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MS Thr 950

Wheeler, A. C. (Andrew Carpenter), 1835-1903, recipient. A.C. Wheeler letters from others, 1868-1960: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 950
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wheeler, A. C. (Andrew Carpenter), 1835-1903, recipient.
Title: A. C. Wheeler letters from others,
Date(s): 1868-1960.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Approximately 150 letters to A.C. Wheeler, a theater critic for the New York World, who wrote under the name Nym Crinkle.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-268r. Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop with F. E. Chase bequest; received 1960.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Emma Clement

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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Preferred Citation for Publication:

A.C. Wheeler Letters from Others, 1868-1960 (MS Thr 950). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Carpenter Wheeler (1835-1903) began his newspaper career on the staff of the New York Times, but turned briefly to playwriting when he lived for a time in Kansas and Iowa. After serving with papers in Milwaukee and Chicago he returned to New York shortly after the Civil War and under the name "Trinculo" became drama critic for the New York Leader. Under the byline "Nym Crinkle," Wheeler wrote play reviews for the World (New York, N.Y. : 1860-1931) and the New York Sun. He also wrote as "Nym Crinkle" for numerous magazines but used other names as well.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Includes approximately 150 letters from actors, drama critics and newspaper editors to the New York theater critic, Andrew Carpenter Wheeler. Correspondents include Dion Boucicault, Lillie Langtry, Richard Mansfield, Edward Askew Sothern, Dame Ellen Terry, William Winter, and many others. The majority of the letters are from the latter half of the 19th-century.


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