Contents and Arrangement

Ditchburn, Thos, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection 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. There is much correspondence between the family members: Charles Mathews, his second wife, Anne Jackson Mathews, their son, Charles James Mathews, and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Lucy Vestris Mathews. Included are manuscripts of autobiographies written by both the father and son, as well as some manuscripts of monologues, songs, roles, and music. The collection also contains documents, notebooks, and newspapers clippings, and there are printed works of Charles Mathews, including comic annuals, sketches, and olios.

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

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:

Ditchburn, Thos; Mathews Family Papers, TC047, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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