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The Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser, 1776 June 11
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection consists of printed material from the estate of Eva Maria Garrick, as well as correspondence, legal and financial documents, notes, manuscript transcriptions of poems, objects, and ephemera concerning her husband David Garrick. A large portion of the material relates to the Garrick's involvement in theater; Eva Maria Garrick was a popular dancer during the 18th century and David Garrick was an actor, playwright, and theater manager who pioneered a more realistic acting style that deviated from the more ostentatious methods of the time.
Many of the items in the collection specifically concern David Garrick's profession, including documents and accounts from the Royal Theatre, Drury Lane David, which he managed from 1747 to 1776. There are also commemorative materials from the Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 that Garrick staged at Stratford-upon-Avon, printed copies of poetry and dramatic texts kept by the Garricks, broadside playbills, and other assorted items pertaining to the Garricks' careers in entertainment. The correspondence series mainly features a collection of copies of unpublished love letters sent by David Garrick to Eva Maria Garrick before their marriage, as well as a few letters concerning Thomas Rackett, who was the executor of Mrs. Garrick's estate.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
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Open for research.
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- Credit this material:
The Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser; Eva Maria Garrick Estate Papers Concerning David Garrick, C1590, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box P-000103