Davenport papers, 1884-1959.


Davenport papers, 1884-1959.

Correspondence, photographs, and autographs received by Butler Davenport from numerous actors, producers and others relating chiefly to his theatrical productions in New York City. Correspondents include Maria De Barrill, David Belasco, Henrietta Campbell, Katharine Cornell, Augustin Daly, Lillian Gish, Emma Goldman, Eva Le Gallienne, Sarah Cowell Le Moyne, Tyrone Power, Mary Shaw and Lee Shubert. Several letters included in the collection are addressed to Clyde Fitch and others.

4 archive boxes (2 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 7644966

Amherst College. Library

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Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974

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Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953

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American theatrical producer and manager. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 15 March 1946, to Miss Katherine [sic] Cornell, 1946 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874529 Prominent theatrical manager and producer. Lee Shubert and brothers Jacob J. and Sam S. Shubert established Shubert theatrical properties. From the description of Papers, 1903-1954, 1930-1945 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

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Davenport, playwright, producer, actor and theater manager, was born in New York City in 1871. His theatrical career began in his teens when he apprenticed for one year with Augustin Daly's repertory company. Family financial difficulties forced him into the real estate business in Stamford, Connecticut (1901-1908). In 1909 he started a project to build a new playhouse on 63rd Street in New York City to house a repertory stock company producing modern American plays. This project failed, however...

Shaw, Mary, 1854-1929

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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bols...

De Barrill, Maria.

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Belasco, David, 1853-1931

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American theatrical producer and playwright. From the description of Letter : to Luther Price, 1906 Apr. 2. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494221 American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. From the description of David Belasco letter, 1905 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709924141 From the description of David Belasco letter, 1929 Oct. 30. (Unknown). W...

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...

Campbell, Henrietta

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Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991

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Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993

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Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

Davenport Free Theater.

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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...