Typed letters signed from Abram J. Dittenhoefer, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1909.
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Richard Mansfield (1857-1907) was an actor of the late 19th century. He was born in Helgoland, Germany, into a family that excelled in the performing arts. His mother was the prima donna Hermine Rudersdorff (1822-1882), and his grandfather, the violinist Joseph Rudersdorff (1788-1866). His father, Maurice Mansfield, was a London businessman. Richard Mansfield began his stage career touring the English provinces in Gilbert and Sullivan and made his first appear...
American drama critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Tompkinsville (Staten Island, N.Y.), 17 April 1886, to Mrs. Tracy, 1886 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679284 Massachusetts native William Winter graduated from Harvard law school, but began his career as a journalist. He wrote for numerous journals before securing a position as drama critic at the New York Tribune. In addition to being one of the most influential critics of his day, ...