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MS Thr 671

Jackson, Herbert I., recipient. Theatrical letters sent to Herbert I. Jackson, 1898-1944: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 671
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Jackson, Herbert I., recipient.
Title: Theatrical letters sent to Herbert I. Jackson,
Date(s): 1898-1944.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters sent to American Herbert I. Jackson from actors, actresses and other persons involved in the theater.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010M-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Boston Theatre (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Theatrical Letters Sent to Herbert I. Jackson, 1898-1944 (MS Thr 671). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert I. Jackson (1870-1955) was a Boston, Massachusetts collector of theatrical materials. His father was Charles E. Jackson and mother was Caroline A. Kerman. He was married on October 6, 1898 to Grace M. Greenough Jackson and they had a child, Emily C. Jackson. They lived in Hyde Park, Boston.


Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Herbert I. Jackson from actresses, actors and other theatrically-related persons. Some letters are responses to requests from Jackson for autographs, many include information about current theatrical productions. Most, but not all letters are from Boston-based persons. Also includes 1 draft of a letter from Jackson.
Correspondents include Edith Barrett, Charles Townsend Copeland, Henry Jewett, Anna Proctor, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Maud Dubin Skinner, Otis Skinner, and many others.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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