Biography and History

Charles James Mathews (1803-1878) was an English actor and stage manager.

Source: From the finding aid for TC047

  • Mathews Family Papers. 1815-1865 (bulk), 1790-1878 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC047

    Consists of papers of the Mathews family, a 19th-century English theatrical family whose members performed and wrote for the stage and achieved fame as gifted mimics and comedians. Much of the correspondence in the collection is between the family members. Also included are manuscripts of autobiographies written by both the father and son, as well as some manuscripts of monologues, songs, roles, and music.