Henry P. Phelps
Players of a Century Collection, 1749-1920
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Quantity: 18 boxes (9.0 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research.
Acquisition: See provenance note.
Processed by: Abigail L. F. Simkovic, Student Assistant, University at Albany, January 2013; revised by Jenny Diaz, Student Assistant, University at Albany, March 2014

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Provenance Note:

Records concerning the accession of this collection are limited. Some records indicate that this collection was accessioned in 1910. However, no fire damage is present in the items, which would be present from the 1911 New York State Library fire. In the accession records a notation was made in 1966 with the date "Nov. 1927." With the most recent item in the collection dated March 9, 1920, the 1927 accession date is more probable.

This collection appears to contain items from both Henry Pitt Phelps and George Hornell Thacher's extra-illustrated copies of The Players of a Century: A Record of the Albany Stage and Addenda to Players of a Century: A Record of the Albany Stage, Including Notices of Prominent Actors Who Have Appeared in America. Thacher died in 1929, and so it is probable that this collection passed from Phelps to Thacher when Phelps died ca. 1912-1914.

Biographical Note:

Henry Pitt Phelps was born July 13, 1844 to Dea. Benjamin Phelps and Beula Sophia Pitt in Becket, Massachusetts. He was the second of four children. It is not known when Phelps moved from Becket to Albany, New York. However, in 1879 Phelps was writing regular articles on the history of the Albany stage for the Albany Argus. The articles were then compiled, embellished, and published as The Players of a Century: A Record of the Albany Stage in 1880.

On June 14, 1881, Phelps married Anna P. King, who was the step-daughter of Harvey Phelps, a relative of Henry Pitt Phelps. King also wasraised in Becket, Massachusetts. They had no children.

During the decade after he married, Phelps remained in the Albany area writing for several local newspapers, most principally the Albany Times, and publishing several works about the region, including The History and Description of the Capitol at Albany (1882), Menands: the Garden Suburb of Albany and Troy (1886), and The Albany Rural Cemetery: Its Beauties, Its Memories (1893).

In 1889 Phelps published his Addenda to Players of a Century: A Record of the Albany Stage, Including Notices of Prominent Actors Who Have Appeared in America in which he expanded upon the original volume. In 1890 he published Hamlet from the Actor's Standpoint: Its Representatives and a Comparison, which is a compilation of interviews and critiques of the most famous Hamlets of the stage, as well as a description, comparison, critique, and scene-by-scene analysis of different productions of the play.

Sometime between 1890 and 1899 Phelps moved to New York City. During this time he wrote travelogues and historical and literary guides for several railroads, traveling as far as Los Angeles and San Francisco. By 1911 Phelps had moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he penned his last publication: Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Why (1912), a sales pitch for the city of Ridgewood's many virtues.

An exact date of death is unknown for Henry Pitt Phelps; however, it is known to be between 1912 and 1914.

George Hornell Thacher was born in Albany, New York, on November 20, 1851, to George Hornell Thacher and Ursula Jane Boyd Thacher. Both Thachers – father and son – served as mayors of Albany. Thacher attended Professor Whitbeck's private school at Williams College (Class of 1872). He later attended Bryant and Stratton's Commercial College where he was enrolled in a brief business course. After completing his education Thacher began work at his father's wheel works firm, Thacher, Lathrop & Company, as a clerk and apprentice, later rising to the role of foreman. On January 1, 1880, Thacher married Emma Louise Bennet (1832-1927) of Albany; the couple had seven children.

The newlyweds traveled to Colorado to chase the mining dream. In late 1883 the Thacher family returned to Albany, where Thacher became a partner with his father in George H. Thacher & Company. Upon the death of his father in 1887 Thacher's brother, John Boyd Thacher, joined the company where he worked until his death in 1909, when George became the sole proprietor of the firm.

In 1887 Thacher succeeded his father as a member of the board of directors for Old Albany City National Bank, later serving as vice president and president of the bank. Sometime around the turn of the twentieth century Thacher became vice president of Albany City Savings Institution, director of the Union Trust Company, and director of the National Commerce Bank of Albany. Thacher became president of City Savings Bank in 1925 and held the post until his death. From May 1892 until December 1894 Thacher served as a member of the Albany city board of water commissioners. He was a member of several clubs including the Fort Orange, Canoe, and Camera and Country clubs, as well as being a thirty-second degree Mason. George Hornell Thacher was well known in the community as an avid promoter of industrial and institutional welfare until his sudden death in May 1929.

Scope and Content Note:

This extra-illustrated edition of Henry Pitt Phelps's The Players of a Century: A Record of the Albany Stage and Addenda to Players of a Century: A Record of the Albany Stage, Including Notices of Prominent Actors Who Have Appeared in America contains playbills, manuscript letters, autographs, photographs, lithographs, engravings, programs, newspaper clippings, sheet music covers, and ephemera related to theatrical and literary people and events in Albany, New York, and the world.  The items in this collection date from 1749 to 1920, with the bulk of the collection dating in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The majority of the items include a page reference for their corresponding publications.

Many prominent theatrical and cultural figures are represented in this collection, including Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest, Julia Marlowe, David Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Junius Brutus Booth, Adah Issacs Menken, Jenny Lind, and Sarah Bernhardt. Prominent literary figures from the age are represented as well, including Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, William Cullen Bryant, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Sir Walter Scott, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

There are many items in this collection related the American Civil War, including two letters from General William T. Sherman, enlistment and draft documents, letters from actors written during the war, and a letter from a Union soldier to his mother detailing his draft and travel from Philadelphia to Virginia in 1863. There are a few items concerning the American Revolutionary War, including enlistment records.

The portraits in this collection date from 1749 to 1914 and are in many formats, including woodblock prints, photographs, facsimiles of painted portraits, and engravings. The playbills in this collection are from theaters in the Albany area, as well as theaters in London, New York, and Boston, and date from the mid-eighteenth century to the late-nineteenth century. The collection also includes several engraved maps and landscape views of major eastern United States cities, including Charles Town [sic], Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, and New York, which were printed for the London Magazine in the 18th century. 

Box and Folder/Item List:


Box Folder/Item Subject Page Comments
1 1 Photographic portrait of H.P. Phelps. iii Autographed by Phelps, dated 1873.
1 2 Letter from H.P. Phelps to George H. Thacher, December 2, 1909. 13 Concerning the known copies of The Players that have been illustrated.
1 2a Letter from H.P. Phelps to John Heise, January 1, 1890. 13 Two-page letter, mounted on two plates. Concerning other illustrated copies and attempts to illustrate copies of The Players.
1 3 Portrait of William Shakespeare. 13 Engraved by H. Cock from the portrait by M. Droeshout from the 1623 Folio Edition.
1 4 Engraving of the Swan and Maidenhead, birthplace of William Shakespeare. 13 Description underneath the engraving reads: "To John Nicholas Esq. EAS. Edinb & Perth, who by his zeal and perseverance has added so much to our National Antiquities, this view of the House in which the immortal SHAKESPEARE was born is respectfully inscribed by D. Parkes". Engraving taken from Gentlemen's Magazine, January 1807.
1 5 Photograph of William Shakespeare's birthplace. 13 "Here Shakespeare Was Born" handwritten beside the photograph.
1 6 Photograph of William Shakespeare's grave. 13 "Shakespeare's Grave" handwritten beneath the photograph.
1 7 Photograph of Mary Arden's cottage. 13 "Mary Arden's Cottage" and "Home and Haunts of Shakespeare" handwritten beneath the photograph.
1 8 Portrait of J. Munsell. 13 Signed "Yours Truly J Munsell".
1 9 Letter from J. Munsell to Dr. Purple, November 4, 1868 13 Concerning payments for and contents of an order of unspecified context.
1 9a Engraving of Hercules and the Roman Comedians 13 Engraving depicts nine figures. The largest is Hercules, holding a club on the right and waving with the left. The other eight are the Roman Comedians and are equal-sized and depicting various theatrical postures. Engraving taken from Gentlemen's Magazine 1780, page 561.
1 10 Reproduction of "The Discovery of the Hudson," by Warren Sheppard. 13 Painting depicts Indians in canoes paddling to meet Henry Hudson's ship. Painting by Warren Sheppard. Image taken from The People's Standard History of the United States, copyright 1895 The Woolfall Company.
1 11 Portrait of William W. Clapp, Esq. 13
1 12 Portrait of William Dunlap. 13 "Wm Dunlap" handwritten in the bottom corner of item. "William Dunlap" handwritten in same hand on the bottom of the item.
1 13 Letter from William W. Clapp, Jr., to Miss D., April 9, 1850 13 Concerning W.W. Clapp's request for a lithograph, as well as the health of all concerned.
1 14 Letter from William Dunlap to L.A. Godey, December 3, 1832. 13 Concerning a book sent by W. Dunlap to L.A. Godey, as well as city papers concerning the dramatists of New York and the U.S. Document is two-sided, with one side containing the address and postage stamp, the other containing the message. Two notes in two separate hands are on the document. The first, in pencil, reads: "Actor & Dramatist"; the second, in ink, reads: "51. most cited successfully".
1 15 Engraving of the grave of William Dunlap. 13 Description of the engraving reads: "The grave of William Dunlap. In St Peter's Churchyard. Perth Amboy." The gravestone features the clearly worded epitaph.
1 16 Reproduction of "The Artist Showing a Picture from Hamlet to his Parents," painted by William Dunlap. 13 Painting depicts a man showing a painting to a man and a woman. Description on the item reads: "The Artist Showing a Picture from Hamlet to His Parents. Painted by William Dunlap in 1788. From the original painting in the New-York Historical Society."
1 17 Engraving of a view of "Novum Amsterodamum". 13 Engraving depicts boats in harbor before a small settlement of buildings and people, a partially walled in segment in view. Description of engraving reads: "View of the City of New Amsterdam (Now New York). Copied (in Fac Simile from the Plate in Montanus Niewe en Onbekende Weereld (in State Library). Engraved & Printed J. E. Gavit".
1 18 Engraving of "The South Prospect of the City of New York, in North America" 13 Foldout of an engraving of "The South Prospect of the City of New York, in North America," engraved for the London Magazine in 1761. There are 22 municipal features in the engraving labeled numerically and identified under the image.
1 19 Engraving of Mr. Parsons as Alscrip in The Heiress. 13 Engraving depicts a portrait of Parsons as Alscrip, along with the description "My daughter maintains all fashions are founded in sense Icod [sic] the tightness of my Wig, and the stiffness of my cape, give me the sense of the pillory—". Publication date April 1795 in European Magazine.
1 20 Engraving of W. Parsons and J. Moody as the characters of Varland and Major O'Flaherty in The West Indian. 13 Engraving depicts W. Parsons as Varland and J. Moody as Major O'Flaherty from The West Indian with the tag of "After J.H. Mortimer, A.R.A." following the caption.
1 21 Engraving of The Opera House in Castle Garden 14 Engraving depicts the opera house in a park setting with gentlemen onlookers. Inscribed "The opera in New York.—The Opera House, Castle Garden".
1 22 Engraving of the interior of Castle Garden. 14 Engraving depicts the interior of the Castle Garden opera house, point of view from the audience with a female performer on stage. Caption reads: "Interior of Castle Garden in former times."
1 23 Engraving of Annapolis, Maryland. 14 Engraving depicts a harbor scene of Annapolis, encompassing both the city and the boats in the harbor.
1 24 Portrait "Clibber" [sic] 16 Portrait, probably Colley Cibber, with "Sold by H.A. Rogers 41 North Street Manchester Square 1882" written on the bottom.
1 25 Reproduction of a portrait of Mrs. Cibber. 16 Portrait of Mrs. Cibber from European Magazine with the caption "from an original painting in the possession of Chad Bedford Esq"
1 26 Portrait of Mrs. Grant of Laggan. 16 Inscribed: "Mrs. Grant of Laggan. Born 1755- Died 1838. From the miniature painted in the 69th year of her age."
1 27 Image of the Dutch Reformed Church 17
1 28 Image of the first Mrs. Lewis Hallam, afterwards Mrs. Douglas, as Daraxa in Edward and Elenora 19 Depicts a woman in a ragged oriental costume, inscribed: "The first Mrs. Lewis Hallam, afterwards Mrs. Douglas, as Daraxa in ‘Edward and Elenora' (from a print in the collection of Thomas J. McKee, Esq.)"
1 29 Image of Newport. 19 Depicts the landscape of Newport, featuring a windmill, a pasture, the harbor, and the town.
1 30 Lithograph of Williamsburgh [sic], L.I. [Long Island] 19 Depicts a view from the water, featuring boats of various sizes, the United States flag, and buildings on the shoreline.
1 31 Engraving of the John Street Theatre. 19 Depicts an interior scene of the John Street Theatre with actors on stage in Roman dress. The women in the audience are all on the right side, whereas the men are in the center seating. There are graffiti names on the brick walls: "Bennett," "Brown," "E. Bimpey," "Bacot," "Brown," among others. The image shows the cramped nature of the theater. Handwritten below the item: "The fourth Theatre built in New York 1767".
1 32 Portrait of Richard Crosbie. 19 Full-figure portrait, inscribed: "Richard Crosbie (Mr. Richards). John Street Theatre, N. Y. 1793". Possibly an actor in costume.
1 33 Engraved image of the State and City Halls of Albany. 19 Engraving depicts the exteriors of the Albany State and City halls with a family of three in the foreground.
1 34 Reproduction of a painting of David Garrick portraying Hamlet. 15 David Garrick in a theatrical pose playing Hamlet. Image has a written caption in pencil that has been erased.
1 35 Letter from David Garrick to "My Lord," May 17, 1778. 19 Concerning appreciation of and request for further patronage from His Lordship for D. Garrick, as well as a request for a curtain. Two-page letter, folded, watermarked. "3500" written in pencil in the upper-right-hand corner of the first page.
1 36 Engraved image of Garrick's birthplace. 19 Engraving depicts an exterior scene of a residential building. Handwritten under the item: "Garrick's Birthplace"
1 37 Portraits of Mr. Garrick and Mademoiselle Violetti. 17 Two individual portraits, Garrick's framed in dramatic heraldry, Violetti's framed in ribbon and flowers. Top caption reads: "To face p. 282. Engraved for ye London Magazine, 1749". Bottom caption: "printed for R. Baldwin junr. At ye Rose in Pater Noster Row".
1 38 Letter from Mrs. M. Garrick to "My Lord," December 19, 1786 17 Concerning an issue with crossing the water to her property. Mrs. Garrick appeals for help concerning the waters, as they have become dangerous, drowning a few men who were on their way to her island.
1 39 Image of the façade of No. 5 Adelphi Terrace. 13 Depicts the façade of No. 5 Adelphi Terrace, with the caption "David Garrick, Born 1716; died Jan. 20th, 1779".
1 40 Reproduction of "Garrick Between Tragedy and Comedy". 17 Reproduction of a painting depicting David Garrick being pulled in two directions by two women, Comedy and Tragedy. Caption reads: "Garrick Between Comedy and Tragedy. From the original painting by Joshua Reynolds in the National Gallery London". Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, engraved by Gebbie & Husson Co.
1 41 Receipt from Charles R. Webster, 1788. 20 Receipt from C.R. Webster to the Albany Journal for an advertisement placed.
1 42 Receipt from Peter E. Elmondorph [Elmendorph?], Esq. to Robert Lewis, 1792. 21 Receipt of received payment for several consumables and a punch bowl.
1 43 Engraving depicting a scene from Taming of the Shrew. 21 Depicts one man whipping another while a distraught woman looks on, with horses, from Act 4, Scene 1.
1 44 Image of Christopher Sly from Taming of the Shrew. 21 Image depicts Christopher Sly waking as an aristocrat. Original art by W.Q. Orchardson, plate for engraving sculpted by C.W. Sharpe. Caption reads: "Christopher Sly. (Taming of the Shrew.)"
1 45 Image of Stadt Hoijse. 26 Depicts an outdoor view of a simple building. Caption reads: "Stadt Hoijse, Erected 1705, Destroyed by Fire 1834. Corner Court and Hudson Streets". Handwritten in pencil below: "City Hall".
1 46 Receipt from Jacob J. Lansing to Phillip Van Rensselaer, April 26, 178(?)6. 1796 [?]. 26
1 47 Receipt from John Ten Broeck to Peter Ed. Elmendorf [Elmendorf?], October 19, 1792. 26
1 48 One certified share of the Hamilton Manufacturing Society, entitled to Elkanah Watson, signed by Leonard Gansvoort, February 1, 1804. Later transferred for ten dollars to Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Francis Nicole on December 27, 1806. 26 First page type face and impressed with a seal. The second page is a handwritten transfer of the share.
1 49 Two-sided document. The first side is a legal notice in the case of Silas Houghton v. Truman Seymour, dated July 23, 1798, and signed by Peter W. Yates. 26 The back side of this document is a receipt of payment to Sheriff John Given concerning two separate cases: an eviction for $100, Thomas Cade v. Jacob Wright; a warrant for Patrick Cullingham for 15 shillings and eight pence.
1 50 Letter from Robert Van Rensselaer to "Sir," September 22, 1794. 26 Concerning R. Van Rensselaer's desire to purchase something that had been suggested by the contents of the letter. Signed "brother & friend".
1 51 Letter from P. Van Rensselaer to John Pruyn, May 9, 1796 26 Possibly from Phillip Van Rensselaer. Concerning the heirs of Tobias Ten Eyck. Opposite side of the paper later used in February 1797, contents unclear.
1 52 Autograph of Robert McClellen, Chairman 26 Autograph cut from what appears to be a letter. Handwritten pencil note references pg. 26.
1 53 Autograph of Matthew Visscher. 26 Autograph of Visscher, noted in pencil on the item: "very rare".
1 54 Letter from Johannes Jacobse Beeckman to John Sanders, Junr., August 20, 1779 26 Concerning Sanders' brother's inability to make a purchase, as well as the well being of Beeckman and his family. In pencil: "Mayor of Albany 1785".
1 55 Proclamation summons signed by R. Lush, Clk. referring to John Edmond and Levi Pearce, with signature of Thomas Hun on endorsement, February 25, 1799. 26 Proclamation summons refers to an event that took place June 29, 1798.
1 56 Enlistment record for Patrick Wall signed by Roorbach, Justice of Peace, March 4, 1777. 26 The enlistment record states Wall was enlisted by Capt. Ten Eyck and that he will be under the command of Col. Van Schaick. The back of the record has signed statements from Ten Eyck and John Lansing stating that Wall appeared for duty on March 25, 1777.
1 57 Assessment of judgment to Stephen Van Rensselaer from Stephen N. Bayard, September 18, 1807. 26 Judgment for the amount of $1751.75.
1 58 Letter from L. Gansevoort to Leonard Gansevoort, February 9, 1791. 26 Contents concerning family affairs and the musical accomplishments of the author's daughter. Document has a typewritten note describing the contents of the letter pasted upon it.
1 59 Portrait of William Coleman. 27 Caption: William Coleman. 1766-1829. Author and Journalist. (Editor of the N.Y. Evening Post.) From an original painting in possession of the Family.
1 60 Portrait of John O'Keeffe. 27 Item engraved by Blackberd from a painting by Lawrenson.
1 61 Engraved image of Montreal. 28 Image portrays Montreal "from the mountain"; two men in a pastoral scene with the city in the background.
1 62 Portrait of Lewis Hallam. 28
1 63 Etching of the First Park Theatre. 30 Fac Simile of an etching from 1796 in the New-York Historical Society.
1 64 Scene from The Clandestine Marriage, Act V, Scene 2. 31 Caption: "Miss Sterling. What have you to say for yourself?"
1 65 Scene from Jane Shore. 31 Caption: "Belmour. ‘Tis he himself! He lives! Look up.—, from Act V, Scene 2.
1 66 Scene from Macbeth. 32 From the London Printing and Publishing company. Depicts Macbeth and Banquo's meeting the three witches, Act I, Scene 3.
1 67 Image of Philadelphia 32 Depicts a view from the distance with a tree in the foreground.
1 67a Signature of Mrs. Cowley. 33
1 68 Scene from a play 34 Possibly Hamlet.
1 69 Portrait of John Howard Payne. 34
1 70 Letter from J. (John) Howard Payne to Francis Ann Drake. 34 Undated letter, filed with a loose newspaper clipping reporting the dedication of the John Howard Payne memorial gate at Union College in Schenectady. Concerns Payne's affairs in England, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Kerney, both actors, whom Payne is providing introduction to Drake. Folder containing a newspaper clipping, undated, concerning the memorial date label "file with box 1 item 70".
1 71 Scene from Hamlet. 34 Image of an entirely male cast, as well as one actor who appears to be Native American, from , Act III, Scene 2
1 71a "Home, Sweet Home" by John Howard Payne 34 Image depicts the cover of the sheet music for "Home, Sweet Home", 1896.
1 72 Letter from Henry R. Bishop assumed to be for John Howard Payne, April 30, 1855. 34 Contents vague, written by the composer of "Home, Sweet Home"
1 73 Image of John Howard Payne as the character Young Norval. 34 Image depicts Payne in a kilt wearing a large, feathered headdress. From a painting by Leslie.
1 74 Engraved image of Schenectady 35 Caption: "Schenectady, from the West". Image depicts the river in foreground complete with a wooden covered bridge and the city in the distance.
1 75 Image of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. 35
1 76 Image of Hamlet in his mother's chamber in Hamlet. 34 Caption: "Hamlet in His Mother's Chamber". Image depicts Hamlet stabbing Polonius through rushes in his mother's chamber, with a distraught Queen Gertrude. Image originally published October 1, 1790.
1 77 Image of Baltimore, Maryland. 35 Image depicts agricultural workers in the foreground, Baltimore seen over the water in the distance.
1 78 Image of Richmond, Virginia. 35 Image depicts a pastoral scene in the foreground with Richmond in the distance.
1 79 Engraving of "An Exact Prospect of Charles Town, the Metropolis of the Province of South Carolina". 35 Engraved for the London Magazine with various municipal structures labeled A-G.
1 79a Image of the View of Charleston. 35 Charleston is seen from the sea.
1 80 Image of Maria Tree as Rosina. 36 Caption: "Miss M. Tree as Rosina". Appears to be from a magazine.
1 81 Letter from Anne Maria Tree to Mr. Robins[?]. 36 An apology from Tree.
1 81a Playbill for Two Gentlemen of Verona starring M. Tree. 36
1 82 Scene from Othello. 36 Posture from Act III, Scene 3.
1 83 Image of George Frederick Cooke as Richard III from Richard III. 37 Posture from Act IV, Scene 4. Copyright 1888 by Gebbie & Co.
1 84 Letter from George Fredrick Cooke to J. Field, April 11, 1810. 37 Letter is accompanied by a typewritten notice with background information on the character and life of Cooke, along with the amount of sale for the letter with his signature and a transcription of the letter.
1 85 Engraved scene from King Henry IV, Part I. 37 Posture from Act V, Scene 4.
1 85 [a?] Playbill for Cataract of the Ganges or, The Rajah's Daughter.
1 86 Portrait of John Philip Kemble. 37
1 87 Letter from John Philip Kemble to "My dear Fladgate," November 23, 1809. 37 Concerning an urgent request to see Fladgate from Kemble.
1 88 Image of John Philip Kemble as Hamlet in Hamlet. 37 Posture from Act V, Scene 1. Caption reads: "Alas, poor Yorick!"
1 89 Scene from Hamlet. 37 Posture from Act I, Scene 4. Caption reads: "The Platform by the Sea at Elsinore". Copyright 1887 Gebbie & Co.
1 90 Letter from Priscilla Kemble (wife of John Philip Kemble) to Mr. Reynolds. 37 Pencil note: "rare"
1 91 Image of John Philip Kemble as Cato in Cato, Act V, Scene 1 37 Concerning Kemble noting interest in acting in a play at the Park Theatre.
1 92 Letter from Henry Kemble to "Madam". 37
1 93 Engraving of Lake George. 37 Caption: "Lake George", "New York, D. Appleton & Co.".
1 94 Image of the Green Street Theatre. 38 Image depicts the building's façade.
1 95 Interior of the Green Street Theatre. 38 Image details opera boxes, an orchestra pit, as well as many decorative details.
1 96 John Bernard as Jack Meggot in Suspicious Husband. 39 Posture from Act 1, Scene 3. Caption reads: "Bel. Dead pray who was the gentleman? J. Meg. This gentleman was my monkey sir".
1 96a Playbill for The Suspicious Husband from September 15, 1794. 39 John Bernard as Jack Meggot highlighted on the item.
1 97 Residence of J.V.N. (John Van Ness) Yates. 39 Handwritten: "taken down June 26, 1855".
1 98 Three receipts, to different recipients. See comments. Front side has a receipt to Peter Ed. Elmendorph (aka Elmendorf) signed by Jacob Ten Eyck and Leonard Gansevoort, dated Nov. 14, 1794. Opposite side of page has two other receipts, one dated September 6, 1794, the other dated November 11, 1794. Both with different signatures. Penciled note on the bottom of the page.
1 99 Receipt to John J. Schuyler signed by I. (Issac) Hansen, August 22, 1801. 40
1 100 Receipt to Daniel Steele from John Sanders, January 17, 1799. 40
1 101 Engraving of a bust of Abraham Van Vechten. 40
1 102 Letter from A. (Abraham) van Vechten to Richard Dodge, September 3, 1821. 40 Concerning the worth of something (item illegible).
1 103 Receipt to Peter Ed. Elmendorph (aka Elmendorf) from Webster, June 30, 1800 (or 1809) 40 Pencil note: This is Chs to Webster - the Webster who voted in the negative.
1 104 Portrait of Solomon Southwick. 41
1 105 Engraved image of the view of the Palisades from the Hudson River. 42
1 106 Portrait of Mrs. Esther Hughes (nee Esther Young). 45 From a daguerreotype of W.H. Young's.
1 106a Playbill from the Theatre Royal's production of Macbeth on October 31, 1831 featuring Macready. 106
1 107 Image of southern view of the central part of Sandy Hill, N.Y. 46
1 108 Photographic portrait of John O'Cole. 46 The back of the image reads "Squire John O'Cole".
1 109 Receipt signed by J. (John) O'Cole as Grand Secretary, February 10, 1827. 46
1 110 Letter from J.H. (John Hanbury) Dwyer to "Sir"; addressed to Col. Partridge, March 4, 1828. 46 Concerning Hanbury asking Partridge for his opinion of Hanbury's book.
1 111 Image of St. Peter's Church in Albany, N.Y. 47
1 112 Mr. Holman as Douglas in Douglas, Act 4 47 Caption: "Say, who was my father?"
1 112a Playbill for a triple bill of The Double Gallant: or A Sick Lady's Curse; Duke & No Duke, or Trapolin's Vagaries, and Oscar and Malvina. 47
1 113 Letter from Samuel Drake to John I. Ford, June 9, 1859. 48 Concerning Drake's debt, as well as another actor having abstained from alcohol. Penciled "no" on each side of the page.
1 114 Engraved image of Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. 48 Posture from Act I, Scene 5.
1 115 Engraved image of Florizel and Perdita in The Winter's Tale. 48
1 116 Engraved image of Mr. John Duff as Marmion. 49 Copyright 1826.
1 117 Engraved image of Mrs. Duff as Mary. 49 Copyright 1826.
1 118 Letter from John Duff to Dr. Wemyss; addressed to F.C. Wemyss, June 18, 1829. 49 Concerning a role for Mrs. D. In pencil: "rare".
1 119 Portrait of Mrs. Burke-Jefferson. 49
1 120 Scene from Othello. 49 Image depicts Othello about to stab a sleeping Desdemona in her bedchamber, Act V, Scene 2.
1 121 Letter from Sol Smith to "Dear Sir"; addressed to Cary & Hart, January 14, 1846. 50 Contents concerning corrections to errors printed in Smith's book Entrepreneurship & Recollections, which were printed due to poor handwriting.
1 122 Autographed portrait of Sol Smith. 50
1 123 Scene from Julius Caesar. 51 Posture from Act V, Scene 5.
1 124 Engraving of The Death of Caesar from Julius Caesar. 51
1 125 Portrait of Mrs. Aldis (previously Mrs. Stanley) as Mrs. Twisleton. 52 Handwritten note: "Mrs. Aldis Stanley".
1 126 Autographed portrait of Henry Placide. 52
1 127 Letter from Henry Placide to John Broughm, August 4, 1848. 52 Letter reads: "I am not aware that I am a member of any dramatick [sic] fund - consequently I have nothing to pay".
1 127a Engraving of a statue of The Lady of the Lake. 52
1 128 Portrait of Betterton. 53 Published 1808.
1 129 Scene from Richard III. 56
1 130 Scenes from Richard III 53 Image depicts multiple scenes and figures from Richard III.
1 131 Image of the northern view of Troy, N.Y., from Mount Olympus. 54 Caption, "Mt. Olympus, from which the view was taken, is an elevation 120 feet in height, a short distance north of the city. The bridge across the Hudson, 1600 feet in length, with part of the flourishing city of West Troy, are seen on the right". Copyright 1844.
1 132 Letter from E.L. Mortimer to "Dear Owens"; addressed to John E. Owens, Esq., August 16, 1849. 54 A reply to Owens's letter of August 14 from Cape May. Concerning Mortimer's current and potential salary over the next 8 months, the salary of his peers, and the marriage of a friend.
1 133 Engraving of Elm Tree Corner in Albany, N.Y. 55 Caption: "Maison du gouveneur Hollandais a Albani". Image depicts pleasant city life.
1 134 Receipt to Jeremiah van Rensselaer signed by Charles R. and George Webster, May 2, 1799. 55 For fourteen shillings.
1 135 Engraving of a scene from Romeo and Juliet. 56 Posture from Act V, Scene 3.
1 136 Engraving of "The East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania". 56 Fold-out image, originally engraved for the London Magazine. Image has 6 municipal features labeled numerically, but not identified on the item. Penciled on the outside of the fold-out is the date 1761.
1 137 Engraving of New Orleans. 58 Image depicts the city as seen from the harbor.
1 138 Engraving of a scene from King Henry IV, First Part. 58 Caption reads, "Prince Henry, Poins, and Falstaff".
1 139 Portrait of James H. Hackett as Falstaff from Henry Fourth. 58 Posture from Act IV, Scene 2.
1 140 Letter from James H. Hackett to "Dear Sir," March 5, 1845. 58 Concerning Hackett's early departure to Edinburgh and Dublin the next morning, as well as his desire to see the recipient that night.
1 141 Reproduction of a painting of "Death of Virginia," painted in 1882. 59 Image is from the play Virginia.
1 142 Engraved image of Constantinople. 59 As seen from the Golden Horn. Caption reads: "Constantinople, The Golden Horn".
1 143 Engraved image of the southwest view of New York from Bedlow's Island. 60 Caption: "Ellis Island with Hudson River beyond, are seen on the left. Governors Island and East River are on the right. New York with the forest of shipping on the East River (Castle Garden and Battery in front) appears in the distance, the central part of the engraving". Penciled notation gives the date 1840.
1 143a "Theatre. J.H. Dwyer's Benefit. Box." Remnant of signature at bottom. 46 Possibly a ticket. The remnant of what appears to be Dwyer's signature on the bottom of the one side. In pencil on verso: "[indecipherable] such 1802/ Died Albany Dec. 15. 1843/ Player P. 46".
1 144 Engraved image of the "New York State Capitol: Albany". 61
1 144a Photograph of the "Old Capitol at Albany". 61 Caption: "Constructed 1806, Razed 1883".
1 145 Engraved image of the façade of the "Old Pearl Street Theatre". 62
1 145a Engraved image of Philadelphia. 60 As seen from above.
1 145b Signature of Stephen van Rensselaer. 62 Noted on item as Stephen Van Rensselaer's signature. Appears to be cut from a letter, above the signature it reads "respectfully yours".
1 146 Portrait of Stephen van Rensselaer. 62
1 147 Signature of Stephen van Rensselaer. 62 Cut from a letter, the opposite side of the page contains fragments of the missive. "8th patroon" noted in pencil below the signature.
1 148 Letter from Teunis van Vechten to "My dear friend"; addressed to Cornelius D. Westbrook, May 15, 1802. 62 Concerning his recollection of their "past intimacy", a reassertion of his affection for Westbrook, and a plea for a letter, as he had not heard from him since Westbrook's departure. The letter also mentions a group called "the squad", their days at Union College, as well as their friend Wharing who recently fathered a bastard child.
1 149 Receipt to Jacob Mancius and John van Rensselaer signed by Gerrit Y. Lansing, September 18, 1807. 62 For $232.68.
1 150 Receipt to John Sanders signed by Abel French, October 3, 1828 62 Receipt for the transfer of land.
1 151 Receipt to John Sanders signed by Isaac Denniston, October 7, 1788. 63 Receipt for foodstuffs and consumables.
1 152 Pencil drawing of Hallenbake Burial Ground, corner of South Pearl and Hamilton streets, Albany, N.Y. 62 Ink caption: "Hallenbake Burial Ground/ Cor. S. Pearl and Hamilton". Drawing by W.H. Green. May have come from a letter, as evidenced by a sealing wax stain on the paper.
1 153 Engraved image of Charleston. As seen from the Bay.
1 154 Image of the Park Theatre, Park Row, 1831. Caption: "From Dayton's ‘Last Days of Knickerbocker Life'".
1 154a Playbill for Bohemian Girl and Gone to Texas. 64
1 155 Letter from George F. Hyatt to "Gentlemen"; addressed to Messrs. Pratt & Wemyss, December 17, 1864. 65 Contents concerning his plans to leave his post as a clerk in order to take a chance in the "dramatic arts".
1 156 Signature of John W. Yates. 65 Taken from a letter or formal document. Typeface around the signature is "Attested" (above) and "Secretary" (after).
1 157 Letter from L. Clancy(?) to George W. Child, Esq., May 22, 1850. Concerning a late reply to Child's previous letter.
1 158 Portrait of T. Romeyn Beck. 65 Engraving taken from a daguerreotype.
1 159 Receipt for tuition from Albany Academy signed by T. Romeyn Beck, March 1, 1820. 65
1 160 Letter from T. Romeyn Beck to D. Bagg, May 4, 1854 65 Letter is on New York State Library letterhead. Concerning Romeyn asking Bagg to delay his departure.
1 161 Receipt to Peter Edmund Elmendorf and Peter Douw Beakman signed by Herman V. Hart, May 12, 1821. 65 Receipt for $385.50.
1 162 Notice signed by H.V. Hart and G. Hewley, May 12, 1821. 65 Referencing a "deal consummated" from the same date.
1 163 Legal document in lawsuit brought by Herman V. Hart against Abraham Ten Eyck and Jeremiah van Rensselaer. 65
1 164 Portrait of Edward N. Thayer. 67
1 165 Letter from Edward N. Thayer to McKeon and Johnston, April 21, 1852. 67 Concerning Thayer's acceptance of McKeon and Johnston's proposal.
1 166 Portrait of "Geo H. Barrett". 67
1 167 Letter from George Barrett to "Dear Sir"; addressed to F.C. Wemyss October 4, 1833. 64 Concerning Barrett's negotiated payments for engagements. Penciled notation: "died in NY 1860".
1 168 Letter from Charles Macklin to "My dear Bess; addressed to Mrs. Macklin, London," April 20, 1789. 68 Concerning a forgotten French book, and the possibility of meeting in Chester.
1 168a A doctor's excuse for Mrs. M. Saltzman with Edward N. Thayer's autograph on it, Oct. 12, 1857 (1851?). 67
1 169 Image of the Old Chatham Street (National) Theater, New York. 67
1 170 Portrait of Charles Macklin. 68 Originally published in May 1799.
1 171 Image of Portia from Merchant of Venice. 68
1 172 Image of the New York Theater, afterward Bowery, erected 1826. 68 From the collection of Thomas J. McKee, Esq.
1 173 Image of Pittsburgh. 68 Caption: View of Pittsburgh, from the northwest.
1 174 Image of the Delevan House. 68
1 175 Portrait of Junius Brutus Booth as Richard III. 69 Posture from Act IV, Scene 3.
1 176 Letter from Junius Brutus Booth to "My dear Wemyss[?],"Nov. 4, 1846. 69 Concerning Booth's agreement to work a show for four nights. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
1 176a Reduced reproduction of playbill for Booth's performance in Richard III. 69
1 177 Image of Richard III. 69 Posture from Act III, Scene 7. Copyright 1887.
1 178 Letter from Anne Jane Barrett to J.S. Jones, Esq., May 5, 1841. Concerning a request for a visit from Jones.
2 179 Image of the Booth family home. 70 Caption reads: "The Booth Family in Maryland - The Elder Booth's Cottage at Belair".
2 180 Letter from Thomas Flynn, signed "Tho Flynn", to [undecipherable], December 18, 1842. 69 Concerning a request for an answer to his questions about music. In pencil: "Rare," presumably concerning the signature.
2 181 Image of the Park Theatre. 73 Caption: Park Theatre, Park Row, New York, 1821.
2 181a Playbill of Apostate, Grandfather Whitehead, and A Grand Scena featuring Mr. Booth. 73 Handwritten at the bottom: "Mr. Abbott seized with apoplexy during the performance and died a few days later".
2 182 Image of the façade of the First Bowery Theatre. 74 Caption: The First Bowery Theatre, New York, 1826.
2 183 Portrait of John Augustus Stone. 75 Caption: Dramatist and Comedian/From the original painting in "The Forest Home".
2 184 Image of the interior of the Chatham Theatre. 75 Caption: Interior of the Chatham Theatre, Afterward Chatham Chapel.
2 185 Engraved image of the Boston Theatre. 75
2 186 Engraved portrait of Lafayette. 76
2 187 Bill of fare from the American Hotel for the St. Nicholas Supper, December 7, 1829. Lists: "National Dishes," "Ordinary Dishes," "Game," and "Dessert".
2 188 Image of Mobile (presumably Alabama). 78 Caption: View of the City and Harbor of Mobile.
2 189 Portrait of W.R. Blake. 78 Caption: "W.R. Blake, Comedian" with his signature printed above.
2 190 Letter from W.R. Blake to "Dear Sir", possibly L.E. Warburton (?), Esq., April 12, 1853. 78 Concerning Blake's pleasure at the recipient's desire of his autograph for "Celebrated Actors and Authors of the Present Day".
2 191 Portrait of Laura Keene as Portia. 78 Caption: "'Away then, I am locked in one of them;/ If you love me, you will find me out'". Posture is from The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene 2. Copyright 1859.
2 192 Portrait of Mr. P. Richings as King Richard II. 78 Caption: "'Marshal, demand of yonder champion/ The cause of his arrival here in arms!'". Posture from Act I, Scene 3.
2 192a Playbill from Woodman's Hut, Swiss Cottage, and Black Ey'd Susan from October 29, 1836. 78 Year noted in pencil on the Playbill.
2 193 Letter from Peter Richings to two indecipherable recipients, December 31, 1845. 78 Concerning a request for six of [indecipherable] to be sent to Richings by the recipients.
2 194 Photographic portrait of Caroline Richings. 78
2 195 Letter from Caroline Richings to Peter Abel, Esq., May 1867. 78 Page is embossed with a seal that reads "Richings". Concerning Richings and her company being unable to visit Abel because of the lateness of his request.
2 196 Portrait of Henry Wallack. 79
2 197 Letter from H.J. Wallack to "Harley", dated July 1, 1843. 79
2 198 Portrait of Edwin Forrest. 81
2 199 Letter from Edwin Forrest, to "My Dear Sir," July 4, 1833. 81 Concerning his upcoming visit to Pittsburgh in September, and his desire to play four consecutive nights. Addressee undecipherable.
2 200 Engraved image of New Orleans. 81 Image depicts steamboats before the city, caption reads: "View of New Orleans".
2 200a Playbill from the Camp Street Theatre performance of Merry Wives of Windsor on January 30, 1826. 80 The year is noted in pencil on the Playbill, with Forrest's name highlighted.
2 201 Image of a scene from the Merry Wives of Windsor. Scene from Act III, Scene 3. Copyright 1888.
2 202 Portrait of W.A. Conway. 82
2 203 Portrait of Miss O'Neill as Mrs. Haller from Stranger. 82 Caption: "'How well do I recollect the sweet evening/ when you gave me these!'/ Stranger Act V, Scene 2." Engraved for the Theatrical Inquisitor, published May 11 1815.
2 204 Letter from Miss O'Neil, to Mrs. Adener (?),April 29, 1856. 82
2 205 Portrait of William Wood. 84
2 206 Letter from William B. Wood, to Nicholas Biddle, Esq., August 6, 1825. 84 Concerning the payment or determent of a debt.
2 206a Playbill from the Theatre Royal's production of Masaniello, Separation and Reparation, and Nervous Man from February 26. 1833. 84 Mr. Wood's name is highlighted in pencil.
2 207 Engraved image of Mr. and Mrs. Wood as Touchstone and Audrey from As You Like It. 84 Caption reads: "Touch, ‘Doth my simple feature content you.'/‘Aud, ‘Your features! Lord warrant us! What features?'" Scene from Act III, Scene 3.
2 208 Engraved image of Touchstone and Audrey from As You Like It. 85
2 209 Letter from Lydia Kelley, to "My Dear Sir," addressed to Wemyss Esq., January 20, 1828. 85 Concerning moving her engagement in Boston to March in order to accommodate an extended engagement in Philadelphia. There is a response written on the same paper, dated January 22, 1828 concerning the type of play she will be performing and the arrangements of the dates of her performances.
2 209a Playbill from American Theatre in New Orleans from March 14, 1829's performances of Devil's Bridge and Poor Soldier. 85 Several names are highlighted in pencil: Miss Kelley, Russell, Miss Placide, Mrs. Russell. In pencil, the year as well as "Lydia" beside the name "Miss Kelley",
2 210 Portrait of Thomas Hamblin as Coriolanus. 85
2 211 Letter from Thomas Hamblin, to "My dear Lewes", March 24, 1843. 85 Concerning Hamblin's discussion of various plays, their performances, the possibilities of their performance at the Bowery Theatre, and his request for the recipient(s) to either read or send copies of them onto himself.
2 212 Court document officiating Thomas S. Hamblin's official U.S. citizenship, dated July 14, 1838. 85
2 213 Scene from Much Ado About Nothing. 85 Posture from Act III, Scene 1.
2 214 Letter from Mrs. T.S. Hamblin to Mr. Wemyss, undated. 85 Concerning a play that was performed in the Bowery Theatre, that Wemyss may want to perform in Pittsburgh. In pencil: note that the author is the "3rd wife of T.S. Hamblin".
2 215 Photograph of a post office. 86 Caption: Post-Office.
2 216 Image of the corner of State Street and Broadway in Albany 1845. 86 Caption: "State Street, Corner Broadway, Albany in 1845". Three buildings – the museum building, the bank, and the exchange building – are noted above the image.
2 217 Engraved image of the Albany City Hospital. 86
2 218 Letter from Amos Dean, to "Gentlemen," addressed to L. Vanderheyden, H.W. Strong, & Others," October 22, 1836. 87 Concerning Dean's views on life, and his promise to this coming winter give the gentlemen a "course of lectures on The Philosophy of human life".
2 218a Certificate of membership for J. and L. Ratherson in the Young Men's Association for Mutual Improvement, January 1, 1834, signed by Amos Dean. 87 Pencil note: This is a "native of Albany" see also index for authority.
2 219 Portrait of Byron. 88
2 220 Portrait of Edmund Keen as Richard III. Posture from Act IV, Scene 4. Copyright 1888.
2 221 Letter from Edmund Keen to Sir George, [?] 19, 1822. 88 A request for promotion of a woman, unnamed, by Sir George.
2 222 Portrait of Edmund Keen as Gloster. Posture from Richard III, Act I, Scene 2. Caption: "‘Take up the sword again, or take up me'".
2 223 Engraved image of Boston. 89 Caption: "Boston, From East Boston".
2 224 Portrait of Edmund Keen in the dress of the Huron Tribe, in a painting commemorating his election by the tribe as a chief on October 7, 1826. 93 Portrait commemorates the occasion of Keen's "being chosen a CHIEF and PRINCE" of the Huron Tribe in Quebec. It states Keen's native name is "Alanienouidet".
2 224a Autograph of John W. Albaugh. 94 Dated Baltimore, April 1889.
2 225 Portrait of Mrs. Glover. 95
2 226 Letter from Julia Glover, to Mr. Winston, Dublin, January 18, 1817. 95 Concerning setting a date for her future performances.
2 227 Illustration of the Theatre Royal Richmond and the "Room in which Edmund Keen died". 96 Illustration has two panels, arranged horizontally. The top is of the "Exterior of the Theatre Royal Richmond from the Green"; the bottom, a small room with a table and nine chairs, described as "The Room in which Edmund Keen died". Appears to be taken from a newspaper.
2 228 Engraved image of Boston. 96 Caption: "The above shows the appearance of Boston as seen from the south-west, near the intersection of the Providence and Worcester Rail Road: the State House with its towering dome, and the Common appear in the central part, Bunker Hill Monument is seen on the extreme left". The image includes two small trains upon each railroad.
2 229 Reproduction of a sketched portrait of Robert Campbell Maywood as King Lear. 97 Caption: "Mr. Maywood"; in pencil: "Robert Campbell Maywood".
2 230 Letter from R.C. Maywood to "My dear sir", September 12, 1842. 97 Concerning Maywood's request to borrow a copy of "The Bride of Lamentation". Maywood also mentions a "likelihood of liberte [sic] among stars" mentioned in his previous letter. Maywood signed "acting manager" after his name.
2 231 Portrait of Mme. Augusta De St. James. 97 Image depicts St. James in a costume cut directly below the knee, revealing the calves and ankles.
2 232 Letter from Mme. Augusta De St. James to "Sir", Cincinnati, September 6, 1837. 97 Contains St. James's reply to a request for an autograph. The bottom left-hand corner of the page has been removed.
2 233 Engraved image of Troy, N.Y. 98 Image depicts Troy from across the river, with the right-side of the city industrial, smokestacks rising, and the left-side crowded with urban buildings.
2 234 Engraved reproduction portrait of Thomas Cooper, Esq. 96
2 235 Letter from Thomas A. Cooper to "My dear Robert", March 23, 1842. 98 Concerning the likelihood of a future event, letters written from Cooper to Paris and to the British Prime Minister, as well as possible revolution. Letter possibly addressed to Robert Tyler, son of President Tyler.
2 236 Image of Thomas A. Cooper in Captain Mouth. 98 Published January 26, 1832.
2 237 Registration of a mortgage to John Bleecker Junior, undated. 98
2 238 Engraved image of "The Presidents [sic] House, Washington". 99 Image shows the White House with a worker in the garden and people strolling on the lawn.
2 239 Engraved image from Macbeth. 100 Scene unspecified.
2 240 Engraved illustration of Albany in 1867. Image depicts fishermen across the river, ships outside the city, and multiple signs of industry in the skyline.
2 241 Reproduction of a portrait of John Barnes. 101
2 242 Letter from John Barnes to T. C. Wemyss, June 19, 1838. 102 Concerning Barnes and Wemyss arranging to meet at the "end of the month". In pencil: "(Rare)"
2 243 Portrait of Mrs. Barnes as Isabella. 101 Copyright 1826.
2 244 Letter from Mrs. John Barnes to "Sir", March 21, 1809. 101 Concerning Mrs. Barnes seeking a position for either herself or a friend, and stating her current and expected salary. In pencil: "JH"
2 245 Letter from Mrs. Barnes to J. Winston, March 27, 1809. 101 Concerning Mrs. Barnes's acceptance of a position with Winston for the summer season, as well as the pay of four pounds per week. Barnes continues to attest to the character and acting ability of Miss Simpson, whose name is underlined in pencil with an x beside it.
2 246 Letter from Andrews to J.H. Barnes, December 15, 1888. 101 Concerning the past of Mrs. Barnes and her sister, Miss Simpson, such as Mrs. Barnes running away from home at age 15 to join the theater, and the circumstances around her sister changing her name to Simpson.
2 247 Portrait of Mr. Young. 101 Copyright 1807.
2 248 Letter from Mayne Young to Mr. Hall, undated. 101 Concerning Young's inability to meet Hall at a concert, as well as Hall's opinion on types of people.
2 249 Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Richard III. 102 Posture from Act V, Scene 2. Copyright 1856.
2 250 Engraved illustration scene from King John. 102 Posture from Act III, Scene 4.
2 251 Engraved illustration scene from King Henry VIII. 102 Posture from Act IV, Scene 2.
2 252 Portrait of Cardinal Wolsey 102
2 253 Illustration of the trial of Queen Catherine from Henry VIII. 102 Posture from Act II, Scene 4.
2 253a Letter from T. Placide to an unspecified recipient, September 4, 1854. 104 Concerning Placide asking the recipient to see if there is any talent in "Stratton".
2 254 Letter from Mary Durang to "Sir", November 4, 1846 (?). 104 Concerning Mary stating that Duff did not perform in any of her pieces during Mr. Fennel's engagement, and that if she were to settle her accounts with the recipient she would be in debt. References hope for Ireland to be "recovered from her fatigue," possible reference to the Great Famine.
2 255 Letter from T. Placide to "Friend McKern", August 11, 1854. 104 Concerning Placide describing possible actors for roles in an upcoming play, those he wants and a description of who he wants. In describing the actors he would like to hire he states he is looking for, "1st rate talent- sobriety, and respectability is what I want".
2 256 Engraved image of the façade of the Lafayette Theatre. 105 Caption:"The Lafayette Theatre,/ Laurens Street (South 5th Avenue), New York, 1825.
2 257 Two letters, the first from Burroughs to Wemyss, December 27, 1827; the second, on the same page, from Wemyss to Burroughs, January 7, 1827. 105 Concerning an argument between Burroughs and Wemyss, in which Burroughs states that a Mr. Hoof promised him a position, which Wemyss has not made good on, and so Wemyss owes him recompense. Wemyss replies that he has no case. See also Item 391
2 258 Portrait of Alexina Fisher Baker. 105
2 259 Portrait of Macready as William Tell. 108
2 260 Letter from W.C. Macready to R.W. Elliston, July 13, 1818. Concerning Macready making plans to perform with Elliston in the future, as well as a list of plays for Elliston to consider. In pencil: "Actor".
2 261 Portrait of Macready as Henry IV. 108 Posture from Act III, Scene 2.
2 262 Engraving of Lee Lewis as Captain Bobadil. 107 Caption above the image: "Every Man in His Humor"; below the image and description of subject: "Oh you disorder your point most irregularly".
2 262a Engraved image of a bust of Charles Dickens, with his signature below. 108 Signature not made by hand.
2 263 Engraved portrait of Charles Dickens, with signature underneath. 108 Signature made in ink, by hand.
2 264 Letter from Charles Dickens to Madame [Celine] Celeste, Glasgow, December 17, 1868. "In reference to the Green Bushes," I regret to assure you that since the deaths of [Augustin Eugene] Scribe and Alfred [Victor] de Vigny, I have not known any French dramatic writer. But I have no doubt that [Charles Albert?] Fechter will gladly put you in the right way, if you will write him a note." Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
2 265 Poster for a fundraising performance of Every Man in His Humour [sic] and Love, Law, and Physic at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 17, 1848. To benefit the "perpetual curatorship of Shakespeare's house".
2 266 Portrait of E. Lytton Bulwer. 108 Signed below the portrait.
2 267 Engraved image of St. Paul's Church in Albany, N.Y.
2 268 Two frames, the first a photographic portrait collage of actresses; the second a list of names of the actresses. 110 A caption below the first frame reads: "C.D. Fredricks & Co. Theatrical Portrait Gallery No. 2". Each of the photos is numbered to correspond with the names in the second frame.
2 269 Letter from C.B. Parsons to L.G. Cist, Aril 17, 1843. 110 Letter also contains three newspaper clippings, each detailing Parsons's departure from and plans to rejoin the Methodist Church. Contents of the letter concerns Parson's plans to join Cist soon in the future. In pencil: "rare".
2 270 Portrait of James M. Scott as Brain Borihme. 110
2 271 Engraving of Genesee Street in Utica, N.Y. 110 Caption: View of Genesee Street, Utica, N.Y.
2 272 Portrait of Edwin Forrest as King Lear. 110 Posture from Act IV, Scene 6.
2 273 Portrait of Mr. Hackett as Falstaff. 111 Posture taken from King Henry IV, Part I, Act IV, Scene 2.
2 274 Photographic portrait of "Mario" 111
2 275 Letter from "Mario" to "Monsieur", undated. 111 Letter written in presumably French. In pencil: "Mario di Candra", the date June 3, 1839, "born 1810 d 1883," and "Italian Singer".
2 276 Letter from Julia Grisi to unspecified, 1836. 111 Letter written in French. In pencil: "Julia Grisi"; alternate spelling, "Giulia Grisi 1811-1869," noted in pen.
2 277 Engraved illustration of Jamaica Village, Long Island. 111 Caption: Central part of Jamaica Village, Long Island.
2 278 Engraved illustration of St. Paul's Church in Albany, N.Y. 112 Caption: St. Paul's Protestant Epis. Church.
2 279 Portrait of Mrs. Vernon. 113 Possibly a photographic reproduction.
2 280 Letter from Mrs. Vernon to "Sir", Nov 19th, year unspecified. 112 Concerning her opinion of J.N. Ireland's "Records of the Stage".
2 281 Portrait of Clara Fisher. 112 Caption: From a lithograph by C.G. Childs, published by R.H. Hobson, Philadelphia. In the collection of Peter Gilsey, Esq.
2 282 Photographic portrait of Clara Fisher. 112 In pencil and pen: "Clara Fisher (Mrs. G. Maeder)".
2 283 Engraved illustration of Park Theatre and Park Row in 1831. 112 Caption: "Park Theatre and Park Row, 1831. (From an old print.)"
2 283a Playbill from the Park Theatre's production of What Will the World Say as well as Mrs. Vernon's farewell benefit from November 5th and 6th , 1844. 112
2 284 Photographic portrait of Maggie Mitchell. 114
2 285 Letter from Maggie Mitchell to Mr. Shewell, June 16, 1882. 114 Concerning the pre-production of a play including the set design difficulties. Signed Maggie M. Paddock, her married name.
2 286 Portrait of Charlotte Cushman. 115
2 287 Letter from Fred Maeder to Jackson, January 6, 1886. 116 Concerning a copy of Cicero from 1544 that Maeder has acquired, and for whom he is seeking a buyer.
2 288 Letter from Frank Maeder [sic] to John S. Heise, February 3, 1892. 116 Concerning Maeder sending Heise his mother's address.
2 289 Lithographic illustration of Miss Lane as five different characters. 116 Caption: "Miss Lane, Eight Years of Age/ In the Five Characters in "Twelve Precisely"/ From a lithographic reproduction of a drawing by D.C. Johnston, November 3, 1828, In possession of John Drew, Esq."
2 290 Letter from Julia Turnbull to J. Wright, January 30, 1853. 116 Concerning Turnbull seeking weeks in Wright's coming season in Albany. In pencil: "very rare".
2 291 Portrait of Mary Rock. 116 Portrait is a reproduction of a daguerreotype.
2 291b Playbill from a production on September 4, 1830, featuring Mary Rock. 116 The theatre is not specified.
2 292 Letter from Mary Rock to "Sir," June 24, 1879. 116 Concerning Rock sending the recipient her upcoming address in New York City, of which she is currently unsure.
2 292a Playbill from the Tremont's production of Paul Pry and 100 Pound Note! from August 29, 1838. 116
2 293 Portrait of Daniel O'Connell 117
2 294 Letter from Daniel O'Connell to "Sir," addressed to Charles Butler, June 1, 1817. 117 Concerning O'Connell arranging a meeting, and thanking the recipient for visiting previously.
2 295 Portrait of Walter Scott. 117
2 296 Letter from Walter Scott to indecipherable, September 18, year unspecified. 117 Concerning possible sources of financial support to the recipient. The letter is affectionately opened and closed.
2 297 Letter from Thomas Moore to undisclosed, April 7, 1827. 117 Concerning the payment that accompanied the letter, as well as the change that is due to Moore from said payment.
2 298 Portrait of Thomas Moore. 117
2 299 Portrait of Mr. Brahm as Massaniello. 118
2 300 Letter from John Brahm to Alfred Bunn, April 1, 1828. 118 Concerning Brahm being "so unnecessarily harassed with professional engagements" and his possible future appearance at the Dublin Theatre.
2 301 Portrait of N.P. Willis. 119 The autograph of Willis is below.
2 302 Letter from N.P. Willis to Felds (?), dated "Monday Morning". 119 Concerning the recipient preserving any letters of Willis that may be delivered to him.
2 303 Letter from J. Sloman to Weymss, dated "Monday". 120 Concerning billings for a performance. Letter postmarked as being delivered via steamboat.
2 304 Portrait of John Gilbert as Sir Anthony Absolute from The Rivals. 120 Posture from Act III, Scene 1.
2 305 Letter from John Gilbert to Ludlow, May 1, 1816. 120 Concerning Gilbert clarifying relationships between people connected to the stage for the recipient.
2 306 Portrait of John Gilbert as Dogberry from Much Ado About Nothing. 120 Portrait is surrounded by smaller scenes from the play, with the caption for the main image reading, "O villain! thou wilt be condemned into everlasting redenition [sic] for this".
2 306a Playbill from the National Theatre's production of Old English Gentlemen and Antonie the Savage on January 21, 1846. 120 The year is noted in pencil on the page.
2 307 Photographic portrait of Sadie Biglow. 120
2 307a Playbill from Wallack's Testimonial Matinee featuring John Gilbert on December 5, 1878. 120 Printed on satin.
2 308 Letter from C.E. Horn to Wallack, undated. 122 Concerning Horn's loss of his voice. In pencil: "Author of ‘Cherry Rife".
2 309 Possibly a receipt (in French), September 19, 1825. 122 Attributed to F.J. Talma.
2 310 Engraved portrait from a photograph of Madame Celeste. 122
2 311 Letter from Elliott to "Sir," November 18, 1868. 122 Concerning the illness of ¬¬¬¬Elliott and their inability to make her upcoming performance in Gloucester upon doctor's orders.
2 312 Letter from Henry Elliot to Wemyss, February 14, 1885. 122 Concerning Elliott's desire to call upon Wemyss in a few weeks when he is passing through Philadelphia, as well as the large crowd that Elliott's wife's current performance is drawing. In pencil: "Henry Elliott, husband of Made. Celeste".
2 313 Portrait of Jenny Lind. 123 Lind's signature is below the image. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
2 313a Playbill for Lind's Third Grand Concert at the Castle Garden on September 17, 1850. 123
2 314 Scene from Comedy of Errors. 123 Posture from Act III, Scene 2.
2 315 Illustration of the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Image highlights the building's façade, as well as a simple street scene.
2 316 Portrait of James W. Wallack as Jacques in As You Like It. 125 Caption: "All the world's a stage,/ and all the men & women merely players".
2 317 25 small photographs printed on the same photographic paper, all of Mrs. Judah and Eleanor Carey. 125 The paper beneath the image is stamped "Bradley's & Rulofson San Francisco"
2 318 Engraved illustration of Ophelia from Hamlet. 125 Taken from a painting by A. Hughes.
2 319 Engraved illustration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 126 Taken from John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence. Caption reads: "Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776".
2 320 Letter from Madam Vestris to "My dear Sir," February 20, 1837. 126 Concerning Vestris's request that the recipient forward a letter for her.
2 320a Playbill from the Theatre Royal's production of Beggar's Opera and Little Offsprings from April 29, 1828. 126 Mr. Wood's name is highlighted in pencil; the playbill also features Mme. Vestris.
2 321 Portrait of Signor Vestris in character. 126 Caption, "Signor Vestris senr. In the Character of the Prince in the Grand Pantomine Ballet (call'd) Ninnette a la Cour".
2 322 Portrait of Madame Vestris as Apollo. 126 Published in 1822.
2 323 Portrait of Mme. Achille. 126 The portrait appears to be an illustrated reproduction of a daguerreotype.
2 324 Letter from Ellsler to Pettringer, December 8, 1830. 126 Letter in German.
2 324a Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's production of The Welsh Girl and El Bolero on November 15, 1841. 126
2 325 Portrait of George Handel Hill. 127 Hill's autograph below the portrait. In pencil on back: "Yankee' Hill".
2 326 Letter from G.H. Hill to A. Bunn, September 11, 1843. 127 Concerning a future engagement. Under Hill's signature: "(alias)" with "'Yankee Hill'" beneath.
2 327 Engraved illustration of Le Roy Village, N.Y. 127 Caption: "Eastern view of Le Roy Village" with a description of the settlement of and current population of Le Roy underneath.
2 328 Engraved illustration of Batavia, [N.Y.?]. 128 Caption: "Western view of the central part of Batavia" with a description of the settlement of and current population of Batavia beneath.
2 329 Portrait of Joseph Jefferson as Solus. 128
2 330 Illustration of a scene from Rip Van Winkle. 129 In pencil: the date 1865, as well as "Jefferson".
2 331 Engraved illustration of Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania?]. 129 View taken from Brant's Hill.
2 332 Engraved illustration of Baltimore, [Maryland?]. 130 Image highlights the pastoral land outside the city, view from the East.
2 333 Portrait of John V.L. Pruyn. 130 The signature of Pruyn is under the image, with the caption "Hon. John V.L. Pruyn/Representative from New York".
2 334 Letter from John Pruyn to G.C. Brnin (?), May 7, 1853. 130 Concerning Pruyn's letter of recommendation for Maurice Leyne.
2 335 Engraved illustration of Washington, [D.C.?]. 130 Image depicts a country scene with a gentleman on a horse, a few farmhouses and warehouses along the waterline, and the crest of a cityscape in the background. Caption reads, "Washington".
2 336 Portrait of Washington Irving. 130 Signature of Irving beneath the image, caption reads: "Likeness taken from a Daguerreotype in the possession of his family".
2 337 Letter from Washington Irving to B. Rick, dated December 5, 1831. 130 Concerning Irving's regards to Rick and his family.
2 338 Engraved illustration of St. Peter's Church, [Albany, N.Y.]. 130 In pencil: "Albany 1800" on the back; appears to be cut from a newspaper.
2 339 Portrait of Sol Smith. 131
2 340 Signature of Sol Smith. 131 Cut from a letter.
2 341 Portrait of Edwin Forrest in costume. 135
2 342 Image of Providence, [Rhode Island?]. 131 Caption: City of Providence, from Southern Suburbs.
2 343 Portrait of Edwin Forrest. 132 Caption: Edwin Forrest About 1835.
2 344 Engraved illustration of the "North West View of Buffalo, N.Y". 133 Caption: "The above view was taken on a gentle elevation, a short distance westwardly of the city. A small portion of Lake Erie is seen on the extreme right".
2 345 Illustration of "Gladiators in the Amphitheatre". Copyright 1887.
2 345a View of Providence, R.I.
3 346 Illustration of the façade of Chatham Theatre. 139 In pencil: "1841".
3 347 Portrait of W. Pelby in character. 137
3 348 Letter from W. Pelby to J.B. Wright, July 23, 1848. 137 Concerning Pelby's displeasure about events in his life, and his request to Wright for information and help navigating the situation. Pelby also references his injured hand, which is "still lame".
3 348a Playbill from the National Theatre's production of Foundling of the Forest on September 8, 1837. 137 Featuring W. Pelby.
3 349 Engraving of the façade of the Chestnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. 137
3 350 Letter from J.H. Robinson to (?), December 21, 1858; addressed to the Delmonico House. 138 Concerning Robinson seeking employment. The letter was returned with "Deceased" written on it.
3 351 Letter from Amy Fawsitt to Mr. Martin, dated "Tuesday". 138 Concerning Fawsitt setting a time to be photographed.
3 352 Illustration of Henry J. Finn as Bob Logic from Life in London. 138
3 353 Letter from Henry J. Finn to Wemyss, January 12, 1840. 138 Concerning his recent engagements. It is noted in pencil that this is the last letter to be written by Finn before his death on January 13, 1840.
3 354 Engraving of the steamer Lexington on fire. 138 Caption: "The above Engraving is a faithful representation of the Steamer LEXINGTON—taken from a model (in possession of C. Vanderbilt, Esq.) after which she was built, and shows the perfect proportions of the vessel when she took fire."
3 355 Portrait of Herr Cline. 139
3 356 Portrait of George Washington Dixon. 143
3 357 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Hoey. 150 It is noted in pencil that Mrs. Hoey was once Mrs. Russell.
3 357a Portrait of Paul Pry. 145 Dated 1849.
3 358 Letter from John Greene to Wemyss February 1, 1830. 145 Concerning Greene's arrival in Pottsville, the incredible boom of the town, and his enhanced success there. In pencil: "rare".
3 359 Portrait of Edwin Forrest. 146
3 360 Illustration of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of York from Richard III. 147
3 [360 a?] Illustration of Queen Elizabeth and Kenilworth Castle. 147 Copyright 1838.
3 361 Letter from Cooper to Little, October 11, [no year]. 149 Concerning books and travel for which Cooper was charging little $150.
3 362 Portrait of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). 149 Autograph below the illustration: "S.L. Clemens". Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
3 363 Postcard from Samuel Clemens to Elvira of the American Publishing Company, August 1. 149 Concerning Clemens's request for two cloth copies of Warren's book. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
3 363a Playbill from the Theatre Royal's production of Bertram! and Virginian Mummy. 166
3 364 Detailed illustration of the façade of the Tremont Theatre in Boston, Mass.
3 365 Portrait of George Holland. 149 Signature printed below the image.
3 366 Letter from George Holland to "Sol," December 14, 1833. 149 Concerning Holland's new home and theater space.
3 367 Photographic portrait of George Holland.
3 367a Playbill from the Camp Street Theatre production of February 2, 1829, featuring George Holland. 150 In pencil: "New Orleans (?)"
3 368 Illustration of the First Fifth Avenue Theatre on Twenty-fourth street. 150
3 369 Portrait of Rev. G.H. Houghton. 150 Caption: "Pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration". Copyright 1880.
3 370 Letter from G.H. Houghton to Edward Abbot, March 8, 1878. 149 Concerning Abbot's search for the translator of a poem from Arabic to English, and Houghton's assertion that he was not the translator.
3 371 Illustration of the Albany Museum.
3 372 Portrait of Edwin Forrest of Macbeth. 153 The portrait is surrounded by serpents and the three witches.
3 373 Portrait of Master Burke, surrounded by illustrations of Burke in character. 155 "'Proof before letter'" pencil-written on the page, as well as checks next to 9 of the twelve character figures.
3 374 Letter from Joseph Burke to F.R. Ryer, October 18, 1895. 155 Concerning a copy of "Memoirs" sent to Ryer by Burke.
3 375 Portrait of Master Burke.
3 376 Letter from Burke to F.R. Ryer, October 7, 1895. 154 Concerning Burke's return of "Memoirs" to Ryer.
3 376a Playbill from the Theatre Royal's production of School for Scandal on June 11, 1825. 155 Featuring Master Burke.
3 376b Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's production of Two Pages and Jonathan Bradford on October 15, 1833. 155
3 377 Letter from Thalberg to "Sir," January 18, 1845. 155 Concerning the recipient's music, which Thalberg praises highly.
3 378 Statement of bills due and credit accrued on an account between Jacob Mancius and L.L. van Kleeck, with the date of Mancius' full settlement on the account as of August 11, 1821. 156
3 379 Photographic portrait of Olive Logan. 156
3 380 Letter from C.A. Logan to Sol Smith, February 20, 1849. 156 Concerning Logan's "disastrous trip to the South in December," the poor financial state of his home theater, Tom Placide joining his company, his daughters Celia and Eliza, as well as his current state "suspended between Memphis and New Orleans".
3 381 Letter from Celia Logan to "Madam," undated. 156 Concerning Logan's request for an address.
3 382 Portrait of Charles Kean as Hamlet in Hamlet. 156
3 383 Letter from Charles Kean to "Sir," July 14, 1856. 156 Concerning Kean sending a fan his autograph.
3 384 Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean as King John and Lady Constance from King John. 156
3 385 Letter from Ellen Tree (Ellen Kean) to Wemyss, October 4, 1846. Concerning her recent illness, and her current inability to go to the South. The letter is signed with her maiden name.
3 385a Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's production of Lady of Lyons from October 24, 1838. 157 Featuring Ellen Tree (Ellen Kean).
3 386 Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Spartacus from The Gladiator.
3 386a Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's production of Andreas Hofer and Jonathan Bradford on October 23, 1833. 158
3 387 Illustration of Mr. Hilson as Figaro. 158
3 388 Letter from Thomas Hilson to F.C. Wemyss, October 3, 1833. 158 Contents concerning Hilson's future engagements, and the scripts of plays he is interested in.
3 389 Portrait of Mrs. Hilson as Margaret Overreach from New Way to Pay Old Debts. 158 Published in 1827.
3 389a Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's hosting of the Young Gabriel Ravel's Benefit on November 1, 1833. 159 The playbill notes the upcoming appearance of Edwin Forrest.
3 389b Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's M. Jean Ravel Benefit on October 29, 1833. 159
3 389c Playbill from the Boston Theatre's Grand Ravel Matinee on February 15, 1866. 159
3 390 Portrait of Mr. Wemyss as Rolando. Copyright 1829. In pencil: 1869.
3 390a Playbill from Camp Street's production of Invincibles on February 16, 1829. 160 Pencil-noted above "Mrs. Knight's" is "Mary Ann Povey," her maiden name. Several actors' names are highlighted.
3 391 Letter from Burroughs to F.C. Wemyss, December 24, 1827; with reply, December 31, 1827. 161 December 24 letter concerns a claim Burroughs had for playing six nights in Philadelphia, and Wemyss's answer to his claim. The reply concerns two possible nights Wemyss can offer Burroughs, which are during the Kelley engagement. See also Item 257.
3 392 Colored portrait of Mrs. Drake. 161 Pencil note: Only known portrait of Mrs. Drake.
3 392a Playbill from Camp Street's production of Haunted Tower and Echo Song on January 27, 1829. 160 Featuring Mrs. Knight.
3 392b Playbill from the Montgomery Theatre's production of Apostate on February 18, 1835. 160 Featuring Mrs. Drake.
3 393 Letter from Frances Ann Drake to Wemyss, August 18, 1833. 161 Concerning her plans to arrange theatre dates for herself, as her plans to sail for England had been delayed.
3 394 Portrait of Mrs. A. Drake. 161 Caption: From miniature in the possession of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Blanche Ford.
3 395 Letter from Charles T. Parsloe to "Sir," August 29, 1842. 163 Concerning Parsloe arranging engagements for Mme. Petit and company with the recipient.
3 396 Portrait of James E. Murdoch. 164
3 396a Playbill from the Walnut St. Theatre's production of Julius Caesar on April 4, 1849. 163 Features James Murdoch.
3 396b Playbill from then St. Charles Theatre's production featuring Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Wallack. 163
3 397 Letter from James Murdoch to Warren (?), February 12, 1888. 163 Concerning a pamphlet sent to Murdoch by the recipient.
3 398 Portrait of W. Farren as Lovegold. 163 Published in 1820.
3 399 Letter from Gioachino Antonio Rossini to Nicola Ivanoff, May 26, 1842. 163 Letter in Italian. In pencil on the front: "composer"; on the back: "A. Rossini 1792-1889".
3 399a Autograph of James Murdoch, addressed to John Heiss. 164 In pencil: 1890
3 400 Portrait of James Murdoch as The Stranger. 164 Photogravure.
3 401 Engraved illustration of Cincinnati, as seen from the Carlisle Hotel. 164
3 402 Portrait of Thomas D. Rice. 165
3 403 Letter from Thomas "Jim Crow" Rice to "Sir," August 11, 1836. 165 Concerning Rice informing the recipient of his salary per night.
3 404 Portrait of Henry and Thomas Placide as the Two Dromios from Comedy of Errors. 165
3 405 Portrait of Alexander Macomb. 165 Caption: "Major General, U.S.A."; with his signature printed underneath.
3 406 Engraved illustration of Plattsburg, N.Y. 165 Caption describes the city's founding and its current population and religious affiliations.
3 407 Engraved illustration of Pittsburg, Pa., as seen from the Soldiers' Monument. 166
3 408 Portrait of W. Barrymore as Page to the Black Prince. 168 Appears to be water colored over the printed illustration.
3 409 Letter from W Barrymore to "Sir," undated. Concerning Barrymore offering his talent for the recipient's "Xmas Pantomime". In pencil on back: "Debut Lon 1827 Came Amer 1836, d Boston 1847".
3 409a Playbill from Covent-Garden's production on October 5, 1829. 169 In Phelps's hand: "Fanny Kemble's first appearance".
3 409b Playbill from Hay-Market's production on August 15, 1799. 169 Barrymore's name is highlighted.
3 410 Portrait of Mr. Kemble as Rolla. 169
3 411 Letter from Charles Kemble to "Sir," dated "Sunday Evening". 168 Concerning Kemble's inability to meet the recipient at a hospital the next evening, and Kemble's daughter's desire to meet the recipient.
3 412 Portrait of Mrs. Kemble as Julio. 168
3 413 Letter from Stephen Kemble to "Sir," June 5, 1879 (?). 169 Concerning Kemble arranging an engagement for himself.
3 414 Portrait of Mrs. Siddons. 169
3 415 Letter from Mrs. Siddons to Reynolds, date indecipherable. 169 Concerning Siddons's inability to set a date for an engagement with Reynolds.
3 416 Engraved portrait of S. Siddons. 169 The autograph of Tiddons is below the image, sister to Mrs. Whitelock.
3 417 Portrait of Mrs. Whitelock as Margaret. 169 Posture taken from The Earl of Warwick, Act V, Scene 5. In pencil on back: "Eliz. Kemble".
3 418 Portrait of Fanny Kemble. 169 Includes autograph of Kemble.
3 419 Letter from Fanny Kemble to "My dearest," dated Friday the 13th. 169 Concerning Kemble's search for servant and a mention of a letter from Fanny about Sarah being "better than at the beginning of the month".
3 420 Portrait of Miss F. Kemble as Belvidera. 169 Published February 1, 1830.
3 421 Illustration of Charles Kemble and Fanny Kemble. 169 Both Kembles are in costume, with the caption "Le Monde Dramatique" above the image, and "dans Oceste a Argos" below their names.
3 422 Engraved image of scene from Merchant of Venice, Posture from Act II, Scene 9. Copyright 1887.
3 423 Portrait of Pierce Butler. 170 Caption: "(Husband of Fanny Kemble Butler)/ From an original drawing in the possession of Mr. Evert Jensen Wendel".
3 424 Letter from Pierce Butler to Hon. Joel Jones Mayor of Philadelphia, November 15, 1849. 170 Concerning Butler's recommendation of John Purdon for a position on Philadelphia's night watch.
3 425 Illustration of Boston from the view of the Harbor. 171 Caption: "Vista de Boston Salida de la flota Inglesa", ["View of Boston from the English fleet"]. Undated.
3 426 Engraved illustration of the New Female Academy in Albany, N.Y. 172 Street view, including the surrounding buildings.
3 427 Letter from Adelaide Sartorio to Mr. Hayward, May 21, '79. Contains the lyrics of a love song, requested by Hayward; a note mentions that no one has been able to understand the second half of the first verse.
3 428 Letter from James Hudson to "Dear sir," June 9, 1853. 172 Concerning the arrangement of a future singing date. Marked "deceased" in the same hand, and with the same caption, as Item 350.
3 429 Photographic portrait of Mr. James. 172
3 430 Portrait of James Thorne as Figaro from The Barber of Seville. 173 Drawn on stone from a painting.
3 430a Photograph of Philadelphia, taken from a balloon. Undated. 173
3 431 Colored portrait of Edmund S. Conner as Wallace. 174
3 431 [a?] Playbill from Conner's Theatre. Featuring and benefitting E S. Connor.
3 432 Letter from E.S. Conner to L. J. Ciss, May 18, 1846. 174 Containing Conner's apology for his late reply, as well as the agreement to meet with Ciss. In pencil: "scarce".
3 433 Photographic portrait of Charlotte Barnes. 176 Mrs. Edmon S. Connor.
3 434 Letter from Charlotte Barnes to Fredericks Esq., May 16, 1847. 174 Marked both "private" and "immediate"; the concerns a dispute between Mr. Wallack and Barnes over the size of their name billing in an upcoming performance. Barnes gives specific instruction in this letter how to appease Barnes, but not diminish her own billing.
3 435 Address of the Return of Brave Soldiers from Florida, by Charlotte Barnes. 174 Printing of the address read by Barnes on May 9, 1836.
3 436 Letter from Charlotte Barnes to J.S. Jones, August 23, 1842. 174 Containing Barnes's appeal for a tragic engagement with the Tremont Theatre in Boston for the upcoming season.
3 437 Portrait of Mr. Kean as Richard III. 175
3 438 Portrait of Mr. Kean as Coriolanus. 175
3 439 Portrait of Tyrone Power. 179 Includes autograph of Power.
3 440 Letter from Tyrone Power to "Sir," undated. 174-181 Concerning an "impossible … non-engagement".
3 441 Portrait of Tyrone Power as Corporal O'Conor. 180
3 442 Letter from Charles Kemble Mason to H Morrell, April 10, 1893[?]. Obituary of Charles Kemble Mason attached to letter. 182 Concerning the use of pictures. The obituary, clipped from a newspaper, is attached to an unused page of the letter; July 14, 1875 is written on the obituary.
3 443 Portrait of James W. Wallack. 184
3 444 Letter from J.W. Wallack to Webster, February 6, 1841. 184 Concerning Wallack's inability to sail due to "government pickets," and his resulting idle state. Letter sent from England.
3 445 Portrait of J. W. Wallack, Jr., as Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet. 184 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 4.
3 446 Letter from W.H. Wallack to "My dear Sir", September 20, 1821. 184 Concerning his terrible current season, as well as the bilious ague and fever of himself, his wife, and their child, and their subsequent lack of funds. Wallack requests from the recipient a production in Philadelphia to benefit his family and pay their debts.
3 447 Portrait of J. Lester Wallack as Benedict. 185
3 447a Playbill from Wallack's Theatre's production of Rosedale on November 13, 1871. 185
3 447b Playbill from Wallack's Theatre's production of Wonder! September 8, 1840. 185
3 447c Playbill from Wallack's Theatre's production of The Fatal Dowry on December 29, 1845. 185
3 447d Playbill from Wallack's Theatre's production of Wonder on May 19. 1865.
3 448 Letter from Lester Wallack to Mrs. Jameson, November 1. 185 Contains Wallack's expression of affection from himself and Mrs. Wallack to Jameson's daughter and son-in-law. Paper watermarked 1876.
3 449 Portrait of Mr. Lester as the Prince of Wales from King Henry I. 185 Posture from Part I, Act V, Scene 1.
3 450 Photographic portrait of Miss Henriquez. 185
3 450a Photographic portrait of Joseph Proctor. 185 Caption: "American Tragedian," taken in 1891.
3 450b Playbill from the National Theatre's production of Wallace!, on September 23, 1858. 185 Featuring Joseph Proctor.
3 451 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of W.H. Norton. 185
3 452 Photographic portrait of Joseph Proctor. 185 In Proctor's hand: "To David Muir/ with Compliments of/ Joseph Proctor/ Boston Nov. 1896".
3 453 Letter from Joseph Proctor to "My dear Sir," Liverpool, September 19, 1860. 185 Contains a description of his plans for his "professional return to America". A fissure is forming in the crease of the page.
3 454 Autograph of Nicolo Paganini, July 10, 1833. 185
3 455 Portrait of James Sheridan Knowles, dated 1840. 186
3 456 Letter from J.S. Knowles to Wemyss, dated "24th 1835". 186 Contains Kowles's acceptance of a part with Wemyss.
3 457 Illustration of Prince Arthur and Hubert from King John. 186
3 458 Portrait of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. 186 Includes signature of Goethe printed beneath the image.
3 459 Portrait of Augustus A. Addams as Hamlet. 187
3 460 Portrait of John Oxley. 187 In pencil: "John Oxley".
3 461 Engraved illustration of Cincinnati, Ohio, as seen from the river. 187 Possibly clipped from a newspaper.
3 462 Engraved illustration of the northeastern view of Penn Yan, N.Y. 189
3 462a Death certificate of Peter Edmond Elmendorf, dated November 30, 1835. 190 Certificate names Peter Sanders and John Sanders the executors of his estate.
3 463 Portrait of William Duffy. 190
3 464 Letter from William Duffy to F.C. Wemyss, August 1, 1833. 190 Contains Duffy's notice to Wemyss of a 20-dollar advance given to Mr. Smith by Duffy for Wemyss, as well as an order for Edwin Forrest from Smith, which Duffy is sending to Forrest. In pencil: "scarce".
3 465 Portrait of Erastus Corning. 190 Includes signature of Corning.
3 466 Letter from Erastus Corning to Dr. John Swinburne, July 19, 1863. 190 References Corning's letter to Governor Horatio Seymour suggesting the appointment of Swinburne as Health Officer of New York; also mention Corning's recent "alarming illness," from which he is still recovering.
3 467 Note from Erastus Corning. 190 The note reads: "I fully concur with Mr. Payne & Mr. Martin in their recommendation of Mr. Leyne— and hope he may succeed as I consider him a very worthy man. Erastus Corning".
3 468 Receipt for surrogate fees in the estate of Peter Edmond Elmendorf, November 30, 1833. 190
3 469 Receipt from the Albany Daily Advertiser to John Sanders, August 11, 1823. 190 The receipt is for an "adv. for woman" to run 18 times.
3 470 A bill from Albany Mayor's Court to the estate of Peter Edmond Elmendorf, with payment received noted on July 6, 1835. 190
3 471 Letter from George Brinckerhoff to John Sanders, February 6, 1856. 190 Concerning bills against the estate of Peter Edmond Elmendorf.
3 472 Receipt from J.K. Paige to Peter Sanders, August 31, 1857. 190 Pencil note: "rare".
3 473 Note from S.B.W. Bloodgood to Mr. Rathbone, undated. 190 Invitation to dinner.
3 474 Letter from A.D. Lansing to "Sir," undated. 190 Concerning money owed to the recipient, and Lansing's efforts to sleuth the whereabouts of the money (it appears to have changed many hands on its path to repayment).
3 475 Bill to Peter Allanson, May 30, [?] 190 The debt is connected to the Elmendorf estate.
3 476 Letter from J.L. Rathborne to "Dear Sir", June 22, 1861. 191 Concerning various debts; includes a lengthy passage about Governor Seymour's politicking, and possible future run for the presidency. It is noted on the back in a different color ink to copy the letter to N. Blovorly (?), also dated June 22, 1861. Letter is written on New-York State Bank letterhead from the Albany office.
3 477 Receipt from the Office of the Albany Insurance Company to Peter E. Elmendorf, July 21, 1835. 191 For payment on policy number 9400.
3 478 Signature of John Van Buren. 191
3 479 Letter from Wm. Seymour to Michael E. Lauriat Jr., undated. 191 Concerning the receipt of The Book of Friendship by Wm. Seymour.
3 479a Bank note from J.L. Rathbourne to Albian Ransom for 300 dollars, March 24, 1841. 191
3 480 Colored portrait of Miss Scott as Black Eyed Susan. 192
3 481 Two receipts for payment received from the estate of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer. 192 The top receipt is dated May 16, 1821, the bottom receipt is dated October 9, 1821.
3 482 Drawing of the Old English Drama at the Red Bull Theatre. 193 In ink: "1611".
3 483 Article of Agreement by Peter Amblen, February 4, 1813. 194 Highlighted by Phelps is one of the witnesses to the document: J. Vanderpool.
3 484 Engraved illustration of the Mansion House in Albany, N.Y. 195
4 485 Portrait of John Mills Brown. 198 Caption: "Comedian./ From a print in the collection of Charles N. Mann". In pencil on the back: "Bowery Th. 1828".
4 486 Lease agreement with the Shareholder Terms for the Bowery Theatre, October 15, 1836; signed by William Dinneford. 198 The fourth shareholder term is highlighted by Phelps, which entails that term periods that the shareholders may elect to receive back their investment (7, 16, or 21 years). The fifth term has been revised in this contract.
4 487 Portrait of John F. Foote as Hamlet. 198 Drawn for the Park Theatre in 1822.
4 488 Letter from John F. Foote to Dr. J.W. Francis, February 27, 1837. 198 Foote asks Francis for a small loan until the time that he is able to book and complete his next engagement. In pencil: "actor" and "played ‘Hamlet'".
4 489 Lithographic portrait of John R. Scott as Pierre. 198
4 489a Playbill from the National Theatre's Holiday Festivals on December 30, 1851. 198 Featuring J.R. Scott.
4 490 Letter from J R. Scott to Messers McKnown and Johnston, Utica, N.Y., March 5, 1852. 198 Concerning his current busy engagement schedule, as well as his arrangements to visit New York and Philadelphia. He closes the letter "regards to ‘Daddy'".
4 491 Letter from J.R. Scott to Francis C. Wemyss, October 2, 1839. 198 Concerning a request to arrange nights with Wemyss in Baltimore.
4 492 Portrait of Henry Placide as Polonius from Hamlet. 198 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 2.
4 493 Photographic portrait of Mrs. John Wood. 199
4 494 Letter from Mr. Ingersoll to Mr. Wemyss, July 14, 1838. 199 Ingersoll declines engagement with Wemyss for a season. In pencil: "rare".
4 495 Photographic portrait of Mrs. J. Wood. 199
4 495a Playbill from the New Chestnut St. Theatre's production on June 1, 1863. 199 Featuring Mrs. John Wood, "The Queen of Comedy, Burlesque, and Song!"
4 496 Portrait of Charlotte Cushman as Lady Macbeth from Macbeth. 199 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 2.
4 497 Engraved illustration of "The Banquet Scene in ‘Macbeth'". 199 From a painting by D. Maclise.
4 498 Letter from Maeder to J.S. Jones, August 15, 1842. 199 Maeder suggests that Jones cast Mrs. Maeder as the leading woman in his upcoming production. In pencil: "Clara Fisher" next to the name of Mrs. Maeder.
4 499 Portrait of James H. Caldwell. 200 Caption: Proprietor and Manager of the American Theatre/New Orleans.
4 500 Engraved illustration of Boston as seen from Mount Bowdoin. 200
4 501 Portrait of Charlotte Cushman as Katarina from The Taming of the Shrew. 200 Posture from Act IV, Scene 5.
4 502 Engraved reproduction of a daguerreotype portrait of Charlotte Cushman. 201 Signature of Cushman is printed below the image.
4 502a Engraved illustration of the White House in Washington, D.C. 201 Caption: View of the Capitol, Washington.
4 503 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Charlotte Cushman as Romeo from Romeo and Juliet. 205
4 504 Portrait of Charlotte and Susan Cushman as Romeo and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. 205 Posture from Act III, Scene 5.
4 505 Two engraved illustrations, the top of Charlotte Cushman's grave, and the bottom of Mount Auburn Cemetery. 206 In pencil on the back on the top image: "At Mt. Auburn. Died Feb 18, 1876".
4 506 Postcard from Emma Stebbins to Morrell, November 9, 1874. 204 Concerning Cushman not arranging any engagements in the future. Emma Stebbins edited the publishing of Cushman's letters and writings.
4 507 Illustration of Act II, Scene 6 from Romeo and Juliet. Painted in 1882, engraved and copyright 1887.
4 508 Illustration of Booth's Theatre. 205 Caption: "Booth's Theatre, at corner of Twenty-third Street and Sixth Avenue".
4 509 Seating diagram of Booth's Theatre. 205
4 510 Engraving of William Cullen Bryant 205
4 511 Letter from W.C. Bryant to George Gardner, April 21, 1851. 205 Letter reads: "I have no autographs of any value to send you, the collectors of such things having stripped me bare, but I send you, as you desire, my own".
4 512 Photographic portrait of William Winter. 205 Autographed.
4 513 Letter from William Winter to "My Dear Sir," May 8, 1907. 205 Concerning the gift of Rip Van Winkle to Winter, as well as the death of a friend who was 44, while Winter and the recipient are 71 and 84, respectively. In pencil: "dramatic actor".
4 514 Engraved portrait of Mr. Russell as Sparkish. 206 Published 1819.
4 515 Engraved portrait of Fanny Kemble as Isabella from Measure for Measure. 207 Posture from Act II, Scene 2. Kemble's married name is mentioned parenthetically.
4 516 Letter from Charles Eaton to Wemyss, August 15, 1874. 207 At the top of the letter is a short note to Wemyss asking him to forward the letter to the recipient and book two passages to Pittsburgh. The contents of the letter, addressed to "Dear Sir" contain Eaton's agreement to play at the Pittsburg Theatre. In pencil: "1874".
4 517 Engraved illustration of "Othello Relating his Adventures" from Othello.
4 518 Letter from D. Marble to J.S. Jones, November 28, 1842. 208 Concerning arranging an engagement. The signature on the original letter has been removed, and the closing and signature on the item has been pasted in from a different document as evidenced by the difference in stationery.
4 519 Reproduction of a painted portrait of Charles Burke. 209-210
4 520 Letter from Charles Burke to Wemyss, October 26, 1850. 209 Contains the idea of a possible visit, the state of business, and a question of "where Farren and Lady are". In pencil: "very rare".
4 521 Promotion for Charles Burke. 209 The item has a portrait of Burke in the center as himself, plus six other portraits, each of Burke portraying characters. The caption reads, "Mr. C. Burke. American Comedian/in Comedy, Drama, Farce & Burlesque".
4 522 Portrait of Joseph Jefferson. 209-210 Caption: Joseph Jefferson (Father of Joseph Jefferson).
4 523 Portrait of Joseph Jefferson. 210 Caption, "Joseph Jefferson/At the age of 28". Portrait perhaps a reproduction of a photograph.
4 524 Letter from Joseph Jefferson to Shewell, dated June 19, [?] 210 Concerning Jefferson's upcoming engagements, as well as his desire to see the recipient and his wife in New York soon.
4 525 Portrait of Josephine Clifton. 211
4 526 Autograph of Josephine Clifton. 211
4 526a Playbill from a Benefit of Miss Clifton at the Tremont Theatre on September 29, 1837.
4 527 Letter from R.L. May to John Brougham, January 4, 1879. Concerning dues owed by the American Theatre to the American Dramatic Fund Association.
4 528 Letter from J. Vanderhoff to "My dear Sir," December 6, 1842. 211 Concerning a misunderstanding over the salary Vanderhoff had negotiated for himself and his daughter with another theatre, as well as his agreement to finish his season with the recipient.
4 529 Two engraved illustrations of Syracuse, N.Y., the top image of the center of the city, as seen from the west; the bottom of the view of the city from the train. 212
4 530 Letter from Geo Vanderhoff to "My dear Sir," December 11, 1865. 212 Concerning choosing dates for an upcoming engagement, as well as discussing salary terms.
4 531 Engraved illustration of a "View of Auburn, [N.Y.?]". 212
4 532 Autograph of Harry Eytinge 212
4 532a Playbill from the Tremont Theatre's production of Metamora and Abon Hassan from October 1, 1838. 213 Featuring Mr. Forrest.
4 533 Engraved illustration of the Richmond Hill House. 214
4 534 Portrait of Miss Davenport as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. 214 Posture from Act III, Scene 5.
4 535 Letter from Jean M. Lander, nee Davenport, to undisclosed, March 12, 1890. 214 Mostly quotations from, possibly, poetry.
4 536 Engraved reproduction of a photographic portrait of Brig. Gen. [Frederick W.?] Lander. 214 Portrait taken from a photograph by Brady for the Rebellion Record.
4 536 [a?] Playbill from the Houston Opera House production of Marie Antoinette on February 3, 1875. 214 Featuring "Mrs. F.W. Lander", aka, Jean Margaret Davenport Lander.
4 537 Engraved illustration of a view of Hudson City, [N.Y.] and the Catskill Mountains. 215
4 538 Letter from Alex Wilson of the Walnut Street Theatre to George Beck of the Dramatic Fund, January 25, 1885. 215 Concerning the health and whereabouts of John R. Reed, as well as Wilson's bad cold.
4 539 Engraved reproduction of a daguerreotype portrait of Mrs. Shaw. 215
4 540 Letter from Mrs. Shaw to John Heise, January 22, 1890. 215 Concerning Shaw's gift of two autographs for the illustration of Players of a Century.
4 540a Program from "The Misses Shaw's Concert". 215 In pen: June 30, 1840
4 540b "Programme" of Mr. H. Russell's concert from April 10, 1840. 215 "Mary O'Hall", aka Mary Shaw, noted in pen at the top as well as the date.
4 541 Illustration of the village of Catskill, [N.Y.?]. 215
4 542 Engraved illustration of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 215 View is taken from an elevated bank of the west side of the Hudson River, just below New Paltz Landing. The Hotel at Steamboat Landing is on the right.
4 543 Illustration from "Oliver Twist" of Oliver and a perturbed crowd in front of a bar. 216 Caption: "Oliver dammed by his affectionate friends".
4 544 Engraved illustration of State Street in Albany, N.Y. 217 The "NY Museum of Albany" building prominent in the foreground.
4 545 Portrait of D.C. Anderson. 218
4 546 Autograph of D.C. Anderson. 218
4 547 Photographic portrait of Isabella Dallas-Glyn. 218 Autograph beneath the photograph. The back of the photograph is inscribed to Mrs. Botta, and dated 1871. In pencil "With D. C. Anderson".
4 548 Letter from Dan Rice to "Respected Sir," March 16, 1846. 219 Concerning Rice's attempts to find the recipient in order to pay him the ten dollars he is owed. The letter also mentions that Rice's company is currently "doing a good business".
4 549 Portrait of Alfred B. Street. 219 Signature of Street is printed below the image.
4 550 Letter from Alfred B. Street to J.R. Simms, July 7, 1860. 219 Street informs Simms that he is unable to answer Simms's question. In pencil: "poet" at the top, and "State Librarian- [indecipherable]. He wrote The Gray Forest Eagle".
4 551 Engraved illustration of "The Lady's Tailor" from King Henry IV. 220
4 552 Engraved illustration of a scene from King Lear
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221 Image taken from Act IV, Scene 7.
4 553 Photographic portrait of J.B. Booth, Jr. 223
4 554 Letter from J.B. Booth, Jr., to W. Winter, March 20, 187 (last digit not written). 223 Written on Booth's Theatre letterhead. Notes Booth's appreciation of the invitation and affections expressed towards himself by Winter in their last correspondence.
4 555 Engraving of the New Boston Theatre. 223 Caption: "Entrance to the New Boston Theatre, Washington Street". In pencil: "1860".
4 556 Photographic portrait of Agnes Booth in costume. 223
4 557 Letter from Agnes Booth to Aunt Laura, dated "Friday". 223 Concerning a telegraph Booth had sent the day before.
4 558 Photogravure portrait of Agnes Booth as Mrs. Ralston from Jim the Penman. 223
4 559 Photographic portrait of J.W. Booth. 223
4 560 Letter from J.P. Harley to "Dear Sir," undated. 224 Contents reference Faustus. The item is very faded and difficult to decipher. In pencil: "Actor".
4 560a Playbill from Booth's Theatre's production of Sardanapalus during the week of September 9, 1876. 224 Agnes Booth's name highlighted.
4 561 Portrait of W.C. Macready as Shylock from The Merchant of Venice. 225 Posture from Act I, Scene 3.
4 562 Letter from John Povey to "My dear Ben," January 18, 1855. 226 Concerning which seats are available to the recipient for an upcoming show. In pencil: "rare".
4 563 Portrait of William C. Macready in character. 226
4 564 Letter from James S. Charles to "My dear old Friend," September 11, 1856. 227 Charles declines to be in Memphis that winter, or not until they build a new theatre; includes information about his future engagements.
4 565 Engraved illustration from Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene 1 227 Caption: "Friar. Take thou this phial, being then in bed,/And this distilled liquor drink thou off;"
4 566 Portrait of Andrew Jackson Allen. 230 Caption: From a print in the collection of Charles N. Mann.
4 567 Letter from A.J. Allen to Wright, December 4, 1852. 230 Concerning the possible sale of a lot for 85 dollars. In pencil: "rare".
4 568 Playbill from the Royal Surrey Theatre's production on December 22, 1836. 230 Featuring Andrew Jackson Allen and Mr. Booth. In pencil: "1836"; in ink:"Royal Surrey Theatre- London-".
4 569 Portrait of Edward Eddy as Posthumous from Cymbeline. 233 Posture from Act V, Scene 5.
4 [569 a] Playbill from New Bowery Theater's Production of Last Day of Pompeii, ca. 1860s [Found in Box 4 between portrait of and letter from Edward Eddy, but not numbered].
4 570 Letter from Edward Eddy to "My dear Col.," November 6, 1862. 233 Contents in code, in which "toting," "bricks," and "lies" stand for something else and are written in quotations. Contents concern the sales or trade of "bricks" and a large amount of money made by both the author and the recipient, as well as a portrait sent to the recipient for him to "keep … as an heirloom and remember".
4 571 Letter from Henrietta Irving to John Heise, March 28, 1892. 234 Irving politely declines to send Heise her photo, for she has not had one taken "for many years".
4 572 Portrait of Mary Gannon. 234 Etched in 1870.
4 573 Letter from Mary Gannon to "My dear Irving (?),"Friday, August 16th. 234 Concerning her meetings with friends and colleagues in search of a role, "I am all alone - but I have yet my part to comfort me".
4 574 Engraved image of the exterior of the New York Academy of Music, undated. 235
4 575 Photographic portrait of Charles S. Stratton ("Tom Thumb"), with his wife and infant child. 235 The child is wearing a floor-length christening gown, the train of which overtakes over 2/3 of the width of the photo, highlighting the slight stature of his parents.
4 576 Note from Charles S. Stratton, recipient unspecified, undated. 235 Note reads: "Compliments of Charles S. Stratton known as General Tom Thumb".
4 577 Photograph of two women and one man, all little people. 235 The women are wearing their hair down. In pencil on back: "Mr. & Mrs. Stratton"
4 578 Two photographs: the top, a portrait of Charles S. Stratton; the bottom, a portrait of Lavinia Warren Stratton. 235 The top photograph has a printed caption reading "General Tom Thumb", and is signed by Stratton. The bottom photograph is pencil-noted on the back: "Lavinia Warren".
4 579 Letter from Lavinia Warren Stratton to Mr. Brigess, April 5, 1903. 235 Refers to a request for an autograph. Mrs. Stratton signs her name as "Mrs. Genl Tom Thumb".
4 580 Engraved portrait of Charles S. Stratton, Lavinia Warren Stratton, Commodore Nutt, Minnie Warren, and P.T. Barnum. 235 The portrait is arranged so that Barnum hovers huge in the background over the others, highlighting their small stature.
4 581 Letter from P.T. Barnum to Mr. Winston, October 6, 1879. 235 Written on letterhead from the mayor's office of Bridgeport, Conn.; concerning the value of various properties.
4 582 Two items: the top is a group portrait of ten curiosities at Barnum's museum; the bottom is a key to the portrait, detailing the name and feature of each person.
4 583 Illustration of Niblo's Garden in New York. 235
4 584 Ink sketch of Niblo's Theatre. 235
4 585 Photographic portrait of Jenny Lind. 235 "Landy Photo Cin B" had been scratched into the negative before printing.
4 586 Letter from Jenny Lind to indecipherable, dated Thursday, May 18th. 235 Written in Swedish; references a review of Lind, in which she is said to have a voice like "the east wind," and Lind's assertion that she can "sing any note".
4 587 Engraved illustration of the exterior of Wallack's Theatre, undated. 235
4 588 Photographic portrait of Adelaide Phillips. 235 A faded, stylized writing of "Phillips" is in pencil below the image.
4 589 Letter from Adelaide Phillips to Mr. Dwight, March 5. 235 Phillips rejects Dwight's terms for a concert.
4 590 Engraved portrait of Edwin F. Christy. 237
4 590a Sheet music cover of Christy's Melodies. 237
4 591 Letter from Edwin F. Christy to F.C. Wemyss, dated "26th 1857". 237 Christy thanks Wemyss for his assistance.
4 592 Portrait of William Warren as Herr Weigel from My Son. 236
4 593 Letter from William Warren to Shewell, August 29, 1871. 236 Warren wishes Shewell to convey his thanks to Messers Hill and Tompkins.
4 594 Portrait of J.B. Rice, possibly taken from a photograph. 236 Includes signature of Rice.
4 595 Letter from J.B. Rice to William Davidge, July 10, 1857. 236 Rice arranges to engage with Davidge.
4 596 Receipt from the Boston Museum to Mr. Warren, April 16, 1860. 236
4 597 Letter from Melinda Jones to "Sir," April 11, 1856. References the hours of Jones's upcoming commencement.
4 598 Portrait of Mary Taylor as Miss Page from The Merry Wives of Windsor. 237 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
4 599 Letter from Mary Taylor to "Gentlemen," February 18, 1857. 237. Taylor offers her assistance for an upcoming benefit. In pencil: "rare".
4 600 Photographic portrait of Mary and Emma Taylor. 237
4 601 Photographic portrait of Charles Fechter. 238
4 602 Letter from Charles Fechter to M. Doligny, undated. 238 Written on the letterhead of the administration of the Theatre Historique.
4 603 Photogravure portrait of Charles Fechter as Hamlet. 238 Posture from Act V, Scene 1. Copyright 1888.
4 604 Photographic portrait of Charles Fechter. 238
4 604a Photographic portrait of E.L. Davenport. 238 Davenport is in Roman costume. Pencil-noted on the back as the character Brutus.
4 604b Playbill from The Globe's production featuring E.L. Davenport on May 22, 1871. 238
4 605 Letter from E.L. Davenport to J.O. Lunt, dated "Monday". 238 Concerning Davenport's attempts to complete arrangements for an engagement on July 1.
4 606 Portrait of Julia Bennet Barrow as Viola from Twelfth Night. 238 Posture from Act I, Scene 5. In pencil on back: "1852" and "Manageress of Howard Athenaeum".
4 606a Playbill from the Howard Athenaeum's production on October 22, 1847, featuring E.L. Davenport. 238 "Boston" is written at the top of the item.
4 607 Portrait of Mrs. Mowatt as Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. 238 Posture from Act II, Scene 1.
4 608 Portrait of Thomas Barry. 238, 337 Caption: Comedian.
4 608a Playbill from Selwyn's production on May 31, 1869, featuring Thomas Barry. 238, 337 In pencil: "Boston" and "1869".
4 609 Letter from Thomas Barry to Wright, September 23, 1852. 238, 337 Concerns the making of arrangements for Mr. Forrest to work with Wright at the Broadway Theatre during the upcoming season. "Contents" is pencil-written on the item, and underlined four times.
4 610 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Thomas Barry (Clare Barry). 238, 337
4 611 Photographic portrait of Clare Barry. 238 Photograph taken by Carl J. Horner. Signed below the photograph: "Sincerely Yours Clare Barry".
4 612 Letter from Thomas Hadaway to George Beck, August 2, 1886. 238 Hadaway assures Beck that he is "still above ground".
4 613 Photographic portrait of Polly Richards. 240
4 613b [sic] Portrait of E.L. Davenport as Hamlet from Hamlet. 238 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
4 613b [sic] Playbill from the Albany Museum's production featuring Mathews and Mrs. H. Hunt. 239
4 614 Portrait of Mr. Warren as Lance from Two Gentlemen of Verona. 240 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
4 615 Photogravure portrait of John Dyott in costume. 240 The costume depicted is either biblical or middle eastern.
4 616 Photographic portrait of Joseph Bradford. 240
4 617 Letter from Barry Sullivan to "Mr Hoffbaru" (?),June 28, 1869. 240 Sullivan invites the recipient to dinner.
4 618 Portrait of Mrs. Abbott and Miranda from The Tempest. 240 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2. Dated 1859.
4 619 Portrait of Mr. Dyott as Leontes from Winter's Tale. 240 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
4 620 Letter from Mr. Chippendale to "My dear Sir," December 29, 1840. 240 Concerning the arrangement of a three-week engagement for Chippendale in Philadelphia.
4 621 Portrait of John Brougham as Sir Lucius O'Trigger from Rivals. Posture taken from Act V, Scene 3. Possibly a photogravure.
4 621a Playbill from Burton's Theatre's production on June 17, 1848, featuring John Brougham. 240
4 622 Letter from John Brougham to Stewart, undated. 241 Concerning a possible engagement in Philadelphia, as well as Brougham's observation of his "rival". In pencil: "Irish actor and author came to Am 1842".
4 623 Letter from Emma Williams Brougham to "My Dear Sir," undated. 241 Concerning her desire to be engaged at the Hay Market Theatre.
4 624 Note from the second Mrs. John Brougham. 241 Concerning her acknowledgment of her future engagement at the Chestnut Theatre. In pencil: "1863" and "(Miss Nelson)". The item is labeled "Mrs. John Brougham, 2nd".
4 625 Photographic portrait of Vestvali as Orpheus. 241
4 625a Playbill from the New Chestnut Theatre's production on November 3, 1863, featuring M'lle Vestvali. 241 In pencil: "Mrs. John Brougham".
4 626 Engraved portrait of W.E. Burton as Bottom from Midsummer Night's Dream. 241 Posture taken from Act IV, Scene 2.
4 626a Playbill from the Green Street Theatre's production on September 9, 1859, featuring W. E. Burton. 241
4 627 Photogravure portrait of Captain Cuttle. 241
5 628 Portrait of J.M. Trimble. 242 Caption: Architect.
5 628a Playbill from the Park Theatre's production on May 12, 1847. 243
5 629 Portrait of Mr. Fleming as Edgar from King Lear. 245 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
5 630 Letter from George H. Adams to "Friend Dick," Minnesota, September 13, [?]. 245 Adams expresses gratitude towards Dick, and lists, presumably, three of his future engagements as a postscript. The stamp on the letterhead declares Adams as "The best trick clown in America and King of the stilts".
5 631 Photogravure portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams, undated. 245 Photograph was taken by Herbert Watkins, gravure performed by S. Rosenthal. Barney Williams appears in rouge costume.
5 632 Photographic portrait of Barney Williams. 245 Includes autograph of Williams.
5 633 Letter from Barney Williams to Louis Wemyss, February 6, 1886. 245 Includes Williams' new billing address.
5 633a Sheet music cover of Dandy Jim from Carolina, as sung by B. Williams. 245 Described as a "Popular Negro Melody".
5 634 Letter from Wyzeman Marshall to "Dear Sir & Mother," May 6, 1861. 246 Letter reads: "In times like these permit me to say in complying with your request - ‘Through hate & discord ‘twixt our sines [sic] increase; Yet in our hearts dwell love & endless peace'". Signed "Yours respectfully & fraternally".
5 635 Portrait of Ben De Bar as Sir John Falstaff. 247 In pencil: "Ben De Bar".
5 636 Letter from Ben De Bar to C.L. Gardner, April 6, 1872. 247 De Bar thanks Gardner allowing him to retain Mr. Webster for another week.
5 637 Letter from J.S. Silsbee to "Dear Mac," October 17, 1847. 247 Concerns his decision to sell his interest in Baltimore. In pencil: "1847".
5 638 Letter from Edwin Dean to J.B. Wright, January 10, 1887. 247 Concerning his daughter's plans to visit Boston. In pencil: "Father of Julia Dean".
5 638a Playbill from the National Theatre's production on October 10, 1853, featuring Julia Dean. 247
5 639 Engraved illustration of the St. Charles Theatre in New Orleans. 247
5 640 Portrait of Mrs. Julia Dean Haynes as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. 247 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
5 641 Letter from D. Webster to Henry L. De Koven, January 8, 1820. Concerns a legal case that was moved from the local Circuit Court to the Supreme Court of the United States.
5 642 Photographic portrait of Edwin Forrest. 248 Forrest is in Roman costume.
5 643 Letter from A.W. Hayes to "Dear Sir," December 21, 1858. 248 Hayes requests the book parts of Mary's Birthday. In pencil: "Julia Dean's husband".
5 644 Photographic portrait of Julia Dean. 248
5 645 Letter from Lawrence Hutton to "My Dear Sir," May 18, 1878. 248 Concerns travels in Edinburgh and London.
5 646 Portrait of Laura Keene. 249 Includes printed signature of Keene. Copyright 1894.
5 647 Answer to the complaint in the case of Edmund L. Hearne v Laura Keene, signed January 12, 1859. 249 Edmund L. Hearne of the dissolved legal firm Hearne and Warren filed suit against Laura Hearne, claiming that she was indebted to him. In this Answer she denies the existence of the debt.
5 648 Portrait of Laura Keene as Portia from Merchant of Venice. 249 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
5 648a Playbill from the Olympic Theatre's production on November 5, 1841. 249
5 649 Letter from John Cooper to "My Dear Sir," dated Thursday. 248 Cooper requests use of a private box.
5 650 Letter from H.J. Meech to John Brougham, March 29, 1849. Concerning the arrangement for a benefit of the Dramatic Fund.
5 651 Engraved illustration of Hartford, Conn., as seen from Colt's Factory. 250
5 652 Photographic portrait of Mary Wells. 251
5 653 Engraved illustration of the façade of the Broadway Theatre. 251 Caption: Broadway Theatre, Near Anthony Street.
5 653a Playbill from the Broadway Theatre's productions of School for Scandal and Used Up on September 27, 1847. 251
5 653b Autograph of C.W. Couldock, February 28, 1889. 251
5 654 Letter from Saunders to Mr. Muir, May 8, 1896. 252 Concerning a package of photographs of actors Saunders had recently received from Muir, commenting on several if not all of the photographs.
5 655 Portrait, taken from a daguerreotype, of Rose Telbin. 252
5 656 Portrait of F.S. Chanfrau as Mose from A Glance at New York. 253 Caption: "Sykesy Take De Butt".
5 657 Letter from F.S. Chanfrau to J. Wright, December 27, 1852. 253 Chanfrau describes his most recent engagements, in which he was able to fill the theatre without playing Mose. In pencil: "scarce".
5 658 Sketched illustration of Mose and Lize as played by F.S. Chanfrau and Mary Taylor from A Glance at New York. 253 The illustration depicts a city street scene in which Mose is holding a rooster and Lize is holding a small bouquet in each hand.
5 659 Letter from Henrietta Chanfrau to George Becks, November 14, 1887. 253 Letter reads: "I enclose respectfully with thanks". In pencil: "scarce".
5 660 Portrait of Mr. Fleming as Edgar from King Lear, 253 Duplicate of Item 629. Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
5 661 Illustration of the exterior of the Eagle Hotel in Albany, N.Y. 253 Caption: The edifice was burnt in the great fire of 1848.
5 662 Photogravure portrait of Edwin Booth. 254
5 663 Letter from Edwin Booth to Mr. Morrell, April 6, 1880. 253 Letter addresses Booth's plan to sail for Europe soon, his desire to inscribe for Murdoch's book, as well has his desire to have Phelps's book, even though he suspects that Phelps "is not very friendly towards the Booths". Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
5 664 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Junius Brutus Booth and Edwin Booth. 253
5 665 Portrait of Barney Williams. 255
5 666 Letter from Barney Williams to Mr. Roberts, September 20, 1861. 255 Contains details on Williams' upcoming engagements.
5 667 Engraved illustration of Baltimore, Maryland, as seen from Federal Hill, undated.
5 668 Photographic portrait of Rena Maeder and the autograph of Maeder. 255 The photograph and autograph are separate on the item.
5 668a Autograph of Barney Williams. 255 Autograph appears to be cut from a letter.
5 669 Illustration of a stage scene from the Boston Museum's production of Much Ado About Nothing starring Mr. Pitt as Mrs. Barrett. 256 Item is cut from a newspaper article. In the paragraph below the image Barrett's portrayal of Beatrice is applauded greatly, whereas of Pitt, it states that he "is a sorry Benedick, though he did his best".
5 670 Letter from Charles Dibdin Pitt to Mr. Daridge, dated June. 256 Discusses Pitt's salary expectations in arranging upcoming arrangements. In pencil: "rare".
5 671 Portrait of Tim Hyer. 256
5 671a Playbill from the National Theatre's production on January 16, 1845. 256
5 672 Two photographic portraits, the top of C.R. Thorne, the bottom of Mrs. C.R. Thorne, both dated April 12, 1889. 256 Mrs. Thorne's photograph has written below the image "by C.R.J.".
5 673 Letter from C.R. Thorne to Wemyss, January 17, 1834. 256 Thorne requests his weekly salary be sent early.
5 674 Portrait of Charles R. Thorne. 256 Pencil note: "from a very early portrait".
5 675 View of Chatham Street, from the view of Chatham Square, 1858. 256 The image features a large advertisement for ambrotypes and daguerreotypes. In pencil: "National Theatre".
5 676 Photographic portrait of Thurlow Weed. 256 Weed is outdoors, standing in the snow, with snow falling.
5 677 Letter from Thurlow Weed to "Dear Sir," December 7, 1838. 256 Concerning Weed's plans for the winter. A Mr. Street is mentioned in the letter, and "journalist" is pencil-noted in the column next to his name.
5 678 Portrait of Mrs. Farren as Queen Katherine from King Henry VIII. 256 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 4.
5 679 Reproduction of a painted portrait of George P. Farren. 256
5 680 Letter from George P. Farren to Sol Smith, April 2, 1848. 256 Concerns arrangement of a benefit. In pencil: "1848" and "see endorsement".
5 681 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Mrs. George Farren. 256
5 682 Letter from Mrs. George Farren to "My dear Sir," February 21, 1890. 256 Concerning the lengthy amount of time since she last sat for a photograph. Embossed on the paper in a bronze color is a parrot [?] wearing glasses, perched on a stick and holding a sheet of paper in one talon; an envelope is floating to the ground.
5 683 Illustration of the burning of the National Theatre. 256 Caption: Burning of the National Theatre, from a contemporaneous woodcut.
5 684 Engraved reproduction of a photographic portrait of John Nickinson and Charlotte Nickinson. 256 Caption: "Mr. John Nickinson and his daughter, Charlotte, as Havresac and Melanie in ‘Napoleon's Old Guard." Only sixty copies issued: Reproduced from a rare contemporary print, published in New York in 1845."
5 684a Playbill from a September 13, 1848, production of Stranger featuring J.R. Scott. 256 Pencil note: "The Museum I think".
5 684b "Rock's" Address to His Patrons. 257
5 685 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of John Drew, Sr. 258
5 686 Letter from John Drew to Peter, September 28, 1858. 258 Concerning the return of Drew's "heart complaint".
5 687 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of John Drew as Handy Andy. 258
5 688 Portrait of John Drew as Sir Andrew Agne-Cheek from Twelfth Night. 258 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 3.
5 689 Photographic portrait of Louisa Drew. 258
5 690 Letter from Louisa Drew to Thomas McKean, July 19, 1889. 258 Concerning Drew sending McKean ideas at a later date. In pencil: "1889"
5 691 Photogravure of Louisa Drew as Mrs. Malaprop from The Rivals. 258 Copyright 1887.
5 692 Portrait of Henry Irving, undated. 259
5 693 Letter from Henry Irving to "Sir," undated. 259 Concerning a question about a law.
5 694 Letter from H.L. Bateman to "Friend Oliphant," July 14, 1872. 259 Small acknowledgements towards family members.
5 695 Letter from Isabel Bateman to C.D. Yates, dated July 8, [?]. 259 Concerning Bateman's agreement to play a role.
5 696 Photographic portrait of Kate Bateman in character. 259
5 697 Letter from Kate Bateman to Dr. Roberts, July 4, 1884. 259 Concerning an upcoming arrangement.
5 698 Photographic group portrait of E. Adams, J.W. Wallack, Col. Cowell, and Kate Bateman. 259
5 699 Letter from Col. Cowell to Wemyss, dated "Sunday". 259 Concerning an upcoming meeting.
5 700 Scene from The Taming of the Shrew. 259 Posture from Act V, Scene 2. Copyright 1888.
5 701 Engraved illustration of the Albany Penitentiary. 260
5 702 Etched portrait of Olive Logan. 261
5 703 Letter from Olive Logan to "Dear Friend," November 16, 1869. 261 Concerning Logan's travels and the possible date of her visit.
5 703a Playbill from the December 11, 1852, production featuring Eliza Logan. 261
5 704 Portrait of Eliza Logan as Cornelia from King Lear. 261 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 1.
5 704a Autograph of Olive Logan. 261
5 705 Letter from Eliza Logan to "Sir," July 2, 1857. 261 Concerning the recipient's request for Logan's autograph.
5 706 Photographic portrait of Eliza Logan. 261
5 707 Portrait of Mr. Caulfield.
5 708 Portrait of James E. Murdoch as Petruchio from Taming of the Shrew. Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2.
5 709 Image of the Death of Queen Elizabeth, Act V, Scene 5. 262
5 710 Portrait of Sir William Don. 262
5 711 Letter from William Don to Bob, undated. 262 Concerning Don agreeing upon dates for a future engagement.
5 712 Letter from Emily Don to Mr. French, May 22, 1864. 262 Containing Don's request for six copies of Aladdin; mentions a "Miss Dickinson".
5 713 Portrait of M'Kean Buchanan as Macbeth from Macbeth. 262 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
5 714 Letter from McKean Buchanan to "Sir," January 10, 1868. 262 Buchanan requests engravings of Edmund Kean as Richard III.
5 715 Photogravure portrait of Mrs. D.B. Powers as Lady Macbeth from Macbeth. 262 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 5.
5 716 Letter from Elizabeth Bowers to J, Heise, September 7, 1890. 262 Concerning Bowers finding a photo for Heise.
5 717 Portrait of Mrs. D.B. Bowers as Lady Constance from King John. Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
5 718 Letter from Mary A. Warner to Mr. Russles, May 9, [?] 262 Warner thanks Russles for forwarding letters for her, and comments on her current legal situation, and her happiness to travel to the "lake cities" around Chicago.
5 718a Illustration of Lola Montez and Cupid in a swan-shaped boat. Caption: "Lola Coming! Europe Farewell! America I come".
5 719 Letter from Lola Montez to an unspecified recipient, undated. 266 Concerning her happiness in her current role, as well as a request for a book.
5 719a Illustration of Lola Montez dancing with three male figures. 266 Beginning at the left, the first male figure is snapping his glove with a paper reading "Manager Agreement Half the House" in his pocket; the second is in the audience, leering between his fingers at Montez while holding a book entitled "Sober Thoughts"; the third is in a private box and staring at Montez while pretending to read a newspaper.
5 719b Playbill from the April 3, 1852, production at the Howard Athenaeum featuring Lola Montez. 265
5 720 Engraved reproduction of a daguerreotype portrait of G.V. Brooke. 267 The signature of Brooke is printed beneath the image.
5 721 Letter from G.V. Brooke to Lacy, March 19, 1863. 267 Brooke explains that he is leaving that day, but will return the next day.
5 722 Portrait of G.V. Brooke as Macbeth from Macbeth. 267 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
5 722a Playbill from the benefit on March 31, 1862, featuring G.V. Brooke and Avonia Jones. 267
5 723 Letter from Avonia Jones Brooke to Mr. Massett, January 22, 1867. 267 Brooke agrees to meet Massett in London.
5 724 Photographic portrait of Mary Welly.
5 725 Sketched portrait of Anna Mowatt. 268
5 726 Letter from Anna Mowatt to Mr. Randall, December 16, 1858. 268 The ink is very faded. Signed with her maiden name.
5 727 Portrait of Anna Mowatt as Rosalind from As You Like It. 268 Posture taken from Act V, Scene 2.
5 727a Playbill from Fashion at the Park Theatre on March, 24, 1845. 268
5 728 Portrait of William F. Ritchie. 269 Caption: Editor of the "Richmond Enquirer".
5 729 Portrait of Robert Heller. 269
5 730 Photographic portrait of E. Simpson. 269 Pencil note: "Mgr Park Theatre".
5 731 Photographic portrait of A.J. Neaxie. 284
5 732 Illustration of the façade of Wallack's Theatre. 284
5 733 Letter from J.H. Boswell to "Friend Tom," May 24, 1851. 284 Concerning a benefit, a lost book belonging to Tom "of Married Life," and Boswell's general travels and thoughts.
5 734 Letter from A.J. Neafie to "My dear Sir," March 5, 1853. 284 Neafie's answer to the recipient with facts from his biographical data.
5 735 Photographic portrait of John Brougham as Dr. Gossitt from Pique.
5 735a Playbill from a February 11, 1852, production featuring Mrs. Forrest at Brougham's Lyceum. 290
5 736 Portrait of Mr. Sinclair. 273 Caption: "of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden".
5 737 Letter from Sinclair to Wemyss, undated. 273 Concerning Sinclair's travels for engagements and subsequent payment.
5 738 Engraved illustration of Forrest Castle. 270
5 739 Photographic portrait of Catherine Sinclair. Married name under Mrs. Edwin Forrest.
5 740 Letter from Catherine Sinclair to "My dear Sir," September 26, [?]. 1 of 2 270 Concerning arrangements for Sinclair's upcoming journey to England.
5 741 Letter from Catherine Sinclair to "My dear Sir", dated September 26, [?] 2 of 2 270 .
5 742 Portrait of Mr. Jamieson as Brutus from Julius Caesar. 270 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2.
5 743 Letter from Mr. Jamieson to William, January 16, 1843. 271 Jamieson opens the letter by noting he has enclosed the 20 dollars William had lent him; the greater part of the letter is a scathing portrait of Mr. Potter and his acting habits.
5 744 Photographic portrait of Susan Denin, dated 1875. 271
5 745 Letter from Susan Denin to Col. Brown, May 20, 1872. 271 Concerning Denin's upcoming engagements.
5 746 Photographic portrait of Kate Denin. 271
5 747 Letter from Kate Denin to "Dear Sir," March 4, 1890. 271 Concerning Denin sending the recipient photos of herself.
5 748 Autograph of Sam Erwin Ryan, January 18, 1890. 271
5 749 Photograph of Miss Vandenhoff as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. 271 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
5 750 Photographic portrait of Madame Ponisi. 272
5 751 Letter from Madame Ponisi to Merroll, October 25, 1893. 272 Light social acknowledgments.
5 752 Signed photographic portrait of Elizabeth Ponisi. 272 The autograph appears on the image.
5 753 Letter from John Williams to "Sir," April 8, 1853. 272 Concerning possible confusion about the booking of an upcoming engagement.
5 754 Letter from Frank Drew to Peter, September 2, 1864. 272 Concerning the need for something to arrive with him before Wednesday.
5 755 Portrait of P. Richings as Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet. 272 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 4.
5 756 Letter from Peter Richings to J. B. Budd, April 20, 1867. 272 Concerning Richings' upcoming engagements.
5 756a Autograph of Peter Richings. 272
5 757 Photographic portrait of Caroline Richings Bernard. 272
5 757a Playbill from the Metropolitan Theatre's October 18, 1860, production featuring Peter and Caroline Richings. 272
5 757b Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's January 16, 1872, production featuring Caroline Richings Bernard. 272
5 758 Photographic portrait of Caroline Richings Bernard.
5 758a Playbill from the Walnut Street Theatre's January 29, 1851, benefit for Mr. Richings. 272
5 759 Photogravure portrait of William Jermyn Florence as the Hon. Bardwell Slote from The Mighty Dollar. 273
5 760 Letter from W.J. Florence, to Serge or George [?], dated Tuesday December 13. 273 Concerning the recipient visiting Florence.
5 760a Newspaper clipping: "The Birthplace of Florence". 273 Pencil note: 1891.
5 761 Photographic portrait of Lottie Hough. 273 Pencil note: In the "Stranger" at the Bowery, 1853-54.
5 762 Portrait of Henderson. 274
5 763 Photogravure portrait of L.R. Shewell. 274
5 764 Letter from L R. Shewell to "Esteemed Sir," January 14, 1881. 274 Shewell apologizes for the actions of a Mr. Stetson.
5 765 Portrait of F.S. Chanfrau. 275
5 766 Portrait of J.R. Anderson as Henry Bertram. 275
5 766a Playbill from the Metropolitan Theatre's December 5, 1854, production featuring J.R. Anderson. 275
5 767 Letter from J.R. Anderson to "Sir," July 22, 1868. 275 Concerning Anderson's agreement with the recipient.
5 768 Letter from J.H. Warwick to George Becks, June 28, 1887. 275 Concerning questions Becks had for Warwick.
5 769 Colored illustration of F.S. Chanfrau as Mose. 276
5 770 Photographic portrait of Madame Albertine. 276
5 771 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Skerrett. 276
5 772 Receipt for George Skerrett, May 9, 1855.
5 773 Portrait of Alden March. 278 Signature of March is printed below the image.
5 774 Letter from John S. Potter to "Sir," February 9, 1852. 280 Concerning Mrs. Potter's desire to play in Boston.
5 775 Letter from John S. Potter to McKean, October 15, 1844. 280 Concerning Potter's inability to provide an advance of payment.
5 776 Portrait of Thomas Ward. 282 Signature of Ward is printed below the image.
5 777 Letter from Thomas Ward to Wemyss, November 28, 1855. 282 Concerning the recent 10.5-foot fall of Albertine, an actress, as well as Ward's opinion of the "sluggish Western actors," and a request that Wemyss forward money to pay his debts.
5 778 Portrait of John Sefton as Jemmy Twitcher. 282
5 779 Letter from C.J. Porter to "My dear Sir," January 5, 1849. 282 Concerning Porter's recent announcement as an honorary member of the Dramatic Fund.
5 780 Portrait of Julia de Marguerittes [Marguretes?]. 282 Probably taken from a photograph.
5 781 Letter from Julia de Marguerittes [Marguretes?] to Mr. Gaylor, 1860. 282 Concerning the upcoming visit of Alfred Townsend to New York, and Marguerittes' request for Gaylor to guide Townsend "through the glittering sands of the Bohemia (literary)".
5 782 Letter from W.F. Wood to "Gentlemen," February 17, 1852 282 Wood agrees to the recipient's terms.
5 783 An address, December 20, 1852. 282 Caption above the address reads: "Spoken, and probably written, by Mme. Julia de Marguerittes at the reopening of the Green Street Theater, Albany".
5 784 Letter from John A. Duff to John B. Wright, March 23, 1866. 282 Concerning engagements at the Olympic Theatre.
5 785 Illustration of Count Joannes. 282 Pencil note: Not G.C. Howard.
5 785a Advertisement for the Bowery Theatre's production for the week of January 5, 1877, featuring Count Joannes.
5 786 Letter from George, the Count Joannes to Counselor Turlong, October 24, 1876. 286 Concerning a legal proceeding. In pencil: "No, not George Cunnabell Howard".
5 787 Engraved photographic portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe. 286
5 788 Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to W.W. Muir, November 23, 1871. 286 Stowe's reply to Muir's request for an autograph. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
5 789 Portrait of George Cunnabell Howard as St. Clare from Uncle Tom's Cabin. 286 Item is autographed by Howard.
5 789b [sic] [Generic playbill for trope of players headed by Mr. and Mrs. Conner featuring burlesque drama of the Yankee in China]. No date provided.
5 790 Letter from Cordelia Howard to Mr. Ellis & Robb, April 27, 1910. 287 Concerning Howard's refusal to provide the recipients with a picture of herself, as she does not like having her picture in the paper when she does not know what will be written about her.
5 790a Playbill from the New Bowery Theatre's production of Uncle Tom's Cabin on November 1, 1859. 287 Item is autographed by Cordelia Howard and Caroline Howard, with G.C. Howard's autograph pasted on the item.
5 791 Autographs of G.C. Howard and Mrs. G.C. Howard, dated December 10, 1881. 287
5 792 Portrait of Charles Kembe Fox. 288
5 793 Letter from John D. Germon to J.B. Wright, August 20, 1863. 288 Details his experience of his being drafted in 1863 from his reporting to the Provost Marshal, his containment with the other 217 draftees, the conditions under which they were held, the conditions of the travel to Ellisford, Va.; includes notation that of the 217 men drafted only 165 made it to camp, the rest either died or deserted in transport. Co. B, 147 Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1st Brigade 2nd Division 12th Army Corps. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
5 794 Letter from Jane Germon to Simons and Braum, July 16, [?]. 288 Contains a testament to the talent of James Young.
5 795 Portrait of W.R. Goodall. 289
5 796 Photographic portrait of Mrs. W.G. Jones as Mother Shipton. 289 Handwritten caption below the image reads: "Mother Shipton in Bowery Royal 1823/ Sincerely Yours Mrs. W.G. Jones/ New York 1841".
5 797 Photographic portrait of F.A. Tavmehill, Sr. 289 Handwritten caption below the image reads, "45th year in the profession". In pencil on the back: "Played with Mrs. W.G. Jones Uncle Tom's Cabin".
5 798 Letter from Mrs. W.G. Jones to Allistor Brown, September 22, [?]. 289 Concerning Jones's gratitude for a gift sent to her by Brown.
5 798a Autograph of L.R. Shewell, dated January 26, 1882. 290
5 798b Advertisement for several productions featuring Mrs. Conner. 289 The location of the productions is not specified.
5 799 Portrait of William Wheatley as Romeo from Romeo and Juliet. 290 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 2.
5 800 Letter from William Wheatley to McKean, December 29, 1860. 290 Concerning a debt.
5 801 Letter from William Wheatley to "John," December 31, 1860. 290 Contains a list of debts, as well as the excuse that he cannot go to rehearsal that day because he ate too much plum-pudding.
5 802 Photographic portrait of Rose Eytinge. 291
5 803 Letter from Rose Eytinge to Mr. Eberts, March 14, 1904. 291 Contains personal thanks, as well as arrangements for the 1904-1905 season.
5 804 Photographic portrait of Rose Eytinge. 292 Pencil note: "Rose Eytinge 32 A".
5 805 Portrait of E.L. Davenport as Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing. 292 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 3.
5 805a Autograph of Francis Bangs, dated 1889. 292
5 806 Letter from E.L. Davenport to "Gentlemen," May 4, 1874. 292 Concerns Davenport's upcoming engagements.
5 807 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Mrs. E.L. Davenport. 292
5 808 Letter from Mrs. E.L. Davenport to James Visscher, November 29, 1881. 292 Davenport's agreement to comply with Visscher's request.
5 809 Portrait of E. L. Davenport as Othello from Othello. 292 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2.
5 810 Photographic portrait of Francis Bangs as Sardanapalus. 292 Item is autographed below the image, dated March 6, 1894.
5 811 Photographic portrait of Francis Bangs as Sardanapalus. 292
5 812 Autograph of Mary Albaugh. 293
5 813 Photographic portrait of Fannie Boom. 293 Pencil notes: "Octoroon 1861" and "Mrs. Fred Buckley".
5 813a Sheet music cover of Buckley's Melodies. 293
5 813b Playbill from Selwyn's June 29, 1870 production featuring the Buckley Serenaders. 296
5 814 Letter from Charlotte Crampton to "Dear Sir," April 14, 1856. 294 Concerning the possibility of Crampton arranging an engagement with the recipient if his salary offer is not too low, and if her position is "indisputably the first" in the cast.
5 814a Playbill from the Albany Theatre's production on March 24, 1859, featuring Charlotte Crampton. 294
5 815 Letter from Harry Watkins to John Heise, February 22, 1890. 296 Concerning the possible locations of photographs of Watkins.
5 816 Portrait of Julia Dean as Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. 294 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
6 817 Portrait of Agnes Robertson. 295 Signed in pencil below the item is "S Hollyer".
6 818 Photographic portrait of Agnes Robertson and Laura Keene in character. 296
6 819 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Dion Boucicault. 296
6 820 Photographic portrait of Dion Boucicault as "Conn" The Shaugraun. 296
6 821 Letter from Dion Boucicault to "My dear Sir," December 14, [?] 296 Concerning his plans for a visit to New York, during which time he will be bringing new pieces, as well as his desire to work with certain actors during his time in New York.
6 822 Note from Agnes Robertson to Mrs. Lippencott (?), April 10, [?] 296 Note reads: "with Miss Agnes Robertson's compliments," and is signed from the La Pierre House.
6 823 Portrait of Louise Pyne. 296
6 824 Letter from Louise Pyne to Mr. Pyne, October 30, 1896. 296 Louise Payne expresses her pleasure in sending Mr. Pyne her autograph.
6 824a Portrait of Lizzie Weston as Oberon from Midsummer Night's Dream. 296 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 2.
6 825 Portrait of James H. Taylor. 296
6 826 Autograph of F. Chippendale, May 7, 1890. 296
6 827 Portrait of Samuel W. Glenn. 296
6 828 Photographic portrait of Ettie Henderson. 297 Autographed beside the image, and addressed to George Monton. he portrait is on the front of an Atlantic City souvenir post card.
6 829 Letter from Ettie Henderson to George Henderson, undated. 297 Contains Henderson's gift of a signed post card of herself and an autograph of her late husband, which is pasted in the top right corner of the item.
6 830 Portrait of George Jones. 297
6 831 Photographic portrait of Aronia Fairbanks. 297
6 832 Portrait of the Hutchinson Family. 297
6 833 Cover page from Abby Hutchinson's autograph book. 297 Page reads: "Autograph Book Belonging to Abby J. Hutchinson, Hermitage, New Hampshire".
6 834 Four autographs: Asa Hutchinson, dated October 8, 1844; Ludlow Patton, dated June 12, 1888; Jesse Hutchinson Jr., undated; and John W. Hutchinson, dated January 1, 1854. 297 Each autograph is accompanied by a personal inscription.
6 834a Autograph of Emma Waller. 298
6 834b Autograph of D.W. Waller. 298
6 835 Newspaper clipping with an illustrated portrait of D.W. Waller, a printing of his signature, and a description of his funeral. 298
6 836 Letter from D.W. Waller to Thomas McKean, September 24, 1866. 298 Waller writes he would like to see McKean's version of Bueearat.
6 837 Photographic portrait of Emma Waller. 298
6 838 Letter from Emma Waller to J.B. Lund, June 17, [?] 298 Includes photographs of Waller and her husband; writes she is unable to send a copy of a program, as they are all bound in large volumes.
6 839 Letter from R. Johnston to "Dear Sir," undated. 298 Concerning Johnston's resignation as director of "the fund," as well as a request to be sent the amount he owes the fund.
6 840 Illustration of Act IV, Scene 1 in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Copyright 1888.
6 841 Statement by H. Lewis concerning his claim of annuity, dated October 27, [?] 298 Lewis writes about his inability to work, as he is 81 years old, and his subsequent claim of an annuity provided by the Par by Act of Incorporation.
6 842 Portrait of W. Burton. 298
6 843 Letter from W. Burton to Mr. Barrington, January 16, 1851. 298 Concerning W. Burton's desire to have Barrington's copies of "Puritani," which Barrington will sell to Burton for 3 cents each.
6 844 Portrait of William Burton as Bottom the Weaver from Midsummer Night's Dream. 299 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
6 845 Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Burton as Sir Toby Belch and Maria, from Twelfth Night. 298 Postures taken from Act II, Scene 5.
6 846 Photographic portrait of Ada Clifton. 298
6 847 Photographic portrait of Josephine Shaw. 298 On the back of the item is written a short biography of Shaw.
6 848 Letter from Josephine Shaw to The Star Theatre, April 16, 1890. 298 Letter is signed as "Mrs. John Huey". Shaw asks that her portrait be sent to her daughter.
6 849 Illustration of the façade of Burton's Theatre. 298
6 849b [sic] Playbill from Burton's Theatre's production of September 7, 1857, featuring Charlotte Cushman. 298
6 850 Illustration of the façade of Palmo's Opera House, later Burton's Theatre, dated 1844. 299
6 851 Illustration of Macbeth Act V, Scene 1. 299
6 852 Autographed photographic portrait of Louis Aldrich. 300
6 853-855 Letter from Louis Aldrich to John Heise, undated. (3 sheets) 300 Concerning an error printed in "Record of the Albany Stage" concerning his marriage, specifically, the name of his wife. He writes that the woman that was printed to be his wife is an entirely different person, who at that time was only 12. Asks that the mistake be corrected.
6 856 Letter from Louis Aldrich to Mr. Merten, December 26, 1888. 300 Aldrich writes that they are not boycotting English actors; they simply do not have funding.
6 857 Portrait of Matilda Heron. 301
6 857a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production of Saturday May 9, 1857, featuring Matilda Heron. 301
6 858 Photographic portrait of Bijou Heron. 301
6 859 Letter from Bijou Heron to "Dear Sir," October 11, 1887. 301 Concerning bills.
6 860 Photographic portrait of Bijou Henderson. 301
6 861 Portrait of William M. Fleming. 301 Taken from an ambrotype by Brady.
6 862 Letter from W.M. Herring to "My Dear Sir," Saturday 20th, 1848. 301 Concerning the remuneration of a bill, as well as Herring's plans to visit New York shortly.
6 863 Letter from Sallie St. Clair to "Dear Sir," March 12th, [?] 301 Writes of her desire to have a year-long engagement in Cincinnati.
6 863a Engraved illustration of the Western View of Binghamton. 302
6 864 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Jane English. 302
6 865 Letter from Mrs. Jane English to Mr. Heise, December 27, 1891. 302 Concerning English sending Heise many autographs for his book.
6 866 Letter from W.B. English to Dear Sir, June 9, 1845. 302 Concerning the offer of eight dollars per week to the recipient for an engagement.
6 867 Colored photographic portrait of James A. Herne. 302
6 868 Letter from James A. Herne to George Merlin, September 4, 1885. 302 Concerning Herne's plan to forgo momentarily the plans to sell Hearts of Park, as the offers are not yet equitable.
6 869 Photogravure portrait of Lucille Western as Lucretia Borgia. 302
6 870 Photographic portrait of James Harrison Mead. 302
6 871 Photographic portrait of Helen Western in character. 302 Western is wearing a fake moustache, and dressed as a man.
6 872 Letter from C.W. Tayleure to "Dear Sir," October 16, 1855. 302 Concerning Tayleure's desire to find the Bateman's address, so as to correspond with their chambermaid.
6 873 Photogravure portrait of J. Burdette Howe as Hamlet from Hamlet. 303
6 874 Letter from J.B. Howe to "Dear Sir," January 17, 1856. 303 Concerning Howe's desire to continue starring during the summer season.
6 875 Portrait of William E. Burton as Captain Cuttle. 303
6 876 Portrait of William E. Burton as Autolycus from The Winter's Tale. 303 Posture taken from Act IV, Scene 3.
6 877 Autographed photographic portrait of Ida Vernon dated November 12, 1891. 303 The note after her signature indicates that Vernon does not like this picture of herself.
6 878 Letter from Ida Vernon to Col, Thursday, January 16, [?] 303 Sending congratulations.
6 878a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on February 7, 1857. 303
6 878b Autograph of W.J. Howey [?] 303
6 879 Letter from J.B. Roberts to James H. Brown, July 31, 1890. 306 Roberts informs Brown that he played Faust in 1850.
6 879a Playbill from the Walnut Street Theatre's production featuring J.B. Roberts. 306
6 880 Letter from Louisa Morse to John Heise, February 26, 1890. 307 Morse informs Heise that she has neither photographs nor autographs to give him.
6 881 Photographic portrait of J.W. Albaugh. 307
6 882 Letter from J.W. Albaugh to "My dear Sir," December 14, 1881. 307 Concerning the "great fire at Vienna".
6 883 Letter from George L. Kames to "Sir," January 22, 1859. 307 Concerning Kames's plans to engage with the recipient for $20 per week.
6 884 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Ayling. 307
6 885 Letter from Henry C. Jarrett to McKean, October 13, 1855. 307 Concerning his inability to engage Mrs. Duffield.
6 886 Portrait of John T. Ford. 308
6 887 Letter from John Ford to Shewell, August 31, 1889. 308 Ford expresses his gratitude for the peaches sent to him by Shewell.
6 888 Portrait of Jefferson Davis. 309
6 889 Letter from Jefferson Davis to Mr. Bines, January 11, 1850. 309 Concerning a report about Davis that is full of rumors.
6 890 Portrait of Charles Kean. 309
6 891 Engraved portrait of Louis XI. 309
6 892 Colored portrait of Annie Lonsdale as Nan from The Good for Nothing. 309
6 893 Photographic portrait of Swinburne and Adah Isaacs Menken. 311
6 894 Letter from Adah Isaacs Menken to Postmaster, undated. 312 Menken requests her mail be forwarded for a temporary period.
6 895 Photographic portrait of Alexandre Dumas and Adah Isaacs Menken. 312
6 896 Letter from Alexandre Dumas to Voium, undated. 311 Letter is in French. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
6 897 Portrait of Alexandre Dumas II. 310 Ink note: 1904.
6 898 Letter from Alexandre Dumas to Mario Troth, undated. 310 Letter is in French. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
6 899 View of Alexandre Dumas's study. 310
6 900 Portrait of John C. Heenan. 312
6 901 Portrait of Sarah Stevens. 312
6 902 Photographic portrait of Adah Isaacs Menken. 310
6 903 Letter from Adah Isaacs Menken to Col. Brown, July 13, 1861. 315 Concerning her horse-riding in Mazeppa.
6 904 Letter from R.E.J. Miles to John Heise, 1890. 314 Concerning the Sandy photographs.
6 905 Colored caricature portrait of C.B. Bishop. 319
6 906 Photographic group portrait of 13 men. 319
6 907 Engraved view of Schoharie, as seen from the southeast. 320
6 908 Photographic portrait of Brookhouse Bowler. 320
6 909 Photographic portrait of Annie Kemp in costume. 320 In pencil on the back: "Wife of Brookhouse Bowler".
6 910 Photographic portrait of Emma Webb. 320
6 911 Photographic portrait of Ada Webb and Emma Webb. 320
6 912 Letter from Yankee Locke to McKean, March 22, 1856. 320 Concerning money Locke owes McKean.
6 913 Photographic portrait of Helen Josephine Mansfield. 321
6 914 Photographic portrait of Helen Josephine Mansfield. 321
6 915 Autograph of John Heise, dated April 5, 1889. 323
6 916 Photographic portrait of James Fisk, Jr. 321
6 917 Letter from James Fisk to the treasurer of the Fifth Avenue Theatre, May 21, 1971. 321 Item is on Erie Railway Company letterhead. Fisk's request to allow others to use his box.
6 918 Photographic portrait of Milnes Levick. 322 Autographed beneath.
6 919 Letter from Milnes Levick to "Dear sir," December 2, 1881. 322 Levick's opinion of various actors.
6 920 Photogravure portrait of E.A. Southern as Lord Dundreary from Our American Cousin. 322 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 1.
6 920a Playbill from The Globe's production on November 6, 1872 of Our American Cousin featuring Southern. 322
6 921 Letter from E.A. Southern to Gardiner, dated Monday. 322 Concerning plans to meet in the future.
6 922 Photographic portrait of Amy Roselle. 322 Pencil note: "With Southern in ‘Our American Cousin'".
6 923 Portrait of Mr. Bass as Malvolio from Twelfth Night. 322 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
6 924 Letter from J.K. Spackman to J.B. Wright, June 24, 1858. 322 Concerning arrangement of engagements for the upcoming season.
6 925 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Martha Thompson. 323
6 926 Autograph of Charlotte Thompson, dated March 5, 1889. 323
6 926a Letter from Governor Morgan to Preridiat, September 13, 1869. 324 Concerning the character of Robert S. Hale.
6 927 Photographic portrait of Isabella Freeman. 324
6 928 Photographic portrait of Iona Burke. 324
6 929 Photographic portrait of George H. Thacher. 324
6 930 Letter from George H. Thacher to H. Kelley, October 14, 1862. 324 Concerning a flag that Thacher is keeping safe for Kelley until the close of the war. Kelley is in military service at the time of this letter.
6 931 Invitation from Governor Morgan to Mayor Thacher for dinner on Tuesday October 16, [?] 324
6 931b [sic] Invitation from the mayor of Toronto to "his Honor the Mayor" to the Grand Ball on September 11, 1860. 324
6 932 Letter from Cyrus W. Field to "My dear Sir," October 8, 1860. Contains a list of aristocrats who are in the immediate suite of the Prince of Wales.
6 933 Letter from E.O. Morgan to Abraham Lincoln, December 17, 1861. 324 Letter of introduction for Mayor Thacher, who is visiting Washington D.C. from New York.
6 934 Illustration of Delavan House. 324
6 934a Dinner menu from the meal given by the New York State Legislature at the Delavan House, February 18, 1861, for President Abraham Lincoln. 324 Menu is printed on satin.
6 935 Engraved illustration of the Dudley Observatory in Albany, N.Y., dated 1853. 324
6 936 Photogravure of Act III, Scene 5 from Romeo and Juliet. 324 Copyrighted 1887.
6 937 Photographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln. 325
6 938 Document signed by Abraham Lincoln, January 28, 1864, pardoning William M. Clark and James McCallen. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
6 939 Portrait of Abraham Lincoln. 325 Lincoln is holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln's signature is printed below the image. This item may or may not been part of the original collection.
6 940 Photograph of the Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois. 327
6 941 Photograph of the house where Abraham Lincoln died. 327
6 942 Photographic portrait of John Wilkes Booth. 327
6 943 Portrait of Edwin Booth as Iago from Othello. 327 Posture taken from Act V, Scene 1.
6 944 Two images: the top one is an illustration of "Booth crossing the stage after leaping from the box" in Ford's Theatre, the second a photograph of the façade of Ford's Theatre with a printed description of the building beneath. 327
6 945 Reproduction of a photograph of the chair President Lincoln was seated in at the time of his assassination. 327
6 946 Illustration of John Wilkes Booth leaping from the theatre box after shooting President Lincoln. 327 Caption: His spur caught the flag that was draped in front of the box.
6 947 Illustration of John Wilkes Booth's escape from the rear of Ford's Theatre. 327 Caption: The boy was holding Booth's horse until he made his appearance followed by Major Joseph B. Stewart.
6 948 Illustration of John Wilkes Booth "standing in the barn while it is burning". 327 Booth is holding two rifles.
6 949 Illustration of the autopsy on John Wilkes Booth's body. 327 Caption: Post-mortem on Booth's body on the monitor "Montauk".
6 950 Photograph of John Wilkes Booth's lot in Green Mountain Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. 327
6 951 Photograph of the Lincoln homestead in Springfield, Ill. 327 Caption: Occupied from 1844 to 1861.
6 951a Engraved illustration of a bust of Julius Caesar. 327
6 952 Portrait of Mr. Bass as Malvolio from Twelfth Night. 328 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
6 953 Letter from Charles Bass to F.C. Wemyss, April 10, 1856. 328 Concerning Bass' inability to meet Wemyss because of his poor health.
6 954 Photogravure portrait of John T. Raymond as Col. Sellers in The Gilded Age. 328 Copyright 1887.
7 955 Illustration of the street view of Wallack's Theatre, undated. 329
7 956 Letter from John H. Wilkins to "Dear Madam," March 15, 1853. 330 Concerning reading for a part in Camille.
7 957 Letter from E.T. Stetson to Morton, November 18, 1900. 330 Concerning consideration for changes to something unspecified.
7 958 Letter from W.H. Leake to J.B. Pugh, July 27, 1868. 333 Concerning plans for the opening of the Academy of Music, Indianapolis.
7 958a Letter from W.H. Leake to L. Queen, August 20th, [?] 333 Contains a request to forward letters.
7 959 Letter to Frank Mayo to John Heise, February 11, 1890. 334 Concerning a photo being sent to Heise.
7 960 Letter from Delmon Grace to "Dear Sir," October 17, 1867. 336 Concerning an enclosed bill. On the back: "Autograph Letter of Delmon Grace, American Comedian"; includes a small newspaper clipping concerning Grace pasted to the item.
7 961 Letter from Tom Taylor to "Dear Sir," June 27, [?] 336 Concerning Taylor's agreement with the recipient.
7 962 Letter from G.W. Stoddart to Mr. Becks, September 20, [?] 337 Concerning ideas to financially support Mrs. Huid's son, whose support has been cut off, not by having a benefit for them, but by starting a subscription among the old-time actors.
7 963 Two photographic portraits: George W. Stoddart; Mrs. Stoddart (nee Annie Taylor). 337
7 964 Letter from Mrs. Stoddart (nee Annie Taylor) to Mrs. Huid, September 24, [?] 337 Sends condolences and details of the plan she and her husband have been crafting to help Mrs. Huid.
7 965 Portrait of Laura Keene. 337 Keene's signature is printed below the image.
7 966 Photographic portrait of J.H. Stoddart. 338
7 966a Autograph of J.H. Stoddart. 338, 384
7 967 Letter from J.H. Stoddart to Mr. Morrison, December 1, 1893. 338 Concerning the burning of the Haymarket Theatre, as well as a question as to the whereabouts of his wife's picture.
7 967a Photogravure portrait of Mary Gladstone. 340
7 967b Playbill from the New Bowery Theatre's production on March 9. 1864. 339
7 968 Engraved illustration of a scene from Hamlet. 340
7 969 Photographic portrait of Mark Smith. 340
7 970 Letter from Mark Smith to Ryer, June 19, 1866. 340 Concerning finances as well as information about his future performances.
7 971 Two items: the top is a photographic portrait of Mary Gladstone, the bottom is an autographed card. 340
7 972 Photographic portrait of James W. Wallack, Jr. 340
7 973 Letter from J.W. Wallack, Jr., to "My dear Sir," August 19, 1848. 340 Concerning the issues with arranging future engagements.
7 973a Playbill from Wallack's production on May 2, 1864, of Rosedale. 341
7 974 Portrait of Mrs. James Wallack, Jr. 340
7 975 Photographic portrait of William Castle. 340
7 976 Portrait of S.C. Campbell. 340
7 977 Portrait of E.L. Davenport as Hamlet from Hamlet. 340 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
7 978 Letter from E.L. Davenport to "Dear Sir," November 12, 1862. 340 Contains remembrances of past performances.
7 979 Portrait of E.L. Davenport as Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing. 340 Posture taken from Act V, Scene 4.
7 980 Portrait of Mary Provost. 341
7 981 Letter from Mary Provost to Mr. Fitzgerald, April 9, 1856. 341 Contains her description of Provost's gratitude toward Fitzgerald, as well as a description of "indomitable will," and her plans for her future.
7 982 Portrait of Thomas Hun. 341
7 983 Letter from H.H. Martin to G.C. Bronson, dated May 7, 1853. 341 Concerning Martin's agreement with Mr. Pruyn.
7 984 Portrait of Erastus Corning. 341 Corning's autograph is printed below the image.
7 985 Letter from Erastus Corning, Jr., to Thacher, July 13, 1896. 341 Contains Corning's opinions of their various acquaintances.
7 986 Autograph of Kate Fletcher, dated "Season 82-83". 341
7 987 Photographic portrait of Robert Meldrum. 341
7 988 Photographic portrait of Jennie Lee. 341
7 989 Letter from Jennie Lee to Mr. Muir, July 7, 1896. 341 Contains her thanks, as well as a mention of enclosed photographs.
7 990 Photographic portrait of Nellie Lee. 341
7 991 Photographic portrait of William J. LeMoyne. 298, 342
7 992 Letter from William J. LeMoyne to Becks, October 27, 1903. 298, 342 Contains LeMoyne's gratitude for the gift from Becks, as well as an invitation for Becks to visit and "Potluck" at anytime.
7 993 Colored photographic portrait of Sarah Cowell LeMoyne. 342
7 993a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on June 21, 1875, featuring Rose Massey. 342
7 994 Photogravure portrait of Uriah Heep, dated 1884. 342
7 995 Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Othello from Othello. 343 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 3.
7 996 Photographic portrait of John McCullough. 344
7 997 Letter from John McCullough to Pattie, July 15, 1879. 344 Concerning the current and future members of his company.
7 998 Photogravure portrait of John McCullough as a bust of Virginius. 344
7 999 Reproduction of a painting of The Death of Virginia. 343
7 1000 Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Richard III from Richard III. 343 Posture taken from Act V, Scene 2.
7 1000a Letter from Charles Plunkett to Richard McCullough, April 29, 1902. 343 Concerning his changing address, as well as dealings with his brokers.
7 1001 Photographic portrait of Emily Jordan. 345
7 1002 Portrait of McKean Buchanan. 342
7 1003 Letter from Virginia Buchanan to John Heise, March 4, 1892. 345 Concerning the whereabouts of photos of Buchanan.
7 1003a Autograph of Agnes Wallace Villa. 346
7 1004 Letter from S.B. Villa to Wright, July 30, 1863. 346 Villa asking Wright for advice.
7 1005 Autograph of Agnes Wallace Villa, March 6, 1890. 346 The autograph appears twice on the page, once as Agnes W. Villa, and the other as Agnes Wallace Villa.
7 1006 Photographic portrait of Ada Gray. 347
7 1007 Letter from Ada Gray to John Heise, March 3, 1890. 347 Concerning the autographs of her deceased husband.
7 1008 Letter from George Wood to F.C. Wemyss, January 25, 1857. 347 Concerning the Dramatic Fund.
7 1008a Playbill from the Academy [of ?] Music's production on November 22, 1865. 347
7 1008b Playbill from the Academy of Music's production on January 8, 1866. 347
7 1008c Playbill from the Academy of Music's production on May 3, 1866. 347
7 1009 Letter from T.H. Glenny to Dr. Suniouds (s), April 1885. 348 Concerning Glenny's current penurious state due to "the Richmond affair," as well as a request for a summer engagement.
7 1010 Portrait of Jean Hosmer. 348
7 1011 Portrait of Dillon as Hamlet from Hamlet. 348 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
7 1012-1013 Letter from Charles Dillon to Mr. Day, October 18, 1879. (2 sheets) 348 Contents concern Dillon's arrangements.
7 1014 Portrait of Charles Dillon as Othello from Othello. 349 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 3. Dillon is in black face.
7 1015 Photographic portrait of Lotta Crabtree. 349
7 1016 Letter from Lotta Crabtree to unspecified, April 28, 1892. 349 Concerning Crabtree's inability to visit the recipient in the country presently.
7 1017 Photographic portrait of Lotta Crabtree. 349 Portrait has some minor photogravure to add emphasis. Crabtree is in a Japanese scene and wearing a kimono.
7 1018 Colored portrait of Lotta Crabtree as Beauty. 349, 383
7 1019 Illustration of Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness from The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens. 351
7 1020 Photographic portrait of Lotta Crabtree. 349, 383
7 1021 Hand-colored [?] portrait of Lotta Crabtree as Pat Malloy. 349, 383
7 1022 Hand-colored [?] portrait of Lotta Crabtree as Lyddy Larigan from The Little Detective. 349, 383
7 1023 Hand-colored [?] portrait of Lotta Crabtree as Mrs. Gamag. 349, 383
7 1024 Hand-colored [?] portrait of Lotta Crabtree as Harry Racket. 349, 383
7 1025 Portrait of Mr. and Ellen Tree Kean as King John and Lady Constance from King John. 351 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
7 1026 Photographic portrait of Ellen Tree Kean. 351
7 1027 Letter from Ellen Tree Kean to "My dear Sir," June 7, [?] 351 Concerning her husband Charles' recent illness.
7 1028 Letter from James Cathcart to Mrs. Lander, June7, 1871. 351 Concerning the unreliability of performing in San Francisco.
7 1029 Engraved illustration of Olivia from Twelfth Night. 352
7 1030 Photogravure portrait of Elizabeth Crocker Bowers as Queen Elizabeth from Queen Elizabeth. 352 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
7 1031 Illustration of Malvolio from Twelfth Night. 352
7 1032 Letter from A.H. Sheldon to John Heise, February 11, 1890. 352 Concerning photos taken of Sheldon.
7 1033 Letter from R.D. Ogden to Wright, dated Monday. 352 Concerning a recent engagement.
7 1034 Portrait of C.W. Couldock as Cardinal Wolsey from King Henry VIII. 352 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
7 1035 Letter from E.A. Locke to Wright, August 19, 1866. 353 Concerning recent engagements.
7 1035a Portrait of Kate Reignolds. 354
7 1035b Playbill from the Norrell Sisters New York Theatre's production of Nobody's Daughter featuring Kate Reignolds. 354
7 1036 Portrait of John E. Owens as Lancelot Gobbo from The Merchant of Venice. 355 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
7 1037 Letter from John E. Owens to Shewell, June 22, 1876. 355 Concerning a future engagement.
7 1038 Portrait of David Crockett. 356 Crockett's autograph is printed beneath the image. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
7 1038a Playbill from The Globe's production of Davy Crockett. 356
7 1039 Letter from David Crockett to Mr. Cary and Mr. Hart, December 13, 1834. 356 Concerning Crockett's questions and ideas about writing a book of his adventures. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
7 1040 Photographic portrait of Frank Mayo. 356
7 1041 Letter from Frank Mayo to "My dear Sirs," October 25, 1872. 356 Concerning booking Stetson for an upcoming production.
7 1042 Photogravure portrait of Maggie Mitchell as Fanchon. 356
7 1043 Portrait of Dan Bryant. 357
7 1044 Autograph of Dan Bryant. 357
7 1044a Playbill from The Globe's production on July 17, 1871, featuring Dan Bryant. 357
7 1045 Photographic portrait of Kate Fisher. 358 Fisher's autograph appears below the image.
7 1045a Newspaper obituary of Kate Fisher. 358
7 1045b Playbill from the Olympics' production of October 25, 1869, featuring Kate Fisher. 358 A portrait of Fisher is printed on the playbill.
7 1046 Photographic portrait of Fanny Herring. 358
7 1047 Letter from Fanny Herring to Col. Brown, October 22, 1872. 358 Concerning an engagement in Albany, NY.
7 1047a Playbill from the Howard Athenaeum's production on May 6, 1872, featuring Fanny Herring 358
7 1048 Portrait of M. W. Leffingwell. 358
7 1049 Photographic portrait of E.B. Eberle. 358 Eberle's autograph appears on the photograph.
7 1050 Letter from E.A. Eberle to J. Heise, February 28, 1895. 358 Contains Eberle's permanent address.
7 1051 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Mary Eberle. 358
7 1052 Letter from Mary Eberle to John Heise, January 9, 1892. 358 Concerning photos that are expected to arrive from Chicago.
7 1053 Photographic portrait of Peter Richings. 359
7 1054 Autographed photographic portrait of Louise Sylvester. 360
7 1055 Receipt for money borrowed from Mrs. Clapp to Louise Sylvester on May 3, 1873. 360
7 1056 Autograph of J.W. Carroll. 360
7 1057 Autographed photographic portrait of Charles Bradshaw. 360
7 1058 Portrait of Ada Clare. 362
7 1059 Portrait of Charles Farrar Browne (aka Artemus Ward) 362
7 1060 Letter from Charles Farrar Browne (aka Artemus Ward) to Nelly Knight, undated. 362 Browne's urgent request that Knight meet with him the next day so he may offer an explanation to her.
7 1061 Portrait of Reuben Fenton. 362
7 1062 Letter from Reuben Fenton to undecipherable, August 27, 1869. 362 Concerning Fenton's opinion and reports on various colleagues.
7 1063 Photographic portrait of Isabella "Zoe" Cubas. 362
7 1064 Illustration of Mary Stuart. 362
7 1065 Two items: the top is a photographic portrait of Kate Reignolds; the bottom is Reignolds signature, dated April 4, 1842. 364
7 1066 Autograph of Charles Barron, dated March 3, 1891. 364
7 1066a Autograph of Frank Lawlor. 365
7 1067 Photographic portrait of George C. Boniface "and Wife" in costume. 365
7 1067a Playbill from the New Bower Theatre's production of April 28, 1864, featuring George C. Boniface. 365
7 1068 Autograph of George C. Boniface, dated March 25, 1889. 365
7 1069 Photographic portrait of Augusta L. Dargon with autograph below. 365
7 1070 Letter from Augusta L. Dargon to Mr. Becks, dated Wednesday Night. 365 Concerning Dargon's past few performances, as well as Dargon seeking Becks' advice for locations where she should next play.
7 1071 Photographic portrait of Frank Lawlor. 365
7 1072 Contract for engagement between Frank Lawlor and The Globe Theatre, signed by Frank Lawlor and George Morton, July 5, 1873. 365
7 1072a Letter from M.A. Farren to "My dear Sir," July 15, 1889. 366 Contains Farren subscribing herself to a cause of the recipient.
7 1072b Playbill from Whitman's Continental Theatre's production on September 7, 1867, featuring Julia Dean and Frank Lawlor. 365
7 1073 Autographed photographic portrait of J.A. Sawtelle. 366
7 1074 Letter from J.A. Sawtelle to "Dear Sir," January 30, 1890. 366 Contains reference to an enclosed autograph and photo, as well as personal biographical details.
7 1075 Autograph of Charles E. Edwin, dated 1890. 366 Postscript reads: "Sincerely hope your book will be a success".
7 1076 Letter from W.E. Crosbie to John Heise, January 9, 1890. 366 Contains Crosbie's pleasure in giving Heise his autograph, as well as a desire that his book will be a success.
7 1077 Engraved illustration of the exterior of St. Mary's Church in Albany, New York. 367
7 1078 Portrait of Joseph K. Emmet. 367
7 1079 Letter from Joseph K. Emmet to Simmonds, May 28, 1889. 367 Concerning the upcoming performance of Brooklyn's Wife.
7 1080 Photographic portrait of Joseph K. Emmet as Fitz in Ireland. 367
7 1081 Autograph of Joseph K. Emmet, dated November 11, 1871. 367 Item reads, "'Ever Thou True to Albany".
7 1082 Letter from Stephen Fiske to Percy, April 7, 1880. 367 Concerning options for renaming an adaptation of a novel to the stage.
7 1083 Portrait of John Collins. 367
7 1083a Playbill from the Holliday St. Theater's production on January 18, 1861, featuring John Collins. 367
7 1084 Letter from John Collins to Mr. Wright, February 19, 1852. 367 Contains details of Collins' recent and future engagements.
7 1085 Photographic portrait of Sophie Worrell Knight. 368
7 1086 Letter from Sophie Worrell Knight to "My dear Friend," July 9, 1886. 368 A request to have her mail forwarded.
7 1087 Photographic portrait of Sophie Worrell Knight. 368
7 1088 Photographic portrait of Sophie Worrell Knight. 368
7 1089 Letter from George Knight to "Dear Sir," December 4, 1874. 368 Concerning Knight's financial accounts.
7 1090 Postcard from Harry Watkins to John Heise, October 19, 1892. 368 Concerning the life of Mr. Keeble.
7 1091 Photographic portrait of Emily Rigl. 369
7 1092 Letter from Emily Rigl to "Dear Sir," undated. 369 Concerning Rigl's inability to play a part in The Picture, as she is currently engaged in Mr. Campbell's Jolly Slave.
7 1093 Photographic portrait of Emily Rigl. 369
7 1094 Letter from James M. Ward to John Heise, January 9, 1881. 369 Concerning Ward not having received a letter from Heise.
7 1095 Letter from Horace Wall to John Heise, March 7, 1890. 369 Concerning Wall's shift from using the stage name "Harry Wall" to "Horace Wall," as well as details concerning his deceased wife, Eloise Holt.
7 1096 Photographic portrait of Eloise Holt. 369
7 1097 Photographic portrait of Bromley Holt. 369
7 1098 Letter from D.H. Harkins to Mr. Brosuar, December 9, 1896. 369 Contains details of Harkins's career.
7 1099 Photogravure portrait of Fanny Davenport as Margaret Gauthier from Camille. 369
7 1100 Letter from Fanny Davenport to "Sir," March 10, 1890. 369 Request for pictures of Davenport.
7 1101 Colored photographic portrait of Fanny Davenport. 370 Davenport's costume is cut above the knee.
7 1102 Photographic portrait of Lisa Weber. 369
7 1102a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on August 19, 1872 starring Lisa Weber. 369
7 1103 Photographic portrait of a woman in a burlesque costume. 369 Subject unidentified. Caption reads, "Troja".
7 1104 Portrait of T.W. Robertson. 370
7 1105 Photographic portrait of C. Kiralfy. 370 Caption: "Kiralphy".
7 1106 Letter from Kiralfy to Simmons, September 29, 1886. 370 Concerns past and future engagements in Boston.
7 1107 Letter from B. Kiralfy to "Dear Sir," November 10, 1879. 370 Concerns an invitation to meet.
7 1108 Letter from Mme. Kiralfy to Mr. Wright, undated. 370 Request for the costume designs for fifteen characters.
7 1109 Colored portrait of Marion Fiske. 370
7 1110 Letter from Marion Fiske to John Heise, March 1, 1890. 370 Concerning the upcoming gift of photographs to Fiske, as well as the name of a retired actor for Heise to speak with.
7 1111 Letter from Maffitt to Simmonds, undated. 370 Contains Maffitt's agreement to a future engagement.
7 1112 Letter from Mark Smith to Mary, Jane 20, 1866. 371 Contains the figures from a past performance, as well as the plans for a future benefit for the recipient, and future engagements.
7 1113 Two portraits of Gus Phillips, the second as Snorkey from "Under the Gaslight". 371 The character of Snorkey is a Civil War veteran; in Phillip's portrayal of him he is missing his left arm and in uniform.
7 1114 Letter from Gus Phillips to Simmonds, October 31, 1886. 371 Contains Phillip's report of his current illness, and inability to work that evening. Item is noted as "very rare".
7 1115 Photographic portrait of Tony Denier. 371
7 1116 Letter from Tony Denier to "Dear Sir," March 20, 1890. 371 Contents contain Denier's inability to find the autograph of W. Keeble.
7 1117 Photographic portrait of Josie Orton. 371
7 1118 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Frank Drew. 371
7 1119 Photographic portrait of Joseph Murphy with autograph below, dated August 2nd. 370
7 1120 Letter from Joseph Murphy to Mr. Simmonds, October 8, 1889. 370 Request to call actors to audition for character comedy parts.
7 1121 Engraved view of Chicago, Illinois, as seen from the lake. 371
7 1122 Letter from George Learock to Morton, June 18, 1897. 371 A brief reply.
8 1123 Photographic portrait of Tony Denier. 372 Denier appears above a portrait of himself in character.
8 1124 Autograph of W.J. Melville. 372 Item reads: "W.J. Melville/Still Alive".
8 1125 Photographic portrait of Charlene Weidman. 372
8 1126 Autograph of Charles Waverly, November 9, 1882. 373
8 1127 Portrait of John T. Hoffman. 373 The caption beneath the image details Hoffman's elected positions.
8 1128 Letter from John T. Hoffman to "My Dear Sir," September 29, 1883. 373 Contains Hoffman's praise for recently viewed performances.
8 1128a Autograph of Dominick Murray, dated October 10, 1890. 373
8 1128b Autograph of Josephine C. Bailey, dated June 26, 1889. 373
8 1129 Autograph of Josephine C. Bailey, dated June 26, 1889. 373
8 1130 Letter from Hannah Bailey to John Heise, February 28, 1894. 373 Contains details of Bailey's career.
8 1131 Letter from James E. Nugent and May Nugent to John Heise, undated. 373 Contains confirmation that they were the people he remembered.
8 1131a Playbill from The Globe's production on April 28, 1871. 373
8 1132 Portrait of C.T. Parsloe, Jr., in character. 373
8 1133 Letter from E.L. Mortimer to John Heise, January 9, 1890. 373 Concerns an enclosed autograph.
8 1134 Photographic portrait of Dominick Murray. 373
8 1134a Autograph of Felix Morris. 374
8 1135 Letter from Felix Morris to Miss Townsend, March 20, 1894. 374 Contains Morris's praise of Townsend's play, as well as his inability to perform the part of Antoine.
8 1136 Letter from Horace Ward Morris to John Heise, February 14, 1890. 374 Concerns an enclosed photograph.
8 1137 Photographic portrait of John Jack as Henry VII from Henry VIII. 374 On the item: "Charlotte Cushman's farewell Booth's N.Y. 1874"
8 1138 Letter from John Jack to Thomas Mc Kean, April 6, 1856. 374 Concerns the arrangement of a future engagement.
8 1138a Autograph of Oliver Doud Byron. 375
8 1138b Letter from John Jack to "Dear Sir," undated. 375 Contains a forwarding address.
8 1139 Photographic portrait of John Jack with autograph below, dated December 6, 1884. 375
8 1140 Letter from John Jack to "Dear Sir," undated. 375 Contains details of past performances.
8 1141 Photographic portrait of Annie Firmin Jack with autograph below. 375
8 1142 Twenty-five small photographic portraits, all of Annie Frank, Mrs. Emerson, and Mary L. Young. 375
8 1143 Portrait of James Bennett as Iago from Othello. 375 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
8 1144 Photographic portrait of May Bennett with autograph below. 375
8 1145 Letter from Oliver Doud Byron to Parsons, March 21, 1894. 375 Contains request for a script.
8 1146 Photographic portrait of Pete J. Baker. 375
8 1147 Letter from Pete J. Baker to John Heise, February 19, 1890. 375 Concerns an enclosed photo. The letterhead covers half of the item and includes a portrait of Baker.
8 1148 Photographic portrait of Pete Baker. 375
8 1149 Photographic portrait of Kate Forman. 375
8 1150 Autograph of Lucien Barnes, dated January 6, 1890. 376
8 1150a Business card of Lucien Barnes of the Trimble Opera House. 376
8 1151 Ticket from the Trimble Opera House for "Mr. Griffin and 1 Lady," signed by Lucien Barnes. 376
8 1151a Program from the Trimble Opera House's grand opening performance on December 31, 1869. 376
8 1152 Autograph of Harold Forsberg, dated 1882. 377
8 1153 Photographic portrait of Howard Paul. 377
8 1154 Letter from Howard Paul to Miss Aldrich, dated May 26th. 377 Contains creative suggestions from Paul for Aldrich.
8 1154a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on January 22, 1870. 378
8 1154b Program from the Trimble Opera House's production on April 6th. 378
8 1155 Photographic portrait of Harry Frank. 378
8 1156 Autograph of Charles Loveday, dated December 2nd. 378
8 1156a Playbill from the Howard Athenaeum's production on March 22, 1854. 379
8 1157 Photographic portrait of Bonfanti. 379
8 1157a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on February 11, 1870. 379
8 1157b Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on February 26, 1870. 379
8 1157c Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production of Mose!. 379
8 1158 Photographic portrait of Bonfanti is costume with autograph below, dated June 26, 1889. 379
8 1158a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Bonfanti. 379
8 1158b Advertisement for the Trimble Opera House's production on March 14, 1870. 379
8 1158c Letter from Pauline Markham to John Heise, January 16, 1891. 380 Concerns enclosed pictures of Markham for Heise.
5 1158d Playbill from The Globe's production featuring Lydia Thompson on September 30, 1872. 380
8 1159 Photographic portrait of Carl Rosa and Parepa Rosa. 380
8 1159a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Parepa Rosa on May 12, 1870. 380
8 1160 Autographed photographic portrait of Willie Edouin on a book post card. 380 Addressed to Willie Edouin, postmarked November 13, 1903.
8 1161 Group photographic portrait of seven women. 380 Pencil-noted on the back are the following names: Lilly Ease, Leslie, Carlotta Zerbini, Camila Dubois, Shire Han, Wethersby Sisfer.
8 1162 Photographic portrait of Camille Du Bois with autograph below. 380
8 1163 Photographic portrait of Lydia Thompson. 380 Thompson is possibly nude and peeking out from a basket of hay.
8 1164 Photographic portrait of Pauline Markham. 380
8 1165 Letter from Pauline Markham to "Dear Sir," January 2, 1890. 380 Concerning her name appearing in The Players of a Century.
8 1166 Letter from Pauline Markham to John Heise, December 18, 1890. 380 Contains her pleasure that there are more men like Heise who care about the history of theatre.
8 1167 Portrait of John Webster. 381
8 1168 Autograph of John Webster. 381
8 1169 Letter from Rosa Rand to John Heise, October 7, 1890. 381 Concerns enclosed photo.
8 1169a Autograph of Rosa Rand, dated October 7, 1890. 381
8 1170 Photographic portrait of Helen Dauvray. 382
8 1171 Letter from Helen Dauvray to Mr. Morison, dated Thursday. 382 Concerns arranging a sitting.
8 1172 Photographic portrait of Helen Dauvray as Little Nell. 382
8 1172a Illustration of Little Nell and her grandfather. 382
8 1173 Photographic portrait of Mary Frances Scott-Siddons. 382 "Mrs. S. Siddons" is written on the item.
8 1174 Letter from Mary Frances Scott Siddons to Mr. Weatherly, January 26, 1872. 382 Concerns Siddons' inability to dine with Weatherly due to her evening readings.
8 1175 Memo from the office of the Scott Siddons, undated. 382 Details upcoming arrangement locations.
8 1176 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Mary Frances Scott Siddons. 382
8 1177 Autograph of Mary Frances Scott Siddons, dated December 11, 1879. 382
8 1178 Photographic portrait of Robert M. Wade, Sr., with autograph below. 382
8 1179 Letter from Robert M. Wade to "Dear Sir," April 15, 1883. 382 Concerning a bill.
8 1180 Photographic portrait of Oliver Doud Byron. 382
8 1181 Letter from Oliver Doud Byron to John Heise, November 27, 1892. 382 Contains Byron's lack of knowledge about the Cliffords.
8 1181a Playbill from The Globe's production on January 20, 1871. 382
8 1182 Photographic portrait of Rose Hersee. 384
8 1183 Portrait of Henri Drayton. 384
8 1184 Letter from Henri Drayton to "Dear Sir," February 10, 1888. 384 Concerning the arrangements of future engagements.
8 1185 Photographic portrait of J.H. Stoddart. 384
8 1186 Photographic portrait of William Castle with autograph below, dated October 1, 1896. 384
8 1187 Portrait of Christine Zavistowski. 384
8 1188 Photographic portrait of Emilene and Alice Zavistowski. 384
8 1188a Playbill from the Bowery Theatre's production featuring the Zavistowski family. 384
8 1189 Photogravure portrait of Madame Janauschek as Marie Antoinette from Marie Antoinette. 384 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 2.
8 1190 Letter from Madame Janauschek to Mr. Shewell, April 30, 1877. 384 Contains Janauschek's gratitude for Shewell's praise.
8 1191 Illustration of Act III, Scene 3 of Marie Antoinette. 384
8 1192 Letter from Baron Frederick J. Pillot to Mr. Winter, undated. 384 Concerning his wife Madame Janauschek's engagements in Chicago, Illinois, and Albany, N.Y.
8 1193 Illustration of Mary Queen of Scots being led to her execution. 384
8 1193a Autograph of Baron Frederick J. Pillot. 385
8 1194 Colored photograph of City Hall in Albany, N.Y. 385
8 1195 Letter from Douglas Jerrold to Mr. Rogers, October 16, 1846. 385 Concerning Jerrold's opinion that "the system is admirable".
8 1196 Letter from Marie Subach to [indecipherable], dated 1857. 386 Letter is in German.
8 1197 Illustration of Act V, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet. 386
8 1198 Portrait of Mary Williams. 386 Caption: Mrs. Barney Williams.
8 1199 Photographic portrait of Mrs. James A. Oates. 387
8 1200 Thirteen portraits of Mrs. James A. Oates. 387
8 1200a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Mrs. James A. Oates. 387
8 1200b Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Jane Coombs. 387
8 1201 Autograph of J.H. Brown. 387 Pencil note: Jane Coomb's Husband.
8 1202 Autograph of Annie Wood. 387
8 1203 Photographic portrait of W.A. Whitecar with autograph below, dated January 7, 1896. 387
8 1204 Autograph of W.A. Whitecar, dated January 1890. 387
8 1205 Photographic portrait of W.A. Whitecar in a police costume. 387
8 1206 Photographic portrait of Williams. 387
8 1207 Letter from [Rosa M. Lehand?] to Phelps, undated. 387 Concerns enclosed photograph.
8 1208 Portrait of Lawrence Barrett as Cassius. 388
8 1209 Letter from Lawrence Barrett to "Dear Madam," dated October 20th. 388 Concerns a meeting with his wife.
8 1210 Photographic portrait of Lawrence Barrett and John McCullough. 388 Pencil note: Brougham.
8 1211 Illustration of the exterior of Booth's Theatre. 388
8 1211a Playbill from Booth Theatre's production on December 27, 1875. 388 Printed on ribbon.
8 1212 Photographic portrait of Ada Harland. 388
8 1213 Autograph of Ada Harland, dated October 21, 1871. 388
8 1213a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production from September 25, 1871. 388
8 1214 Photographic portrait of Ada Harland. 388
8 1215 Letter from T. Grattan Riggs to Mr. Edwards, March 24, 1879. 388 Concerns the date of Mr. Abbey's departure.
8 1216 Letter from Johnny Thompson to "Sir," May 4, 1870. 388 Concerning a correction to an article about Thompson.
8 1216a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on October 12, 1871, benefiting "The Chicago Suffers". 388
8 1217 Portrait of Daniel E. Bandmann. 389
8 1218 Letter from Daniel Bandmann to Alexander S. Graham, January 29, 1899. 389 Concerning the location of photographs and playbills from his theatrical engagements. On letterhead of The Montana Horticultural Society.
8 1219 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Millicent Bandmann-Palmer as Mary Queen of Scots. 389
8 1220 Letter from Millicent Bandmann to "Dear Sir," undated. 389 Letter is from the second Mrs. Bandmann. Contains biographical information.
8 1221 Colored portrait of Charles Mathews [also Matthews]. 390
8 1222 Letter from Charles Mathews to "Sir," July 17, 1839. 390 Concerning plans to meet.
8 1223 Portrait of Charles Mathews as Sommo from Sleep Walker. 390
8 1223a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring Charles Matthews on June 16, 1871. 390
8 1224 Portrait of Madame Vestris. 390
8 1225 Letter from [undecipherable] to[ unspecified], dated Tuesday morning. 390 Contains Madam Vestris' request that the recipient call upon her the following morning.
8 1226 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Charles Mathews. 390
8 1227 Photographic portrait of A.H. Davenport. 390
8 1228 Colored portrait of Joseph Jefferson. 390
8 1229 Photographic portrait of Joseph Jefferson and Annie Mack Berlin. 390
8 1230 Photographic portrait of J.K. Emmett dressed as a woman. 390
8 1231 Photogravure portrait of Lotta as the Marchioness from The Old Curiosity Shop. 390 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 3.
8 1232 Photographic portrait of Edwin Adams. 390
8 1233 Letter from Edwin Adams to Lucian Barnes, December 24, 1869. 390 Concerning biographical and historical questions.
8 1233a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on November 20, 1871, of Rip Van Winkle. 390
8 1233b Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on November 8, 1871, of Fritz: Our German Cousin. 390
8 1234 Portrait of W. Creswick as Coriolanus. 391
8 1235 Letter from W. Creswick to "My dear Sir," October 29th. 391 Concerning Creswick's future plans.
8 1236 Photographic portrait of C.W. Couldock. 391
8 1237 Letter from C.W. Couldock to John Heise, February 27, 1890. 391 Concerning enclosed photograph.
8 1238 Photographic portrait of Marietta Ravel as Joan of Arc. 391
8 1239 Photographic portrait of Lillie Eldridge. 391
8 1240 Photographic portrait of Agatha Staats. 391
8 1241 Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Hamlet from Hamlet. 391 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
8 1241a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring Edwin Forrest on April 3, 1872. 391
8 1241b Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on January 8, 1872, featuring C.W. Couldock. 391
8 1241c Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production benefiting Edwin Adams. 391
8 1241d Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production of Hamlet featuring Edwin Forrest on March 21, 1872. 391
8 1241e Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Lotta as Little Nell and the Marchioness on December 13, 1871. 391
8 1241f Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on January 5, 1872. 391
8 1241g Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Bandmann and Creswick on January 1, 1872. 391
8 1241h Advertisement for the Trimble Opera House's production of Pat-A-Cake and Jocko. 391
8 1242 Photographic portrait of Henrietta Chanfrau. 392
8 1242a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring Henrietta Chanfrau on October 13, 1876. 392
8 1242b Playbill from the Adelphi Theatre's production featuring C.W. Couldock on October 4, 1869. 391
8 1243 Photographic portrait of Owen Faucett in costume. 392
8 1244 Letter from Owen Faucett to "Dear Sir." January 17, 1890. 392 Concerning Players of a Century.
8 1244a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production on April 8, 1872, featuring Winnitta Montague. 392
8 1245 Colored photographic portrait of Winnetta Montague. 393
8 1246 Letter from Walter Montgomery to "Sir," February 19, 1866. 393 Concerning arranging upcoming engagements.
8 1247 Photographic portrait of Kate Claxton and Kitty Blanchard. 394
8 1248 Letter from Kate Claxton to "Dear Sir," October 30, 1899. 394 Concerning Claxton's engagements.
8 1249 Portrait of Spencer H. Cone 394 Signature of Cone is printed beneath the image.
8 1250 Letter from Spencer H. Cone to "My Dear Brother," November 29, 1834. 394 Concerning family business.
8 1251 Photographic portrait of Mrs. L.E. Seymour. 394
8 1252 Photographic portrait of Ella Deitz. 395
8 1253 Autograph of Fred Marsden, undated. 395 Item is on Lotos Club stationery.
8 1254 Colored portrait of Melle Aimee as Fiorella from Brigands. 395
8 1254a Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's benefit for E.C. McCall on April 29, 1872. 395
8 1254b Seating diagram of the Union Square Theatre. 395
8 1254c Playbill from the Trimble Opera House's production of Abbott. 395 Pencil note: Last of Mrs. Barnes' management.
8 1255 Illustration of the State and City Halls of Albany, N.Y. 396
8 1256 Photographic portrait of Augustin Daly with autograph below. 396
8 1257 Letter from Augustin Daly to "Dear Sir," July 5, 1865. 396 Concerning Daly's recently completed engagements.
8 1258 Photographic portrait of Augustin Daly with his two sons and dog. 396
8 1259 Letter from J.W. Albaugh to Mr. Palmer, July 12, 1882. 397 Concerning Albaugh's opinion that Palmer reneged on his engagement with Albaugh by attempting to reschedule unprofessionally.
-- 1260 It appears there is no Item 1260
9 1261 Illustration of Tweddle Hall. 398
9 1261a Ticket stub from Tweddle Hall's October 27, 1869, performance featuring Edwin Forrest. 398
9 1261b Program from Tweddle Hall's benefit for the library featuring Mrs. Charles Moulton on January 24, 1872. 398
9 1261c Playbill from Tweddle Hall's production of Gottschalk! 398
9 1262 Photograph of interior of Tweddle Hall facing the stage. 398
9 1263 Photograph of interior of Tweddle Hall facing the entrance. 398
9 1264 Photograph of exterior of Merchant's National Bank. 398
9 1265 Receipt for funds received for advertising, signed by Charles A. Webster. 398
9 1266 Photographic portrait of Laura Keene. 399
9 1267 Letter from Laura Keene to Mr. Morfore, dated Thursday. 399 Concerning the "big pile of money" that a recent production has made Keene. Item is on Laura Keene's Theatre letterhead and marked "private" at the top.
9 1268 Photographic group portrait of John T. Raymond and four women. 399 The names May Gallagher and Saura Barrome are pencil-noted on the item.
9 1269 Letter from John T. Raymond to "Sir," August 31, 1880. 399 Containing a request to have something sent to Raymond.
9 1270 View of Rochester, N.Y., as seen from Mount Hope Cemetery. 399
9 1271 Photographic portrait of Edwin Booth. 400
9 1272 Reproduction of a painted portrait of Mary Delvin Booth. 400
9 1273 Photographic portrait of Mary McVicker Booth and Edwin Booth. 400
9 1274 Photographic portrait of Mary McVicker Booth, Edwin Booth, and Edwina Booth. 400
9 1275 Photogravure portrait of Edwin Booth as Hamlet from Hamlet. 400 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
9 1276 Illustration of Hamlet Act III, Scene 2. 400
9 1277 Photographic portrait of Maggie Mitchell. 401
9 1277a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production featuring Maggie Mitchell. 401
9 1278 Photographic portrait of Maggie Mitchell. 401
9 1279 Photographic portrait of Parepa Rosa. 402
9 1279a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production featuring Parepa Rosa. 402
9 1280 Photogravure portrait of Adelaide Ristori as Lady Macbeth from Macbeth. 403 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 4.
9 1281 Letter from Adelaide Ristori to "Gentilisimo Cooperson," April 14, 1867. 403 Contains compliments to the recipient's wife, as well as details of her trip to Boston the next day from Montreal. Item in is Italian.
9 1281a Playbill from the Theatre Francais featuring Adelaide Ristori. 403
9 1281b Photographic portrait of Adelaide Ristori. 403
9 1282 Illustration of Macbeth Act V, Scene 1. 403
9 1283 Photographic portrait of Clara Louise Kellogg. 404
9 1283a Program from the Academy of Music's production of Don Giovanni starring Clara Louise Kellogg. 404 An advertisement for "Fragrant Sozodont" appears on the verso of the item.
9 1283b Ticket to the Academy of Music for the 1867-1868 season. 404 The owner of the ticket has not been filled in.
9 1284 Letter from Clara Louise Kellogg to W.E. Mitchell, July 9, 1889. 404 Contains Kellogg's pleasure to grant the recipient's request.
9 1285 Photographic portrait of "Torriani". 405 Caption: "TORRIANI". This name does not appear in Players of a Century. Pagination is pencil-noted on the back of the item by Phelps.
9 1286 Illustration of Charles Dickens reading A Christmas Carol on March, 15, 1870. 405
9 1287 Illustration of the exterior of the Martin Opera House. 404
9 1288 Photographic portrait of Christine Nillson. 405
9 1289 Letter from Christine Nillson to "Madam," undated. 405 Letter is in French.
9 1289a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production featuring Christine Nillson. 405
9 1290 Autographed photographic portrait of Christine Nillson, dated 1844. 405
9 1291 Photographic portrait of G.L. Fox as Humpty Dumpty. 405
9 1291a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring G.L. Fox. 405
9 1292 Portrait of Charlotte Cushman as Katherina from The Taming of the Shrew. 406 Posture taken from Act IV, Scene 5.
9 1292a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring Charlotte Cushman. 406
9 1293 Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Cornelia Crow Carr, dated Monday night. 406 Concerning a letter from Cushman's father and Cushman's family.
9 1294 Portrait of G.F. Cooke. 408
9 1295 Photographic portrait of Mary Anderson. 409
9 1296 Letter from Mary Anderson to Mrs. Hallets, dated Wednesday. 409 Contains a request from Anderson to meet the recipient soon. The date of February 1854 is on the back of the item.
9 1297 Photographic portrait of Mary Anderson. 409
9 1298 Photographic portrait of Mary Anderson. 409
9 1298a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's performance featuring Mary Anderson, John McCullough, and J.W. Albaugh. 409
9 1299 Photogravure portrait of Mary Anderson and Mrs. Stirling and Juliet and Nurse from Romeo and Juliet. 409 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 5.
9 1300 Letter from Mrs. Stirling to "Sir," October 27. 409 Concerning Stirling's engagements.
9 1301 Photogravure portrait of Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle. 411
9 1302 Photographic portrait of Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle. 411
9 1303 Photogravure portrait of Denman Thompson as Joshua Whitcomb from The Old Homestead. 411
9 1304 Portrait of E.L. Davenport as Sir Giles Overreach from A New Way to Pay Old Debts. 411
9 1305 Illustration of Grace Church at night from The Old Homestead. 411
9 1306 Photographic portrait of George H. Thacher with autograph below. 411
9 1307 Letter from George H. Thacher to [unspecified], March 17, 1915. 411 Contains Thacher's joy found in "extra-illustrating" the pages of a book, possibly Players of a Century.
9 1308 Note from H P. Phelps to the reader, June 26, 1889. Informing the reader that only 20 copies of the addenda were reformatted from The Argus.
9 1309 Portrait of J.H. Armsby, M.D. A1
9 1310 Letter from J.H. Armsby to Mr. Randell, February 25, 1853. A1 Concerning a letter and whether or not it would be appropriate to publish it. Item is on letterhead from the Dudley Observatory at the University of Albany.
9 1311 Letter from H.S. Thomas to John Heise, December 10, 1885. A1 Concerning a book that the New York State Library has several copies of, as well as an offer to send over one of the library's copies. On New York State Library letterhead.
9 1312 Composition of five photographic portraits of Leo Hudson. A2
9 1313 Letter from W.J. Melville to John Heise, July 18, 1891. A2 Containing Melville's summer plans, as well as an agreement to meet with Heise.
9 1314 Photographic portrait of William Horace Lingard. A2
9 1315 Letter from William Horace Lingard to the National Print Co., February 27, 1874. A2 Concerning Lingard sending the amount owed to the National Print Co.
9 1316 Photographic portrait of William Horace Lingard. A2
9 1316a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on June 9, 1873, featuring William Horace Lingard. A2
9 1317 Photographic portrait of Alice Dunning Lingard. A2
9 1318 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Alice Dunning Lingard. A2
9 1319 Letter from Alice Dunning Lingard to Paul, dated Thursday. A2 Contains a brief familiar greeting.
9 1320 Compilation of 25 small photographic portraits of Dickie Lingard. A3
9 1321 Photographic portrait of Dickie Lingard in character. A3
9 1322 Photographic portrait of Edioni and [Dickie?[ Lingard. A3
9 1323 Autograph of Henrietta Irving. A3
9 1324 Photographic portrait of Aimee Lingard. A3
9 1325 Letter from Marie Aimee to "Dear Sir," undated. A3 Contains a plan to meet on Thursday afternoon.
9 1326 Photographic portrait of Charlie Reed, autographed below. A4
9 1327 Photographic portrait of Clara Morris. A4
9 1328 Photogravure group portrait featuring Clara Morris as Miss Multon. A4 The other three figures are unidentified.
9 1329 Photographic portrait of Clara Morris. A4
9 1330 Photographic portrait of Clara Morris. A4
9 1331 Letter from Charles Rockwood to "Gents," December 21, 1881. A4 Concerning the arrangement of future engagements.
9 1332 Autograph of Nellie Mortimer, undated. A4
9 1333 Photographic portrait of Margaret Lanner. A4
9 1334 Photographic portrait of Kate Holland. A4 Caption: Daly's 5th Avenue Theatre Company.
9 1335 Photographic portrait of Fanny Davenport, with autograph and inscription upon the image, dated 1892 A4
9 1336 Letter from Edwin H. Price to "Friend George," February 13, 1899. A4 Contain Price's forthcoming plans. Item on Olympic Theatre letterhead.
9 1337 Photographic portrait of Fanny Morant. A5
9 1337a Illustration of Henriette's Abduction from Two Orphans. A5
9 1338 Letter from Fanny Morant to "My dear sir," July 16, 1856. A5 Concerning Morant's recent arrival in New York, as well as plans she was preparing with the recipient.
9 1339 Photographic portrait of Sara Jewett and Kitty Blanchard. A5
9 1340 Colored photographic portrait of Mrs. G.H. Gilbert as Aunt Dorothy in Pique with autograph below. A5
9 1341 Letter from Mrs. G.H. Gilbert to "Dear Sir," December 1895. A5 Concerning her inability to name her favorite photo of herself, as she has posed for so many.
9 1342 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Gilbert with their son George. A5 From a photograph taken in 1852.
9 1343 Colored photographic portrait of Mrs. G.H. Gilbert A5
9 1344 Photogravure portrait of Mrs. G.H. Gilbert and James Lewis. A5
9 1345 Photographic portrait of Mrs. G.H. Gilbert. A5
9 1346 Photographic portrait of Linda Dietz. A6
9 1347 Letter from Linda Dietz to Mr. Gillette, dated Thursday. A6 Concerning Dietz's gratitude for Gillette's gift of a "pretty horseshoe," as well as talk of Dietz's superstitious nature.
9 1348 Portrait of W. Davidge as Pistol from King Henry V. A6 Posture taken from Act II, Scene1.
9 1349 Letter from Mr. Davidge to "Dear Sir," December 10, 1832. A6 Contains Davidge's biographical information.
9 1349a Official statement signed by Mr. Davidge assigning Edward G. Black as his attorney, signed April 30, 1888. A6 Item grants Black the ability to vote for Davidge at the American Dramatic Fund Association.
9 1350 Photogravure portrait of Henry Irving as Shylock from Merchant of Venice. A6 Posture taken from Act IV, Scene 1.
9 1350a Playbill from the Star Theatre's production on April 4, 1885 featuring Henry Irving. A6 Item is printed on pink ribbon.
9 1351 Photogravure portrait of Ellen Terry as Portia from Merchant of Venice. A6 Posture taken from Act IV, Scene 1.
9 1352 Illustration of Act IV, Scene 1 from Merchant of Venice. A6
9 1353 Photographic portrait of Martha Wren with autograph below, dated 1849. A7
9 1354 Autograph of Ella Wren. A7
9 1355 Photographic portrait of Minnie Foster. A7
9 1356 Photographic portrait of Minnie Foster. A7
9 1357 Photographic portrait of Emma Howson. A7
9 1358 Photographic portrait of Zelda Seguin Wallace, with autograph below. A7
9 1359 Letter from Edwin Seguin to Wemyss, September 16, 1839. A7 Concerning arranging upcoming engagements.
9 1360 Photographic portrait of Zelda Seguin Wallace in costume. A7
9 1361 Portrait of Anne Seguin. A7
9 1362 Letter from Anne Seguin to Miss Bupell (?),July 14, 1845. A7 Contains a request for Bupell to give Seguin's book of costumes to Mr. Hart.
9 1363 Autographed photographic portrait of Lydia Thompson. A7
9 1364 Letter from Lydia Thompson to "Dear Sir," July 8, 1889. A7 Contains Thompson's decline of the recipient's proposed work.
9 1365 Photographic portrait of Kate Everleigh. A7 Pencil note: With Lydia Thompson.
9 1366 Photographic portrait of Belle Land. A7 Phelps's caption reads: With Lydia Thompson in "The Forty Thieves" Niblo's Garden 1869.
9 1367 Letter from Harry Beckett to "My dear Sir," December 13, 1877. A7 Concerns an enclosed check for admission written by Beckett.
9 1368 Composite of 25 photographic portraits of Bella Chapman. A7
9 1369 Portrait of Marie Van Zandt. A8
9 1370 Letter from Marie Van Zandt to "Mme," undated. A8 Letter is in French.
9 1371 Letter from Antonio Blitz to John Fursman, June 14, 1842. A8 Concerning the arrangement of an engagement between Blitz and Fursman.
9 1372 Photographic portrait of Clara Louise Kellogg with autograph below, dated January 1896. A8
9 1372a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on January 24, 1873, featuring Clara Louise Kellogg. A8
9 1373 Letter from Mr. Shalbach (?) to Mr. Pesh (?), September 10, 1875. A8 Concerning the decline of an offer. Pencil note: Theatrical Manager. Written on Everett House letterhead.
9 1374 Photographic portrait of Charles Fisher. A8
9 1375 Photogravure portrait of Charles Fisher as Sir Peter Teazle from School for Scandal. A8 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2.
9 1376 Photographic portrait of Katy Mayhew with autograph below. A8
9 1377 Letter from Katy Mayhew to Shewell, February 4, 1877. A8 Concerning Mayhew's desire to negotiate with Shewell for a part in the upcoming season.
9 1378 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits of Kate Mayhew. A8
9 1379 Photographic portrait of Helen Tracy with autograph below. A8
9 1380 Photographic portrait of Helen Tracy, dated November 1879. A8 Tracy's costume reveals, possibly stockingless, legs up to her mid-thigh.
9 1381 Photographic portrait of Lizzie Macnichol-Vetta with autograph below, dated February 25, 1890. A8
9 1382 Photogravure portrait of William E. Sheridan as Louis XI from Louis XI. A8 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2.
9 1383 Letter from Joseph Wieniawski to Tiaconelli, April 24, 1860. A8 Letter is in French.
9 1384 Autographed photographic portrait of Agnes Ethel. A8
9 1385 Letter from Agnes Ethel to Mr. Gill, dated September 14. A8 Concerning a request for the date of Mr. Roudebush's return to London, as well as a mention of Ethel's upcoming trip to Egypt.
9 1386 Autographed photographic portrait of Adelina Patti. A9
9 1387 Autographed photographic portrait of Ernesto Nicolini, dated May 7, 1892. A9
9 1388 Photogravure portrait of Adelina Patti, A9
9 1389 Portrait of Adelina Patti with inscription and autograph below. A9 Inscription: This is my portrait when I was eight years old, and had already been singing a year in public.
9 1390 Letter from Adelina Patti to "My darling Emma," May 2, 1888. 1 of 2. A9 Contains information about the receipts from Patti's recent engagement, information about the capture of thieves, Patti's fear of crossing the ocean, as well as the organization of a charity concert to benefit the Savannah Hospital.
9 1391 Letter from Adelina Patti to "My darling Emma," May 2, 1888. 2 of 2. A9
9 1392 Photographic portrait of Madame Strakoch and Carlotta Patti. A9
9 1393 Photographic portrait of G. Taglispietrs. A9
9 1394 Letter from G. Taglispietrs to Mario, dated 1890. A9 Concerning photographs of Taglispietrs.
9 1395 Photographic portrait of G. Taglispietrs with autograph and inscription below, dated 1890. A9
9 1396 Photographic portrait of Madame Helibron. A9
9 1397 Letter from Madame Helibron to "Madame," undated. A9 Letter is in French.
9 1398 Letter from Madame Helibron to [unspecified], undated. A9 Letter is in French.
9 1399 Photographic portrait of Annie Louise Cary. A9 Pencil note: December 25, 1873.
9 1400 Autograph of Annie Louise Cary, dated September 6, 1877. A9
9 1401 Photographic portrait of Annie Louise Cary. A9
9 1402 Photographic portrait of Teresa Carreño and Carlotta Patti. A9
9 1403 Letter from Teresa Carreño to Mr. Aronson, dated December 12, 1912. A9 Containing thanks towards Aronson, as well as holiday greetings.
9 1404 Photographic portrait of Anna Bishop Shultz. A9
9 1405 Letter from Anna Bishop Schultz to "My dear Sir," January 23rd. A9 Concerns arranging a meeting.
9 1406 Photographic portrait of Patti Rosa with autograph below. A9 Boudoir photograph.
9 1407 Photographic portrait of Teresa Tietjens. A9
9 1408 Letter from Ned Bunshin to "My dearest Brown," March 24, 1873. A9 Concerning the idea that Bunshin's traveling season be prolonged.
9 1408a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on March 3, 1873, featuring Buffalo Bill. A9
9 1409 Portrait of Ben de Bar as Falstaff from Merry Wives of Windsor. A10 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 2.
9 1410 Letter from J.A. Brown to "Dear Sir," August 25, 189_. A10 The last digit of the year is not filled in. There is a small newspaper clipping pasted to the top of the item describing the theatrical contents of an estate sale. Contains descriptions of photographs, as well as biographical details of the Seguin family.
9 1411 Letter from Asa Lee Willard to Colonel Brown, September 29, 1904. A10 Concerning management of The Spokane theatre; on The Spokane letterhead.
9 1412 Letter from Asa Lee Willard to Colonel Brown, dated August 14th. A10 Concerning Willard's western tour.
9 1413 Photogravure portrait of Lawrence Barrett as Count Lanciotto from Francesca da Rimini. A11 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
9 1414 Photogravure of Act V, Scene 1 from Francesca da Rimini. A11
9 1415 Letter from Hermann Vezin to Madame Modyika, February 27, 1888. A11 Letter of introduction.
9 1416 Photographic portrait of Olivia Rand. A11
9 1416a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on May 18, 1874, featuring Olivia Rand. A11
9 1417 Photographic portrait of Olivia Rand with autograph below. A11
9 1418 Photographic portrait of C.W. Couldock. A11 The eyes on the portrait have been colored blue.
9 1419 Portrait of C.W. Couldock as Cardinal Wolsey from Henry VIII. A11 Posture taken from Act III, Scene 2.
9 1420 Photogravure portrait of Tommaso Salvini as Othello from Othello. A12
9 1421 Letter from Tommaso Salvini to "Gentilissima Signora," October 18, 1898, A12 Letter is in Italian. Concerning photographs, Salvini's travels, a description of a seemingly revolving stage, as well as the request of a favor.
9 1422 Autographed photographic portrait of [indecipherable]. A13
9 1423 Photogravure portrait of W. J. Florence as Sir Lucius O'Trigger from The Rivals. A13
9 1424 Photogravure portrait of Mrs. W.J. Florence as Mrs. General Gilflory from The Mighty Dollar. A13
9 1425 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of N.C. Moak with signature printed below. A14
9 1426 Letter from N.C. Moak to "Dear Sir," April 28, 1883. A14 Concerns an article in "Capital Punishment".
9 1427 Letter from J.C. McCollom to J.H. Haierly, February 8, 1878. A14 Concerning engagements with Mrs. Barnes.
9 1428 Portrait of J.B. Conway. A14
9 1429 Letter from J.B. Conway to Gilchrist, undated. A15 Concerning the necessity for a play to begin its run in New York if it is to be taken seriously.
9 1430 Portrait of Sarah B. Crocker (Mrs. F.B. Conway). A15
9 1431 Photographic portrait of Lillian Conway. A14
9 1432 Photographic portrait of Frank Roche. A14
9 1433 Letter from John Norton to George Morton, undated. A15 Concerning salary arrangements.
9 1434 Letter from Thomas G. King to H. Irving, June 1, 1878. A15 Containing congratulations to the recipient.
9 1435 Photographic portrait of Marie Bates in character. A15
10 1436 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Alfa Norman. A15
10 1437 Letter from James S. Maffitt to J.H. Maffitt, dated August 23rd. A16 Contents inform the recipient of Maffitt's recent return.
10 1438 Photographic portrait of Kate Byron. A16
10 1439 Portrait of Harry A. Perry. A17 Pencil note: Agnes Booth's first husband.
10 1440 Photographic portrait of Eliza Weathersby. A17
10 1441 Letter from Eliza Weathersby to Mr. Gillette, December 22, 1876. A17 Contains details of Weathersby's travels through upstate New York, the extreme cold of her sleeper car, the "dumb" orchestras made up of "shoemakers and butchers" that accompanied her on stage, etc.
10 1441a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on July 6, 1874, featuring Eliza Weathersby. A17
10 1442 Composition of 25 photographic portraits of Emie Weathersby. A17
10 1443 Photogravure portrait of Nat. C. Goodwin as Modus from The Hunchback. A17
10 1444 Letter from Nat. C. Goodwin to "My dear Sir," July 26, 1891. A17 Concerns Goodwin's inability to comply with the recipient's request.
10 1445 Reproduction of a photograph of "Mr. Goodwin and Miss Elliott in their Music-room". A17
10 1446 Photographic portrait of Charles Gayler. A17
10 1447 Letter from Charles Gayler to "My dear Sir," February 12, 1874. A17 Contains Gayler's compliance with the recipient's request.
10 1448 Photographic portrait of John T. Raymond. A17
10 1449 Letter from Carlotta LeClerco to Tompkins, undated. A17 Contents indecipherable.
10 1449a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on May 17, 1875, featuring Carlotta LeClerco. A17
10 1450 Letter from Thomas Lanaham to George H. Thacher, May 20, 1912. A19 Contains thanks to Thacher for congratulations on the Lanaham's golden jubilee as well as reminiscences of the past.
10 1451 Photogravure of "Mr. Harrigan's Cottage at Schroon Lake". A19
10 1452 Letter from Edwards Harrigan to "Sir," undated. A19 Contains Harrigan's permission for the recipient to perform one of his works.
10 1452a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production of Josh Hart's Theatre Comique Combination. A19
10 1453 Autographed photographic portrait of Colonel W.F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill". A19
10 1454 Autographed photographic portrait of Annie Oakley. A19 Pencil note: With Buffalo Bill.
10 1455 Photographic portrait of Rosina Vokes. A20
10 1456 Letter from Rosina Vokes to Miss Catlin, dated January 29th. A20 Concerns compliance with an autograph request.
10 1457 Photographic portrait of Jessie Vokes. A20
10 1458 Photographic portrait of Vardon Vokes. A20
10 1459 Photographic portrait of Jessie Vokes. A20
10 1459a Program from the Royal Princess Theatre's production on May 8, 1871, featuring the Volkes family. A20
10 1460 Portrait of Victoria Volkes. A20
10 1461 Letter from May Volkes to "Dear Sir," January 23, 1894. A20 Concerns Volkes' desire to receive her photographs.
10 1462 Photographic portrait of Frank I. Frayne. A20
10 1463 Autographed photographic portrait of Pauline Lucca, dated November 23, 1892. A20
10 1464 Photographic portrait of Pauline Lucca. A20
10 1464a Program from the Academy of Music's Grand Charity Concert on March 28, 1874. A20 Printed on yellow ribbon.
10 1465 Photographic portrait of Ilma Di Murska. A20
10 1466 Photographic portrait of Emma Albani. A20
10 1467 Letter from Emma Albani to "Cher Monsieur," October 8, 1871. A20 Letter is in French.
10 1468 Photographic portrait of Emma Albani. A20
10 1469 Photographic portrait of John Lawrence Toole. A21
10 1470 Letter from John Lawrence Toole to Mr. Kent, October 21, 1882. A21 Concerns a new comedy that Toole is rehearsing.
10 1471 Photogravure portrait of John Lawrence Toole. A21
10 1472 Portrait of Mr. Liston as Moll Flagon. A21
10 1472a Autograph of J.W. Albaugh. A21
10 1473 Autograph of Barry Sullivan [?]. A22
10 1474 Photographic portrait of Jane Coombs with autograph below. A22
10 1475 Photographic portrait of Minnie Palmer. A22
10 1476 Photogravure portrait of Minnie Palmer in costume. A22
10 1477 Letter from John R. Rogers to "Boys," December 31, 1887. A22 Concerning recently taken photographs.
10 1478 Photographic portrait of Lewis Morrison. A22
10 1479 Photographic portrait of Rose Woods. A22
10 1480 Letter from Rose Woods to "Sir," July 27, 1860. A22 Contents note postal concerns, with a post script noting that she is now "Mrs. Rose Woods". Item has water damage.
10 1481 Letter from Hart Conway to Colonel Brown, February 10, 1905. A22 Contains a request for the number of times Everyman has been performed.
10 1482 Autograph of John F. Sheridan. A23
10 1483 Autographed photographic portrait of a man, name indecipherable. A23
10 1484 Autographed photographic portrait of Lellecino Zovdica. A23
10 1485 Letter from H.G. Byron to Mr. Webster, June 6, 1861. A23 Concerns Byron's desire but inability to "have a quiet evening" with Webster.
10 1486 Photographic of E.A. Southern. A24
10 1487 Photogravure portrait of E.A. Southern as Lord Dundreary from Our American Cousin. A24 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 1.
10 1488 Photographic portrait of Milton Nobles with autograph below. A24
10 1489 Handwritten account of Milton Nobles' career, 1 of 3. A24
10 1490 Handwritten account of Milton Nobles' career, 2 of 3. A24
10 1491 Handwritten account of Milton Nobles' career, 3 of 3. A24
10 1492 Photographic portrait of Dollie Nobles with autograph below, December 17, 1887. A24
10 1493 Photographic portrait of Sarah Jewett with autograph below, dated December 17, 1891. A25
10 1494 Letter from Sarah Jewett to Mr. Palmer, dated January 27th. A25 Concerning contributions to the Actors Fund.
10 1495 Letter from May Standish to Mr. Morrisson, dated Friday. A25 Contains plans for Standish to select her photographs the following Tuesday.
10 1496 Letter from B.J. Ruiggold to Messers Simmonds and Brown, dated October 23rd. A25 Concerning the settlement of Ruiggold's account.
10 1497 Photographic portrait of George Rignold as Henry V from Henry V. A25
10 1498 Letter from George Rignold to Mr. Weed, dated June 29th. A25 Concerning recently stolen items.
10 1499 Photographic portrait of Fred Thorne with autograph below, dated May 7, 1896. A25
10 1500 Photograph of Fred Thorne and George Rignold in character. A25
10 1501 Photographic portrait of Alice Bennett with note below. A25 Note states the photo was taken in 1875.
10 1502 Photographic portrait of William Davidage. A25
10 1503 Autograph of William Davidage. A25
10 1504 Photographic portrait of Maggie Harold. A25
10 1505 Autographed photographic portrait of Louise Eldridge. A26
10 1506 Letter from Louise Eldridge to John Heise, April 10, 1896. A26 Contains the address of a "theatrical photographer".
10 1507 Letter from Henry E. Abbey to Mr. Gilette, December 18, 1876. A26 Concerning the arrangement of Miss Thompson's services.
10 1508 Autographed photographic portrait of Ada Rehan, dated 1897. A26
10 1509 Photographic portrait of Ada Rehan in costume. A26
10 1510 Photogravure portrait of Ada Rehan and Mrs. Ford. A26
10 1511 Letter from Ada Gilman to Mr. Heeler, August 28, 1886. A27
10 1511a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production featuring Ada Gilman. A27
10 1512 Autographed photographic portrait of John Howson. A27
10 1513 Photographic portrait of John Howson. A27
10 1514 Photographic portrait of Rose Temple. A27
10 1515 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits of Marie Aimee. A27
10 1516 Letter from Julia Chapman to [unspecified], dated August 19. A27 Contains the news of her daughter's illness, a recollection of how difficult it was to support her family when her children were young, and a mention of finding an old friend.
10 1517 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Harry Chapman with autograph and note below. A27
10 1518 Photograph of Mr. Hackett and Miss Mannering in their study. A27
10 1519 Colored photographic portrait of Mary Mannering. A27
10 1520 Photographic portrait of Eugenie Pappenheim with autograph below, dated May 27, 1892. A28
10 1521 Photographic portrait of Charles Fechter. A28
10 1521a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring Charles Fechter. A28
10 1522 Photographic portrait of Kate Field with autograph below. A28
10 1523 Letter from Kate Field to "Dear Sir," September 14, 1885. A28 Concerns Field's public endorsement of cremation.
10 1523a Autograph of Carl Rosa. A29
10 1524 Portrait of Charles Fechter. A29
10 1525 Photographic portrait of Eliza Price with autograph below. A29
10 1526 Photographic portrait of Kitty Blanchard. A29
10 1527 Portrait of Harry Hunter. A29
10 1528 Photographic portrait of H.E. Dixey. A29
10 1528a Playbill from The Globe's production featuring George F. Rowe. A29
10 1529 Letter from H.E. Dixey to Mr. Gilette, undated with two drawings. A29
10 1530 Photographic portrait of H.E. Dixey in costume as a woman. A30
10 1531 Photographic portrait of Digby Bell. A30
10 1532 Photographic portrait of Laura Joyce Bell with autograph below. A30
10 1533 Photographic portrait of Digby Bell with autograph below. A30
10 1534 Letter from Digby Bell to John Heise, October 23, 1892. A30 Concerning enclosed photographs.
10 1535 Autographed photographic portrait of Madeleine Quectte. A30
10 1536 Photographic portrait of Kitty Blanchard. A30
10 1537 Photographic portrait of Stuart Robson. A30
10 1538 Letter from Stuart Robson to "Dear Sirs," January 29, 1885. A30 Concerning Robson's upcoming production in which he "engaged a skeleton comic … and you [the recipient] are saved the degradation".
10 1539 Photogravure portrait of Stuart Robson. A30
10 1540 Autographed photographic portrait of Laura Joyce Bell, dated 1902. A30
10 1541 Photographic portrait of Dora Goldthwaite with autograph below. A31
10 1542 Letter from Dora Goldthwaite to Simmonds and Brown, October 24, 1895. A31 Concerning a bill.
10 1543 Photographic portrait of Dora Goldthwaite. A31
10 1544 Autograph of Louis Aldrich, dated April 6, 1890. A31
10 1545 Letter from Minnie Monk to Mr. Palmer, January 27, 1900. A31 Contains questions from Monk about the continuing of her services.
10 1546 Letter from Ada Monk to Colonel Brown, dated June 13th. A31 Concerning the arrangement of upcoming engagements for Ada Monk and her sister, Minnie Monk.
10 1547 Photographic portrait of Adelaide Neilson. A31
10 1548 Photographic portrait of Adelaide Neilson. A31
10 1549 Letter from Adelaide Neilson to Mr. Simpson, dated Monday. A31 Concerning arranging a meeting.
10 1550 Photographic portrait of Adelaide Neilson. A31
10 1550a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production featuring Adelaide Neilson. A31
10 1551 Photographic portrait of J.H. Barnes. A31
10 1552 Photographic portrait of Edward Compton with autograph below. A31
10 1553 Letter from Edward Compton to "My dear Sir," June 22, 1896. A31 Concerning photographs of Adelaide Neilson.
10 1554 Photographic portrait of Anna Dickinson. A32
10 1555 Letter from Anna Dickinson to Mrs. Blackman, January 1, 1887. 1 of 2. A32 Contains New Year's greetings and questions about their friends.
10 1556 Letter from Anna Dickinson to Mrs. Blackman, dated January 1, 1887. 2 of 2. A32
10 1557 Photographic portrait of May Howard. A33
10 1558 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits of May Howard and Gertie Granville. A33
10 1559 Photographic portrait of Eduard Remenyi with autograph below, dated November 18, 1878. A33
10 1560 Letter from Eduard Remenyi to "Wilkie," March 14, 1880. A33 Item is a very affectionate letter.
10 1560a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on June 10, 1878. A33
10 1561 Autographed photographic portrait of Emily Soldene. A33
10 1561a Playbill from The Globe's production on April 23, 1877. A33
10 1562 Photographic portrait of Eliza Soldene with autograph below, dated December 20, 1889. A33
10 1563 Photographic portrait of Camilla Urso. A33
10 1564 Photographic portrait of Marietta Alboni. A33
10 1565 Letter from Marietta Alboni to Robert, July 18, 1866. A33 Letter is in Italian.
10 1566 Letter from Madame Sontag to Mrs. Grote, September 3, 1850. A33 Letter is in German.
10 1567 Letter from Hans Von Bulow to Mr. Markens, April 9, 1889. A33 Contains praise for George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and Napoleon I. At the end of the letter is a Greek inscription.
10 1568 Photographic portrait of Anna de Belocca. A33
10 1569 Letter from Anna de Belocca to [unspecified], December 14, 1879. A33 Letter is in French.
10 1570 Photographic portrait of two women, one in drag as a soldier, the other dressed as a ballerina. A33 Pencil note: Belocca or Titiana with Bellina.
10 1571 Autographed photographic portrait of Emma C. Thursby, dated May 21, 1883. A33
10 1572 Letter from Emma Thursby to Mrs. Sykes, August 3, 1879. A33 Concerning the arrangement of a meeting after her upcoming singing engagement.
10 1573 Autographed photographic portrait of Emma C. Thursby. A33
10 1574 Photographic portrait of Annie DeLand. A34
10 1575 Autographed portrait of Sara Stevens, dated May 12, 1892. A34
10 1576 Photographic portrait of Charles W. Butler. A34 Butler is dressed as a woman.
10 1577 Autograph of Charles W. Butler. A34
10 1578 Autographed photographic portrait of Jeannie Winston. A34
10 1579 Letter from Jeannie Winston to John Heise, June 29, 1893. A34 Concerning photographs she had taken with Paul Brown.
10 1580 Letter from Louise Pomery to Mr. Beurimio (?),July 19, 1884. A34 Concerning an upcoming engagement.
10 1581 Autographed photographic portrait of Arthur Elliot. A35
10 1582 Photographic portrait of Maud Granger. A35
10 1583 Letter from Maud Granger to David Muir, November 24, 1895. A35 Contains Granger's gratitude towards Muir for the photographs he had sent her.
10 1584 Autographed photographic portrait of Alfred Follin. A35 Pencil note: Maud Granger's husband.
10 1585 Photographic portrait of Maud Granger. A35
10 1586 Photogravure portrait of Marie Wainwright. A35
10 1586a Advertisement from Hammerstein's Harlem Opera House's production featuring Marie Wainwright. A35
10 1587 Letter from Marie Wainwright to Madame, undated. A35 Contains an offer of tickets to the recipient.
10 1588 Photographic portrait of William Owen with autograph below. A35
10 1588a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on November 25, 1878. A35
10 1589 Photographic portrait of Effie Ellsler. A36
10 1590 Letter from Effie Ellsler to Mrs. Kromback, January 27, 1895. A36 Contains plans to meet the next afternoon.
10 1591 Photographic portrait of Frank Weston. A36
10 1592 Autograph of Frank Weston A36
10 1593 Photographic portrait of Edwin Booth as Iago. A36
10 1594 Letter from Robert Drouet to Colonel Brown, May 26, 1900. A36 Concerns Drouet's salary for recent engagements.
-- 1595 It appears there is no Item 1595.
11 1596 Autographed photographic portrait of Ada Rehan. A37
11 1596a Illustration of Banquet Scene from The Taming of the Shrew. A37
11 1597 Letter from Ada Rehan to Mr. Riding, July 29, 1889. A37
11 1598 Photogravure portrait of Ada Rehan as Katharina from The Taming of the Shrew. A37 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
11 1599 Photographic portrait of Isabel Irving. A37
11 1600 Photograph of Ada Rehan, James Lewis, and a third unidentified woman in costume. A37
11 1601 Photographic portrait of Maurice Barrymore with autograph below. A37
11 1602 Letter from Maurice Barrymore to Mr. Percy, undated. A37 Letter of character for Mr. Bernard.
11 1603 Autographed photographic portrait of Georgiana Drew Barrymore. A37
11 1604 Photogravure portrait of John Drew. A37
11 1605 Photographic portrait of John Drew and James Lewis. A37
11 1606 Photographic portrait of John Drew. A37
11 1607 Photographic portrait of W. Gilbert in costume. A37
11 1608 Photographic portrait of Ada Rehan and John Drew in costume. A37
11 1609 Photographic portrait of Charles LeClerque. A37
11 1610 Photographic portrait of Ada Gray. A37
11 1611 Letter from Ben Maginley to Morris, November 18, 1886. A37 Concerning the need to recast a part due to illness, and the opinion that the woman sent is an amateur.
11 1612 Photographic portrait of Sydney Cowell with autograph below. A37
11 1613 Letter from Sydney Cowell to Mr. Morton, October 29, 1908. A37 Concerning her experiences with the Actors' Home.
11 1614 Autograph of Florence Cowell, dated October 31, 1890. A37
11 1615 Photographic portraits, with autographs below, of Kittie Blanchard and McKee Rankin. A38
11 1616 Letter from McKee Rankin to "My dear Dau," August 7, 1884. A38 Directions.
11 1617 Photographic portrait of Vining Bowers and Lizzie Wilmore. A38
11 1618 Newspaper clipping with portrait of Maggie Moore. A38
11 1619 Photographic portrait of Colonel Alston Brown with autograph below, dated November 1896. A38
11 1620 Letter from Max Maretzek to David Muir, November 15, 1895. A38 Concerning the arrangement of vocal lessons.
11 1621 Autographed photographic portrait of Helena Modjeska. A38
11 1622 Letter from Count Bozenta to "Dear Madam," October 7, 1880. A38 Concerning Bozenta's loss of the recipient's address. Pencil note: Madame Modjeska's husband.
11 1623 Photogravure portrait of Helena Modjeska as Queen Mary. A38
11 1624 Autograph of Harry Sargent, dated March 12, 1881. A38
11 1625 Autographed photographic portrait of Tom Karl. A39
11 1626 Letter from Tom Karl to Laura Eldridge, November 25, 1893. A39 Concerning an enclosed cheque for five dollars for Eldridge and her children.
11 1627 Autograph of N.S. Wood, dated January 22, 1890. A39
11 1628 Photographic portrait of Marie Roze. A39
11 1629 Autographed photographic portrait of Marie Roze, dated 1889. A39
11 1630 Compilation of eleven photographic portraits advertising the Grand English Opera Company. A39
11 1631 Photographic portrait of Louise M. Montague with autograph below, dated October 19, 1890. A39
11 1632 Photographic portrait of Edmund Rice. A40
11 1633 Photographic portrait of Alice Harrison with autograph below. A40
11 1634 Autographed photographic portrait of Alice Atherton. A40
11 1635 Photographic portrait of Ada Cavendish. A40
11 1635a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Ada Cavendish. A40
11 1636 Letter from Ada Cavendish to "Dear Madam," March 25, 1874. A40 Concerning a past appearance in Rockdale.
11 1636a Program from The Gaity's performance of Much Ado About Nothing featuring Ada Cavendish on April 27, 1875. A40
11 1637 Photographic portrait of Cyril Searle. A40
11 1638 Photographic portrait of Helena Modjeska with autograph below. A40
11 1639 Autographed photographic portrait of W.J. Ferguson. A40
11 1640 Letter from W.J. Ferguson to Mr. Bethelheim, October 25, 1900. A40 Concerning an advertisement.
11 1641 Autographed photographic portrait of R.B. Mantell, dated 1913. A40
11 1642 Letter from R.B. Mantell to Mr. Tharher, March 20, 1913. A40 Concerning an enclosed photograph.
11 1643 Autographed photographic portrait of "Mrs. Robert B Mantell". A40 Possibly Genevieve Hamper, Mantell's fourth wife.
11 1644 Letter from R.B. Mantell to Bob, April 22, 1892. A40 Contains a request for Bob to engage Mrs. Rose Evalyn Garretson in his upcoming production, as she needs money.
11 1645 Photographic portrait with autograph below of Sol Smith Russell. A40
11 1646 Letter from Sol Smith Russell to "Dear Sir," November (?) 31, 1882. A40 Contains information about his first performances.
11 1647 Photogravure of Louis XI Act II, Scene 2. A40
11 1647a Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Helena Modjeska. A40
11 1647b Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Maggie Mitchell. A40
11 1647c Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Eme Roseau. A41
11 1648 Photographic portrait of J.K. Emmett, Jr. A41
11 1649 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits of Marie Litta and Mrs. Chanfrau. A41
11 1650 Letter from H.R. Davies to Mr. Wright, April 15, 1866. A41 Concerning Davies missing Wright while in Dayton.
11 1651 Photographic portrait of Frederick Ward with autograph below. A41
11 1652 Photographic portrait of Eme Rosseau. A41
11 1653 Autographed photographic portrait of Marion Elmore. A41
11 1654 Letter from [indecipherable] to John Heise, January 29, 1882. A41 Concerning photographs.
11 1655 Photographic portrait of Ethel Lynton with autograph below. A41
11 1656 Letter from Ethel Lynton to David Muir, December 16, 1891. A41 Concerning an enclosed autograph and photograph.
11 1657 Photographic portrait of Rose Leighton with autograph below. A41
11 1657a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on December 28, 1878. A41
11 1658 Photographic portrait of Henry C. Peaks with autograph below, dated April 5, 1892. A41
11 1659 Portrait of Genevieve Ward. A42
11 1660 Letter from Genevieve Ward to Mr. Beurimo, May 30, 1881. A42 Concerning a play that is "doing splendidly" in St. Louis.
11 1661 Autograph of Kate Castleton, dated February 1, 1891. A42
11 1662 Letter from Sam Cohulls to Shewell, dated November 29th. A42 Concerning current engagements.
11 1662a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on April 14, 1879. A42
11 1663 Portrait of Daniel DeFoe. A42 Pencil note: Author of Robinson Crusoe.
11 1663a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on March 11, 1879. A42
11 1663b Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on May 5, 1879. A42
11 1664 Photographic portrait of Isabel Waldron with autograph below, dated March 17, 1893. A43
11 1664a Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production of Halloween Party. A43 Note on item: "No information remainder of week".
11 1665 Letter from Adel Belgarde to Colonel Brown, October 15, 1898. A43 Concerning her theatrical career.
11 1666 Autographed photographic portrait of Edwin Thorne. A43
11 1667 Letter from Grace Huntington to Colonel Brown, dated June 13th. A43 Concerning issues with actors demanding salary advances.
11 1668 Autographed photographic portrait of A. Herrmans. A43
11 1669 Letter from A. Herrmans to David Muir, October 11, 1889. A44 Contents inform Muir that the woman in the photograph enclosed is not Mrs. Herrmans.
11 1669a Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production of Uncle Tom's Cabin in September 1879. A44
11 1670 Photographic portrait of Addie Herrmans, with autograph below dated October 11, 1889. A44
11 1671 Photograph portrait of Frederick Paulding. A44
11 1672 Autograph of Frederick Paulding, dated October 15, 1891. A44
11 1673 Photographic portrait of Frederick Paulding with autograph below. A44
11 1673a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Frederick Paulding. A44
11 1674 Photographic portrait of Augusta de Forrest with autograph below, dated December 1, 1892. A44
11 1675 Letter from Augusta de Forrest to Mr. Harrington, dated August 28th. A44 Concerning de Forrest's monologue project.
11 1676 Autographed photographic portrait of Frederic Robinson. A44
11 1677 Letter from Bronson Howard to Mr. Cary, dated January 30th. A44 Concerning a newspaper article.
11 1678 Photographic portrait of Gus Williams with autograph below. A45
11 1679 Letter from J.C. Hall to Mrs. J.A. Lauder, July 24, 1867. A45 Concerning a possible legal settlement, which Hall would like to pay in installments.
11 1679a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on November 8, 1879. A45
11 1679b Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Fanny Davenport. A45
11 1679c Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Joseph Murphy. A45
11 1680 Photographic portrait of Lena Merville. A45
11 1680a "Prologue" from the Union Square Theatre's production of A Celebrated Case on January 23, 1878. A45
11 1681 Letter from Henrietta Vaders to Colonel Brown, August 21, 1904. A45 Concerning information about her theatrical career.
11 1682 Photogravure portrait of Robson and Crane as the two Dromios from The Comedy of Errors. A45
11 1683 Photograph of William H. Crane. A45 Caption: Mr. Crane in his "Fishing-Box".
11 1684 Photogravure portrait of William H. Crane as Falstaff from The Merry Wives of Windsor. A45
11 1685 Letter from William H. Crane to Magonigh (?),January 1, 1900. A45 Contains a request that Crane's mail be forwarded.
11 1686 Photographic portrait of Theresa Vaughn. A45
11 1687 Letter from Theresa Vaughn to Mr. Morrison, undated. A45 Concerning arranging a meeting.
11 1688 Photographic portrait of W.A. Mestayer and Nick Lang, with Mestayer's autograph below. A46 Nick Lang's name is pencil-noted on the item. Both men are dressed as women.
11 1689 Letter from W.A. Mestayer to David Muir, October 4, 1893. A46 Concerning a photograph of himself and Nick Lang.
11 1690 Photographic portrait of Augusta Foster with autograph below, dated January 26, 1892. A46
11 1690a Souvenir program from the Madison Square Theatre's 100th production of Hazel Kirke on May 11, 1800. A46 Printed on satin. Front cover.
11 1690b Souvenir program from the Madison Square Theatre's 100th production of Hazel Kirke on May 11, 1800. A46 Printed on satin. Pages [2] and [3].
11 1691 Compilation of nine photographs of the cast of Hazel Kirke. A46
11 1692 Photographic portrait of Gabrielle Du Sauld, with autograph below. A46
11 1693 Letter from Gabrielle Du Sauld to Simmonds, March 23, 1889. A46 Concerning Sauld's inability to answer Simmonds' question until the Jeffersons return to town.
11 1694 Letter from Frank E. Henderson to the Actors Fund, March 2, 1909. A46
11 1695 Photographic portrait of Kate Giriard with autograph below. A46
11 1696 Photographic portrait of De Wolf Hopper. A46
11 1697 Letter from De Wolf Hopper to H.H. Hause, dated Thursday. A46 Concerns Hopper's lack of a photograph of himself.
11 1697a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on February 14, 1880. A46
11 1698 Photographic portrait of Clara Thompson. A46
11 1699 Photographic portrait of Jennie Reiffarth with autograph below, dated December 10, 1891. A46
11 1700 Autographed, photographic portrait of Della Fox. A46
11 1701 Photographic portrait of Clara Fisher. A46
11 1701a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on March 20, 1880. A46
11 1702 Photographic portrait of Paola Marie. A46
11 1702a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on May 15, 1880. A46
11 1703 Colored photographic portrait of Paola Marie. A46
11 1704 Autographed photographic portrait of Victor Capoul, dated November 9, 1891. A46
11 1705 Autograph of Angela Capoul. A46
11 1706 Photographic portrait of Marie, Angela, and Victor Capoul, with Victor's autograph below, dated 1891. A46
11 1707 Photographic portrait of Irma-Marie. A46
11 1708 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits of Alice Lingard. A46
11 1709 Photographic portrait of Richard Golden dated 1895. A47
11 1710 Letter from Richard Golden to Milleleui, January 24, 1888. A47 Contains Golden's opinion of a recent performance.
11 1711 Letter from G.K. Fortescue to Mr. Kelley, December 2, 1895. A47 Concerns Fortescue's enjoyment of Kelley's recent play.
11 1711a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on June 5, 1880. A47
11 1712 Letter from Frank Lawlor to Mr. Brown, April 24, 1887. A47 Contains Lawlor's thanks and an enclosed photograph.
11 1713 Autographed photographic portrait of Catherine Lewis. A47
11 1714 Letter from Catherine Lewis to "Dear Sir," dated Wednesday. A47 Concerns Lewis declining a role; despite her enjoyment of the play she did not like the part.
11 1715 Photogravure portrait of Annie Pixley as M'Liss. A47
11 1716 Letter from Annie Pixley to Mr. Burgess, May 20, 1889. A47 Concerning Pixley's desire to see Burgess' new play.
11 1717 Note from Emma Waller to "Dear Friend," February 12, 1884. A47
11 1717a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on September 25, 1880. A47
11 1717b Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Annie Pixley. A47
11 1718 Photogravure portrait of Margaret Mather. A47
11 1718a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on October 30, 1880. A47
11 1719 Photographic portrait of Corinne with autograph below. A48
11 1720 Letter from General W.T. Sherman to James E. Taylor, June 1, 1882. A48 Concerning Sherman's critique of the painting "The Advance on Vicksburg: The Fifteenth Corps Crossing the Big Black River by Night, May 16 1863" by Taylor, as well as an offer to buy it and a request that he hold another of his paintings until such time as Sherman or Sheridan may purchase it. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
11 1721 Letter from W.T. Sherman to Mr. Thompson, June 28, 1867. A48 Concerning Sherman's directions to modify the tailoring on a coat. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
11 1722 Letter from Paul Arthur to "My dear Father," January 12, 1909. A48 Concerning Arthur's recent vacation in Paris, a play he is rehearsing, as well as mention of their family and friends.
11 1723 Souvenir from the Albaugh's Holiday St. Theatre's production on May 11, 1882, with a lithographic print of an engraved portrait of J.W. Albaugh with his signature printed below. A49 On the back of the item a "Complimentary Testimonial" is printed with a list of the theatre's benefactors.
11 1723a Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's benefit for the Childs Hospital. A49
11 1723b Ribbon souvenir Playbill from the opening of Albaugh's Lyceum Theatre on November 3, 1890. A49
11 1723c Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production of The Banker's Daughter. A49
11 1723d Complimentary Testimonial by the Citizens of Baltimore. A49
11 1723e Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production of Boccaccio. A49
11 1723f Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Sarah Bernhardt. A49
11 1724 Letter from Harry Mainhall to "My Dear Col," dated August 14th. A49 Contains questions about a possible engagement in New Orleans.
11 1725 Photographic portrait of Catherine Lewis. A49
11 1726 Photogravure portrait of Robert Downing as Marc Antony from Julius Caesar. A49
11 1727 Letter from Robert Downing to Mr. Millu, undated. 1 of 2. A49 Concerns Downing's $10,000 debt, his "disastrous" past season which had left him "a poor man", as well as his need to take a small part in a company for the upcoming season for little money and a request to borrow $60/month from the recipient.
11 1728 Letter from Robert Downing to Mr. Millu, undated. 2 of 2. A49
11 1729 Letter from Jacques Kruger to David Muir, April 19, 1896. A49 Concerning Kruger's happiness to comply with Muir's request, as well as the request from Kruger that Muir send him "a set of the enclosed".
11 1730 Autographed photographic portrait of Pauline Markham. A49
11 1731 Letter from E. Majeroni to Mr. Palmer, August 12, 1885. A49 Concerning arranging upcoming engagements in Majeroni's theatres in Sydney and Melbourne.
11 1732 Photogravure portrait of Sarah Bernhardt. A49
11 1733 Letter from Sarah Bernhardt to [unspecified], dated 1881. A49 Letter is in French (?).
11 1734 Photographic portrait of Madame Angelo. A49
11 1735 Autographed photographic portrait of Maud Emerson dated June 19, 1889. A49
11 1736 Letter from John L. Gourlay to George Brooks, June 19, 1898. A49 Concerning finding hay for the meadow.
11 1736a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on April 21, 1881. A49
11 1736b Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on May 25, 1881. A49
11 1737 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits, 20 of Annie Grahm and five of Hattie Roche. A49
11 1738 Portrait of Victoria Vokes. A49
11 1739 Photographic portrait of Carrie Wyatt with autograph below. A49
11 1740 Photographic portrait of Loduski Young with autograph below. A49
11 1741 Photogravure portrait of John S. Clarke as Bob Acres from The Rivals. A51
11 1742 Autograph of indecipherable. A51
11 1743 Photographic portrait of Creston Clarke as Hamlet with autograph below. A51
11 1744 Letter from Creston Clarke to Colonel Allston Brown, January 16, 1905. A51 Concerns Clarke's desire to not play during the summer season.
11 1745 Photographic portrait of Martha Han and Creston Clarke, with Han's autograph. A51
11 1746 Photographic portrait of Louise Balfe. A51
11 1747 Autograph of Louise Balfe. A51
11 1748 Autographed photographic portrait of Fanny Rice. A51
11 1749 Letter from Fanny Rice to David Muir, January 6, 1888. A51 Concerning enclosed autograph.
11 1750 Photographic portrait of George Olmi. A51
11 1751 Autographed photographic portrait of Teresa Careno, dated 1897. A51
11 1751a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on October 22, 1881. A51
11 1752 Letter from J. Buckley to "Dear Sir," May 23, 1876. A51 Concerning an engagement in the next season.
11 1753 Photographic portrait of Agnes Booth with autograph below. A51
11 1754 Letter from Thomas Whippen to Palmer, undated. A51 Concerning Whippen's son's request that Whippen try to influence Palmer to give him a role.
11 1755 Photographic portrait of Blanche Galton Whippen. A51
11 1756 Letter from Blanche Galton Whippen to David Muir, dated October 14th. A51 Concerning enclosed photograph.
11 1757 Autographed, photographic portrait of Blanche Galton Whippen. A51
11 1758 Photographic portrait of Marie D. Shotwell. A51 Pencil note: With Blanche Whippen
11 1759 Autographed photographic portrait of C. Leslie Allen. A51
11 1760 Letter from C. Leslie Allen to Morton, November 11, 1908. A51 Concerning the arrangement of future engagements.
11 1761 Letter from C. Leslie Allen to Morton, August 12, 1910. A51 Contains Allen's opinion on the theatrical news of the time.
11 1761a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on December 30, 1881. A51
11 1762 Colored photographic portrait of Viola Allen with autograph below. A51
11 1763 Letter from Viola Allen to Mrs. Curtis, February 20, 1905. A51 Concerning enclosed tickets for an upcoming show.
11 1764 Autographed photographic portrait of Louise Allen. A51
11 1765 Photographic portrait of Annie Russell. A51 Caption: Miss Russell's Art Treasures.
11 1766 Autograph of Annie Russell, dated January 15, 1896. A51
11 1767 Autographed photographic portrait of Nellie McHenry. A51
11 1768 Photographic portrait of Jeffreys Lewis with autograph below. A51
11 1769 Letter from Jeffreys Lewis to David Muir, March 6, 189_. A51 Concerning enclosed photographs.
11 1770 Photographic portrait of W.H. Seymour taken in 1877, with autograph below from 1892. A51
11 1771 Letter from Pauline Hall to Mr. Morton, July 22, 1891. A51 Setting a time to meet.
11 1772 Photographic portrait of Adah Richmond with autograph below, dated May 22, 1896. A51
11 1773 Photographic portrait of Mary Anderson as Galatea. A51
11 1774 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Charles Calvert (Adelaide Ellen Biddies). A51
11 1775 Photographic portrait of William S. Gill with autograph below. A51
11 1776 Letter from Francis Wilson to Mr. Buyaurie [?], February 27, 1891. A51 Concerning the Shakespearean Circuit.
11 1777 Letter from Habbertou [?] to Stoddard, April 20, 1895.
12 1778 Autographed photographic portrait of Zella de Lussan. A52
12 1779 Autographed photographic portrait of Emelie E. Melville. A52
12 1780 Letter from Emelie E. Melville to D. Muir, dated July 10th. A52 Concerning autographed photograph.
12 1781 Photographic portrait of J.W. Shannon with autograph below. A52
12 1782 Letter from J.W. Shannon to Mr. Morton, April 28, 1896. A52 Concerning the Actors Fund.
12 1783 Autographed photographic portrait of Mrs. Thomas Knight. A52
12 1784 Autographed photographic portrait of T.W. Keene. A52
12 1785 Letter from T.W. Keene to George, May 14, 1883. A52 Concerning the arrangement of Keene's company for the upcoming season.
12 1786 Photographic portrait of Frank Hardenburg. A52
12 1787 Photogravure portrait of William Gillette. A52
12 1788 Letter from William Gillette to Miss Penfield, October 17, 1894. A52 Contains a list of Gillette's produced pieces.
12 1789 Photographic portrait of Charles M. Walcott with autograph below. A52
12 1790 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Charles M. Walcott. A52
12 1791 Letter from W.S. Daboll to Colonel J.F. Milliken, June 8, 1891. A52 Contains Daboll's request for any roles in his "line".
12 1792 Photographic portrait of Mabel Vaughan. A52
12 1792a Playbill from the Leland Opera House's production on March 25, 1882. A52
12 1793 Photographic portrait of Lester Wallack with his dog. A52 The dog is a Weimaraner with an undocked tail.
12 1793a Playbill from Wallack's Theatre's production featuring Lester Wallack. A52
12 1794 Photographic portrait of Joseph Jefferson. A53
12 1795 Autograph of Arthur Dunn. A53
12 1796 Photographic portrait of Bessie Sanson. A53
12 1797 Autographed photographic portrait of Bella Pateman. A53
12 1798 Letter from M.B. Curtis to Morton, May 22, 1894. A53 Curtis asking Morton and family to come to his show.
12 1799 Portrait of William, George, and Alfred Hanlon. A53
12 1800 Letter from William Hanlon to Morris, April 11, 1887. A53 Contains instructions for when Hanlon is away.
12 1801 Letter from Harry Meredith to Messers Simmonds and Brown, November 11, 1886. A53 Concerning tickets to Philadelphia and instructions for rehearsals.
12 1802 Photogravure portrait of Wilson Barrett as Claudian. A54
12 1803 Letter from Wilson Barrett to Miss Penfield, August 3, 1896. A54 Contains terms of endearment and a request to see Penfield any day that week at the theatre.
12 1804 Autographed photographic portrait of Mary Eastlake. A54
12 1805 Letter from Mary Eastlake to [indecipherable], dated 1856. A54 Contents indecipherable.
12 1806 Photographic portrait of Kate Claxton and Kitty Blanchard. A54
12 1807 Autographed photographic portrait of Ronald Reed, dated October 25, 1896. A54
12 1808 Letter from Ronald Reed to Senge, June 22, 1900. A54 Concerning making plans for the Fourth of July celebration.
12 1809 Photographic portrait of Marie Geistinger. A54
12 1810 Photographic portrait of W.F. Owen with letter from Owen to Phelps, undated, below. A54 Praise from Owen to Phelps on his idea for a book.
12 1811 Photographic portrait of J.C. Buckstone. A54
12 1812 Letter from J.C. Buckstone to Morrison, dated Saturday. A54 Concerning planning to meet the following Tuesday.
12 1812a Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production of the Wallack's Theatre Company's production on November 18, 1882. A54 Featuring J.C. Buckstone.
12 1813 Photographic portrait of Herbert Kelcey with autograph below. A54
12 1814 Photographic portrait of Effie Germon. A54
12 1815 Letter from Effie Germon to Stuart, June 10, 1869. A54 Concerns Germon borrowing $125 for her brother from Stuart.
12 1816 Photographic portrait of Effie Germon. A54
12 1817 Autographed photographic portrait of Lois Fuller with autograph upon and below. A54
12 1818 Photographic portrait of Otis Skinner with autograph below. A54
12 1819 Letter from Otis Skinner to Mr. and Mrs. Fawcett, dated April 28th. A54 Item is on "Tour of Otis Skinner" letterhead. Concerns Skinner's surety of the success of "Otto".
12 1820 Photographic portrait of J.H. Haverly with autograph below. A54
12 1821 Autographed photographic portrait of Rose Coghlan. A55
12 1822 Letter from Charles Coghlan to the House Committee of the Players Club, dated Monday. A55 Item is on "The Lotos Club" letterhead. Concerning a due bill.
12 1823 Photographic portrait of James O'Neill with autograph above. A55
12 1823a Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on February 3, 1883. A55
12 1824 Photographic portrait of Frank E. Aiken with autograph below. A55
12 1825 Autograph of Frank E. Aiken, dated December 8, 1881. A55
12 1826 Autographed photographic portrait of Marie Prescott. A55
12 1827 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits, 10 of Katherine Rogers, and 15 of Marie Prescott. A55
12 1828 Photogravure portrait of Charles Wyndham as David Garrick. A55
12 1829 Letter from Charles Wyndham to [indecipherable], dated February 22nd. A55 Concerning the Actors Fund.
12 1830 Photographic portrait of Charles Wyndham. A55
12 1831 Letter from Charles Wyndham to [indecipherable], July 26, 1882. A55 Contains Wyndham's desire to meet with the recipient before Wyndham's departure from England.
12 1832 Photographic portrait of Charles Wyndham and Mary Moore. A55 Notation under the image reads "Mr. and Mrs. Wyndham". Mary Moore is smoking a cigarette.
12 1832a Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's productions featuring Thomas W. Keene and the Lingards. A55
12 1833 Photographic portrait of Wilton Lackaye. A55 Pencil note: With Rose Coghlan.
12 1834 Autographed photographic portrait of Wilton Lackaye. A55
12 1835 Autographed photographic portrait of E M. Holland, dated August 1890. A55
12 1836 Photographic portrait of Emily Seward with autograph below, dated August 1890. A55
12 1837 Autographed photographic portrait of Emy Fursch-Madi. A55
12 1838 Portrait of Mrs. John Wood (Matilda Charlotte Vining). A55
12 1839 Letter from Henry Edwards to Daniel Dougharty, October 19, 1887 (1?). A55 Contains Edwards' gratitude for Dougharty's friendship during a trying time.
12 1840 Photographic portrait of Clara Vesey, with autograph below, dated June 3, 1875. A55
12 1841 Compilation of 25 photographs: 8 of Clara Vesey, 4 of Alice Norton, 3 of Noke McCabe, 7 of Rosalie Duvalli, and 3 of Rosa Lee. A55
12 1842 Letter from Joseph Haworth to Mr. Scott, undated. A55 Concerning plans to meet.
12 1843 Photographic portrait of Edwin Arden with autograph below. A55 Note: "Forsaken by all but God".
12 1843a Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's productions featuring Edwin Arden. A55
12 1844 Letter from Bertha Welby to Mr. Gelebuit (?), undated. A55 Concerning the benefit of the Sacred Heart Orphanage.
12 1845 Letter from Sophie Eyre to Mr. Laylor, undated. A55 Contains Eyre's request that a reporter be sent to her.
12 1846 Photographic portrait of Henry Clay Barnabee with autograph below. A56 Caption: Hale, Hearty and Nearly Eighty.
12 1847 Letter from Herman Vezin to "Dear Sir," December 5, 1867. A56 Contains Vezin's request that the recipient visit him at his house.
12 1848 Letter from Henry Clay Barnabee to George Zarvey, July 5, 1909. A56 Contains Barnabee's notes for the recipient's book, including Barnabee's favorite poems and various biographical notes.
12 1848a Playbill from the Boston Theatre's performance of the Ideal Opera Company. A56
12 1849 Photographic portrait of W.H. MacDonald with autograph below, dated April 17, 1891. A56
12 1850 Two-sided item. Side one: Nine photographic portraits: 3 of W.H. MacDonald, 2 of M.W. Whitney, and 1 each of William Warren, Eugene Field, Peter Lang, and Tom Karl, all in costume. Side two: Nine photographic portraits: Tom Karl, Fred Dixon, Sam L. Studley, Reginald de Koven, James G. Blaine, W.H. Fressenden, Eugene Cowles, W.H. MacDonald, and Harry B. Smith. A56
12 1850a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on February 15, 1869. A56
12 1851 Autographed photographic portrait of Eugene Cowles. A56
12 1852 Letter from Eugene Cowles to David Muir, dated Wednesday. A56 Concerns enclosed autographed photo.
12 1853 Autographed photographic portrait Juliette Carden, dated February 13th. A56
12 1854 Photograph of the Original Tinkers' Chorus in Robin Hood. A56
12 1855 Two-sided item. Side one: Nine photographic portraits: Josephine Bartlett, Eloise Morgan, Fatmah Diard, Alice Nielsen, Gertrude Zimmer, Camille D'Arville, Bertha Waltzinger, Marie Stone, and Juliette Corden. Side two: Three photographs: The Original Bostonians, Tinkers' Chorus, and Birthplace of Henry Clay Barnabee. A56
12 1856 Autographed photographic portrait of Juliette Corden, dated February 13th. A56
12 1857 Photographic portrait of Josephine Bartlett. A56
12 1858 Two-sided item, each side being a compilation of 9 photographic portraits. Side one featuring Camille D'Arville, Jessie Bartlett Davis, Josephine Bartlett, Helen Bertram, and Marcia Van Dresser. Side two featuring "One of Barnabee's wives", Jessie Bartlett Davis, Hattie Brown, Zelie De Lussan, Annie Louise Cary, Marie Stone, and Alice Nielsen. A56
12 1859 Photographic portrait of Aubrey Boucicault. A56
12 1860 Autographed photographic portrait of Camille D'Arville, dated December 24, 1892. A56
12 1861 Photographic portrait of Lizzie Armandale with autograph below, dated 1894. A56
12 1862 Colored photographic portrait of Adelaide Phillips. A56
12 1863 Autographed photographic portrait of Julia Marlowe and Robert Taber. A56 Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
12 1864 Letter from Robert Taber to Mr. Wuiz, April 20, 1893. A56 Concerning enclosed autograph.
12 1865 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of William Florence and Joseph Jefferson. A56
12 1866 Autographed photographic portrait of Emma Abbott. A56
12 1867 Photographic portrait of Etelka Gerster. A56
12 1868 Photographic portrait of Etelka Gerster with autograph below, dated 1889. A56 A musical phrase is written above the autograph.
12 1869 Autographed photographic portrait of Henry Mapleson. A56
12 1870 Letter from Henry Mapleson to "Madam," dated Sunday. A56 Concerning Mapleson's arrival from Europe and arrangements for the Paris Opera.
12 1871 Autographed photographic portrait of Laura Schirmer Mapleson. A56
12 1872 Autographed photographic portrait of Charles Barron. A56
12 1872a Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on April 12, 1875. A56
12 1873 Photographic portrait of May Davenport. A56
12 1874 Letter from May Davenport to Mr. Muir, dated Sunday. A56 Concerning Davenport's father.
12 1875 Photographic portrait of Annie Clark. A56
12 1876 Letter from Annie Clark to William Blossom, dated Monday. A56 Contains Clark's gratitude.
12 1877 Photographic portrait of Norma Ferner Boniface with autograph below. A56
12 1878 Letter from Stella Boniface to Messers Simmonds and Brown, dated Monday Evening. A56 Contains Boniface's forwarding of the recipients' card to her father.
12 1878a 1883-1884 Season Pass to the Leland Music Hall. A56 Item belonging to "Mr. Phelps" on the account of the "Evening Times", and is signed by Mrs. C.E. Leland.
12 1878b Prospectus for the Wallack Season at Music Hall in 1881. A56
12 1879 Letter from [indecipherable] to Mr. Thacher, undated. A56 Concerning the author's gratitude and pleasure in their correspondence, as well as thanks for the recipient's expressions of sympathy.
12 1880 Photographic portrait of Ernesto Rossi. A57
12 1881 Letter from Ernesto Rossi to [unspecified], August 11, 1866. A57 Letter is in Italian.
12 1881a Poster advertising Ernesto Rossi's appearance at Booth's Theatre in 1881. A57
12 1882 Autographed photographic portrait of Raphael Joseffy. A57
12 1883 Autograph of Raphael Joseffy, dated New York 1883. A57 Item has two bars of music written on it above the autograph.
12 1884 Photographic portrait of Minnie Hauck. A57
12 1885 Photographic portrait of Giuseppe Del Puente with autograph below, dated February 20, 1890. A57
12 1886 Autographed photographic portrait of Francesco Tamagno, dated February 12, 1890. A57
12 1887 Photographic portrait of Marie Rose. A57
12 1888 Autograph of Charles M. Collins, dated December 18, 1882. A58
12 1889 Photographic portrait of Mme. Fabri, Carl Formes, and Miss Elzer. A58
12 1890 Autograph of Carl Formes, dated May 12, 1866. A58
12 1891 Photographic portrait with autograph below of Signor Bailini. A58
12 1892 Photographic copy of an advertisement for Mme. Fabri's Grand German and Italian Opera Company. A58
12 1893 Photographic portrait of Adele Cornalba with autograph below. A58 Above the signature: "Niente ricorda se il cuore tace", translated from the Italian means "You remember nothing if the heart is silent".
12 1894 Colored photogravure portrait of Lillie Langtry. A58
12 1895 Letter from Lillie Langtry to Col. Cockenil, dated Monday. A58 Concerning Langtry's fatigue.
12 1896 Photogravure portrait of Lillie Langtry. A58
12 1897 Photographic portrait of Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt. A58
12 1898 Autographed photographic portrait of Amelia Summerville, dated April 28, 1896. A58
12 1899 Engraved portrait of Henry Ward Beecher with signature printed below. A58
12 1900 Photographic portrait of Signor Brignoli. A59
12 1901 Letter from Signor Brignoli to "My dear Friend," dated February 14th. A59 Concerning Brignoli's fervent desire to meet and speak with the recipient, as well as the news that Brignoli met "the President" the day before.
12 1902 Photographic portrait of [indecipherable]. A59
12 1903 Letter from Lytton Southern to D. Mortimer, dated November 5th. A59 Concerns planning a meeting.
12 1903a Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Lytton Southern. A59
12 1904 Photographic portrait of Sam Sothern, with autograph below, dated December 10, 1856. A59
12 1905 Photographic portrait of John Gilbert. A59
12 1906 Photographic portrait of John Gilbert. A59
12 1907 Compilation of 25 photographic portraits: 4 of Jennie Carroll, 7 of Alice Mansfield, 5 of Ethel Arden, and 9 of Effie Yerance. A59
12 1908 Photographic portrait of Sydney Armstrong, Frank Mardaunk, and Annie A. Adams with autographs below. A59
12 1909 Photograph of Dion Boucicault, John Gilbert, and Ione Burke in Shaughraun. A59
12 1910 Photographic portrait of Sadie Martinot. A59
12 1911 Letter from Sadie Martinot to Mr. Palmer, undated. A59 Contains a request for a script.
12 1912 Illustrated portrait of James Fennell. A59
12 1913 Photographic portrait of Louise Thorndyke. A59
12 1914 Letter from Bijou to "Dear Sir," dated Monday. A59 Concerning enclosed photo.
12 1915 Photographic portrait of Laura Don. A59
12 1916 Letter from Laura Don to "Dear Madam," undated. A59 Concerning the request for a script, as Don is unable to hear it read.
12 1917 Reproduction of a photograph of Richard Mansfield. A60
12 1918 Letter from Richard Mansfield to Gillette, dated May 14th. A60 Contains a great gratitude for something Gillette and his wife had done for Mansfield, as well as a request that they remember him to Miss Neilson.
12 1918a Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Richard Mansfield. A60
12 1919 Photographic portrait of Beatrice Cameron. A60
12 1920 Photogravure portrait of Richard Mansfield and Beatrice Cameron in Richard III. A60 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 2.
12 1921 Autographed photographic portrait of Henrietta Crosman. A60
12 1922 Photographic portrait of Isabella Everson. A60 Everson's upper torso has been loosely sketched upon the photo.
12 1923 Photographic portrait of Mr. E. Simms, with autograph below. A60
12 1924 Letter from Kate Forsyth to Mr. Aronson, undated. A60 Letter is written on a Western Union telegraph form. Concerns arranging a reading or performance in the future.
12 1925 Autographed photographic portrait of Johnstone Bennett. A60
12 1926 Photographic portrait of Linda da Costa. A60
13 1927 Photographic portrait of "The Stoddarts" and Neil Burgess in The Widow Bedott. A61
13 1928 Photographic portrait of Neil Burgess. A61
13 1929 Photographic portrait of Mary Stoddart (Mrs. Neil Burgess). A61
13 1930 Letter from William Young to Mr. Mallory, dated May 23rd. A61 Concerns Young's perception of various shortcomings in a script sent to him by Mallory, as well as suggestions upon how to combat them.
13 1931 Photographic portrait of Dore Davidson with autograph below. A61
13 1932 Letter from Dore Davidson to Mr. Ebst, December 28, 1902. A61 Contains a request that Davidson's mail be forwarded to an included address.
13 1933 Autographed photographic portrait of Alex Salvini. A61 Dated 1895.
13 1934 Autographed photographic portrait of Virginia Brooks. A62 Stamped on the back of the item: Credit must be given for each reproduction of this picture. Aime Dupont.
13 1935 Autographed photographic portrait of Nelson Wheatcroft. A62
13 1936 Letter from Harry Pepper to "Dear Sir," April 24, 1892. A62 Concerns the gift of enclosed tickets.
13 1937 Autograph of Janish with inscription. A62
13 1938 Photographic portrait of Osmond Tearle with autograph below. A62
13 1939 Letter from Osmond Tearle to "Dear old Harry," October 6, 1882. A62 Letter is written on "Osmond Tearle's Legitimate Tour" letterhead. Concerns a plan between the two men for Tearle's next year, as well as news on Tearle's current engagements.
13 1940 Letter from F.F. Mackay to Morton, July 8, 1909. A62 Concerns a manuscript recently read and plans to meet the next week.
13 1941 Letter from [indecipherable] to Becks, undated. A62 Contains a request to meet the following Wednesday.
13 1942 Letter from Eliza Felix Rachel to [unspecified], undated. A62 Letter is in French. Pencil note on second page: "The celebrated Rachel!"
13 1943 Photographic portrait of Ada Dyas. A63
13 1944 Photographic portrait of H.J. Montague and Ada Dyas in Shaughraun. A63
13 1945 Photographic portrait of H.J. Montague. A63
13 1946 Letter from H.J. Montague to "Dear Sir," January 12, 1878. A63 Concerns a letter that had been lost in the mail for four months.
13 1947 Colored photographic portrait of H.J. Montague. A63
13 1948 Photographic portrait of Ada Dyas. A63
13 1949 Autographed photographic portrait of George Clarke. A63
13 1949a Sheet music cover from the Leland Opera House's December 11, 1884 production of Young Mrs. Winthrop. A63 The music to "Golden Slumber" from the play is printed on the back side of the item.
13 1950 Letter from George Clarke to "Dear Sir," July 2, 1858. A63 Concerns arranging an upcoming engagement, including Clarke's salary of $12/ week.
13 1951 Photographic portrait of George Clarke. A63
13 1952 Photographic portrait of Annie Ward Tiffany. A63
13 1953 Photograph of Annie Ward Tiffany's house in Buzzard's Bay. A63
13 1954 Autographed photographic portrait of Georgia Cayvan. A63 Inscription: "But I don't like either".
13 1954a Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production of May Blossom on January 29, 1885. A63
13 1954b Advertisement for an upcoming performance of The Mighty Dollar! featuring "Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Florence". A63
13 1955 Letter from Georgia Cayvan to W.H. Morrison, August 5, 1898. A63 Letter is typewritten, with a handwritten signature. Concerns payment of Cayvan's bill.
13 1956 Letter from Alberta Gallatin to Mr. Palmer, dated May 4th. A63 Concerns a request for something to be sent to Gallatin.
13 1957 Autographed photographic portrait of Gracie Hendersen, dated April 6, 1896. A63
13 1958 Autographed photographic portrait of W.H. Crompton. A63
13 1959 Autograph of W.H. Crompton. A63
13 1960 Letter from George Riddle to Brown, October 25, 1887. A63 Concerns programs.
13 1961 Photographic portrait of Adoli Riderworld (?) with autograph below. A63
13 1962 Photographic portrait of Louise Paullin with autograph below. A63
13 1963 Photographic portrait of Dora Wiley. A63
13 1963a Advertisement for the Carleton English Opera Company. A63
13 1964 Autographed photographic portrait of Jessie Bartlett Davis. A63
13 1965 Letter from Jessie Bartlett Davis to John Heise, February 11, 1894. A63 Concerns a photograph of Davis.
13 1966 Photographic portrait of William Carleton with autograph below. A63
13 1967 Letter from William Carleton to [indecipherable], August 21, 1885. A63 Concerns an enclosed signature of Carleton (pasted upon the item) which was to be used to admit his chorus to the box office on Saturday.
13 1967a Advertisement for the Boston Ideal Opera Company. A63
13 1967b Advertisement for Ingomar on March 14, 1885. A63
13 1967c Advertisement for Choral Club on April 13, 1885. A63
13 1968 Autographic photographic portrait of Rhea, dated 1892. A63
13 1969 Letter from Rhea to [unspecified], November 26, 1882. A63 Concerns a quote from a play.
13 1970 Letter from Harry Hallo to George, January 18, 1897. A63 Concerns a copy of a photograph that Hallo's wife would like copied.
13 1971 Autograph of James Steele MacKaye. A63 Autograph has a long inscription concerning the mastering of emotions.
13 1972 Photographic portrait of Barton Hill with autograph below. A63
13 1973 Letter from Barton Hill to George, August 13, 1903. A63 Concerns both men waiting for the arrival of news, as well as mention of many of the people they once acted with in their youth.
13 1974 Photographic portrait of Felix Morris with autograph below. A63
13 1975 Photographic portrait of Henry Lee with autograph below. A63
13 1976 Letter from Jules Janin to Madame, dated 1852. A63 Letter is in French.
13 1977 Photographic portrait of Rose Brandet, with autograph below. A63 Dated 1898.
13 1978 Photographic portrait of Ida Mulle, with autograph below. A64 Mulle is holding a kitten. Dated October 12, 1890.
13 1979 Letter from Ida Mulle to John Heise, January 8, 1892. A64 Contents concern the enclosed photograph.
13 1979a Advertisement for a production of The Pirates of Penzance and The Slave of Duty. A64
13 1980 Autographed photographic portrait of Lillian Russell. A64
13 1981 Letter from Lillian Russell to Miss Van Ellen, dated Wednesday. A64 Concerning a piano.
13 1982 Autographed photographic portrait of [indecipherable]. A64 Pencil note: With Lillian Russell.
13 1983 Letter from Louise Beaudet to Col. Milliken, undated. A64 Concerning Milliken's opera.
13 1984 Photographic portrait of Cornelia Buckey (Mrs. Tony Pastor), with autograph below. A64
13 1985 Letter from Tony Pastor to "Dear Sir," November 19, 1891. A64 Concerning enclosed autographed photograph of Pastor's wife.
13 1986 Photographic portrait of the Irwin Sisters, with "Irwin Sisters" signed below. A64
13 1987 Letter from Cora Tanner to the editor of the New York Herald, April 26, 1894. A64 Contains Tanner's request that the rumor that she is engaged to play in an upcoming show be contradicted in print.
13 1988 Letter from Edmund Collier to Mr. Becks, dated June 16th. A64 Contains Collier's query if Becks had yet obtained a copy of Gladiator.
13 1989 Autographed photographic portrait of Emma Nevada Palmer. A65
13 1990 Letter from Emma Nevada Palmer to Mrs. Jones, dated Tuesday. A65 Contains a description of a trip to the country.
13 1991 Letter from Jon. A. McCaull to Charlie, December 5, 1883. A65 Concerns the man who bought Booth's Theatre.
13 1992 Photographic portrait of George Boniface, Jr., with autograph and inscription below. A65
13 1993 Photographic portrait of Mathilde Cottelly with autograph below, dated December 31, 1891. A65
13 1994 Letter from Mathilde Cottelly to Simmonds and Brown, undated. A65 Contents concern a mis-forwarded address.
13 1995 Autographed photographic portrait of Marie Jansen, dated 1892. A65
13 1996 Inscription and autograph of Marie Jansen, dated January 25, 1889. A65
13 1997 Photographic portrait of Luigi Lablanche. A65
13 1998 Letter from Luigi Lablanche to "Dear Sir," December 8, 1895. A65 Concerning enclosed autographed photograph.
13 1999 Photographic portrait of Luigi Lablanche and Mary Frances Scott Siddons. A65
13 2000 Letter from Mary Frances Scott Siddons to "Dear Sir," February 8, 1892. A65 Concerns the "evil days" that had "fallen upon" Siddons, including a description of the circumstances responsible for her "suffering trouble and anxiety".
13 2001 Letter from J.B. Polk to J.C. Buttre, April 23, 1866. A65 Concerns the copying of photographs.
13 2002 Autographed photographic portrait of Lilli Lehman, dated 1897. A65
13 2003 Photographic portrait of an unidentified woman. A65
13 2004 Autographed photographic portrait of Ovide Musin, dated April 1891. A65
13 2005 Letter from Ovide Musin to Arensen, December 2, 1906. A65 Concerns Musin's current lecture, as well as arrangements of an upcoming engagement.
13 2006 Letter from Louis James to Miss Aldrich, January 3, 1894. A65 Concerning pictures of Fat Jack.
13 2007 Photographic portrait of Victory Bateman Clarke with autograph below. A65
13 2008 Photographic portrait of Beryl Hope with autograph below. A65
13 2009 Photographic portrait of Osmond Tearle, dated July 1893. A65
13 2010 Photographic portrait of Eleanor Carey with autograph below. A65
13 2011 Photographic portrait of Eilene Movella. A65
13 2012 Photographic portrait of Clara Barry (Mrs. Thomas Barry). A65
13 2013 Letter from Clara Barry (Mrs. Thomas Barry) to "Dear Sir," undated. A65 Concerning enclosed autographs of herself and her husband.
13 2014 Photographic portrait of G. Ulmer. A66
13 2015 Photographic portrait of Courtice Pounds. A66
13 2016 Autographed photographic portrait of William Redmund. A66
13 2017 Letter from William Redmund to Mr. Brown, dated September 30, 1905. A66 Concerning future engagements.
13 2018 Photographic portrait of Clara Barry (Mrs. Thomas Barry), with autograph below. A66 Signed as "Mrs. Wm Redmund".
13 2019 Photographic portrait of "Thatcher, Primrose, and West," dated 1893, with autograph of George Thatcher below, dated 1885. A66
13 2020 Photographic portrait of Antonio Glassi with autograph below, dated 1893. A66
13 2021 Autographed photographic portrait of Sophia Lolli, dated 1894. A66
13 2022 Autographed photographic portrait of Tellula Evans. A66 Inscription reads "'She'".
13 2023 Photographic portrait of Ray Allen and another woman with autograph below, dated 1889. A66
13 2024 Photographic portrait of the Mikado Ballet, with the autograph of Ricca Allen below. A66
13 2025 Photographic portrait of the Allen Sisters. A66
13 2026 Photographic portrait of Frankie Kimball. A66
13 2027 Photographic portrait of W.J. Scanlan with a young girl. A66
13 2028 Three autographs: Maurice Drew, Odell Williams, and Logan Paul. A66 A check is pencil-noted next to Odell Williams.
13 2029 Photographic portrait of Lillian Olcott. A67
13 2029a Programme cover featuring Lillian Olcott. A67
13 2030 Letter from Lillian Olcott to B, dated Tuesday. A67 Concerning an article.
13 2031 Lithographic print of an illustration of Victorian Sardou. A67 On the back of the item is a lithographic print of "Messieurs, Messieurs les Immortels. Fantaisies humoristiques à l'eau-forte".
13 2032 Letter from Victorian Sardou to [indecipherable], undated. A67 Letter is in French.
13 2033 Portrait of Elsie Leslie. A67
13 2034 Photographic portrait of Jarbeau. A67
13 2035 Letter from Jarbeau to John Heise, dated 1893. A67 Concerning enclosed photograph.
13 2035a Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production featuring Emma Abbott on September 20, 1887. A67
13 2035b Programme cover from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Minnie Palmer on November 23, 1887. A67
13 2035c Programme cover from the Leland Opera House's production on December 16, 1887. A67
13 2036 Autographed photographic portrait of Kate Claxton. A67
13 2036a Programme cover from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Kate Claxton. A67
13 2037 Letter from A.M. Palmer to Mr. Palmer, January 6, 1884. A67 Concerning inability to meet the following Monday, and a rescheduling of their meeting.
13 2038 Photographic portrait of D.B. Hill. A67
13 2038a Souvenir playbill from the Leland Opera House's Benefit on January 19, 1888. A67 Printed on ribbon.
13 2038b Souvenir program from the Leland Opera House's Benefit on January 19, 1888. A67 Printed on ribbon.
13 2038c Program cover from a production on February 10, 1885, featuring Dion Boucicault. A67
13 2038d Souvenir program from a production on December 17, 1887. A67 Printed on ribbon.
13 2039 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of John Boyd Thacher. A67
13 2040 Letter from John Boyd Thacher to George H. Thacher, October 28, 1899. A67 Letter is written on Albany City National Bank letterhead. Concerns monies owed to the bank.
13 2041 Photographic portrait of Charles J. Buchanan. A67
13 2042 Letter from Charles J. Buchanan to Mr. Thacher, November 21, 1911. A67 Contains biographical information on several people.
13 2043 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of M.N. Nolan with autograph below. A67
13 2044 Photographic portrait of R.L. Banks. A67
13 2045 Letter from R.L. Banks to "Dear sir," June 29, 1895. A67 Concerning "the Bank".
13 2046 Engraved portrait of John Myers with autograph below. A67
13 2047 Letter from John Myers to [unidentified], June 14, 1893. A67 Letter of reference for Myers' past clerk.
13 2048 Photographic portrait of Hon. James H. Manning. A67
13 2049 Letter from the Hon. James H. Manning to Thacher, January 19, 1913. A67 Contains reminiscences of the benefit for the Actors Fund that was held at Leland Opera House in 1888.
13 2050 Photographic portrait of Maud Harrison. A67
13 2051 Letter from Maud Harrison to "My dear Madam," August 1, 1905. A67 Contains reminiscences of past performances.
13 2052 Photographic portrait of Maud Harrison and Kitty Blanchard. A67
13 2053 Photographic portrait of Maud Harrison. A67
13 2054 Autographed photographic portrait of Julia Stuart. A67
13 2055 Photographic portrait of Mason Mitchell with autograph below, dated March 3, 1887. A67
13 2056 Letter from Mason Mitchell to Aunt Louisa, dated Thursday. A67 Concerns Mitchell's gratitude towards his aunt.
13 2056a Programme cover featuring Frank Daniels on March 1, 1888. A67
13 2057 Photographic portrait of Dion Boucicault with autograph below. A67
13 2058 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Dion Boucicault (Josephine Louise Thorndyke) with autograph below, dated February 1896. A67
13 2058a Programme cover from a production on February 27, 1888 of Hoodman Blind. A67
13 2059 Photographic portrait of Fanny Gilette with autograph below. A67
13 2060 Letter from Fanny Gillette to "Dear Sir," January 10, 1891. A67 Concerning enclosed autograph.
13 2061 Advertisement for The Frawley Company. A67 Item has 17 photographs, each with a name beneath.
13 2062 Photographic portrait of Grace Kimball with autograph below. A67
13 2063 Photogravure portrait of Julia Marlowe as Julia from The Hunchback. A67
13 2064 Letter from E [indecipherable] to Thatcher, undated. A67 Contains the sender's gratitude for Thatcher's sentiments in last letter.
13 2065 Photograph of Julia Marlowe at Highmount. A67
13 2066 Letter from Julia Marlowe to Mrs. Harriet Robinson, dated Friday February. A67 Concerning a future "serious work". Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
13 2067 Photographic portrait of John Henshew. A67
13 2067a Program from the Metropolitan Opera House. A67
13 2068 Autographed photographic portrait of Eben Plympton with autograph below. A67
13 2069 Letter from Eben Plympton to Miss Aldrich, dated June 12, 1895. A67 Concerning Evelyn Greenleaf Baker Sutherland.
13 2070 Photographic portrait of Fred De Bellville. A67
13 2071 Photographic portrait of Frank Daniels from The Wizard of the Nile. A67
13 2072 Photographic portrait of Frank Daniels. A67
13 2073 Photographic portrait of Walden Ramsey. A67
13 2074 Autographed photographic portrait of Josephine Hall. A67
13 2075 Letter from Josephine Hall to [indecipherable], dated April 19, 1894. A67 Contains a forwarding address.
13 2076 Autographed photographic portrait of Adelaide Randall, dated February 21, 1890. A67
13 2077 Photographic portrait of Adelaide Randall. A67
13 2078 Photographic portrait of Adelaide Randall. A67
13 2079 Autographed photographic portrait of Alice Fischer. A67
13 2080 Letter from Alice Fischer to Mr. Chilchrist (?), dated Thursday. A67 Contains an invitation to come visit Fischer "soon" so that they may "have a pleasant evening".
13 2081 Autographed photographic portrait of Alice Fischer holding a toddler. A67
13 2082 Photographic portrait of Phosie McAllister with autograph below. A67
13 2082 a? Programme cover from a production on May 7, 1888 featuring the Grand English Opera Company. A67
13 2083 Photographic portrait of Lyla Kavenaugh. A67
13 2084 Photographic portrait of Minnie Maddern Fiske with her dog. A67
13 2085 Letter from Minnie Maddern Fiske to The Dramatic Editor, undated. A67 Concerns the need for the paper to not suggest that her play The Rose was an adaptation, as it was an originally written work.
13 2086 Photographic portrait of Joseph Hart. A68
13 2087 Autograph of Henriette Berleur. A68 Pencil note: 1890
13 2088 Photographic portrait of May Wheeler. A68
13 2089 Two photographic portraits, the top of Charles Wheatleigh, the bottom of Mrs. Charles Wheatleigh, with her autograph below. A68
13 2089a Page from a program with a list of auxiliary cast members. A68 Several names are highlighted. On the back of the item are floor charts of six areas of a theater.
13 2090 Autographed photographic portrait of Italo Campanini, dated February 24, 1892. A68
13 2090a Newspaper clipping: Obituary of Italo Campanini from The Sun, November 24, 1896. A68
13 2090b Program cover from November 21, 1888's production featuring Italo Campanini. A68
13 2091 Autographed photographic portrait of Nellie Melba. A68
13 2092 Telegraph from Nellie Melba to Madame La Marquise de Castrone, dated Tuesday evening. A68 Concerning Melba's recent arrival and plans to see the recipient the next evening.
13 2093 Autographed photographic portrait of Mme. Calre, dated 1894. A68
13 2094 Letter from Mme. Calre to Cher Monsieur, undated. A68 Letter is in French.
13 2095 Photographic portrait of Marion Booth. A68
13 2096 Letter from Harrison Gray Fiske to "Dear Sir," November 10, 1888. A68 Declines offer of old playbills.
13 2097 Photographic portrait of Amy Lee with autograph and inscription below. A68
13 2098 Photographic portrait of Laura Belini with autograph below, dated 1891. A68
13 2099 Autographed photographic portrait of Clementine de T(?)era. A68
13 2100 Photographic portrait of Frank E. McNish with autograph below. A68 McNish is shirtless.
13 2101 Letter from Octavio Allen to Alliston Brown, March 14, 1875. A68 Concerning the arrangement of future engagements.
13 2102 Autographed photographic portrait of Pol Planson, dated November 12, 1895. A68
13 2102a Programme cover from the December 31, 1888, production featuring Clara Morris. A68
13 2102b Programme cover from the January 5, 1889, production featuring Rhea. A68
13 2103 Photographic portrait of James O. Barrow with autograph below, dated May 9, 1896. A68
13 2104 Letter from James O. Barrow to David Muir, May 9, 1896. A68 Concerning enclosed autographed photograph.
13 2105 Autographed photographic portrait of Joseph Holland. A68
13 2105a Souvenir playbill from the February 24, 1890, performance of Shenandoah at the Proctor's 23rd Street Theatre. A68 Item is printed on ribbon.
13 2106 Photographic portrait of Katie E. Shee with autograph below, dated October 1, 1884. A68
13 2107 Letter from Lilly Past to David Muir, February 9, 1896. A68 Concerns signed photograph that Past will send the following week.
13 2108 Autographed photographic portrait of W.H. MacDonald. A68
13 2109 Autographed photographic portrait of Amelia Bingham. A68
13 2110 Autographed photographic portrait of Madge Kendal and W.H. Kendal. A68
13 2111 Letter from W.H. Kendal to "Dear Sir," December 1, 1883. A68 Concerns the recipient's drama Sir Lancelot.
13 2112 Letter from Madge Kendal to [indecipherable], undated. A68 Concerns setting a time to meet.
13 2113 Autographed photographic portrait of Melbourne MacDowell. A68
13 [2113 a?] Programme cover from a March 14, 1889, production featuring Rose Coghlan. A69
13 2113b Memorial program from the Metropolitan Opera House's production of Hamlet on May 21, 1888. Pages 1 and 2. A68
13 2113c Memorial program from the Metropolitan Opera House's production of Hamlet on May 21, 1888. Pages 3 and 4. A68
13 2113d Memorial program from the Metropolitan Opera House's production of Hamlet on May 21, 1888. Pages 5 and 6. A68
13 2113e Memorial program from the Metropolitan Opera House's production of Hamlet on May 21, 1888. Pages 7 and 8. A68
13 2113f Souvenir program from the December 4, 1890, production at the Broadway Theatre. A69 Item is printed on ribbon.
14 2114 Photographic portrait of Fanny Foster. 408
14 2115 Receipt from Edwin Adams. 391
14 2116 Letter from Louisa Morse to John Heise, February 17, 1891. 307 Concerning enclosed photograph, includes biographical data.
14 2117 Autographed photographic portrait of Agnes Herndon. A8
14 2118 Illustration of Mr. Micawber from David Copperfield. A29
14 2119 Photograph of a theatrical scene with the names of the actors noted below. 46
14 2120 Letter from Edwin Arden to "Dear Sir," June 15, 1901. A55 Contains the negotiation of a future engagement, including Arden's salary and various demands.
14 2121 Letter from Charles A. Walters to J.B. Wright, August 28, 1857. 296 Concerning request that Wright help Walters obtain the next available vacancy from Mr. Barry.
14 2122 Theatrical photograph of a man surrounded by three women and a child.
14 2123 Photographic portrait of Little Dot Clarendon.
14 2124 Letter from Henry W. Longfellow to Charles Theodore Eben, December 28, 1863. 41 Concerns Longfellow's opinion and corrections of Eben's translation into German of Longfellow's poem "The Birds of Killingworth", as well as Longfellow's opinion of Eben's book Vier Amerikanische Gedichte (Four American Poems, Metrically Translated into German), and Longfellow's approval of the printing of the original version of "The Birds of Killingworth" alongside the German translation. Original stored in the vault; color copy and digital image available for researcher use.
14 2125 Letter from Julie Rive-King to David Muir, October 28, 1896. Concerning photographs of Rive-King.
14 2126 Letter from Anna [Conell?] to Mr. Simmonds, December 30, 1893. Concerning rearrangement of [Conell's?] contract.
14 2127 Portrait of "Booth".
14 2128 Autographed photographic portrait of Henry Neville.
14 2129 Letter from [indecipherable] Potter to Mr. Edwards, dated September 1st. 50 Concerning something Potter had lost.
14 2130 Photographic portrait of Billy Emerson, with autograph below.
14 2131 Autographed photographic portrait of Billy Birch.
14 2132 Photographic portrait of Harry Buckley with autograph below.
14 2133 Autographed photographic portrait of [Augustus?] [Pitou?]
14 2134 Photographic portrait of Pauline L'Allemand with autograph below, dated September 25, 1891.
14 2135 Portrait of Benjamin Johnson.
14 2136 Portrait of Samuel Johnson.
14 2137 Engraved image of "A South View of Oswego, on Lake Ontario, in North America". Engraved for the London Magazine in 1760.
14 2138 Photographic portrait of Frederick Bond with inscription and autograph below, dated July 26, 1884. 37
14 2139 Photographic portrait of H. Rocher.
14 2140 Photographic portrait of Ada Deaves with autograph below, dated October 18, 1891.
14 2141 Autograph of Wilkie Fellows (?). Autograph is cut from a letter.
14 2142 Letter from J. Booth to Mr. Liusky (?), dated May 30th Concerning the copying and possible publication of a manuscript Booth left at the recipient's office.
14 2143 [The King and the Player – Robert W. Elliston and George III?] caricature by George Cruikshank. The king stands in the box of a theater and the player is below with violin in hand, in the act of drawing his bow.
14 2143a Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Othello from Othello. 96
14 2143b Photogravure portrait of Edwin Forrest as King Lear from King Lear. 110 Posture taken from Act IV, Scene 6.
14 2143c Portrait of Edwin Forrest as Coriolanus. 110
14 2144 Engraved illustration of George Washington's tomb and the west front of Mount Vernon. 59
14 2145 Letter from Roselle Knott to Colonel Brown, dated October 20, 1880. A2 Concerns Knott's inability to visit "an attraction" with Brown.
14 2146 Autographed photographic portrait of Kate Stokes Stetson. 75
14 2147 Photographic portrait of Kate Stokes Stetson. 75
14 2148 Autographed photographic portrait of Georgia [Waldini?], dated March 17, 1893. Item has been minimally colorized.
14 2149 Autographed photographic portrait of Clara Wieland.
14 2150 Photographic portrait of Fanny Young with autograph below.
14 2151 Photographic portrait of Carrie Haynes.
14 2152 Letter from Marie [Tempese?] to Morrison, dated March 12, 1894. Concerning the proofs and negatives of photographs.
14 2153 Autograph of Annie [Firmin?], dated March 12, 1890.
14 2154 Letter from William Macready to William Maccall, November 23, 1848. 108 Concerning the arrangement of future engagements.
14 2155 Engraved illustration of a statue of William Shakespeare. XI Caption: From the bronze statue by J.Q.A. Ward, in Central Park, New York.
14 2156 Portrait of J.B. Buckstone.
14 2157 Letter from R.B. Mantell to Jack, October 11, 1891. Concerning Mantell's trip to New York.
14 2158 Photographic portrait of Mme. Melba.
14 2159 Photographic portrait of Zelda Seguin Wallace. A7
14 2160 Sheet music cover of There's Millions In It. 307
14 2161 Engraved illustration of William Macready as Hamlet from Hamlet. 116
14 2162 Photogravure portrait of Rose Coghlan as Lady Teazle from The School for Scandal. A55
14 2163 Engraved illustration of "Aimee". A3 Image depicts a young woman or teenager playing a guitar.
14 2164 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Agnes Ethel. 391
14 2164a Advertisement for the Trimble Opera House's production featuring Agnes Ethel on February 9, 1872. 391
14 2165 Autograph of J (?) Matthews, dated November 16, 1871. 398
14 2166 Letter from William Creswick to Mr. Major, dated November 12th. 391 Contains acknowledgement of Major's request to Creswick.
14 2167 Letter from John Brohnn to Luke Nenlann, undated. 118 Concerns the arranging Brohnn's visit to Albany.
14 2168 Letter from John Balay to Mr. Hill, dated Good Friday 1836. 12 Concerning interest in The Coliseum.
14 2169 Letter from William Wood to "Sir," dated May 22nd. Offer of a part in a production.
14 2170 Portrait of James W. Wallack as Shylock from Merchant of Venice. Posture taken from Act III, Scene 1.
14 2171 Portrait of James W. Wallack as Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing.
14 2172 Portrait of C.E. Davenport as Othello from Othello.
14 2173 Portrait of John E. Owens as Lancelot Gobbo. 354
14 2174 Portrait of William Wheatly as Romeo. 290
14 2175 Portrait of Mrs. Abbott as Miranda from The Tempest. 240
14 2176 Portrait of Edward Eddy as Posthumous from Cymbeline. 233
14 2177 Portrait of Miss Davenport as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. 214
14 2178 Portrait of Eliza Logan as Cordelia from King Lear. 156
14 2179 Portrait of Lady Celeste. 122
14 2180 Photogravure portrait of Miss Neilson as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.
14 2181 Photographic portrait of Capoul. A46
14 2182 Portrait of Effie Germon. A54
15 . Black two-ring National "Simplex" Note Book
15 Typewritten alphabetical list of "Pictures Needed".
15 Typewritten alphabetical list of "Letters Needed".
15 Typewritten alphabetical index to an extra-illustrated edition of The Players of a Century.
15 Typewritten alphabetical index to the Addenda to The Players of a Century and to The Players of a Century, alternating between the two by letter.
15 Handwritten page of names and, presumably, page numbers. Item is in the back of the black two-ring National "Simplex" Note Book.
15 Newspaper clipping of "Names of Actors and Actresses: The Public and Real Names- Curiosities of Stage Nomenclature", printed in the New York Sun February 26, 1878. Clipping is in the back of the black two-ring National "Simplex" Note Book; includes the maiden names of married actresses.
15 Brown leather three-ring binder The seal and name of "George H. Thacher" is on the inside cover.
15 Typewritten alphabetical index.
15 Typewritten guide, by page and volume, to The Players of a Century.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Eastman. The dress in the image is colored green.
15 1 Autographed photographic portrait of Lucille M. Adams.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Dolly Adams.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Bessie Pickens-Abbott and Jessie Pickens-Abbott with autographs below, dated 1896,
15 1 Photographic portrait of Billy Arlington with autograph below and on the back, dated April 6, 1891.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Ethel Branden with autograph below.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Maud Branscombe.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Margaret Cone. 143
15 1 Autographed photographic portrait of Emma Eames, dated 1893.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Press Eldridge.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Anna Elza.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Molly Fuller with autograph on the back.
15 1 Photographic portrait of [indecipherable] Goddard.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Evelyn Granville.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Toma Hanlon.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Lora Hollis.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Sally Hurkley.
15 1 Photographic portrait of Lucille Hill
15 1 Autographed photographic portrait of Lillian B. Herschel.
15 1 Autographed photographic portrait of George Herschel, dated "Xmas" 1897.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Lilie Wilkinson.
15 2 Photographic portrait of F[indecipherable] West.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Ella Werner. Werner is dressed as a man.
15 2 Autographed photographic portrait of Blanche Walsh.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Sieveking.
15 2 Autographed photographic portrait of Annie Russell.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Belle Remick with autograph below and inscription on the back.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Fanny Prestige.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter with autograph below, dated September 30, 1892.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Virginia Mitchell.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Eugenia Mantelli with autograph below.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Andrew Mack.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Marie Lloyd with autograph below. Copyright 1897.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Jennie Lind.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Madge Lessing.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Lilli Lehmann with autograph below. A65
15 2 Autographed photographic portrait of Julie Rive-King with inscription and autograph below, dated October 5, 1896.
15 2 Photographic portrait of Lara Janki.
15 3 Compilation of 100 photographic portraits of the "C.D. Fredricks & Co. Theatrical Portrait Gallery No. 2". The names of the subjects are on the back of the items.
15 3 Photographic portrait of an actor in a nun's habit. Photograph by Sarony.
15 3 Photographic portrait of two women in matching costume, one dressed as a man and one as a woman. Note on verso: Lawrence Marsh Vol. 2- 12.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in a white dress with large bustle.
15 3 Newspaper clipping about J.K. Emmet and Lottie Gilson's recent performance.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman. Note on verso: Kinsbury.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in a hat with large black velvet ornaments.
15 3 Photographic portrait of Bertha Linder.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in a white dress.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in a sari and a tiara.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in a crinoline dress. Photograph by Sarony.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in a velvet crinoline dress.
15 3 Photographic portrait of an elderly woman and a young boy.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in Roman costume.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in an elaborately embroidered s-curve dress. Note on verso: Ellmeureich.
15 3 Photographic portrait of a woman in costume drinking wine.
15 4 Photographic portrait of Clara Morris.
15 4 Portrait of Clara Morris.
15 4 Engraved illustration of Albany Academy.
15 4 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of "Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walcot (Scene from ‘The Wife')".
15 4 Magazine clipping from The New York Dramatic Mirror with a portrait of Felix Morris on the front and a portrait of Anne Sutherland on the verso.
15 4 Image of the School and Library Wing of the Staten Island Academy. Note: Arthur Winter Memorial Library.
15 4 Engraved illustration of Edward Shuter, John Beard, and Dunstall in Love in a Village.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of "Salsbury–Troubadu" in character.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of "Salsbury–Troubadu" in character.
15 4 Woodcut portrait of Sam E. Ryan. Pencil note: "scarce woodcut portrait of Sam Ryan"; pen note: "Kate Denin (of the Denin Sisters) was the wife of Mr. Ryan"; note on verso: "Mr. Thacher/ With the compliments of/ Wm. A. Hildebrand/ Feby 22, 1914"
15 4 Photogravure portrait of Ristori. Copyright 1887.
15 4 Portrait of Marie Prescott.
15 4 Portrait of Mr. Phelps and Miss Glyn in Hamlet.
15 4 Illustration of the façade of a building with two columns.
15 4 Portrait of Charles Mathews.
15 4 Portrait of Nellie McHenry.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of the "Monument to John McCullough Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia".
15 4 Portrait of John McCullough.
15 4 Engraved illustration of Thomas King and Mrs. Baddeley in Clandestine Marriage.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Kendal.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of Madame Herrmann. Herrmann is dressed in a tuxedo.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of Professor Herrmann.
15 4 Colored illustration of a scene from Held by the Enemy. Caption: "See- There's a shell exploding just over this house!"
15 4 Colored illustration of a scene from Held by the Enemy. Caption: "I refer to the witness!"
15 4 Portrait of Catherine Hayes.
15 4 Portrait of the "Mother of Edwin Forrest".
15 4 Colored portrait of Pauline Hall with autograph below.
15 4 Illustration of Samuel Foote and Thomas Weston in The Devil on Two Sticks.
15 4 Illustration of Samuel Foote in The Mayor of Garratt.
15 4 Colored portrait of Effie Ellsler.
15 4 Photographic portrait of Estelle Clayton.
15 4 Portrait of Paul Bedford.
15 4 Portrait of Francis Beaumont.
15 4 Photogravure portrait of P.T. Barnum.
15 4 Portrait of Mrs. J.H. Allen.
15 5 Playbill from Anthony Hall's production featuring Old Folks and Father Kemp on January 26th and 27th.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on February 10, 1879, featuring Alice Harrison.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on July 29, 1878, of Hiawatha.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production of Evangeline on July 1, 1878.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production Ferreol on August 28, 1876.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production of Sweethearts and Wives on October 16, 1872.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production featuring Lotta on September 20, 1875.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production featuring John McCullough on February 25, 1878.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on June 3, 1872, featuring the Vokes family.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on Monday 22, 1871.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on February 12, 1870.
15 5 Playbill from The Globe's production on November 8, 1872, featuring Mr. Sothern.
15 5 Playbill from The Globe's production of Lydia Thompson's Burlesque Company on Monday October 7, 1872.
15 5 Playbill from The Globe's production on April 27, 1872.
15 5 Playbill from Selwyn's benefit and testimonial to Mrs. Thomas Barry on May 13, 1870.
15 5 Playbill from the Lyceum Theatre's benefit on February 16, 1870.
15 5 Playbill from Music Hall's production on June 5, 1873, featuring William Lingard and Alice Lingard.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Music Hall's production featuring Parepa-Rosa on May 17, 1870.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on May 5, 1879, featuring the New York Standard Theatre Company.
15 5 Autograph of Edward L. Davenport, dated 1843, written a page from a script book.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production on August 28, 1879.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production on February 25, 1873, of Octoroon.
15 5 Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production featuring Mrs. John Wood on April 22, 23, and 24, 1872.
15 5 Program page from the Union Concert for the benefit of the Volunteer Aid Fund on February 6, 1862. "EAMIIY" is written on the item.
15 5 Satin souvenir poster of the Jefferson-Florence Comedy Company's production of The Rivals.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production of Contempt of Court on November 22, 1879.
15 5 Proof No. 1 sample of a poster for the Standard Theatre's production of H.M.S. Pinafore with the creator's notes on the back.
15 5 Program for the Grand Concert at Anthony Hall on April 12, 1866.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 22, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 11, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 4, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 25, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 27, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 27, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on November 8, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on November 8, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on November 8, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on November 1, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 25, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 25, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 25, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 18, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 27, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 13, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 20, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on November 15, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on November 15, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 27, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production featuring Milton Nobles.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on September 27, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 4, 1879.
15 5 Newspaper advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on October 11, 1879.
15 5 Advertisement from the Trimble Opera House's production of July 4, 1870.
15 5 Four programs from the Trimble Opera House's productions of January 8, 1870.
15 6 Copy of the text of the Addenda to Players of a Century.
15 7 Carbon copy of "Phelps v 2", dated October 13, 1915. "Phelps v 2" is a list of names and image descriptions.
15 8 Illustration of "The Park and Grounds of Chateau Chandoce". A2
15 8 Illustration of Rose Michel. A5
15 8 Advertisement for the July 4, 1861 Late Green Street Theatre productions featuring Louisa Wells and Billy Patterson. 304
15 8 Two-sided item. Side one is a playbill from the Theatre in the George Yard's production on July 20, 1781 of Suspicious Husband. Side two is a playbill from the Theatre in the George Yard's production on July 16, 1781, of Padlock.
15 8 Advertisement for the Leland Opera House's production on December 23, 1882, of Passing Regiment.
15 8 Program cover from the October 3, 1888, production of The Henrietta.
15 8 Playbill from the Boston Museum's production on June 8, 1874, featuring Charlotte Thompson.
15 8 Playbill from the Boston Theatre's production featuring Edwin Booth on November 5, 1869.
15 8 Playbill from the Academy of Music's production on September 27, 1865, of Shoddy.
15 8 Advertisement from the Leland Opera House's production on March 26, 1881, featuring Sarah Bernhardt.
16 1 Letter from Carl Rosa to "Dear Sir," July (?) 20, 1869. A29 Concerning "the cash affair".
16 1 Autograph of Lucien Barnes, dated October 8, 1879, and addressed to Mrs. M.A. Trimble. 376
16 1 Letter from Charles Leland to "The Bearrer", dated 1874. 377 Letter of reference for Edward Dowd.
16 1 Letter from George W. Norton to George Morton, April 28, 1881. A15 Concerning the upcoming season.
16 1 Letter from Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., to "Dear Sir," April 22, 1882. Concerns the recipient's received letter.
16 1 Autograph of George C. Boniface, dated February 25, 1887. 365
16 1 Letter from Lois Fuller to The Editor of the New York Herald, July 28, 1889. A54 Concerning The Herald's mistaken printing of a cable from "Lois Fuller," that had not been written by Fuller, and Fuller's desire for a retraction.
16 1 Letter from Tamaguo to Signor Souino, October 5, 1990. A58 Letter is in Italian.
16 1 Letter from Blanche Walsh to Manager of Rosina Volkes, May 8, 1890. 68 Contains a request for two seats at Volkes' performance.
16 1 Letter from Geraldine Ulmar to Mr. Aronson, June 30, 1890. A66 Contains a request for a box that evening.
16 1 Letter from Carrie Turner to W.F. Gilchrist, November 21, 1894. Concerns a clarification of a misunderstanding.
16 1 Letter from Henrietta Crosman to [unidentified], March 20, 1896. A30 Concerning a photograph.
16 1 Autograph of Corrine, dated May 22, 1896. A48
16 1 Letter from Lilli Lehman to Mrs. Lougford, August 1, 1899. A65 Concerning the arrangement of a future engagement, including Lehman's terms.
16 1 Letter from Charles M. Walcott to Mr. Taylor, May 27, 1901. A52 Concerning Walcott's opinion of a book.
16 1 Autograph of Lillian Nordica, dated 1913. 23
16 1 Letter from Ms. L McCog to "Dear Sir," March 9, 1920.
16 2 Four-page list of the "Members of Albany Stock Companies from 1863-1880". List is separated by gender.
16 2 Carbon copy of a four-page list of the "Members of Albany Stock Companies from 1863-1880".
16 2 One-page typewritten list of 113 names, with written notations on the page.
16 Black two-ring National "Simplex" Notebook
Typewritten alphabetical index to the Addenda to The Players of a Century.
Typewritten "Index to Programs".
16 Grey three-ring McM Blue Line Stiff Cover Ring Book
Typewritten alphabetical index to the Addenda to The Players of a Century.
Typewritten index to the extra-illustrated Addenda to The Players of a Century volumes1-3.
16 Addenda to Players of a Century

1889 extra-illustrated edition.

Front Cover: Pencil-note: "This copy of the Addenda lacks one page (45) HPP".
Item is unbound and housed in a folder. Many names have been underlined with pencil and there are many notations in this copy by Phelps.
16 Addenda to Players of a Century 1

1889 extra-illustrated edition.
Item is bound.
16 3a Letter from Rosa M. Leland, 842 Broadway, New York, to Mr. Phelps, n.d. Concerning her gratitude for his work with the "Actor's Fund."
16 3b Note from [Merry? Russell] to Toole, n.d. Concerning an upcoming meeting.
16 3c Letter from Isabella Dallas [Dallus?] (Glyn), to [unidentified], February, 9 [unknown year]. Concerning an upcoming meeting.
16 3d Note from C.B. Bishop, Baldwin Theatre, San Francisco, to [Eas?] April 15. Concerning a letter about him (Bishop) in the Dramatic News issue of April 7.
16 3e Letter from Georgia Cayvan, 357 W. 122 [Ln?] to Mr. (Douglas) Taylor, 333 W. 22nd St., New York, n.d. Concerning Georgia Cayvan's book. Addressed envelope included.
16 3f Letter from [G?] Clarke to Far[undecipherable], n.d. Requesting that the recipient send "God Speed" to Mr. Jefferson, who is about to set sail.
16 3g Letter from [J. Scalda Lolir?] to Mademoiselle, n.d. The letter is in French.
16 3h Letter from [undecipherable?] to Mr. Aronson, n.d. Concerning his/her gratitude for Mr. Aronson's letters.
16 3i Note from Laurence Hutton to H.P. Phelps, November 8, [no year]. Concerning a contribution Hutton made to Phelp's collection of a [Dunlap?] print.
16 3j Biographical information re: Milton Nobles, n.d.
16 3k Letter from A.H. Purdy to John [J.B.] Bights [?], Esq., September, 20, 1851 Concerning a play. Pencil notation indicates that A.H. Purdy was the "old N.Y. manager"
16 3l Appointment notice of "Notaries Public in and for the County of Onondaga"; signed [Edwin D.] E.D. Morgan, Governor of New York State, January 18, 1860
16 3m Letter to "Dear Sir" from George Vandenhoff, 9 East 18th Street, New York, October 15, 1860.
17 2183 Photogravure portrait of Edwin Forrest and Miss Lillie in The Broker of Bogata. A50
17 2184 Photographic portrait of Madame Albani as Desdemona in Othello. A20
17 2185 Photographic portrait of Madame Albani. A16
17 2186 Illustration of the façade of the Albany Female Academy. 172
17 2187 Photograph of the "View of Broadway". 33
17 2188 Photograph of "Broadway, Albany's Principal Wholesale Business Street, Under Water". 56 Pencil note: 1900.
17 2189 Illustration of "Capitol, Albany". 100
17 2190 Reproduction of a photograph of the City Hall of Albany, N.Y. 385
17 2191 Illustration of a "View in Albany, House of the First Dutch Governors". 55 Published in 1826.
17 2192 Illustration of "Down State Street" in Albany, N.Y. 56
17 2193 Photograph of State Street in Albany, N.Y., under water. 40 Pencil note: 1900, with the specific location.
17 2194 Photographic portrait of J.W. Albaugh with autograph below. 94
17 2195 Portrait of Mrs. Sinclair (late Mrs. Forrest), as Lady Teazle from School for Scandal. 270
17 2196 Portrait of Miss Albertine. 275
17 2197 Portrait of Andrew Jackson Allen. 52
17 2198 Illustration of Andrew Jackson Allen. 23
17 2199 Woodcut print of Andrew Jackson Allen. 23
17 2200 Illustrated portrait of Andrew Jackson Allen. 164
17 2201 Photographic portrait of Viola Allen. A61
17 2202 Portrait of D.C. Anderson. 218
17 2203 Portrait of Mr. Anderson as Hugh. 275
17 2204 Illustration of a scene from As You Like It. 395
17 2205 Portrait of Mlle Augusta. 209
17 2206 Portrait of Mlle Augusta. 97
17 2207 Colored portrait of Mr. Barrett. A10
17 2208 Portrait of Ludwig Van Beethoven. A8
17 2209 Photographic portrait of Sarah Bernhardt. A49
17 2210 Portrait of Betterton.
17 2211 Portrait of William Henry West Betty. Caption: The Extraordinary Phenomenon of 1804.
17 2212 Portrait of William Birch.
17 2213 Portrait of R.M. Bird, MD. 184
17 2214 Portrait of Anna Bishop. A7
17 2215 Engraved illustration of "Rope-Walking at Sea". 304 Caption: "M. Blondin on Board the P. and O. Steamer ‘Poonah'".
17 2216 Portrait of Edwin Booth with signature printed below. A10
17 2217 Eight illustrations of M. Blondin. 304 Pencil note: March 22, 1897.
17 2218 Photographic portrait of Edwin Booth at 23. 400
17 2219 Portrait of Edwin Booth as Hamlet from Hamlet. 400
17 2220 Newspaper clipping of Edwin Booth receiving a gold medal on January 22, 1865. 400
17 2221 Colored illustration of Edwin Booth in costume. 400
17 2222 Photogravure portrait of Edwin Booth as Richelieu. 400
17 2223 Illustration of the principal entrance of Mt. Auburn. 400 Pencil note: Where Edwin Booth is buried.
17 2224 Engraved illustration of Edwin Booth's grave. 400 Note: One of 25 copies printed.
17 2225 Photograph of Edwin Booth's funeral. A66
17 2226 Photograph of Edwin Booth's funeral. A67
17 2227 Illustration of the Church of the Transfiguration, New York, N.Y. A67
17 2228 Portrait of G.V. Brooke as the Duke of Gloster. 267
17 2229 Portrait of G.V. Brooke. 267
17 2230 Portrait of John Broham in character. 181
17 2231 Sheet music cover of I'll Never Forget Thee Dear Mary, with a portrait of Dan Bryant. 181
17 2232 Portrait of Fanny Louise Buckingham.
17 2233 Portrait of L. Lython Bulwer. A30
17 2234 Portrait of Joseph Burke. 153
17 2235 Portrait of General B. Batter. A32
17 2236 Portrait of Italo Campanini with autograph below. A66
17 2237 Portrait of S.C. Campbell. A9
17 2238 Portrait of John Cartwright. 75
17 2239 Portrait of William Cartwright.
17 2240 Portrait of Ann Catley.
17 2241 Portrait of Mrs. Centlivre. 27
17 2242 Portrait of Ella Chapman as Angelica Perkins in Robinson Crusoe. A8
17 2243 Photographic portrait of W.H. Chippendale. 12
17 2244 Illustration of Poet's Mound, monument to McDonald Clarke. 69
17 2245 Portrait of H. Clay.
17 2246 Illustration of Cleopatra. A37
17 2247 Photographic portrait of Rose Coghlan. A54
17 2248 Portrait of Rose Coghlan. A54
17 2249 Illustration of Cohoes Falls. 170
17 2250 Illustration of a "View of the Great Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River". 170
17 2251 Photographic portrait of F.B. Conway. A18
17 2252 Portrait of Mr. Cooper as Hotspur. 99
17 2253 Colored photographic portrait of Corinne. A41
17 2254 Illustration of Mr. Couldock as Richard III, in Richard III. 260
17 2255 Portrait of William Creswick. 391
17 2256 Portrait of William Creswick. 391
17 2257 Portrait of Richard Cumberland. 47
17 2258 Portrait of Richard Cumberland. 47
17 2259 Portrait of Charlotte Authman with signature printed below. 200
17 2260 Portrait of E.L. Davenport. 370
17 2261 Portrait of Fanny Davenport as Rosalind. 369
17 2262 Sheet music cover of O What Shall I Say, with portrait of Fanny Davenport. 369
17 2263 Portrait of W. Davidge as Malvolio.
17 2264 Portrait of Jeffers Davis with signature printed below.
17 2265 Portrait of Jeffers Davis with signature printed below.
17 2266 Portrait of Ben De Bar as Mose. 247
17 2267 Portrait of Ben De Bar as Mose. 309
17 2268 Portrait of Charles Dibdin.
17 2269 Portrait of Charles Dickens with autograph printed below. 4
17 2270 Photographic portrait of Anna E. Dickinson.
17 2271 Portrait of Henry E. Dixey. A29
17 2272 Photographic portrait of Henry E. Dixey as The Chevalier. 30
17 2273 Portrait of John Drew as Sir Andrew Agne-Check. 290
17 2274 Photographic portrait of John Drew. 41
17 2275 Portrait of Elmer E. Ellsworth.
17 2276 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Louise Eldridge. A55
17 2277 Portrait of Fanny Elssler. 126
17 2278 Portrait of Fanny Elssler. 126
17 2279 Portrait of Fanny Elssler. 126
17 2280 Portrait of Fanny Elssler. 126
17 2281 Portrait of Billy Emerson with autograph below.
17 2282 Portrait of J.K. Emmett. 367
17 2283 Illustration of "John Falstaff and His Page". 58
17 2284 Portrait of Mrs. Farren. 256
17 2285 Portrait of Owen S. Fawcett. 392
17 2286 Portrait of Owen S. Fawcett with autograph below. 392
17 2287 Portrait of Charles Fecther. 258
17 2288 Portrait of Charles Fecther. 258
17 2289 Portrait of Charles Fecther. 258
17 2290 Portrait of Elizabeth Feron. 150
17 2291 Portrait of Charles Fisher.
17 2292 Portrait of John F. Foote.
17 2293 Portrait of John F. Foote.
17 2294 Portrait of John F. Foote.
17 2295 Portrait of Edwin Forrest with autograph printed below. 131
17 2296 Portrait of Edwin Forrest with autograph printed below. 270
17 2297 Portrait of Edwin Forrest with autograph below. 92
17 2298 Portrait of Edwin Forrest with autograph printed below.
17 2299 Three newspaper clippings: a portrait of Edwin Forrest, an illustration of the Forrest home, and Edwin Forrest's obituary.
17 2300 Three newspaper clippings: an illustration of the Forrest home, an illustration of the Forrest home's library, and an article about Edwin Forrest's death.
17 2301 Illustration of Front Hill, Edwin Forrest's home. 270
17 2302 Portrait of Catherine Norton Sinclair (Mrs. Edwin Forrest). 6
17 2303 Illustration from Fra Diavolo. 122
17 2304 Portrait of David Garrick with autograph printed below. 14
17 2305 Illustration of David Garrick as a drunken sailor. 13
17 2306 Portrait of David Garrick as Don Felix. 13
17 2307 Portrait of David Garrick and Mrs. Bellamy as Romeo and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. 13
17 2308 Portrait of Mme Etelka Gerster.
17 2309 Illustration of a "View on Lake George". 37
17 2310 Photographic portrait of W.J. Gilbert. 370
17 2311 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Gilbert. A6
17 2312 Photographic portrait of Lulu Glaser. 76
17 2313 Portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. A27
17 2314 Portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 186
17 2315 Portrait of W.R. Goodall. 289
17 2316 Portrait of George K. Goodwin. Pencil note: "Manager of the Walnut Street Theatre".
17 2317 Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant with autograph printed below. 2
17 2318 Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant with autograph printed below.
17 2319 Portrait of Joseph Grimaldi. A21
17 2320 Illustration of Joseph Grimaldi in clown character. A21
17 2321 Colored illustration of Joseph Grimaldi in clown character. A21
17 2322 Colored illustration of Joseph Grimaldi in clown character. A21
17 2323 Portrait of Giuletta Grise. 111
17 2324 Portrait of Nell Gwyn. A31
17 2325 Portrait of James H. Hachett. 401
17 2326 Illustration of a bust of Alexander Hamilton. 64
17 2327 Illustration of Act I, Scene 4 of Hamlet. 109
17 2328 Portrait of Minnie Hauck. 58
17 2329 Illustration of Act V, Scene 4 of King Henry IV. 58
17 2330 Illustration of "The Wooing of Henry V". A25
17 2331 Portrait of Matilda Heron with autograph printed below. 308
17 2332 Portrait of Matilda Heron. 300
17 2333 Portrait of Rose Hersee. 7
17 2334 Portrait of Barton Hill.
17 2335 Portrait of John Howson. A27
17 2336 Portrait of Margaret Hughes as Cora. 45
17 2337 Illustration of a scene from Hypocrite. 215
17 2338 Portrait of Henry Irving. 259
17 2339 Portrait of Henry Irving. 259
17 2340 Illustration of Henry Irving. 259 Item is a block print in mustard yellow, black, and white. Copyright 1903.
17 2341 Portrait of Henry Irving. 259
17 2342 Photogravure portrait of Henry Irving as Hamlet in Hamlet. 259
17 2343 Photogravure portrait of Henry Irving as Shylock from The Merchant of Venice. 259
17 2344 Portrait of Henry Irving. 259
17 2345 Portrait of Henry Irving. 259
17 2346 Woodblock print of Henry Irving. 259
17 2347 Drawing of Henry Irving as a priest. 259
17 2348 Drawing of Henry Irving. 259
17 2349 Drawing of Henry Irving. 259
17 2350 Drawing of Henry Irving. 259
17 2351 Colored illustration of Henry Irving in costume. 259
17 2352 Drawing of Henry Irving as Robespierre. 259
17 2353 Photograph of Henry Irving as Wolsey. 259
17 2354 Illustration of Henry Irving's summer home The Grange. 259
17 2355 Portrait of Washington Irving. 35
17 2356 Photogravure portrait of Fanny Janauschek as Marie Antoinette. 384
17 2357 Portrait of Fanny Janauschek. 384
17 2358 Portrait of John Jovy with autograph printed below. 62
17 2359 Silhouette of "Jefferson the Third + Wife". 210
17 2360 Silhouette of "Joseph Jefferson + Chaily Burk". 269
17 2361 Portrait of Joseph Jefferson. 210 Copyright 1910.
17 2362 Caricature portrait of Joseph Jefferson with autograph below. 210
17 2363 Photogravure portrait of Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres in The Rivals. 45
17 2364 Colored portrait of Joseph Jefferson. 210
17 2365 Illustration of Joseph Jefferson's winter home in Palm Beach, Florida. 310
17 2366 Portrait of Douglas Jerrold. 385
17 2367 Illustration of "The Murder of Shakespeare" at the hands of two Hamlets. 297
17 2368 Business card of The Count Joannes. 297
17 2369 Portrait of Ben Johnson.
17 2370 Photographic portrait of Emma Juch.
18 2371 Illustration of The Actor's Monument in Saint Paul's Churchyard, New York, New York. 37
18 2372 Portrait of La Fayette with autograph printed below. 38
18 2373 Portrait of La Fayette. 76
18 2374 Portrait of Mrs. Langtry as Pauline from The Lady of Lyons. 58
18 2375 Photographic portrait of Mrs. Langtry. 58
18 2376 Photographic portrait of Charles Lecocq. 27
18 2377 Portrait of Charles Lecocq. 27
18 2378 Portrait of Jennie Lee [?] with autograph below.
18 2379 Portrait of Lekain. A63
18 2380 Portrait of Lekain. A63
18 2381 Portrait of Mr. Lester.
18 2382 Photographic portrait of James Lewis. A6
18 2383 Portrait Jenny Lind. 123
18 2384 Engraved illustration of a bust of Jenny Lind with autograph printed below. 403
18 2385 Portrait of James W. Lingard. 242
18 2386 Photogravure portrait of Eliza Logan Wood. 294
18 2387 Photographic portrait of M'lle de Lussan.
18 2388 Portrait of J.C. McCollom. 14
18 2389 Portrait of Macklin. 68
18 2390 Portrait of W.C. Macready as Shylock. 225
18 2391 Portrait of W.C. Macready as Macbeth. 106
18 2392 Portrait of W.C. Macready. 82
18 2393 Portrait of Mr. Macklin in the character of Macbeth. 68 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 3.
18 2394 Portrait of Mr. Macklin as speaking his farewell epilogue in the Refusal in 1753. 68 Published in 1779.
18 2395 Portrait of Mr. Macklin in the character of Squire Badger. 68 Published in 1777.
18 2396 Portrait of Madame Garcia Malibran. 78
18 2397 Portrait of Madame Garcia Malibran. 78
18 2398 Illustration of the "Tomb of Madame Malibran". 78
18 2399 Portrait of Marie Antoinette. 14
18 2400 Illustration of Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth. 384
18 2401 Portrait of Charles Mathews. 390
18 2402 Portrait of Charles Mathews as Monsr. Jeu-Singe. 390
18 2403 Portrait of Charles Mathews. 390
18 2404 Colored portrait of Charles Mathews. 390
18 2405 Illustration of Charles Mathews' home with "My dear Sir" written beneath. 390
18 2406 Portrait of Charles Mathews with autograph printed below. 390
18 2407 Portrait of Mr. Drinkwater Meadows.
18 2408 Portrait of Emilie Melville. A42
18 2409 Portrait of Milton.
18 2410 Portrait of Helena Modjeska. A38
18 2411 Photogravure portrait of Madam Modjeska as Queen Mary from Mary Stuart. A38
18 2412 Portrait of Clara Morris.
18 2413 Portrait of Anna Cora Mowatt with autograph printed below. 268
18 2414 Portrait of James E. Murdoch as Faulronbridge from King John. 261
18 2415 Portrait of Daniel O'Connell. 413 "Ireland for the Irish" is printed at the bottom of the item.
18 2416 Portrait of Daniel O'Connell with autograph printed below. 413
18 2417 Portrait of John O'Keefe. 27 Printed for European Magazine August 1, 1788.
18 2418 Portrait of John O'Keefe. 27 Printed December 1797.
18 2419 Photogravure of a scene from The Old Homestead. A61 Act III.
18 2420 Portrait of John E. Owens. 354
18 2421 Portrait of John E. Owens. 354
18 2422 Portrait of Tony Pastor. A69
18 2423 Portrait of Adelina Patti. A7
18 2424 Photogravure portrait of Adelina Patti. A20
18 2425 Reproduction of a photograph of Craig-Y-Nos. A7
18 2426 Portrait of Charlotta Patti. A9
18 2427 Reproduction of a photographic portrait of Frederick Paulding as Captain Absolute in The Rivals.
18 2428 Portrait of Samuel Phelps.
18 2429 Illustration of The Two Wellers from The Pickwick Papers.
18 2430 Portrait of H.M. Pitt.
18 2431 Photographic portrait of Charles Pope.
18 2432 Photographic portrait of Joseph M. Proctor. 185
18 2433 Photograph of the grave of John V.L. Pruyn. 130
18 2434 Portrait of Giuseppe del Puente. A58 Pencil note: D. November 25, 1899.
18 2435 Portrait of Rachel. 384
18 2436 India-proof portrait of Rachel. 384 Pencil note: Published June 2, 1857.
18 2437 Portrait of Rachel as Phaedra. 384
18 2438 Portrait of Ada Rehan. A4 Pencil note: From gray 2 vol. 2.
18 2439 Portrait of Ada Rehan with signature printed below. A4 1894
18 2440 [Number not used?]
18 2441 Photogravure portrait of Ada Rehan as Katharina from Taming of the Shrew. A26 Posture taken from Act II, Scene 1.
18 2442 Photographic portrait of Kate Reignolds. 364 Copyright 1886.
18 2443 Photogravure portrait of Rhea. A46
18 2444 Portrait of Adelaide Ristori. 403
18 2445 Portrait of Adelaide Ristori. 403
18 2446 Portrait of Adelaide Ristori at the Lyceum Theatre. 403
18 2447 Portrait of Adelaide Ristori. 403
18 2448 Portrait of Fayette Lodawick "Yankee Robinson" Robinson. 368
18 2449 Photogravure portrait of Stuart Robson as Slender from The Merry Wives of Windsor. A30 Posture taken from Act I, Scene 1.
18 2450 Portrait of Mary Rock as Viletta. 117 "She would and she would not" is written above the image. "Indeed my friend, you are too ugly for me, tho I am not handsome myself. I love to play with those who are" is written below the image.
18 2451 Portrait of Lillian Russell. A64 Copyright 1895.
18 2452 Portrait of Lillian Russell in The Princess Nicotine. A64 Copyright 1893.
18 2453 Photographic portrait of Lillian Russell. A64
18 2454 Colored portrait of Tommaso Salvini. A12
18 2455 Portrait of Epes Sargent. Note: Author of ‘Fashion'.
18 2456 Portrait of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. 51
18 2457 Portrait of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller at the Court of Weimar. 51
18 2458 Portrait of John R. Scott. 192
18 2459 Portrait of Zelda Seguin. A7
18 2460 Portrait of Zelda Seguin. A7
18 2461 Illustration of an eyeless Shakespeare surrounded by classical poses from his sonnets. 108 "Sonnets" is written in the image.
18 2462 Illustration of a statue in front of the Shakespeare Gallery. 407
18 2463 Photograph of Ann Hathaway's cottage. 22
18 2464 Photograph of Snitterfield Church. 22
18 2465 Portrait of Mrs. Siddons. 48
18 2466 Colored portrait of Mrs. Siddons. 169
18 2467 Portrait of Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth from Macbeth. 83
18 2468 Portrait of Mrs. Siddons. 83 Copyright 1834.
18 2469 Colored photographic portrait of Mrs. Siddons. 83
18 2470 Illustration of Mrs. Siddons as Ismena. 169
18 2471 Illustration of Mrs. Siddons as Medea. 169
18 2472 Portrait of Sol Smith with autograph printed below. 50
18 2473 Portrait of Sol Smith with autograph printed below. 50
18 2474 Portrait of Mark Smith. 340
18 2475 Portrait of Henriette Sontag. A33
18 2476 Portrait of Henriette Sontag. A33
18 2477 Portrait of Henriette Sontag. A33
18 2478 Portrait of Henriette Sontag. A33
18 2479 Portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe with autograph printed below. 286
18 2480 Portrait of Mary Taylor and R.S. Chanfrau. 235
18 2481 Portrait of Alfred Lord Tennyson with autograph printed below. A22
18 2482 Portrait of Ellen Terry.
18 2483 Woodblock-print portrait of Ellen Terry. By Edwin Gordon Craig.
18 2484 Line print of Ellen Terry. Dated 1899.
18 2485 Photographic portrait of Ellen Terry.
18 2486 Woodblock-print portrait of Ellen Terry.
18 2487 Relief-print portrait of Ellen Terry as Nance Oldfield.
18 2488 Woodblock-print portrait of Ellen Terry as Ophelia from Othello. By Edwin Gordon Craig.
18 2489 Woodblock-print portrait of Ellen Terry as Ophelia from Othello. By Edwin Gordon Craig.
18 2490 Portrait of Ellen Terry as Viola from Twelfth Night.
18 2491 Portrait of Lydia Thompson as Sinbad. 381
18 2492 Portrait of J.L. Toole. 21
18 2493 Portrait of J.L. Toole with autograph printed below. 21
18 2494 Portrait of Jane Marchant Fisher Vernon. 112
18 2495 Facsimile of a photographic portrait of Jane Marchant Fisher Vernon with newspaper clipping of Vernon's obituary below. 112
18 2496 Portrait of Signor Vestris. 126 Published May 1, 1809.
18 2497 Portrait of Madame Vestris as Don Felix. 126
18 2498 Portrait of Madame Vestris as the Page Victor from Epaulette. 126
18 2499 Portrait of Richard Wagner with autograph printed below. A33
18 2500 Portrait of James W. Wallack. 125
18 2501 Sketch of J.W. Wallack in character, by Millais. 184
18 2502 Photographic portrait of J.W. Wallack, Jr. 340
18 2503 Portrait of Lester Wallack as Benedick. 125
18 2504 Sheet music cover from the Lester Wallack Polka with an portrait of Wallack. 185 1862
18 2505 Portrait of Artemus Ward. 362
18 2506 Painted portrait of Genevieve Ward, by Zuber-Buhler, from Life magazine, July 17, 1880. 65
18 2507 Portrait of William Warren. 342
18 2508 Portrait of Ada Webb. 320
18 2509 Portrait of Francis Courtney Wemyss with autograph printed below. 160 Caption: Manager of the American Theatres, Philadelphia & Pittsburg, Pa.
18 2510 Facsimile of a portrait of Francis Courtney Wemyss with autograph printed below. 160
18 2511 Portrait of William Wheatley. 290
18 2512 Photograph of the monument of Barney Williams in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. 246
18 2513 Photographic portrait of Francis Wilson in The Chieftain. A51
18 2514 Illustration of Wolsey at Leicester Abbey from Henry VIII. 351
18 2515 Portrait of George Wood. 261
18 2516 Portrait of Mr. Young as Brutus. 118 Published in 1822.
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