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MS Thr 19

Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. J. M. Barrie letters to Maude Adams and Charles Frohman: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 19
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
Title: J. M. Barrie letters to Maude Adams and Charles Frohman,
Date(s): 1897-1928.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Scottish playwright and novelist J. M. (James Matthew) Barrie to American actress Maude Adams and American theatrical manager and producer Charles Frohman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*55M-197. Gift of Miss Phyllis Robbins, 271 Dartmouth Street, Boston 16, Massachusetts; received: 1956 May 3.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

J. M. Barrie Letters to Maude Adams and Charles Frohman (MS Thr 19). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Barrie was a Scottish playwright and novelist. Adams was an American actress and starred in several of Barrie's plays. Frohman was an American theatrical manager and producer as well as manager of Adams.

Scope and Contents

Includes 29 letters from Barrie to Adams, congratulating her on her past performances, invitations to come visit Barrie in Scotland, and travel plans. Barrie also tells Adams of current play projects he is working on, parts in his plays he thinks would be suitable for her to act, and asks her opinions about other plays she has seen. The 13 letters from Barrie to Frohman discuss ideas for staging his production of the Taming of the Shrew and other productions, and tells him of news from Adams. Collection also contains an unsigned autograph manuscript of Barrie's Golf Croquet and a section of his play What Every Woman Knows from the third act. Golf croquet, among other items.

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