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MS Thr 357

Wharton, Betty, collector. Betty Wharton collection of theatrical autographs: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 357
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wharton, Betty, collector.
Title: Betty Wharton collection of theatrical autographs,
Date(s): 1707-1869.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Theatrical autographs collected by American actress Betty Wharton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*80M-447. Gift of Kathleen Fisher Greenacre and Martyn Greenacre, 14 Fore Street, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL7 5AH England; received: 1981 April 13.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Betty Wharton Collection of Theatrical Autographs (MS Thr 357). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wharton (1911-1980) was an American actress and the wife of American lawyer and writer John F. Wharton.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Includes theatrical letters, particularly from the eighteenth and nineteenth century English stage, collected by Wharton. Correspondence includes letters of Colley Cibber, Robert William Elliston, John Fawcett, David Garrick, Dorothy Jordan, Adelaide Kemble, Frances Anne (Fanny) Kemble, John Philip Kemble, and Charles Mathews, among others. Also includes manuscript and printed documents and signed printed tickets.

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