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Kean, Charles John, 1836-1848
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of letters and autographs of over 120 English, American, and a few European actors, actresses, playwrights, theatrical managers, directors, critics, and others connected with the theater from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are letters of Maud Adams, Margaret Anglin, Lawrence Barrett, Daniel Frohman, Olive Logan, and the Sotherns of the United States; George Arliss, Sir Gerald Du Maurier, Harley Granville-Barker, John M. Morton, Viola Tree, and Benjamin Webster of England; and Jacques Copeau of France. In addition, there are two autograph albums. There is also an alphabetical card file (in two boxes) that contains original autographs of theatrical performers and/or index entries to the locations of their autographs in other theater collections in the Manuscripts Division.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No material was separated during processing.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Kean, Charles John; Theatrical Autographs Collection, C0613, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1