Charles Reade's letter book, [1845-1884?].

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Reade, Charles, 1814-1884. Charles Reade's letter book, [1845-1884?].

Charles Reade's letter book, [1845-1884?].

Scrapbook of letters (91 leaves, c. 250 items) primarily from Reade's friends and acquaintances in literary and drama circles, heavily annotated by Reade. Together with typed transcripts (2 v.) of the album's contents. Includes correspondence with Dion Boucicault (Agnes Robertson), Miss Braddon, John Blackwood, Wilkie Collins, Ada Cavendish, Charles Dickens, Edward Dicey, Sutherland Edwards, John Forster, Victor Hugo, Henry James, James Lambert, Mark Lemon, Bulwer Lytton, W.C. Macready, Millais, George Augustus Sala, Robert Southey, Mrs. Laura Seymour, Kate Terry, Ellen Terry, Anthony Trollope, Martin Tupper, Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Emile Zola (written in French), the Law Office of Chase & Nelson, etc. Also contains several documents and manuscripts including: AMs draft (2 p.) of Richmond's speech from "King's Rival," inserted by Reade in co-author Taylor's act, undated; ADS (1 p.) a contract by Reade and Mark Lemon (as representative for Herbert Ingram) for Reade's "White Lies," dated 1857; DS (2 p.) a contract with Tauchnitz ( 1 p., f. 70v) written in German relating to "Peg Woffington, a Terrible Temptation," and "Christie Johnstone," dated 1872; ADS (1 p.) an agreement with Henry Pettitt regarding Reade's "Love and Money," dated 1882; DS (1 p., f. 73v) a nomination of Reade as a Steward of the anniversary dinner of the Royal Literary Fund, undated; DS (1 p., f. 75v) a money order, dated 1871; Document (1 p., f. 71r) an analysis in tabular form of the account of Reade and Bentley delivered previous to the injunction for "Peg Woffington," and "Christie Johnstone," undated (printed on satin); DS (1 p., f. 36r) a dinner invitation in the form of a "passport," dated 1855; DS (1 p.) a photograph of Reade, dated [1866]; Galley proof (1 p., f. 47r) of "A suppressed letter," published in the "Pall Mall Gazette," undated.

1 v. (91 leaves) ; 48 x 31 cm.2 v. ; 31 cm.

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