Papers, 1749-1778.


Papers, 1749-1778.

Series I includes sixteen autograph letters by Garrick, and nine letters received by him. Prominent correspondents include Oliver Goldsmith, John Hawkesworth, Samuel Johnson, Hannah More, Arthur Murphy, and Thomas Percy. Many of the letters concern Garrick's theatrical career. Series II consists of drafts of epitaphs which Garrick composed for Charles Holland and William Hogarth, as well as a transcript of one of his poems.

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