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Collection Overview

Creator:
Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
Title:
Edwin Forrest Letters to James Oakes
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5m60qr971
Dates:
1849-1872 (mostly 1860-1871)
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of 178 letters by American actor Edwin Forrest to his friend James Oakes.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 178 letters by Forrest to his friend James Oakes. The letters are posted from Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and other cities, and discuss personal and theatrical matters. One letter of 1849 concerns the Astor Place riot in New York, caused by the rivalrly between Forrest and the English actor William Macready. There is one letter (1869) by James Oakes to Forrest.

Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872

Edwin Forrest was an American actor.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from John Francis Myers (AM16059).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Edwin Forrest Letters to James Oakes; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5m60qr971
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1