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Call No.: MS Thr 932
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893.
Title: Edwin Booth letters to Richard A. Robertson and other papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript letters from American actor Edwin Booth to Boston businessman, Richard Austin Robertson. Also with other related papers.
Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was an American actor and theater owner. Richard Austin Robertson (died 1891), a Boston businessman, invested heavily in the building and management of Booth's Theatre in New York, which opened in February 1869 and was bankrupt by 1874.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Letters from Booth to Robertson
- II. Other papers
Collection contains 19 letters from Edwin Booth to Richard Austin Robertson, 1865-1870. Also with 7 manuscript documents concerning the financial matters of Booth's Theatre (New York, N.Y.), including letters from Oakes Ames to Robertson, a receipt, clipping, and work order for painting scenery.