Thomas Connors CollectionWLU.Coll.0299

Thomas Connors CollectionWLU.Coll.0299


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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0299
Title
Thomas Connors CollectionInclusive 1805-1923
Quantity
.2 Linear Feet
Creator
Connors, Thomas
Language
English .

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Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (06/27/07)


Biographical / Historical

Connors was a member of Washington and Lee University Class of 1984 and a professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa.

Scope and Contents

Contains 19th and early 20th century British and American theater memorabilia, including autographs of major actors, writers, and managers; and letters, broadsides, and photographs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Autographs
  • Broadsides
  • Correspondence
  • Envelopes (Stationery)
  • Great Britain
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Theater
  • Theater programs
  • United States

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ames, Winthrop
  • Bancroft, Marie Effie Wilton
  • Barrett, Wilson
  • Booth, Edwin
  • Booth, Junius Brutus, Jr.
  • Byron, Henry J. (Henry James)
  • Campbell, Patrick, Mrs.
  • Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury)
  • Compton, Virginia Bateman
  • Connors, Thomas
  • Covent Garden Theatre
  • Crane, William H.
  • Cushman, Charlotte
  • Daly, Augustin
  • Davenport, Fanny
  • Drew, John
  • Du Maurier, Gerald, Sir
  • Dunne, Thomas Potter
  • Faversham, William
  • Fiske, Minnie Maddern
  • Fitch, Clyde
  • Florence, William Jermyn
  • Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir
  • Forrest, Edwin
  • Frankau, Gilbert
  • Frohman, Daniel
  • Fyles, Franklin
  • Hare, John
  • Herne, James A.
  • Irving, Henry, Sir
  • Jefferson, Joseph
  • Kean, Charles John
  • Keeley, Robert
  • Kemble, Charles
  • Kendal, Madge
  • Losee, Frank
  • Macready, William Charles
  • Mansfield, Richard
  • Marlowe, Julia
  • Matthews, Charles
  • Maude, Cyril
  • McCullough, John
  • Modjeska, Helena
  • Novello, Ivor
  • Parker, Louis Napoleon
  • Robertson, T. W. (Thomas William)
  • Salvini, Tommaso
  • Scott, Walter
  • Siddons, Sarah
  • Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh)
  • Swinburne, Algernon Charles
  • Templeton, Fay
  • Terriss, William
  • Terry, Edward O'Connor
  • Terry, Ellen, Dame
  • Terry, Fred
  • Thomas, A. E. (Albert Ellsworth)
  • Thomas, Brandon
  • Thorndike, Sybil, Dame
  • Toole, John Lawrence
  • Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir
  • Ward, Genevieve
  • Warfield, David
  • Willard, E. S. (Edward Smith)
  • Winter, William
  • Wyndham, Charles

Container List

Text [0000006333] box: 1 folder: 1 page: 1
"Venice Preserved" Broadside, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
Covent Garden Theatre
1 Item6.5 x 9.5"
1805English.
Text [0000004584] box: 1 folder: 1 page: 2
"The Tragedy of George Barnwell" Broadside, National Theatre
1 Item8" x 20"
1849English.
Realia [0000004585] box: 1 folder: 1 page: 3
Autograph of Charles Kean
Kean, Charles John1866English.
Text [0000004586] box: 1 folder: 1 page: 4
Letter Written by Robert Keeley, English Comic Actor
Keeley, Robert1856English.
Text [0000004602] box: 1 folder: 1 page: 5
Letter Written by Charles Kemble, English Actor
Kemble, Charles1822English.
Scope and Contents

Content of the letter includes 'getting a Tragedy on stage'

Text [0000004603] box: 1 folder: 1 page: 6
Letter Written by Charles Matthews, English Actor
Matthews, Charles1819English.
Text [0000004604] box: 1 folder: 2 page: 7
Letter Written by William C. Macready, English Actor
Macready, William CharlesEnglish.
Text [0000004605] box: 1 folder: 2 page: 8
Letter Mounted on Cardboard by William C. Macready
Macready, William CharlesEnglish.
Realia [0000004606] box: 1 folder: 2 page: 9
Autograph of Helena Modjeska, Polish Actress
Modjeska, Helena1883English.
Text [0000004607] box: 1 folder: 2 page: 10
Letter by Winthrop Ames, English Playwright
Ames, Winthrop1903English.
Text [0000004608] box: 1 folder: 2 page: 11
Letter by Henry James Byron, English Playwright
Byron, Henry J. (Henry James)1882English.
Text [0000004609] box: 1 folder: 2 page: 12
Letter by Mrs. Marie (Squire) Bancroft, English actress-manager
Bancroft, Marie Effie WiltonEnglish.
Text [0000004610] box: 1 folder: 3 page: 13
Letter by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor-manager
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir1888English.
Graphic Materials [0000004611] box: 1 folder: 3 page: 14
Photographic Postcard of Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British Actress
English.
General

This photographic postcard is colorized.

Text [0000004612] box: 1 folder: 3 page: 15
Letter by Virginia Compton, English Actress
Compton, Virginia BatemanEnglish.
Graphic Materials [0000004613] box: 1 folder: 3 page: 16
Photographic Postcard of Gerald du Maurier, English Actor-manager
English.
Text [0000004614] box: 1 folder: 3 page: 17
Letter by Gerald du Maurier
Du Maurier, Gerald, Sir1903English.
Text [0000004616] box: 1 folder: 3 page: 18
Letter by Sir John Hare, English Actor-manager
Hare, John1906English.
Text [0000004618] box: 1 folder: 4 page: 19
Letter by Henry Irving, English Actor
Irving, Henry, Sir1892English.
Scope and Contents

The content of the letter regards the London Consumption Hospital.

Graphic Materials [0000004619] box: 1 folder: 4 page: 20
Cabinet Photograph of Madge Kendal, English Actress
English.
Text [0000004620] box: 1 folder: 4 page: 21
Letter by Madge Kendal
Kendal, MadgeEnglish.
Text [0000004621] box: 1 folder: 4 page: 22
Letter by Cyril Maude, English Actor-manager
Maude, Cyril1906English.
Text [0000004623] box: 1 folder: 4 page: 23
Letter by T. W. Robertson, English Playwright
Robertson, T. W. (Thomas William)English.
Scope and Contents

The content of this letter is a comment on a play.

Realia [0000004624] box: 1 folder: 4 page: 24
Pressed Flower of T. W. Robertson
English.
Realia [0000004626] box: 1 folder: 5 page: 25
Autograph of William Terriss, Murdered English Actor
Terriss, William1888English.
Text [0000004627] box: 1 folder: 5 page: 26
Letter by Edward Terry, English Actor-manager
Terry, Edward O'ConnorEnglish.
Scope and Contents

The letter is written on stationary from the Kind Edward Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

Realia [0000004628] box: 1 folder: 5 page: 27
Autograph of Ellen Terry, English Actress
Terry, Ellen, Dame1914English.
Text [0000004629] box: 1 folder: 5 page: 28
Letter by Fred Terry, English Actor-manager
Terry, Fred1912English.
Scope and Contents

Fred writes about being too sick to work.

Text [0000004630] box: 1 folder: 5 page: 29
Letter by Brandon Thomas, "Charlie's Aunt" Playwright
Thomas, Brandon1883English.
Text [0000004631] box: 1 folder: 5 page: 30
Letter by John L. Toole, English Actor-manager
Toole, John Lawrence1882English.
Scope and Contents

John writes about upcoming plays in his letter.

Text [0000004632] box: 1 folder: 6 page: 31
Letter by Genevieve Ward, English Actress
Ward, Genevieve1885English.
Text [0000004637] box: 1 folder: 6 page: 32
Letter by Charles Wyndham, English Actor-manager
Wyndham, Charles1891English.
Graphic Materials [0000004642] box: 1 folder: 6 page: 33
Photographic Postcard of Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor-manager
English.
Text [0000004641] box: 1 folder: 6 page: 34
Letter by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir1891English.
Text [0000004644] box: 1 folder: 6 page: 35
Letter by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir1895English.
Scope and Contents

This letter is written in third person.

Text [0000004645] box: 1 folder: 6 page: 36
Letter by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir1903English.
Scope and Contents

This letter was written on stationary from the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Text [0000004646] box: 1 folder: 7 page: 37
Letter by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, SirEnglish.
Graphic Materials [0000004647] box: 1 folder: 7 page: 38
Photographic Postcard of Ivor Novello, English Actor & Composer
English.
Text [0000004648] box: 1 folder: 7 page: 39
Letter by Louis N. Parker, English Playwright
Parker, Louis Napoleon1922English.
Text [0000004649] box: 1 folder: 7 page: 40
Letter by Sybil Thorndike, English Actress to Norman Edwards
Thorndike, Sybil, Dame1923English.
Text [0000004650] box: 1 folder: 7 page: 41
Letter by Sybil Thorndike to Gilbert Frankau
Thorndike, Sybil, DameEnglish.
Text [0000004651] box: 1 folder: 7 page: 42
Letter by Edward S. Willard, English Actor
Willard, E. S. (Edward Smith)1894English.
Text [0000004652] box: 1 folder: 8 page: 43
Letter by Edward S. Willard to North American Review Editor
Willard, E. S. (Edward Smith)1903English.
Scope and Contents

The content of this letter regards the purchase MS of Algernon Swinburne article.

Text [0000004654] box: 1 folder: 8 page: 44
Letter and Clipped Signature by Wilson Barrett, English Actor-manager
Barrett, Wilson1885English.
Scope and Contents

The letter is an angry letter initialed 'W.B.'

Text [0000004655] box: 1 folder: 8 page: 45
Letter by Edwin Booth, American Actor
Booth, Edwin1860English.
Text [0000004656] box: 1 folder: 8 page: 46
Letter by William H. Crane, American actor
Crane, William H.1894English.
Text [0000004657] box: 1 folder: 8 page: 47
Letter by William H. Crane
Crane, William H.1896English.
Text [0000004659] box: 1 folder: 8 page: 48
Letter and Envelope Written by Charlotte Cushman, American Actress
Cushman, Charlotte1891English.
Text [0000004660] box: 1 folder: 9 page: 49
Letter by Augustin Daly, American Producer
Daly, Augustin1887English.
Realia [0000004661] box: 1 folder: 9 page: 50
Check Written by Fanny Davenport, English Actress
Davenport, Fanny1891English.
Graphic Materials [0000004662] box: 1 folder: 9 page: 51
Photographic Postcard of John Drew, American Actor
1911English.
Graphic Materials [0000004663] box: 1 folder: 9 page: 52
Photographic Postcard of William Faversham, American Actor
1908English.
Text [0000004666] box: 1 folder: 9 page: 53
Letter by Minnie Maddern Fiske, American Actress
Fiske, Minnie MaddernEnglish.
Text [0000004665] box: 1 folder: 9 page: 54
Letter by Minnie Maddern Fiske
Fiske, Minnie Maddern1905English.
Text [0000004667] box: 1 folder: 10 page: 55
Letter by Clyde Fitch, American Playwright
Fitch, ClydeEnglish.
Text [0000004668] box: 1 folder: 10 page: 56
Letter by William J. Florence, American Actor
Florence, William Jermyn1887English.
Graphic Materials [0000004677] box: 1 folder: 10 page: 57
Engraving of William J. Florence
1887English.
Text [0000004678] box: 1 folder: 10 page: 58
Letter by Edwin Forrest, American Actor
Forrest, Edwin1858English.
Text [0000004679] box: 1 folder: 10 page: 59
Letter by Daniel Frohman, American Producer
Frohman, DanielEnglish.
Scope and Contents

The content of this letter contains 'great show last night.'

Text [0000004680] box: 1 folder: 10 page: 60
Letter by Daniel Frohman
Frohman, DanielEnglish.
Text [0000004681] box: 1 folder: 11 page: 61
Letter by David Frohman
Frohman, DanielEnglish.
Scope and Contents

The subject of this letter is 'Farnum,' most likely William Farnum, American actor.

Text [0000004682] box: 1 folder: 11 page: 62
Letter by Franklin Fyles, American Playwright
Fyles, Franklin1893English.
Text [0000004683] box: 1 folder: 11 page: 63
Letter by James A. Herne, American Actor, to Wilson Barrett
Herne, James A.English.
Scope and Contents

This letter is a letter of introduction from Herne to Barrett.

Text [0000004684] box: 1 folder: 11 page: 64
Letter by Jefferson Joseph, American Actor
Jefferson, Joseph1878English.
Text [0000004685] box: 1 folder: 11 page: 65
Letter by Joseph Jefferson
Jefferson, Joseph1896English.
Scope and Contents

Jefferson writes about sending a donation.

Text [0000004686] box: 1 folder: 11 page: 66
Stamped Envelope from Joseph Jefferson's Letter
Jefferson, Joseph1896English.
Text [0000004687] box: 1 folder: 12 page: 67
Letter of Response to Joseph Jefferson
1896English.
Text [0000004688] box: 1 folder: 12 page: 68
Letter by Frank Losee, American Actor
Losee, FrankEnglish.
Text [0000004689] box: 1 folder: 12 page: 69
Letter by Richard Mansfield, American Actor
Mansfield, Richard1896English.
Text [0000004690] box: 1 folder: 12 page: 70
Letter by Julia Marlowe, American Actress
Marlowe, JuliaEnglish.
Scope and Contents

The letter was written on stationary from the Hotel Touraine, Boston, Ma.

Text [0000004691] box: 1 folder: 12 page: 71
Card Written by Julia Marlowe Sothern
Marlowe, JuliaEnglish.
Text [0000004693] box: 1 folder: 12 page: 72
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hugh Sothern Christmas Card, Unsigned
Marlowe, JuliaSothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh)1927English.
Text [0000004694] box: 1 folder: 13 page: 73
Sothern Christmas Card Stamped Envelope
Marlowe, Julia1927English.
Text [0000004695] box: 1 folder: 13 page: 74
Autograph of John McCullough, American Actor
McCullough, John1882English.
Graphic Materials [0000004696] box: 1 folder: 13 page: 75
Photographic Postcard of Tommaso Salvini, Italian Actor
Salvini, Tommaso1907English.
Text [0000004698] box: 1 folder: 13 page: 76
Letter from E.S. Sothern
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh)1885English.
Text [0000004699] box: 1 folder: 13 page: 77
Letter by Fay Templeton, American Actress
Templeton, Fay1891English.
Text [0000004700] box: 1 folder: 13 page: 78
Reservation for Irvin Cobb Dinner for Albert Ellsworth Thomas, American Playwright
English.
Text [0000004701] box: 1 folder: 14 page: 79
Letter by David Warfield, American Actor
Warfield, David1906English.
Text [0000004702] box: 1 folder: 14 page: 80
Letter by William Winter, American Playwright
Winter, William1887English.
Text [0000004703] box: 1 folder: 14 page: 81
Letter by Thomas Potter Dunne, American Vaudeville Performer
Dunne, Thomas PotterEnglish.