY: 86 letters removed from the Charles Michel Geoffroy, NOUVELLE GALERIE DES ARTISTES DRAMATIQUES, which contains his engravings of theatrical personalities. 15 of these letters are to Lʹeon Monval, stage director of the Paris Gymnase Dramatique, 1832-1852, and were transferred to the Dram. Mus.\Monval Coll. This is a collection of letters, 1828-1892, from performers, authors, directors, and those seeking boxes for the evening's entertainment. Among these are Jacques Offenbach, Pauline Viardot, Delestre Poirson, Marguerite George, Mlle Person, Rachel Fʹelix, and Edouard Plouvier. GILBERT: Misc. autographs and photographs collected by Anne J. Gilbert (Mrs George Henry). IRELAND: 494 autograph letters, manuscripts, and documents concerning the New York and London theater world, 1750-1899, from Ireland's own collection, which were bound in William Hartman Woodin's extra-illustrated copy of Ireland's RECORDS OF THE NEW YORK STAGE. The other items bound in this set (portraits, original drawings, playbills, views of theaters and localities referred to) are still bound in the set (in the Dramatic Museum book collection). MONVAL: 315 letters to Lʹeon Monval (see also GEOFFROY above). MOORE: 8 letters & telegrams, along with photographs, clippings, programs, and other printed materials relating to the American operatic and film star, Grace Moore, collected by June Lord-Wood, an admirer and music student.

18 linear ft (ca.4,500 items in 29 boxes, 2 flat folders, & 3 cartons).

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Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856

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Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris (March 3, 1797 – August 8, 1856) was an English actress and a contralto opera singer, appearing in works by, among others, Mozart and Rossini. She was born in London in 1797, the first of two daughters of German pianist Theresa Jansen Bartolozzi and art dealer Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi. Lucia studied music and was noted for her voice and dancing ability. She was married at age 16 to the French ballet dancer, Auguste Armand Vestris, a scion of the great family ...

Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876

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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...

Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905

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Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) was a British actor-manager. Born Feb. 6, 1838, in Keinton Mandeville, Somerset, Eng., he died Oct. 13, 1905, in Bradford, Yorkshire. Irving's original name was John Henry Brodribb. He achieved early success and began to play leading roles throughout London, often with Ellen Terry. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum Theatre and hired Terry as the company's leading lady. This partnership lasted for 25 years and was reknowned throughout England and the United States. Bra...

Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888

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John Johnstone Wallack (January 1, 1820, New York City – September 6, 1888, Stamford, Connecticut), was an American actor-manager and son of theatre producer James William Wallack and actrees Susan Johnstone. He used the stage name John Lester until October 5, 1858, when he first acted under the name Lester Wallack, which he retained the rest of his career. He was born in New York but at an early age he was taken to his parents' home in London where he was reared and educated. Wallack had chose...

Lunt, Alfred, 1892-1977

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Alfred Davis Lunt Jr. (August 12, 1892 – August 3, 1977) was an American stage director and actor who had a long-time professional partnership with his wife, actress Lynn Fontanne. Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named for them. Lunt received two Tony Awards, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for 1931's The Guardsman and an Emmy Award for the Hallmark Hall of Fame's production of The Magnificent Yankee. Lunt was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1892 to Alfred D. Lunt and Harriet ...

Gilbert, Anne Hartley, 1821-1904

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Gould, Wallace

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Gymnase Dramatique (Paris).

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Coit, Samuel, 1872-1933

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Wilcox, Herbert, 1891-1977

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Cochran, C. B. (Charles Blake), 1872-1951

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Sir Charles Blake Cochran, theatrical producer, agent and promoter. From the description of Sir Charles Blake Cochran papers, 1898-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79763221 From the description of Sir Charles Blake Cochran papers, 1898-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150310 ...

Monval, L'eon.

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Moore, Grace, 1898-1947

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Grace Moore was an opera singer and movie star. She died in a plane crash in 1947. From the description of Papers, 1930-1947. (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 45105591 Grace Moore was an American soprano who sang at the Metropolitan Opera and other opera houses. She married Valetin Parera in 1931 and was also known as Grace Moore Parera. She died in an airplane crash near Copenhagen. From the description of Correspondence, 1936-1947. (New York Publi...

Daly's Theatre (New York, NY).

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Plouverie, Edouard.

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Scaife, Roger Livingston, 1875-1951.

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Coward, Noël, 1899-1973

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English composer, writer, actor, and producer. From the description of Signature on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899310 Badger's Green opened Jun. 12, 1930. From the description of Letter [1930] Jun. 20 [London] to Maurice Browne [London] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365183 English actor and author. From the description of The Birth of Hope : autograph manuscript signed ...

Lawrence, A. R. 1832-1917.

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Worcester Dramatic Museum

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Columbia University's Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, 1910-1971, collected materials of a theatrical interest. From the description of Papers, 1732-1995. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 506130278 ...

Frith, Walter

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Epithet: author and critic British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000151 ...

Bennett, Dorothy Cheston, -1977

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Epithet: 2nd wife of Arnold Bennett British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x000257 ...

Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880

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Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was a German-born French composer and cellist of Jewish ancestry. He had a strong influence in popular music in Europe, and was one of the originators of the operetta, of which he wrote more than one hundred. His works were noted for their elements of satire and parody; two for which he is particularly known are the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and the opera The Tales of Hoffman . From the guide to the Jacques Offenbach Letter, undated (after 1844)...

Woodin, William H. (William Hartman), 1868-1934

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Schott, Angie.

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Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974

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Actress; Theatrical producer. From the description of Papers 1938-1960. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 46708799 Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Katharine Cornell : oral history, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122440903 American actress. From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874894 Germ...

Unger, Karoline, 1803-1877

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Austrian contralto. From the description of Autograph letter, signed Caroline Sabatier Ungher : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677860 From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1842 Jan. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270943174 From the description of Autograph manuscript signed, dated of a poem and sentiment addressed to [Henriette Sontag]. The poem begins: "O singe fort! Mir ist zu Muthe....

Mowatt, James, d1851.

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McClintic, Guthrie, 1893-1961

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Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946

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Granville-Barker was an English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic. From the description of Papers, 1877-1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122468875 From the guide to the Papers, 1877-1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Harley Granville-Barker began his stage career as an actor in a provincial company, before first appearing in London in 1892. He went on to have a career on the stage, acting with many well known n...

Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909

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William Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), American playwright. From the description of Nathan Hale : an original play in four acts, [circa 1897] / by Clyde Fitch. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702202011 Dramatist. From the description of Grace de Granmont : holograph play script, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 163614397 1886 graduate of Amherst College. American playwright best known for plays of social satire and character study and notable for having fou...

Young, Roland, 1887-1953

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Roland Young (1887-1953) was a British-born stage, screen and television actor, who is best known as the star of the "Topper" series of movies. Young published a number of books, some included his drawings. From the description of Roland Young drawings, 1922 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 659814673 From the guide to the Roland Young drawings, 1922 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)...

Sothern E. H., 1859-1933.

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Ireland, W. H. 1777-1835.

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Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929

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Author, critic, and member of the Columbia English Department Faculty from 1891-1924. Matthews was an influential figure in the literary and dramatic worlds of New York and London from the 1880s throughtout his life. He was a member of numerous social and literary organizations, serving as president of the Dunlap Society, the Modern Language Association, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. From the description of Papers, 1877-1962. (Columbia University In th...

Prestige, Fanny.

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Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956

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Geoffrey Parsons, American newspaperman and author, chief editorial writer of the New York Herald Tribune from 1924 to 1952. In 1929, with the encouragement of Allan Nevins and the publishing firm of Dodd, Mead & Co., he began research for a biography of President William McKinley, never completed. From the description of Papers of Geoffrey Parsons, 1876-1937 (bulk 1929-1937). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540529 Jo...

Webb, Clifton, 1893-1966

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Actor; also known as Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck. From the description of Clifton Webb collection, 1929-1961. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70954216 ...

George, Martguerite.

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Maugham, Robin, 1916-1981

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English author; nephew of W. Somerset Maugham. From the description of The green shade : original manuscript, ca. 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866481 British writer of non-fiction, novels, plays, short stories, and screenplays, and critic. From the description of Collection, 1932-1975. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122597854 Robin Maugham was an author of short ...

Donaldson, Thomas, active 1768

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Geoffroy, Charles-Michel, 1819-1882

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Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873

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English actor, recognized as perhaps the greatest English character actor of his day. He was especially noted for his Shakespearean roles. From the description of Letter, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391814 William Charles Macready was a tragedian. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1821-1849, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886139 William Charles Macready was an English stage manager and actor...

Wilenski, R. H. 1887-1975.

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Rachel, 1821?-1858

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French tragic actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mlle. Déjazet, 1845 Apr. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616040 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Baron [sic] de Trobriand, 1855 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616051 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bordeaux, to Adolphe Crémieux, 1841 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616034 From the description of...

Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899

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Playwright, producer; owner of Daly's Theatre in New York City. From the description of [John] Augustin Daly letter to Mr. [William A. ]Jenner [manuscript], 1892 Dec 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191870954 American dramatist and theatrical manager. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Bouton (bookseller in New York), 1882 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526011 From the description of Autograph l...

Heiseler, Henry ˜vonœ 1875-1928

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Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910.

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French singer, composer, and teacher. From the description of Letter, 1872 Jan. 26, 48 Rue de Donai [Paris?] to "Cher maître" [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370451 Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910) was one of the most celebrated French mezzo sopranos of the 19th century, and a truly cosmopolitan woman artist. The collection reflects all aspects of her life: firstly as a singer, composer, and teacher; secondly as the mistress and muse of Ivan Turgen...

Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Davidge, 1867 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270471856 From the description of Letter, 1847 Dec. 23, New York, to Henrietta Forrest. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 656890793 Actor. From the description of Edwin Forrest correspondence, 1827-1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450300 Nineteenth-century American actor, noted for his Shakes...

Delestre-Poirson, C.-G. 1790-1859.

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