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MS Thr 827

Photographs of Lillie Langtry, 1882-1887: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 827
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of Lillie Langtry,
Date(s): 1882-1887.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of British stage actress Lillie Langtry.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

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:

Photographs of Lillie Langtry, 1882-1887 (MS Thr 827). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) was a British actress most known for her relationships with the future King of Great Britain, Edward VII and Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquis of Milford Haven, formerly known as Prince Louis of Battenberg. Langtry made her acting debut in London in 1881 and spent the remainder of the 1880s touring in the United States. At the end of the decade, Langtry permanently settled in England to continue her acting.


Arranged alphabetically by name of photographic studio.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes portraits and theatrical photographs of British stage actress Lillie Langtry. Includes primarily 19th century cabinet photographs and some cartes-de-visite.


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

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