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Guide to the Ellen Terry note, between 1878-1902.

Summary

Collection comprises a single autograph note on Lyceum Theatre letterhead (5"x8"). The actor Ellen Terry writes to "Olga" to schedule a social engagement. She writes, "I'm much grieved to hear of you mother ..." and sends "best remembrances" to Olga's husband. Dame Ellen Terry, considered the leading Shakespearean actor of her time, was a member of the company at London's Lyceum Theatre from 1878-1902.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11632
Title
Ellen Terry note
Creator
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a single autograph note on Lyceum Theatre letterhead (5"x8"). The actor Ellen Terry writes to "Olga" to schedule a social engagement. She writes, "I'm much grieved to hear of you mother ..." and sends "best remembrances" to Olga's husband.

Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was the leading Shakespearean actor of her time. She was born into a family of actors and started her career as a child. In 1878, she joined Henry Irving's company at the Lyceum Theatre. She portrayed many celebrated roles with that company through the end of her tenure there in 1902.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Ellen Terry note, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

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Historical Note

Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was the leading Shakespearean actor of her time. She was born into a family of actors and started her career as a child. In 1878, she joined Henry Irving's company at the Lyceum Theatre. She portrayed many celebrated roles with that company through the end of her tenure there in 1902.


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Provenance

The Ellen Terry note was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, June, 2018.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS481