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Call No.: MS Thr 658
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Garrick, David, 1717-1779.
Title: David Garrick correspondence and other papers
Quantity: .75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers by and about David Garrick, the English actor, playwright, and theater manager.
David Garrick (1717-1779) was a English actor, playwright, and theater manager and producer. He was a pupil and friend of Dr. Samuel Johnson. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. He married Eva Maria Veigel (1724-1822) in 1749.
Little, David M.; and George M. Kahrl, eds. The Letters of David Garrick (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963). Cited below as: Little, followed by letter number. Numbers referring to letters published in the Little and Kahrl edition have been added to items below.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. David Garrick correspondence
- II. Other Garrick-related papers
- III. Garrick facsimiles
- IV. Materials concerning the Garrick collection
Autograph manuscript letters to and from David Garrick with friends, colleagues, and family. Also includes some Garrick family letters and documents, third-party letters concerning Garrick, and letters concerning the collection.Includes letters to and from Richard Cox, Robert Dodsley, Bernard Hale, Henri Louis Cain Lekain, Hannah More, Thomas Pelham-Holles Newcastle, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Sir James Stonhouse, and others. Garrick family materials concern David Garric (grandfather of David Garrick), Arabella Garrick, George Garrick, Eva Maria Garrick, and Peter Garrick.Also included are multiple lists (item (44)) documenting Harvard's Garrick holdings, but not all the listed items were located at time of final cataloging of this collection [February 2011].