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MS Thr 346

Wagner, Frederick, collector. Frederick Wagner autograph collection: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 346
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wagner, Frederick, collector.
Title: Frederick Wagner autograph collection,
Date(s): 1917-1961.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of theatrical figures collected by English professor Frederick Wagner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*79M-37. Gift of Frederick Wagner, English Department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; received: 1979 June 25.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Frederick Wagner Autograph Collection (MS Thr 346). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wagner was an English professor at Hamilton College, New York.


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Scope and Contents

Letters written to Mary Ward and John Sayre Crawley primarily from Dame Sybil Thorndike, Madeleine Carroll, Todd Duncan, Daniel Frohman, Julie Harris, Eva La Gallienne, Rolle Peters, Edward Hugh Sothern, Margaret Webster, and other various correspondents. Letters from Thorndike address such topics as personal finance, family news, summer activities, travel plans to the United States, the Playhouse Theater in London, and the Old Vic Theater in London. Letters from others are thank you notes for gifts received from the Crawley's, letters about casting the Crawleys in play productions, Christmas cards, postcards, and photographs.

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