Mathews Family Papers, 1790-1878 (mostly 1815-1865)
2.8 linear feet
Mathews, Charles, 1803-1878
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.