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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 919
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: De Banke, Cécile.
Title: Cécile de Banke papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (.6 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia of English actress and educator, Cécile de Banke.
English actress, writer, and educator, Cécile de Banke left England in 1916 to join a repertory company in South Africa. She spent 14 years teaching elocution and dramatics in South Africa before emigrating to the United States in 1929 to teach at Wellesley College. She retired in 1955.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Other Materials
Correspondence includes letters between Cécile de Banke and Eleanor Blair, Phyllis Gauntlett, and John Henry Amshewitz. Also included are photographs and clippings related to de Banke's professional career and a bolero jacket she wore on stage.
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