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MS Thr 932

Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893. Edwin Booth letters to Richard A. Robertson and other papers, 1865-1870: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
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,
Date(s): 1865-1870.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-59. Purchase; received: 2002 June; 2002-2003.15.
Microfilm No. 05-1843.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edwin Booth Letters to Richard A. Robertson and Other Papers, 1865-1870 (MS Thr 932). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

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.

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