Unpublished photocopies of MS catalogue main entry cards.
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The Daly papers were acquired by Henry Folger at various sales in the early twentieth century.
Portions of this collection have been microfilmed. Contact the curator of manuscripts for details.
Letters are arranged alphabetically by writer; personal and business papers of Augustin Daly are described under his name. Related Daly letters and papers at the Folger Shakespeare Library are described at the end.
The following LCSH and AAT headings are assigned to this collection.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(2) discusses the English rights to a French play entitled “Le Surprises.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Asks Daly’s advice on how to place her seven year old son who is a born actor.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Regarding Abbott’s new work, “A Trial Brief,” ie:
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Writes of a benefit for Fanny Morant; also suggests several possible plays for this occasion.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 let. sig. by many well-known actors.
Asks for the use of his theatre (the Lyceum) for the morning of either the 15th or 17th of July for the purpose of a benefit (the proceeds to go to the organization).
1 aut. let. sig.
From Brooklyn.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Derbyshire.
Solicits Daly’s help in providing a biographical sketch of himself for his (Adams’) Dictionary of the Drama, published in 1904.
Typescript.
From Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Discusses the manuscript of Adams’ new play.
1 typewritten let. sig.
Seeks Daly’s interest in his play “The Mermaid Tavern,” which tries to prove that Bacon and Shakespeare interchanged ideas.
1 aut. let. sig.
Seeks a position as premiere danseuse with Daly.
1 aut.(?) let.
From London.
States that the Princess Ahmadu wishes a theater box.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore.
Requests engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Discusses a possible revision of Steele’s play, “The Tender Husband.”
1 aut. let. sig. Em. Albani Gye.
From London.
8 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Duff.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. draft by Daly.
From New York.
(1-2, 4) pertain to a projected magazine article by Daly comprised of personal reminiscences of his career as a theatre manager. Also, a draft of a letter from Daly to Alden, March 25, 1885.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 printed letter.
From Aldrich, Alabama.
Describes a benefit Daly has consented to give for Madame E. F. Bishop, mother of Sir Washington Irving Bishop, the mind reader. Bears a note, possibly in the hand of Madame Bishop.
3 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(1) invites Daly to a private viewing of a terra cotta bust of Lester Wallack.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Leavenworth, Kansas, and New York.
In (3) she gives details of the terms upon which she will accept an engagement with him.
1 aut. let. sig. Edgar S. Allien & Co.
From New York.
Calls Daly’s attention to some excellent stage chairs that he has in stock.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and another.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Printed letter signed by Alvan S. Southworth, secretary.
Informs Daly that he has been nominated to be a fellow of the American Geographical Society.
2 aut. let. sig. (one sig. Amy Ames alias Amy Stuart).
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Letter mentions a manuscript which Anderson wrote and sent to Daly for perusal.
4 aut. let. sig.
Anderson wishes Daly to see Lord Tennyson in regard to his new play, probably “The Foresters, Robin Hood and Maid Marian.”
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. Mark ap John, scenic artist.
From New York.
1 printed letter.
Informs Daly that he has been elected a member of the Arcadian Club.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Sterling, Illinois.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. from Mlle. Ariel the Flying Dancer.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Bayreuth, Germany.
Concerns the performing rights with regard to Wagner’s works; mentions Sir Augustus Harris as illegally attempting to assert a right to these works.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
(1) mentions a play brought from Yeddo, Japan [“The Ronins”] and suggests its excellent performance potential to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Is anxious for his young daughter to join Daly’s company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Mentions Daly.
2 printed letters signed by the superintendent, Robbins Little.
Acknowledge the receipt of two of Daly’s books.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. as secretary of the Garrick club.
Informs Daly that he has been elected an honorary member of the Garrick Club for two months.
1 let. (probably in the hand of Daly’s German translator).
From Vienna.
States terms for Daly’s use of a theater in Vienna. On the back is a note from Daly declaring the terms unacceptable.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Edward Aveling (Alec Nelson).
From London.
Recommends Mary Bessle for the part of Maria in “Twelfth Night.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Requests an engagement with Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Seeks to renew his contract with Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Philadephia.
3 aut. let. sig. one telegram.
One let. dated Philadelphia, February 24, 1868, giving the receipts and costs for the 4th week of Daly’s “Under the Gaslight.”
1 aut. let. sig. (in German).
From Wildungen.
Asks that a certain letter be forwarded to G[ustav] Kadelberg. The writer describes himself as “Decorater aus Wien.”
1 aut. let. sig.
[From London.]
Praises Ada Rehan’s performance as “Rosalind.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
20 aut. let. sig. including 2 to Wm. Terriss, who in turn sent them to Daly. A letter dated July 17, 1896, mentions the death of James Lewis.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Informing Daly of his election to honorary membership in the Garrick Club.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests engagement in Daly’s Company.
16 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan. Various letters in which Barbusse has agreements and disagreements with Daly over the production of his play, “Due Vertige.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
About her daughter, Violet Vanbrugh being unable to act the next winter in his Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
Wishes to buy the right to use the Railroad scene from Augustin Daly’s Under the Gaslight.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Osterville.
Writes to inquire about the proposed production date of “Queen of the Ballet.”
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and the Editor of the Courier, New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York (State).
(1-2) both discuss the possibility of an adaptation of “The Bow of Orange Ribbon” a novel by Mrs. Barr, as a play. Accompanied by a photograph of Mrs. Barr and 3 newspaper clippings on her.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
31 aut. let. sig., and a telegram dated May 19, [1876].
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Fanny Davenport, Richard Dorney, and another.
14 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Tremont Theatre, Boston.
4 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Switzerland.
1 typescript sig.
From Washington, D.C.
A short letter of recommendation for a prospective member of the Daly Company.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Discusses “Leah the Forsaken” and the technical problems he is encountering previous to the play’s first performance later on that month.
Mostly aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
(2) is a letter written by the actress after her initial success as “Leah.”
6 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. sig. Also, a newspaper cutting, 187[9].
1 aut. let. sig.
From Harrogate.
Speaks of Miss Rehan’s excellent performance in Lord Tennyson’s play (“The Foresters”). Asks the actress to consider one of his plays (unnamed) in which she would play the leading rôle.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
Pertains to a lawsuit between Daly and Frank Eugene Aiken, the latter being Bates’ client.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Louisville.
Writes to ask Daly about terms for a copy of the manuscript of “Frou Frou.”
4 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(2) praises Daly’s production of “Twelfth Night” very highly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Alameda, California.
Wishes to give public readings of German plays which belonged to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Gives Daly permission to produce “Norwood.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Offers Daly her play, “Fromme Lügen,” which was previously produced successfully in Germany.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(3) states his resignation from Daly’s Company.
13 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
(2) mentions a portrait of Ada Rehan done by Bell which Daly subsequently bought.
26 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 let. sig.
From Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Concerns a dog Irving is presenting to Ada Rehan. [cs 2095(?)]
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Continental, Philadelphia.
Discusses Miss [Fanny] Morant’s illness and Daly’s decision that she should not go on stage.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From New York.
4 aut. let. sig.
(1) thanks Daly for his criticisms on “A Daughter of Babylon,” written by Mrs. Beringer; (3) thanks Daly for his comments on “Penelope,” and (4) mentions a play she is sending to him for perusal which is entitled, “Ned Hall.”
1 aut. let. sig. W. Bernard, San Francisco Minstrels.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Accompanied by the draft of Daly’s answer.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
Accompanied by a letter from her mother.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and another. Mention Bianchini’s proposed staging of Joan of Arc for Daly.
3 let.
From Paris.
1 typescript.
From Chicago.
Mentions Ada Rehan’s being chosen to pose for Montana’s silver statue by R.H Park.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New Orleans.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig., a fragment and a letter in the hand of an amanuensis.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and another [Ada Rehan?]. Also, a Masonic circular urging support of Mrs. Bishop’s benefit dated December 20, 1892; a copy of a letter from Daly to Mrs. Bishop dated December 23, 1892; a playbill starring her, May 31, 1889; and two newspaper cuttings.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Gives a detailed list of conditions under which he will sign a contract with Daly for his play “Jalouse,” and for future pieces. Also, an aut. card. sig., May 30, 1888, [addressed to J. Farrington?], asking him for a check from Daly for his play “Le Roi Koko.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Offers to help Daly with costuming a Shakespearean revival.
1 aut. let. sig. Signor Blitz.
From New York.
20 aut. let. sig. and let. sig. by Felix Bloch and other members of his theatrical agency.
From Berlin and Karlsbad.
53 aut. let. sig. Max O'Rell and Paul Blouët.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Daly’s business manager. In several of these letters Blouët discusses terms with Daly for 3 of his adaptations, “Clarissa’s Young Man” (9-11,16),“Duc Vertige” (38, 43-45), and “The Duchess of Glamorgan” (29-36,39-40,42). In 2 letters (22-23) he offers to do the adaptation for“Madame Sans-Gene.”
26 mostly aut. let. sig., and two translations without the originals.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Felix Bloch. Not all the letters (1-27) were addressed to Daly by name, but were probably intended for him.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Berlin.
Offers to sell Daly the rights to perform his plays.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
9 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, James W. Morrissey and two others.
10 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
(1) expresses Bret Harte’s interest in signing a contract with Daly. (2-3) states Alexandre Dumas’ (fils) conditions for sale of his plays to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Gives Daly permission to dramatize “Norwood.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Cambridge.
Mentions the ill health of her sister, Avonia Jones; also mentions the trial of her father, “Count” George Jones, which was taking place at this time.
8 aut. let. sig. Agnes Booth, Agnes Booth Schoeffel, Agnes Schoeffel.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Edward E. Kidder.
6 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let. and 1 let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig. and 3 aut. let.
From New York.
132 mostly aut. let. sig. and aut. let. initialled; 2 letters are incomplete.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, William Terriss, and another, probably Daly’s business manager. Also, a note from Terriss to Daly, October, 1889 (128); two scene plots from Boucicault to Daly (13b) and (22b).
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
10 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Offers to sell Daly three comedies (unnamed) and give up all rights as author to whoever buys them.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Mentions Daly’s project to write a biography of Peg Woffington.
1 aut. let. sig. (in German).
From Munich.
Replies to Daly’s request for some German plays.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
5 aut. let. sig. and 3 typewritten sig.
From New York.
(4) contains the draft of Daly’s reply.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Regarding five letters from Thackeray to Brookfield’s mother which Brookfield is offering for sale.
1 printed letter signed “Shook & Palmer.”
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
7 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and another.
6 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Cincinnati.
27 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Stephen [Fiske?], Barney Williams, and - Wright. Also, a programme for a meeting of his fraternity, February 1873.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Mentions sending Daly the four acts of “Esmond” written by William Gorman Wills.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Auburn, New York.
Brown writes to convey Miss [Jane] Coombs’ assent to her ending her engagement with Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
14 aut. let. sig.
Also, a program title page dated 1876, and two newspaper cuttings dated 1884.
2 aut. let. sig. Artemus Ward and A. Ward, and a copy of (1) in another hand.
From London.
(2) introduces Howard Paul.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
4 aut. let. sig.; one may be incomplete.
Also, a funeral notice sent to Daly by the actor’s widow, 1875.
2 aut. let. sig.
8 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(1) Refers to a play by Wilkie Collins, “The Evil Genius” and suggests that perhaps Daly would be interested in producing it in this country.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Offers an engraving of Nell Gwyn for Daly’s inspection.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. initialled.
5 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and another.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney. Concern arrangements for the forthcoming lecture to be given by John L. Stoddard at Daly’s Theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
40 mostly aut. let. sig.; includes one incomplete letter.
Correspondents: J. Crowdy, Augustin Daly, and Mr. [John] Farrington. (33) contains a letter from Charles H. Hawtrey to Burnand, July 15, 1898; (36) one from Alfred Maltby, February 27, 1899. (40) is an obituary notice of Burnand’s death, April 21, 1917.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Daniel H. Harkins.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Asks Daly if Ada Rehan may perform in Baltimore in a new play that Kate Byron’s husband is producing there.
4 aut. let. sig.
From France.
Also, a statement acknowledging the receipt of 1000 francs for a play from Daly and agreeing to certain conditions about its production, December 3, 1890.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
16 aut. let. sig.; (13) may be incomplete.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
Printed invitation.
Invitation to luncheon following unveiling of Marlowe Memorial.
5 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
1 typewritten letter sig.
From New York.
Sends his regrets at being unable to attend a dinner given for Augustin Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 facsimile.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Concern renovations to his theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
9 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
4 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Asks to play some of Daly’s pieces.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
Advises Daly not to perform the “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” and suggests alternative plays to try such as “Masks and Faces” to reveal Miss Rehan’s talent to the fullest.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London, and New York.
(1) mentions Shaw’s new play, “Candida,” and (2) refers to two new plays in the actress’s possession, one of them written by Shaw.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
Volunteers to perform in Daly’s benefit.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 fragment and 1 let. sig. Hobart C. Taylor.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney. Concern the benefit performance of “As You Like It” given for the Children’s Home of the Columbian Exposition at Chicago.
3 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig. from Chatterton to Daly.
Also, two letters from Chatterton’s son (F.A.Chatterton) to Daly, on his father’s behalf.
9 aut. let. sig. and 1 handwritten resumé of her career.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Offers Daly a new comedy which he had just recently written (unnamed).
4 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Thanks Daly for his courtesy to General Beauregard.
1 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let.; 2 are incomplete.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [William Terriss]. Also, a contract between Victorien Sardou and Chizzola, acting on behalf of Daly, concerning Daly’s rights to two plays, October 26, 1888; and an unsigned note to Chizzola [1893?].
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
7 aut. let. sig.
18 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss. (4) had a note in Terriss’ hand.
7 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig., including one incomplete.
From Boston.
4 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig. and 1 telegram.
5 aut. let. sig.
Also, one of Cecil Clay’s cards, introducing his business manager, D.H. Wilson, to Daly.
6 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From Kingston, New York.
6 aut. let. sig. (one of these is torn in two pieces).
Also, a newspaper cutting from a Chicago paper.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Hartford.
1 aut. let. sig., and 4 telegrams.
Also, a calling card signed “Mark Twain.”
5 aut. let. sig.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
Also, an envelope, 1898.
4 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests employment for his stepson, William, in Daly’s Company.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New Orleans.
Refers to a part which Maggie [Mitchell] has agreed to play in New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
(1) requests a box to take Hal Hurst and another artist to the theatre to sketch the Dream.
3 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
7 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
4 aut. let. sig. and initialled.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Charles A. King.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Sheffield, England.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Conlin, chief of police of the city of New York, was a boyhood friend of Daly’s.
11 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Grecian Theatre, London
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
6 aut. let. sig., 2 let. sig. and 3 typewritten let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
6 aut. let. sig. and initialled.
From Brooklyn.
(4) asks Daly’s advice with regard to certain characterizations in “Frou-Frou.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
Mentions Conway’s successful production of an Ibsen play.
1 aut. let. sig. Marianne Conway.
From Brooklyn.
9 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Typed let.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Rochester, N.Y.
1 aut. let. sig. Jane Coombs Brown.
From New York.
Miss Coombs gives the terms on which she will agree to perform under Daly’s management. Also, there is a return letter from Daly (written at the bottom of Miss Coombs’ letter) making certain clarifications regarding her terms.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
16 aut. let. sig. and 1 telegram sig.
Correspondents: Adrien Barbusse and Augustin Daly.
1 aut. let. sig. Coquelin Cadet.
From Paris.
On the back is the draught of an answer by Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
Also, a newspaper cutting accompanying the second letter.
7 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph Francis Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Gives the train time-table for the special train provided for Daly’s company from Jersey City to West Philadelphia and back.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Congratulates him on his theatre’s performance.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript sig.
From New York.
11 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
Also, a card, undated.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
4 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and - O'Donahue.
16 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, and a Mr. Lathrop.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
7 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and the Editor of the New York Express. (7) asks that the paper deny the gift and accolade she was supposed to have rendered to Mrs. Lincoln.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Also, newspaper cutting on Cronin.
7 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney and - Wallace.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
5 aut. let. sig. and a visiting card.
1 let. sig.
From Washington, D.C.
2 typewritten let. sig.
(1) is a letter of introduction for John W. Ehninger.
6 aut. let. sig. and let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests tickets for Wednesday night.
11 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
5 aut. let. sig., 8 aut. let. and 2 let. 7 of these are incomplete.
(1) introduces Miss Alice Placide. (3) discusses the career of Tom Robertson. (8) may be from Heinrich Conried.
46 aut. drafts and let. sig., copies & 1 envelope.
Correspondents: E. Biardot, Felix Bloch, Dion Boucicault, John Brougham, T. Allston [Brown], [F.B.] Chatterton, [Constant-Benoit] Coquelin, [E.L.] Davenport, [L.C.?] Davis, the Dramatic performers in America, J.A. Ellsler, A.F. Eno, John Farrington, [C.A.] Fechter, Col. James Fisk, jr., [S. Fiske?], W. J. Florence, [Elbridge T.] Gerry, [Vaughan?] Glasser, W. H., Green, Henry Irving, [Adolph] L'Arronge, Agnes Leonard, Richard Mansfield, [J. Guido] Methua, John Moore, J.A. Morgan, the New York Catholic Protectory, - Povel, Victorien Sardou, [E.A.] Sothern, Hallam Tennyson, William Terriss, the Committee of Ways and Means, - Watson, president of the Erie Railway Co., and several unidentified people. (27) enumerates the terms of a contract between Daly and Agnes Leonard and is followed by her signed acceptance, Sep. 1, 1881. (37) bears Sothern’s reply. (38) outlines Daly’s terms for producing “The Foresters” by Lord Tennyson, Sep. 17, 1891. (40) outlines Daly’s views on the need to alter the Internal Revenue tax on theatres... February 28, 1868. (41) requests Mr Watson to cancel the lease of the Grand Opera House, April 17, 1874. [cs 2096, 1287]
(For more letters see the list of related Daly papers at the end of the finding aid)
9 vols.
An incomplete series of weekly receipts signed by the members of Daly’s various companies at the Grand Opera House, the Fifth Avenue Theatre, the Broadway Theatre and Daly’s Theatre, when playing in New York and occasionally elsewhere. Include a few other receipts.
2285 items.
Contents: Deeds, including leases of theatres in New York and London, 1869-1893 (1-17); licences to operate his New York theatres, and to employ children, and the Lord Chamberlain’s permissions to perform various plays, 1872-1899 (18-40); insurance policies, 1872-1893, (41-56); agreements with theatrical producers, authers, actors and actresses and others, n.d., 1863-1900 (57-305); receipts for salaries signed, by his company mostly while on tour, 1867-1898 (306-463); bills and receipts, including several pay sheets, n.d., 1867-1898 (464-668); cancelled cheques, including a few promissory notes, 1871-1899 (669-1951); rules of the theatre, n.d., ca.1885-1898 (1952-1959); memoranda to his company concerning the day to day running of his theatres, bringing the members to heel, n.d., 1872-1899 (1960-2173); resolution of the company, January 1873 (2174); inventories of the Grand Opera House, ca.1874 (2175-2176); notes relating to performances (2177-2185); cast lists (2186-2200); a song with music for Violet in
These papers arose out of Daly’s various theatrical enterprises. In New York he was manager of the successive Fifth Avenue Theatres, 1869-1877, of the Grand Opera House, 1872-1874, and of Daly’s Theatre, 1879-1899; in London he was lessor of the Lyceum Theatre from Sir Henry Irving, 1890-1891, and manager of Daly’s Theatre, 1893-1899. His company toured America and later Europe regularly. Some years are more fully documented than others. The papers include Daly’s agreements to sell his theatrical costumes to Fanny Davenport, 1877 (170-172), papers arising out of the performance of
Poem listed in Folger index of first lines.
1 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let. and 1 let. sig.
Correspondents: Michael Augustine Corrigan and Augustin Daly.
3 aut. let. sig., 6 typescript copies.
From New York City.
Correspondents: Ada Rehan and William Winter. [cs 2095]
1 aut. let. sig.
About Daly’s wish to buy some property on 29th St.
1 f. aut.
Report of an anecdote related by F.F. Mackay and used by Daly for pp. 17-18 of his biography of his brother, published in 1917.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig., 1 let. sig. and 1 let.
Correspondents: Michael Augustine Corrigan and Augustin Daly.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
Writes thanking Daly for a copy of “Memories of Daly’s Theatre” which Daly had sent him.
8 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph Francis Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
84 mostly aut. let. sig. and initialled, including 3 incomplete letters, and 1 telegram.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Miss Fanny Davenport.
13 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and James W. Morrissey.
17 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and - Henry.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig. Lily Vining and Lily Vining Davenport.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Brooklyn.
4 aut. let. sig.
36 aut. let. sig.; one letter is incomplete.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Farrington. Discuss a piece which Sir Arthur Sullivan in collaboration with Davis was considering composing for Daly.
15 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and the President and faculty of Notre Dame University. Also, a newspaper cutting.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
A letter of introduction introducing the widow of James Hackett to Augustin Daly.
3 aut. let. sig.
From St. Louis.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From Paris.
1 aut. let.
From Paris.
Encloses a letter from Georges de Porto-Riche.
1 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Mentions an uncompleted play of John Brougham’s.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Also, a card.
5 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Henry Haynie.
9 aut. let. sig. and let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From Du[t]chess County and New York City.
1 f. sig. by Jean and Edouard de Reszke.
About the state of the theatre in New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. as secretary of the New York Museum Association.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. Elsie J.(?) de Wolfe.
From London.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Mrs. Charles Dickens Possibly the younger Charles Dickens’ wife.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. card initialled.
8 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig.; one incomplete.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, Joseph J. O'Donohue, and possibly another.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Concerns the leasing of the theatre at 728 Broadway from A.T. Stewart.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. card sig.
From New York.
Concerns a play,
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig. and 1 envelope.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Russell Young.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
14 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig.
From New York.
A letter of recommendation for Frank Williams.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
36 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let. and 1 telegram.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [John] Moore.
4 aut. let. sig.
26 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Stephen Fiske, and J. Hooker.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Wishes to speak to Daly regarding a benefit to be held for James E. Murdoch.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 telegram.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
From the British Embassy, Paris.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Concerning Augustin Daly’s exclusive rights in the United States and New York to two of his plays, “La femme de Claude” and “Monsieur Alphonse.”
3 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(1) mentions an adaptation (by Durivage) from the French, which he has titled “Nobility.” A newspaper cutting is tipped in (2).
4 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. [Mary Eastlake?].
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chatham, New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: [Augustin Daly] and - Ryan.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests Daly’s permission to act “Divorce” in a few Eastern cities and the West Indies; also, to act “The Two Orphans.”
1 aut. let. sig. Edgar and Nutt.
From the Monumental Opera Hall, Sidney, Ohio.
1 aut. let. sig.
13 aut. let. sig. and 5 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Farrington.
7 aut. let. sig.; one “letter” is written on an envelope.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
13 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Cleveland.
1 aut. let. sig.
12 aut. let. sig. and 1 copy.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Joseph Francis Daly and R.M. DeWitt. A newspaper cutting is tipped in (9).
2 aut. let. sig. W. Elton.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Certifies that Miss Margaret Robertson has been ill (a note from her doctor).
1 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig. J.K. Emmett.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Two of the letters are signed on behalf of his father, Amos R. Eno. Also, an aut. let. sig. from Amos R. Eno to Augustin Daly. The letters discuss the possibility of Daly’s leasing the Fifth Ave. Hall at 24th St. and Broadway as a new theatre.
1 let. sig.
From Lübeck.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: [Augustin Daly] and - Ryan.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
31 aut. let. sig. Agnes Ethel and Agnes E. Tracy and 1 telegram.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore.
1 Aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Thanking Daly for sending him a copy of
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
15 mostly aut. let. sig. and initialled; 1 printed circular.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Fire Department, New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
24 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and the Editor of the New York Times.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
6 aut. let. sig.
10 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig. and 1 telegram.
(2) is incomplete.
45 mostly aut. let. sig. and initialled; one is incomplete (45).
Also, a copy of a salutory address written by Fawcett.
1 aut. let. sig.
Applies as a candidate for the part of Caliban.
22 aut. let. sig.
27 aut. let. sig. and one page listing the characters and suggested players in the “Count of Monte Cristo,” (which was to have been performed at Daly’s, in the Spring of 1873).
4 let. sig. “The Fellers Wot Be’s Around” and 1 post card, unsigned.
1 aut. let. sig.
Offers a new three act farce to Daly for perusal.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
15 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 printed card.
From the Boston Museum.
Also, announcement of his marriage to Cynthia A. Endicott, April 26, 1887.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Asks Daly to build a theatre in the fifteenth Assembly District as a recreation facility for the people of that area.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
31 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, and possibly another. Also, a letter from his wife, on behalf of her husband, to [John] Moore.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
2 aut. let. sig. and 4 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
3 aut. let. sig.
28 mostly aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, the Editor of the [New York ] Express, and Messrs. Jarrett and Palmer. (27) bears an aut. note sig. by J.H. Tooker.
15 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
Discusses calling upon Daly.
10 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
Rosina Vokes unable to fulfill her engagement at Daly’s Theatre.
3 aut. let. sig.
26 aut. let. sig.; one letter is incomplete.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Stratford-on-Avon.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Farrington.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
Correspondents: Michael Augustine Corrigan and Augustin Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New Orleans.
4 aut. let. sig.
8 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
(2) Praises the Daly Company’s performance of “As You Like it.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
14 aut. let. sig., 1 telegram and 1 aut. memo.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Joseph Francis Daly and Richard Dorney. (2) introduces C.W. Tayleure of Baltimore to Augustin Daly. (3) refers to the wound in Edwin Booth’s hand.
8 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig. with an engraving of San Francisco.
At the end is Forster’s copy of a letter from A.P. Wright to himself, July 28, [1870].
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
Introduces her sister, Helen Ferrers, to him.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(1) Requests Daly’s permission to use the railroad scene in a production of “After Dark.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. G.L. Fox.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
10 aut. let. sig.
(1) is incomplete. Also, a page of “General Notes” serving as suggestions for the play “Seth’s Brother’s Wife” by Frederic. See worksheet file for letter from C. Dodge, associate editor of “The Harold Frederic Edition,” March 14, 1978.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Grand Theatre, London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
4 let. in the hand of T.H. French.
9 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig. (2) incomplete.
1 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and E. Lederer.
6 aut. let. sig., 1 let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, and E.E. Kidder.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
Offers Daly a play entitled
8 aut. let. sig.; (7) is incomplete.
9 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph Francis Daly.
42 mostly aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Appleton Morgan.
3 typewritten let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig. by the editor, Ch. Jeancourt Galignani.
From Paris.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
8 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Mrs. Harry Watkins. (3) is a recommendation of Ada Rehan to Daly, and in (2) he discusses Fanny Davenport.
13 aut. let. sig. G. Gariboldi and G.G. Gariboldi.
Most of the letters are about the grand curtain she was making for his theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Salt Lake City.
Asks Daly if he would care to dramatize the history of her life with the Mormons.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
19 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Stamford, Conn.
Geib, as Edwin Booth’s doctor, writes to inform Daly that Booth will be unable to fulfill his engagement due to the injuries to his chest.
2 aut. let. sig. One is incomplete.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Press Club, New York.
Asks Daly to be a pallbearer in the funeral of Clifton W. Tayleure.
6 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
6 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Appleton Morgan.
21 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let. and 2 visiting cards.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Gilbert, John Drew’s doctor, certifies that Drew has a serious eye injury which deters him from being able to perform at that time.
10 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [John] Moore.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Miss L. Moodie.
11 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let. , and 3 type-written let. sig.
Correspondents: Michael Augustine Corrigan and Augustin Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Vaudeville theatre, Paris.
Thanks him for Ada Rehan’s artistic performance in “A midsummer night’s dream.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Stephen Fiske.
3 aut. let. sig. Mabel Gillman.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Herbert Gresham.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Asks Daly to consider entering into a business deal with him, regarding the opening of an hotel and opera house in Newark, N.J.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and George [Clarke?].
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Pueblo, Colorado.
Asks Daly to participate in an unusual fund-raising drive for the American National Red Cross.
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests an engagement with Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Offers Daly his services as a scenic artist.
1 aut. receipt sig.
From New York.
For a translation of “Mme Dorval.”
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and James Appleton Morgan.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(1) introduces A.L. White.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
In (1) he offers Daly the play, “Fifi.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
2 aut. let. sig.
From the Princess’s Theatre, London.
4 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
The letter also contains a sketch by A.J. Goodman of Ada Rehan as Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig. N.C. Goodwin, Jr.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore.
let. sig.
From Paris.
Thanks him for his invitation to the opening night on September 2. He will come if his duties at the Comédie Française permit.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
18 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests a box for the evening performance.
1 aut. let. sig.
Also, a letter written on his behalf by R. Gounod, August 19.
3 aut. let. sig. Ronald Gower.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Bethlehem, [Penna.].
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
3 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan.
From Chester.
Offers Daly plays by Don José Echegaray, which he had translated.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
4 aut. let. sig. and 3 typewritten let. sig.
22 aut. let. sig. Clo. Graves.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Birmingham.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Frank Sabin.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
These letters discuss his portrait of Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
10 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
10 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let. card.
1 printed let. sig. by its secretary, Samuel W.Marvin.
Informs Daly of his election to the Grolier club.
3 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 let. incomplete.
From Utica, New York.
Advising Daly to produce “Twelfth Night” rather than “School for Scandal” in a non-metropolitan locale like Utica.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. (in German).
From Berlin.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. Decima Moore.
3 aut. let. sig.
(2) has an additional note by H.G. Stebbins.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig., one calling card with a message, and one mounted newspaper cutting.
2 aut. let. sig. J.J.K. Hackett.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Note on letter identifies the writer as “gas man.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Invites Daly on behalf of the Lotos Club to a dinner given for John Brougham.
38 mostly aut. let. sig. and initialled. 4 letters incomplete.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and James L. Smith. (17) has Daly’s draft answer, (32) has Hall’s sonnet on James Lewis’ death.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Detroit.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Concerns the appearance of John Sleeper Clarke at the Fifth Avenue Theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Offers Daly a three-act comedy.
2 aut. let. sig.
Writes to Daly on behalf of the committees on the centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington, April 30, 1889.
1 aut. card sig. (in French).
From Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Columbia, S.C.
1 copy.
From Galveston, Texas.
Requests a copy of “After Dark” to be sent to the St. Charles Theatre, New Orleans, (to be sent to Hanchett himself).
1 let. sig.
From Providence, Rhode Island.
Includes a note from Augustin Daly on the back of the letter.
1 aut. let. fragment, sig. Hanly(?) or possibly Harvey(?).
Discusses Daly writing a blood and thunder story of the South.
4 aut. let. sig. and one contractual agreement between Daly and Hann, August 25, 1892.
10 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
17 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Francis Cowley Burnand, Augustin Daly and William Terriss. The letters to Burnand (1) and Terriss (17) also have notes written to Daly, by the recipients of the letters, indicating that both letters were forwarded eventually to Daly himself.
9 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Mentions “The Tale of an Overcoat,” a short farce, and offers it to Daly.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Richard Dorney?].
1 aut. let. sig.
From the office of Harper and Brothers, publishers, New York. Requests tickets for the last performance of “The Taming of the Shrew.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Harper and Brothers publishers, New York.
In a personal letter, W. A. Harper thanks Dorney for a favor rendered.
1 typewritten let. sig. Harpers Brothers.
From New York.
Writes to offer Daly Thomas Hardy’s dramatized version of “Tess of the D'Urbervilles.”
8 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 Aut. let. sig.
Requests a photograph from Daly of his late brother, Augustin, taken at approximately the same time as the opening of the Fifth Ave. Theatre, for a magazine article.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Farrington.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests employment as property man for Daly’s Theatre.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
10 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Endorsed F.Bond.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Olin, Rines and Montgomery, lawyers.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
12aut. let. sig.
In these letters he mentions several of his sculptures of actors and actresses, including Ada Rehan.
1 printed letter signed by the librarian, William C.Lane.
Thanks Daly for a book.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
9 aut. let. sig., 1 aut. let. initialled and 2 typescripts sig.
Correspondents: J. Crowdy and Augustin Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. and another, possibly written by an amanuensis.
9 aut. let. sig.
Most of the letters were written to thank Daly for his presentations to the Shakespeare Memorial, Stratford-on-Avon.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig.
(4) thanks Daly for his production of “Twelfth Night.”
4 aut. let. sig.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
About contracts for Daly productions in France. Also included is a Letter to Haynie from the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic thanking him for tickets to a Daly performance, August 24, 1886.
1 aut. let. sig.
8 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Invitation to dine at Richmond.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Union League, Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
let. sig.
From Berlin.
1 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
He is a London police official who is making arrangements for Daly to visit the East End of London.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Involves a legal matter concerning Hendricks and Daly with regard to rights to a play.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Sullivan County, New York.
Requests an engagement as a character actor in Daly’s Company.
2 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
12 aut. let. sig. and 1 in the hand of an amanuensis.
1 typescript sig.
From the Globe Printing House, Philadelphia.
Wants to know the title [for the book on Ada Rehan]. Note by William Winter on back suggesting various titles. [cs 2095]
2 items.
11 aut. let. sig. Hélène Miller, Hélène Stoepel, H. Heron Stoepel, Hélène Heron Stoepel, Bijou Heron.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
27 aut. let. sig., 1 let. sig. and 1 telegram.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Stephen Fiske. (16) contains a note from George Francis Train to Matilda Heron. Also, a notice sent to Daly of Matilda Heron’s death with an invitation to her funeral.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Advises Daly and suggests certain pitfalls to be avoided in his production of “Le Roi Carotte.”
6 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Myron A. Cooney and Augustin Daly.
5 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and W.E. Moore.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From Albany, N.Y.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
2 aut. let. sig.
Hilton writes on behalf of the A.T. Stewart Company.
1 aut. let. sig. Signature damaged slightly.
A letter of introduction for Augustin Daly, (then a young boy) commending him to the pastoral care of “any Catholic clergyman” in New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Stratford-on-Avon.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig. and let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Hogg writes as an agent for J. Maddison Morton.
1 aut. let. sig. E.M. Holland.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig.
10 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
14 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [John] Moore.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
10 aut. let. sig. and one assignment of rights in the opera “Miami” to Augustin Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests Daly to note concert given by Zelda Harrison on January 27, 1866 in his column for the Saturday edition.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 Christmas card to Augustin Daly.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: [G. Fred] Bashford and Augustin Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Buffalo, New York.
2 aut. let. sig. E.H. House.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
45 mostly aut. let. sig. and initialled. Also 1 copy.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and W. J. Florence. In many of the Letters to Daly Howard discusses either an idea for a new play or plans for adaptation of an old play. “Saratoga,” “Lillian’s Last Love,” “Moorcroft,” “Diamonds,” “The Tramp” and “Wives” are dealt with in some detail. Also he gives an estimate of the acting ability of a Miss O'Conner (see September 13, 1873). The Letter to Florence deals with Mr. and Mrs. Florence’s roles in “The Tramp.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Richard Dorney and Stephen H. Olin. (2) refers to Lillian Russell and a projected contract with Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Seeks work as a stage hand with Daly’s company.
20 aut. let. sig., 2 typewritten let. sig.
Also, included in (3) is an addition to one of Howells’ plays.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Charlestown, Mass.
Accepts an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
25 aut. let. sig.
From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Hoyt was a scene designer for Daly and the majority of letters concern this work.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Saratoga, Virginia.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
6 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let.
Also, a newspaper cutting. In (3) the law office of W.F. Howell and A.H. Hummel are acting on behalf of their client, Henry C. Miner.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Stratford-upon-Avon.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Writes to thank Daly, indirectly, for the book, “The Daughter of Comedy.”
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests a copy of Daly’s souvenir edition of Tennyson’s play [“The Foresters”].
Accompanied by two of his sonnets.
28 aut. let. sig. and 1 letter written in the hand of an amanuensis.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Asks to be excused from going on stage during the last act of
1 typescript sig.
From Paris.
Mr Germain will accept Daly’s offer for the English and American rights of “Famille.”
1 typewritten let. sig.
From the Theatre Royal, Brighton.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 written by a secretary endorsing a statement of Jennie Worrell.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Bridgeport, Conn.
6 aut. let. sig. (written in two different styles of handwriting.).
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
19 aut. let. sig., 4 let. sig., 2 printed cards, and 3 telegrams.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss. One of the printed cards is an invitation to a testimonial for Henry Irving, sent by G. Fred Bashford; and the other card is an invitation sent by J. Hurst to the opening performance at the Lyceum Theatre, December 30, 1878.
5 aut. let. sig.
From London.
12 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. card sig. Isabel Irving and Isabella Irving.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
14 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. card sig.
One of the items, the letter, is addressed to Bloch and the card mentions no specific addressee.
16 aut. let. sig.
Jakobowski composed music for plays, and some of his Letters to Daly deal with this professional aspect.
9 aut. let. sig. and 1 telegram.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and James C. Duff.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
10 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Oakland, Calif.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. D. and J. Jardine.
From New York.
Estimates of the cost of transforming Amos Eno’s 24th St. building into a fireproof theatre.
12 aut. let. sig., 1 let. sig. and 1 telegram.
1 aut. let. sig.
From St. Louis.
Seeks to interest Daly in his volume of theatrical prologues and memorials.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C.
The letter introduces Mrs. Annie Vivanti-Chartres, an Italian writer.
27 aut. let. sig. and 2 telegrams.
Correspondents: Bouton, Augustin Daly and Stephen Fiske. Also, two theatre tickets signed by Jefferson, n.d.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Macon, Georgia.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
Also, a newspaper cutting about Jennings.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
7 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and his wife.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Brooklyn.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
25 aut. let. sig., 15 let. sig., 3 typewritten let. sig., 2 let. and 1 card initialled.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, S.S. McClure, and Messrs. W.W. Wynne and Sons. Also, a notice from a press cutting agency and two scene sketches or tags.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
(1) writes concerning a possible engagement for Ida Jeffries Chase.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From Lübeck.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Washington, D.C.
Regarding an interview with Daly for Jewell’s daughter.
45 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [John] Moore.
1 aut. let.
1 aut. let. sig. Johnson.
From London.
He is London correspondent of
7 aut. let. sig. and 4 typescript sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
8 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and her brother.
5 aut. let. sig.
Also, a card with “The Count Joannes” written on it.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph H. Tooker. (3) offers legal advice in a suit involving Augustin Daly, April, 1875.
4 aut. let. sig. and a calling card with a message to Daly from Jones.
From New York.
7 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let. initialled.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig. George C. Jordan, Jr.
8 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. A. Junkermann.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Berlin.
13 aut. let. sig.
From Berlin.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
6 aut. let. sig. and init. and 1 typescript sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Concerns Daly’s arguing the rights to
4 aut. let. sig.
From Regensburg, Bavaria.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
7 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig. T. D[---] Keighley(?).
From Opera Comique, London.
Concern his use of the Opera Comique for producing Daly’s comedy “A night off.”
6 aut. let. sig. J. Campbell VerPlanck.
Seeks to interest Daly in her plays.
8 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Albany.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Max?] Maretzek.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the office of the superintendent of Police, New York.
In reply to Daly’s request for a regular detachment of policemen at his Fifth Ave. Theatre.
1 aut. let. sig. Frankie Kemble.
This is not the actress Frances Anne Kemble.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss.
16 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Stephen Fiske, Samuel French, Palgrave [Simpson], and William Terriss. One letter to Samuel French also has a letter to Daly on the reverse side (13).
Incomplete aut. pencil note on back of a printed card.
Asks that Mr Daly allow the cards announcing the sale of the new edition of her book to be given with the programmes.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 let. sig. Kerr & Richardson.
From Glasgow.
Concerns the purchase of some books on stage history.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests a part in “The Taming of the Shrew.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Passaic, N. J.
Offers a suggestion for the Daly production of
3 aut. let. sig.
17 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John A. Duff. (10) also has a note by Daly addressed to Adolph Neuendorff and a letter from Neuendorff to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
(4) is addressed to the Estate of Augustin Daly, as it actually follows the date of his death, and concerns a minor financial matter.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Ashton and Augustin Daly.
Miss Knollys writes on behalf of the Princess of Wales to thank Daly for a manuscript copy of the music performed in “Twelfth Night” in (2).
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Written on behalf of the Prince of Wales.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Offers Daly a newly-translated play from the German (unnamed).
9 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Joseph Hatton, and William Terriss. (3) has a note by William Terriss on the back.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Haute-Loire.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Stratford-on-Avon.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Stratford-on-Avon.
He is the Headmaster of King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford; regrets Daly’s party did not tour the school.
5 aut. let. sig. E. Lamb.
1 aut. let. sig. with four letters enclosed.
From Philadelphia.
Daly has acquired a portrait of George Frederick Cooke copied by Mr Lambdin’s father, James Reid Lambdin, from a painting of the actor as Richard III by Thomas Sully. Enclosed is his father’s correspondence regarding the painting - 3 letters to J.R. Lambdin.
from C.H. Burnett, John Sartain and the General Post Office, London, and a copy of a letter from J.R. Lambdin to the Hon. M.W.B. Nugent for whom the copy was originally intended, 1871.
1 aut. let. sig.
From St. Louis.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
12 aut. let. sig. A.E. Lancaster; (9) is incomplete.
Several of the letters concern his translation of
4 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
10 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Napoleon] Sarony.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph H. Tooker.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Lanouette was a theatrical costumer and writes to Daly in this professional capacity.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Aisne.
1 aut. let. sig.
Also, a translated copy of the letter.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York. and London.
5 aut. let. sig. and 1 memorandum.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
9 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph F. Daly. Included are negotiations for rights to “Under the Gaslight” and the railroad scene of “After Dark.” (3) has notation “am not playing stars” in Daly’s autograph.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
About a painting in which there is a portrait of Peg Woffington.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Indianapolis.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph F. Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
13 aut. let. sig.
From New York, Chicago and London.
10 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig. and 1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
Most letters about plays or translations submitted for Daly’s perusal.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
The Era Almanack, dramatic and musical.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Brussels.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Wieting Opera House, Syracuse, N.Y.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Albany.
2 aut. let. sig. sent as telegrams.
From Paris.
1 aut. let. sig. written on his behalf by H.C. Lemon.
From The Library, Teddington.
Discusses a recently published biography of Peg Woffington.
6 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Miss Norwood, and Williams. (5) to Miss Norwood is concerned with the career of “Tom” (pseudo.), an actress who had recently left the Union Square Theatre.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York. and Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Printed let. signed by the superintendent, George H. Moore.
Thanks Daly for a book.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
(1) mentions his work on a life of Watteau.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Terriss, William, 1847-1897.
21 aut. let. sig. Catherine Lewis and Catherine Lewis Robertson.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, J. W. Gardiner, [Herbert] Gresham. Also, 1 aut. let. sig. to Daly from Oscar L. Arfwedson on behalf of Catherine Lewis.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
About her portrait of a Rockefeller child.
61 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney (?). In (8, 10, 21, 24, 25, 46) Lewis expresses his dissatisfaction with the type of parts assigned to him. (7), from London, contains descriptions of Charles Coghlan, Ada Dyas, George Honey and Madge Robertson.
6 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. K. Lillian Lewis.
From St. Louis.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
Also, a newspaper cutting tipped in.
Warner, Charles, 1846-1909.
1 aut. let. sig.
Asks Miss Rehan for her autograph.
7 typewritten let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
11 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig.
From the New County Court House, New York.
6 aut. let. sig. Cissey Loftus and Cecilia McCarthy.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney and Ada Rehan. Also, a calling card with a message written on the back.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
22 aut. let. sig. and initialled, 1 let. sig. and 1 Christmas card.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and the Editor of the Express [New York]. Mrs. Sikes served as Daly’s agent in France and England for many years.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Cincinnati.
(2) deals with legal problems between his sister, Olive Logan, and Augustin Daly, for which Logan seeks a settlement without a litigation.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 receipt.
From Scotland.
2 let. written by two holders of the office of lord mayor.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Wallack’s Theatre, New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company for both himself and his wife.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let.
From Columbia College, New York.
5 aut. let. sig.
From the Shakespeare Memorial, Stratford-on-Avon.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Pittsburgh.
1 let. sig. Pauline Lucca, Baroness of Wallhoffen.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Kellar’s Egyptian Hall, Philadelphia.
Accompanied contracts signed by Mr Harry Kellar.
3 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
3 aut. let. sig. Justin M'Carthy.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan.
76 aut. let. sig., 1 telegram, 2 typewritten let. sig. and 1 printed Christmas card (unsigned).
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan. Touches on his adaptations from the Japanese.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig.
From London. and Rome.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Mrs. Daly and Ada Rehan. (2) congratulates Daly on his production of “Twelfth Night;” singles out Ada Rehan for her “exquisite perfections.” (5) asks to see Ada Rehan and reminds her of a promised photo and autograph.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. and 2 let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Introduces a Miss Viola Whitcomb.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Albany.
Requests an (unnamed) souvenir book.
8 aut. let. sig. F.F. Mackay.
The letter of Sep. 19, 1892 introduces his son Charles.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig., 1 typewritten let. , and 1 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Daniel Frohman, and Joseph J.O'Donohue. (5), dated February 26, 1880, announces that the working of the double stage will be exhibited at the Madison Square Theatre on March 4.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Brooklyn.
Introduces Miss Maud White.
1 aut. let. sig.
Notifies Daly (a doctor’s note) that his electrician, a Mr. Johnston is very ill with typhoid fever and so will be unable to work for a time.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests Daly to consider producing MacRae’s play now revised and retitled “Abduction.” Mentions Miss Morris’ interest in the play.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, John A. Duff and “Ben”-.
1 aut. let. sig. Lizzie Maddern.
From New York.
Asks for an engagement for herself and her daughter, Minnie.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests an engagement in Daly’s Company.
1 aut. let. sig.
Asks if there will be an opening for Clara Fisher Maeder in his company on Mrs Gilbert’s rumoured retirement.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Arch St. Theatre’s office in New York.
14 aut. let. sig.
(8) is also signed by his collaborator, H.C. Bunner.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and J.F. Daly.
June 1974.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the British Embassy, Berlin.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Gaiety Theatre, London.
8 aut. let. sig. and 1 fragment.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, [John] Moore and possibly another.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Aut. note sig.
Written in the margin of
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
13 aut. let. sig. and 2 typewritten let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Miss D[avenport?].
4 aut. let. sig.
9 aut. let. sig. and 1 card. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Dorse: note of Daly’s saying that this letter recalled to him his very first experiment and experience in management, April 1856?.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig. with an aut. p.s.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss.
5 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Martin is acting on behalf of the Shahzada [of Afghanistan].
1 aut. let. sig. Woodhull & Claflin.
From New York.
Requests tickets.
3 aut. let. sig.
George Marvin was a member of the firm of Arnold, Constable & Co., New York and supplied Daly with some of his costume materials.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Would like to get an engagement with Daly’s company as ballet master.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig.
In (3) Massiac quotes part of a letter from M. Valabrègue and in others refers to negociations with him and Biardot about plays.
1 aut. let. sig.
Discusses the possibilities of bringing over a Japanese play and his joining Daly’s Company.
7 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. note initialled.
4 aut. let. sig.
Also, a printed cast-list for one of his comedies included in (3).
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Star Theatre, New York.
Aut. let. initialled.
Written on the back of one of her programmes.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 visiting card.
From New York. and London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
97 aut. let. sig. and 3 let. sig. on behalf of the Players’ Club.
7 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig.
Also, a typewritten translation of one of the letters.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(1) mentions Sarah Bernhardt and (3) discusses her contract with him.
6 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 typed let. sig. by W.H.Meadowcroft, secretary and treasurer of The Stout-Meadowcroft Co.
Will supply certain “goods for electric lighting” for
2 aut. let. sig.
From Helena, Montana.
1 aut. let. sig. and 2 let. sig. Meech Bros.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, and [Owen] Fawcett.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Asnières, near Paris.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: [Kyrle] Bellew, and Augustin Daly. In (3) Daly has written out the draft of a reply.
1 aut. let. sig. “Dolores.”
From Alameda County, California.
Invites Daly to try his fortunes in San Francisco.
1 aut. let.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. E. Merivale.
Offers Daly an old play of her husband’s (Herman Charles Merivale) which was never produced, named “Milwood.”
1 aut. let. sig. H. Merivale.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Berlin.
12 aut. let. sig.; one incomplete.
2 letters and 1 let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
Meyer was a wig maker.
1 aut. let. sig. and 3 let. sig.
From Paris.
Michaelis was an agent for French authors.
2 let. sig.
From Governor’s Island, New York and Headquarters of the Army, Washington. (1) is an acknowledgement of letter of sympathy. (2) acknowledges congratulatory telegram.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Joseph Daly and Richard Dorney.
From Cincinnati.
1 telegram.
Ada Rehan’s agent asks Daly to reply immediately regarding an engagement with her, for his theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. in the hand of an amanuensis.
(2) is about the testimonial to Charlotte Cushman.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Miller was business manager of the periodical
1 Aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Asks for the payment of Matilda Heron’s medical bills.
6 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Maud Miller was the daughter of Joaquin Miller.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Washington, D.C.
4 aut. let. sig. and a card.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph Francis Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Germany.
3 aut. let. sig. J.A. Mitchell.
From New York.
To Augustin Daly.
3 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph Donohue. Also, there are 2 letters (1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.) from her husband, Charles Bozenta, to Augustin Daly, 1888-1898.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
Mollenhauer was Daly’s director of music.
10 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
44 aut. let. sig. Nos. 19 and 24 incomplete.
From Paris.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Mons. Duport. Mons was Daly’s salaried theatrical agent in Paris till 1891. There are frequent references to Sardou and (2) contains a copy of a letter from Sardou to Mons, ca. Sep. 1890. (6) includes a synopsis of “Mme Othello” by Cluny.
4 aut. let. sig. H.J. Montague.
1 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney. Montgomery was dramatic editor of
3 aut. let. sig.
1 let. sig. by the financial secretary, Ernesto Tealdi.
Thanks Daly for his contribution.
6 aut. let. sig.
12 aut. let. sig.
Also, a list of illnesses within the Company for Friday, October 24 [1890]. Moore was in the stage department of the theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Edwin Forrest Home, Philadelphia.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and “Sir” Joseph [Daly].
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Offers Daly his sketch of Charles Dickens made in 1842 when they were both fellow passengers on the Britannia.
29 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Frank Bennett, Augustin Daly and C.R. Gardiner. (20) includes her copy of Daly’s letter to her, April 27, 1880.
3 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Pilar Morin-Lachaume.
From New York.
She is interested in putting on “L'Enfant Prodigue” in the U.S.
2 aut. let. sig.
Submits theatrical autograph letters and prints for Daly’s inspection.
19 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Miss L.H. Morris.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. J.W. Morrissey.
Morrissey was in charge of the box office at the Grand Opera House, before it passed under Daly’s management and wanted to continue in that position.
9 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the offices of The London Figaro, London.
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From The Palace Theatre, London.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Agnes Ethel.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 typewritten let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Quotes part of a letter from his cousin, S.H. Mosenthal, in which he offers his newest piece to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Vienna.
6 let. sig., 3 in German.
From Görlitz, Germany.
Concern his plays.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Portland, Maine.
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
From Wallack’s, New York.
13 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig. as Brother Azarias.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Mrs. Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Muncaster [Castle], Ravenglass, [Cumberland].
Thanks Daly for gift of Peg Woffington book.
10 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
Discusses her father, James E. Murdoch’s affairs.
1 aut. let. sig.
From South Middleboro, Mass.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Arch St. Theatre, Philadelphia.
Precedes and concerns John Drew’s first engagement with Daly.
1 typewritten let. sig. J.F. Leroy.
From Placerville, Cal.
About her adaptation of “Star of Seville” by Lope de Vega.
2 aut. let. sig. Count de Najac.
2 let. sig.
From Morristown, N.J.
Also, a copy by Daly of a letter from him to Nast, February 21, 1885.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Nathal was the business manager of the Franco American Agency for Dramatic Literature in New York.
Letter sig. by Lt. Col. G.A. Beaty-Pownall, secretary.
Extract from the proceedings of the Executive Committee thanking Daly for giving a matinée performance in aid of the funds of the Gordon Boys’ Home.
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan.
7 aut. let. sig.
Offers Daly various portraits by his father, John Neagle.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New Haven, Conn.
Near was the lessee and manager of the New Haven Opera House and this letter is written on the back of one of its programmes.
5 aut. let. sig. Lilian Adelaide Lee-Neilson and Adelaide Neilson.
Also, a draft in her hand of a notice to be posted at the theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Elizabeth, New Jersey.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
Discusses his sister, Olga Nethersole’s affairs.
2 aut. let. sig. and 2 let. sig. and 1 typed let. sig.
1 receipt sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Royalty Theatre, London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From the Star Theatre, New York.
Reports on a meeting held to discuss the organization of an Association of theatrical managers.
Aut. draft sig. by Meilhac.
Augustin Daly granted exclusive rights in America to the play of La Veuve by Meilhac and Halévy.
Draft. sig. by Gladstone.
Concerning a performance by Daly’s Travelling Company in Omaha, on November 13, 1876.
1 aut. let. sig. by G. L. Rives, president of the Board of Trustees.
From New York.
Inquires if Judge Daly would be willing to donate his collection of Augustin Daly’s prompt-books to the New York Public Library.
1 aut. let. sig. Babbitt.
Estimate for providing certain lights for
1 aut. let. sig. Sister H. Irene.
Thanks him for his contribution.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig. Emmons Clark, colonel of the 7th Regiment.
From New York.
1 aut. let. initialled GWE (?), possibly the initials of George Wharton Edwards, the designer of the head-piece.
let. sig. by the faculty.
Thanks Daly for the benefit performance he arranged for their Hospital fund.
Printed letter with aut. note initialled by James Creelman.
Printed letter.
Announcement that Daly has been elected a life member of the Society.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 typewritten let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig. Christine Nilsson-Bauzand(?).
1 aut. let. sig. J.F. Nisbet.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Agrees to lease the house, No. 47, W 29th St., to Daly for 3 years at $2500 p.a.
v.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. let. (3) is incomplete.
(1) recommends Virginia Dreher to Daly.
Calling card with autograph note.
Sends regards and invitation to visit from Roberta Norwood and Gertie Norwood [Roberta’s daughter].
1 aut. let. sig. A.Morrissey.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Rome.
3 aut. let. sig. Bessie O'Connor.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. T.P. O'Connor.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. on the back of a programme.
From Notre Dame University.
M. O'Dea describes herself (?) as his temporary stage assistant.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 typewritten let. sig.
From Rye, New York.
Suggests Daly produce one of José Echegaray’s plays.
3 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Joseph H. Tooker.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. Elouina Oldcastle and G. de Castelvecchio.
From London.
6 aut. let. sig., 2 let. sig. and 1 telegram.
From New York.
Olin was Daly’s lawyer. Nos. 5-6 concern the incorporation and organization of The Players.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Also, 2 newspaper cuttings pertaining to the attempted theft of a libretto from Daly’s theatre, [1880].
3 aut. let. sig. and 3 let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and J.B. Pugh. In the Letter to J.B. Pugh, Osgood quotes a letter from Henry Longfellow declining to do some writing for Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
10aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Stephen Fiske.
1 aut. let. sig. Mrs. John E. Owens.
From Baltimore.
Asks Daly to subscribe to a biography [of her husband, John Edmond Owens].
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests permission to write a speech for the occasion if Daly plans to celebrate the 100th performance of “Divorce.”
17 aut. let. sig. and 2 typescripts sig.
From New York. , Richmond, and Washington.
Letters mainly concerning his desire that Daly produce his play “In Old Virginia.”
2 aut. let. sig.
(2) rejects Daly’s offer to join his company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Worcester, Mass.
Mentions Agnes Robertson as Jessie Brown in [“Jessie Brown; or, The Relief of Lucknow”] and D[avid] Douglass and his company.
135 mostly aut. let. sig.
From New York, Stamford, Conn., London, Chicago, and Washington.
Correspondents: Mr. Appleton, Augustin Daly, J. F. Daly, Richard Dorney, [Jer.?] Quinlan, and another. Letters concerning benefit performances, such as the Actors’ Fund and the Wallack benefit of 1888, and the policies to be adopted by “The Players,” 1888-1889. Also, a letter on behalf of Mr Palmer from S.C. Dunne to Richard Dorney, March 1, 1888.
4 aut. let. sig., 1 let. sig., and 1 let.
From New York and London.
1 aut. let. sig.
Wants to join Mr Wilson’s company for the summer before joining Daly’s in the fall.
1 item.
(Apparently cut from the bottom of a letter)
2 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, J. Q. Harvey. Mr. Park was the sculptor of the Silver Statue of Justice resembling Miss Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests opening night tickets.
14 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Majority discuss his salary as one of Daly’s actors.
1 aut. let. sig.
Asks Daly to look at a musical drama she wishes to produce.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Desires to play “Puck” in Midsummer Night’s Dream, season 1873-1874.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Include 3 pages from
5 aut. let. sig.
From New York. and St. Louis.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Moore. (2) concerns May Irwin’s appointment to Daly’s company.
1 aut. let. sig. Bella Pateman.
From Castelnau, Barnes.
Requests tickets.
2 typescript sig.
From New York.
Both letters about Daly writing an article about his company for the new Scribner’s Magazine.
23 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. card sig.
From New York, Virginia City, Boston, and London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney and J.Tooker. Letters show his interest in publicizing abroad, especially England, Daly’s various ventures.
2 aut. let. sig. Isabella Howard Paul.
From London.
(1) Asks for particulars of Daly’s offer of a place in his company. (2) Specifies Mrs. Paul’s terms for joining Daly’s company for season of 1872-1873 at the Grand Opera House. Mentions the part of [Princess] Cunegonde in “Le Roi Carotte” by [Victorien Sardou].
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York and St. Augustine, Florida.
(1) requests a position in Daly’s company for 1880-1881 season.
1 aut. let. sig. and 2 let.
From New York.
Letters concern contracts between Daly and Paulding for Daly’s theater posters. Also, draft of Daly’s reply to (1).
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Requests tickets.
6 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Mrs. Olive Logan Sikes. Letters concern Mr. Paulton’s negotiations with Daly regarding a possible engagement with Daly’s company. (6) includes a letter from Mrs. Sikes to Mr. Paulton.
1 aut. note on calling card.
From Washington.
Accepts a box which Daly has proferred him.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Wishes position as singer in Daly’s company.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig., J. Pearson & Co.
From London.
Letters notify Daly of the sale of Tennyson, Lamb, and other manuscripts.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
From Chicago.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Al Hayman. (1) is copy of a letter from Peattie to Hayman, and on the reverse side the copy of Hayman’s reply. (2) requests an interview with Daly.
2 aut. let.
From London.
Thanks Daly for the music of “Twelfth Night” given to Princess Adolphe of Schaumburg-Lippe.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
5 aut. let. sig.
From New York and London.
(3) discusses the possibility of Perugini’s joining Daly’s company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
2 aut. let. sig.
From the Legation of the United States, London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, [William] Terriss.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
15 aut. let. sig. “Oofty” and Gus Phillips.
Mr. Phillips (Gus Phillips) was also known as “Oofty Gooft.”
1 aut. let. sig.
Requests engagement with Daly’s company.
9 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(1) refers to Phillpots’ play “A Platonic Attachment.” (2) refers to his play “A Breezy Morning,” which he would like to submit to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript sig.
From London.
(2) presumably concerns construction of Daly’s Theater, London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
1 aut. let. sig.
From [New York].
1 aut. let. sig.
From Lord Chamberlain’s Office, St. James’s Palace, London.
2 aut. let. sig.
From [New York] and Cohasset, Mass.
Letters mention Madame [Fanny] Janauschek.
137 mostly aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: [James] Crowdy, Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, Mr. Farrington, Samuel French, William Terris. Letters mostly concern Daly’s interest in and production of several of Pinero’s plays. (136) and (137) are letters to Pinero from Daly and Arthur J. Flaxman about international copyright law, November-December 1885. Accompanying (43) is Flaxman’s opinion on this subject, December 12, 1885. (84) introduces Charles Dickens to Daly, October 7, 1887. In (133), to Wm. Terriss, Pinero drafts a reply for Terriss to a paragraph which has just appeared in the “Referee.”
4 aut. let. sig.
From Chiswick, Brighton, and London.
1 typescript stamped.
Desires autograph of Miss Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
From New York.
(1) asks Daly to suggest a substitute for Miss [Laura] Joyce in her role of Ruth in
6 aut. let. sig. Harry M. Pitt.
From New York and Philadelphia.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Letters concern an intended meeting between Daly and Miss Agnes Leonard, and her subsequent part in “[Raven’s] Daughter.”
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Asnières, near Paris.
Enclosed is the English translation of this letter.
1 typescript sig. T. C. Platt.
From New York.
Recommends Mr. William Boag’s application to join Daly’s company; application itself is lacking.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Accepts the offer from Daly of a testimonial.
2 aut. let. sig.
From [New York].
3 aut. let. sig.
In (2) Polk reveals his distaste for any other than light comedy parts. In (3) he declines a role Daly has offered him.
7 aut. let. sig.
From [London].
(3) inquires if Ada Rehan received a book Pollock sent to her.
2 aut. let. sig. M. M. Pomeroy and “Brick” Pomeroy.
7 aut. let. sig. and 2 typescripts sig.
From New York. and San Jose, Calif.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, [Richard] Dorney. (1) and (2) request theater boxes for Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, March 1887. (3) extends invitation to Daly and company to attend readings to be given by Charles Dickens (1837-1896) on [November 11, 1887], while (4) advises Daly of Dickens' desire to see Daly. (8) discusses the possibility of Lenten readings by Thomas Nelson Page and F. Hopkinson Smith in 1893.
2 aut. let. sig.
From the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.
2 aut. let. sig.
2 aut. let. sig. J. F. Poole, and Poole&Donnelly.
From New York.
Poole was manager of the Grand Opera House; Fiske was business manager of Daly’s Fifth Ave. Theater at this time.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
[Miss?] Poole requests an interview with Daly.
5 aut. let. sig.
From Indianapolis and New Orleans.
Letters concern Pope’s desire to produce Daly’s “Under the Gaslight” in Indianpolis and a scene from “After Dark” in New Orleans. (3) bears a note from Daly to his brother Joseph telling him how to reply to Pope’s request.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Refers to benefit for Pope scheduled for May 14, 1893.
22 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript.
From Paris and New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Mr. Duport. Letters concern production of plays of mutual interest to Daly and Porel. Several letters contain English translations.
27 aut. let. sig. and 3 typescripts sig.
From New York, Philadelphia, and Paris.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, and Walter S. Logan. Majority concern dinner engagements with Daly, several of which included prominent theatrical figures of the time. (27) quotes a verbal message from Mark Twain in Vienna.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Letter is written in French; enclosed is his calling card.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Anna was the wife of Ernst Possart.
8 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From New York, Berlin, and Munich.
(4) desires translation in German of Daly’s adaptation of Merry Wives of Windsor, so that Possart can play Falstaff. (9), written 1894, invites Daly and his company to perform in Munich.
23 aut. let. sig. and 2 let. sig.
From New York, Milwaukee, Calcutta, London, Paris, Cincinnati, and Tuxedo Park, Albany, and Dobb’s Ferry, New York.
Correspondents: [Benjamin Chester?] Chapin, Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, Ada Rehan.
18 aut. let. sig.
From New York, Paris, and Ouchy-Lausanne, Switzerland.
Majority discuss Potter’s own plays, which he desires to submit to Daly.
13 mostly aut. let. sig.
From London, Paris, New York, Washington, Chicago, Adrien and Grand Rapids, Mich., and Doohat-Clones, Ireland.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney. (1) mentions a letter from Ellen Terry; (1) and (3) refer to Daly’s offer to Power to join his company. (11) desires to play parts in As You Like It and Twelfth Night. (13) affirms Power’s role as the Duke in As You Like It.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Brooklyn.
Apparently refers to the inclusion of Daly’s books in Preston’s article, “Private Libraries of New York. ”
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Mrs. Lambert.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, Eng.
States that she is sending Daly manuscripts of two of her plays.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
15 aut. let. sig.
From New York and London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, John Moore.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
5 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Discuss possibility of Charlotte Cushman’s performing with Daly’s company. (4) desires Charles A. Fechter to give a reading as part of Pugh’s Star Course of Lectures; it also urges Daly to hire Mrs. Lander (Jean Margaret Davenport Lander).
1 aut. let. sig.
From Portland, Maine.
Desires to do translating for Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Desires to see Daly’s copy of a Sheridan manuscript.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Recommends theatrical talents of Miss Marguerite Doster.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [John] Farrington. In the letter to Farrington, Raleigh writes that he sees no reason why Daly should be worried by a claim that the balloon scene in “The Great Ruby” resembled one in “The Ruling Passion.”
1 aut. let. sig. Olivia & Rosa Rand.
From Baltimore.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore.
Introduces Miss Delia Stacey.
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 let.
From Detroit, New York , Dallas, Albany.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney. (5) is copy of Letter to Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig. Kittie Blanchard and Kate Rankin.
From New York City and Detroit.
1 aut. let. sig. Kate Ranoe.
From [New York].
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Dr. Rattray certifies that Mr. [John] Drew is ill. On same letter is note from Georgie Drew promising further particulars later.
6 aut. let. sig.
From Washington and New York City.
Urges Daly to accept temporary position as drama and music critic for the
25 aut. let. sig.
From Boston, New York, London, San Francisco, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Easton and Pittsburgh, Pa., Augusta, Ga., New Orleans, and Washington, D. C.
Correspondents: Mr. Appleton, Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney.
3 aut. let. sig.
From [New York].
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia, Pa.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney.
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From New York City.
(1) desires Daly to write an article on American drama for
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Desires position in Daly’s company.
2 aut. let. sig.
From [New York].
1 aut. let. sig.
From Grange Mount, Upper Norwood, London.
Printed letter sig.
Informs Daly that he has been elected an honorary member for one month.
21 mostly aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Joseph Francis Daly, Miss Jennings, Rose, and William Winter. (1-3) deal with terms of Miss Rehan’s contract with A. Daly, 1879. (11) is a letter of introduction for Mrs. [Evelyn Greenleaf?] Sutherland. Also, (23-24), copies of J. Daly’s Letters to Miss Rehan concerning the use of A. Daly’s scrapbook, 1908; (25-26), cards bearing sketches of Miss Rehan’s initials; (27), a Christmas card poem to Miss Rehan from the Playgoers Club, 1893; and (28), a tribute to her, 1897..
1 aut. let. sig.
From Pittsburgh.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 receipt sig.
From New York City.
Mr. Reid was hired by Daly to paint scenery.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore.
13 mostly aut. let. sig. and 2 typescripts sig.
From New York City, Phoenix, Arizona, and [Paris].
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, and George Parsons Lathrop. Many recommend the talents of various literary and theatrical people to Daly. (4) replies to Daly’s letter to the
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Submits an old song for the Tempest to Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York and Boston.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Hamilton Revell.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Wants to submit his comedy “Buncomb” to Daly.
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 let. sig.
From Cincinnati, Boston, and New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, [John A.] Duff.
4 let. sig. and 4 let.
From Boston.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From [New York].
1 let. sig.
Also, 2 small pencil sketches.
41 mostly aut. let. sig.
From New York, London, Boston, and Rangeley Lake, Maine.
Majority concern subjects of theatrical and journalistic interest to Daly and Richardson; several mention the playwright [Sir Arthur Wing] Pinero, and (10) recommends H. B. Conway.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Morristown, New Jersey.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Allentown, PA.
9 aut. let. sig.
From New York, Chicago, and Boston.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Requests position in Daly’s company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Recommends Miss May Irwin to Daly.
4 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Request copies of Daly’s editions of
3 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Concern her translations of French plays for Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From [London].
29 aut. let. sig.
From New York, Philadelphia, London, and Sharon Springs, [New York].
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [C. Randolph?] Gardiner.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Liverpool.
8 aut. let. sig.
From New York, Boston, and nr. Birmingham, Eng.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Stephen Fiske. Majority concern various Shakespearian roles Rignold would like to play. (2), (3), and (8) refer to Miss [Fanny] Davenport; (2) also mentions Mrs. [William Horace] Lingard in connection with benefit of “Blackeyed Susan,” 1875.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Brooklyn, New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
7 aut. let. sig.
From New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
1 aut. let. sig. Adelaide Ristori Del Grillo.
From Baltimore.
Letter, in French, thanks Daly for his interest in her career, and notes that she is sending him a picture of herself.
9 aut. let. sig.
From Paris, New York, and London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Richard Dorney, [Herbert] Gresham. (1) requests the leading role in Daly’s production of “La Poupée.” (2) acknowledges Daly’s previous selection of the entire cast.
1 aut. card. sig. Dr. J. C. Ritter.
Informs Daly of the death of Richard Redding. [cs 2095]
1 aut. let. sig. [J.?] Hampden Robb.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Morristown, New Jersey.
10 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Majority concern Roberts’ work as scene designer for Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Discusses his reasons for leaving Daly and his wish to be reinstated as a scene painter.
1 aut. let. sig. Roberts Bros.
From Boston.
Mentions Miss Katharine Prescott Wormeley.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City and London.
Introduces himself as Forbes-Robertson’s brother in (1) and requests a position with Daly’s company. Mentions Mr. [Dion] Boucicault. (2) inquires about the possibility of joining Daly’s company. Has served under the management of Mr. [Edwin] Booth, Mr. [Lawrence] Barrett, Madam Modjeska, Mr. A. M. Palmer, Mr. Charles Frohman, Mr. [Eugene] Abbey, Mr. R. M. Field, Miss Julia Marlow, and Mrs. Potter.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Mr. Robertson is the brother of T. W. Robertson and Mrs. [Madge] Kendal.
1 aut. let. sig. T. W. Robertson.
From London.
Discusses Daly’s decision to open his first season in New York with Robertson’s “Play.”
2 aut. let. sig. T. W. Robertson.
From New York City.
(2) mentions a possible visit to the U.S. by Mr. [William] and Mrs. [Madge Robertson] Kendal.
17 aut. let. sig. Graham Robertson and W. Graham Robertson.
From London. and Sandhills, Witley, Godalming.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Ada Rehan?]. Majority discuss costume designs for “School for Scandal,” “The Foresters,” and several Shakespearian plays. (10) hopes to arrange a meeting with Madame [Sarah] Bernhardt and Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Bergen.
Confirms her engagement with Daly for the coming season in New York.
3 aut. let. sig. Yankee Robinson.
From San Francisco and New York City.
He is trying to interest Daly in producing his “American Sensational Drama founded on Historical Events.”
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York and Worcester, MA.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Mr. Nugent was a playwright.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Request tickets.
1 aut. let. sig. Fred: Robson.
From London.
Hopes for an engagement with Daly’s company as a low comedian. Mentions that he is the son of the “great” [Frederick] Robson.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York City and London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Richard] Dorney. (1) requests tickets to one of Daly’s London performances. (2) requests an appointment with Daly to discuss a possible place for her in his company. (4) is a note to [Richard] Dorney regarding her wish to perform under Daly’s management.
1 aut. let. sig.
Applies to Daly’s company for the 1895 season.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Long Island, New York City, and Philadelphia.
Discuss the theatrical profession and theater business.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City and [Philadelphia?].
(1) discusses his salary for the summer, 1876 season. (2) concerns rehearsals for a production of “Pique,” probably given at Mrs. [Louisa] Drew’s Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Requests seats for a matinee; states she is widow of T. W. Robertson.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 visiting card with aut. sig. message.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Invites Daly to the unveiling of the Marlowe Memorial.
7 aut. let. sig.
From California and New York City.
4 aut. let. sig. Anna C. Green, Anna Katharine Green, Anna Kath. Green-Rohlfs, and one in the hand of her husband, Charles Rohlfs.
From New York City and Buffalo, N.Y.
Concern various plays she has submitted for Daly’s consideration.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Boston and New York City.
(1) requests an audition; (2) submits photographs in support of his application for comedy parts with Daly’s company.
1 aut. let. sig. in French, accompanied by translation.
From London.
Wants to translate “A Night Off” into French, for production in Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Asks Winter for a copy of his
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Discusses theater proceeds to be donated to aged and indigent actors and actresses.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
6 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
(3) asks Daly to submit a dramatic copyright bill so that he may introduce it into Congress. (5) concerns his efforts to discover the role in which Clara Morris made her stage debut.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Hull, York shire.
Concerns his successful tour of the North. Mentions Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Discuss plans to adapt a play by von Schönthan and two novels by [Sir] Anthony Hope [-Hawkins] for the English stage.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Washington, D.C.
1 aut. let. sig. in German.
Thanks Daly for an excellent performance of “Nancy & Co.” (adapted from Rosen’s “Halben Dichter”). Mentions cast members Ada Rehan, [May] Irwin, Mrs. [G. H.] Gilbert, [James] Lewis, [John] Drew, [Otis] Skinner, and [George] Parkes.
38 mostly aut. let. sig.
Most discuss plays Rosenfeld is adapting for Daly. (7) suggests Daly consider him for a salaried position as an adapter. (25) recommends Mr. [Ludwig] Engländer’s talents as a composer. (31) speaks of his intention to do a “strong ‘woman play’ ” for Ada Rehan. (35) mentions Ada Rehan in connection with his newly-completed “Two Escutcheons.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
Writes in behalf of Mabelle Gillman, who apparently joined Daly’s company but received no parts.
1 aut. let. sig. Charles H. Ross. “Ally Sloper.”
From London.
Requests tickets.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Proposes that Daly enter into partnership with him to re-publish a popular English newspaper in America.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Thanks Terriss for providing him with a box for Daly’s Theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Invites Daly to a Theatrical Fund dinner.
4 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(2) asks where he can secure a certain photograph of Ada Rehan. (4) mentions [Sir Charles] Wyndham.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Concern her hopes to begin a career on the stage.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Seeks employment of any kind with Daly’s company; has acted under Mrs. [Louisa Lane] Drew.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
At end is an aut. initialled note from Daly to Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Seeks to interest Daly in his play “Quicksands.”
1 aut. let. sig. [pour] Albert Carré, s[ous] d[irecteur], Leon Rugini.
From Paris.
Written on behalf of Carré; concerns financial arrangements for Daly’s engagement at the Théâtre du Vaudeville.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Requests tickets; states that she is Ellen Terry’s aunt.
1 let. apparently written and signed for Baby Corinne Runkel by someone else.
From New York City.
Requests tickets for one of [Ada] Rehan’s performances.
1 aut. let. sig. Jas. B. Runnion.
From Chicago.
Intends to write a book about comedians for a dramatic series. Seeks Daly’s advice.
1 aut. let. sig. A. Ruppert.
From London.
6 mostly aut. let. sig.
From New York City and London.
(6) mentions Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
States he does not plan to rejoin Daly’s company for the coming season.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Desires seats for “Dandy Dick.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
Submits two of his plays for Daly’s consideration.
13 aut. let. sig. Hattie, Hattie Russell, Hattie O'Neil Russell.
Correspondents: Mr. Adolphe, Augustin Daly, Joseph Francis Daly, Richard Dorney. (2) and (3) concern her application (and that of her husband, R. Fulton Russell) to Daly’s company. Many mention her sister Ada Rehan, whose illness and death are described in (10-12). (12) commends a box of Ada Rehan’s belongings to Judge Daly.
(4) and (5) refer to Mrs. [Lillie] Langtry, in whose company she is acting.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Concern her possible engagement with Daly’s company for the coming season.
7 aut. let. sig. Phoebe H. Russell, Phoebe Russell, Phoebe Russell Humffreys Roberts.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Mary (Duff)] Daly. (3) mentions the [Hartley] bust of Ada Rehan.
1 aut. let. sig.
Declines the sum Daly has offered as salary for Russell and his wife (Hattie Russell).
10 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard [Dorney]. Mr. Russell describes his talents and discusses theater business. (7) and (9) speak of [Dion] Boucicault.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New Haven, Conn.
She is the sister of Lillian Russell.
3 aut. let. sig. W. H. Russell.
From London.
(2) praises the performances of Ada Rehan and [William] Farren in “School for Scandal.” (3) expresses delight over Daly’s production of “Twelfth Night,” mentioning Ada Rehan, Violet Vanbrugh and [William] Owen.
5 aut. let. sig.
From New York City and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript sig. P. J. Ryan, Abp of Phila.
From Philadelphia.
Introduce two beginning performers, James Kelly and Juliet Farish.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Mr. Ryan is a scenic artist.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Discusses “the first American Rosalind.”
1 aut. let. sig.
Hopes to engage with Daly’s company as a character actor.
1 typescript sig. and 1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Offer Daly a musical comedy she has written with Julian Edwards.
5 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(2) mentions his acquisition of letters and portraits of Charles Dickens. (4) thanks Daly for “the Rehan book” and praises in verse Ada Rehan’s acting. (5) describes rare theatrical portraits he is offering for sale.
rev. June 1974.
1 aut. let. sig. Jos. F. Sabin.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Applies to Daly’s company, seeking places for herself and her husband.
2 aut. let. sig. Ruth St. Dennis.
From Brooklyn.
1 aut. let. sig.
12 mostly aut. let. sig. M. Jeune.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Birchington-on-Lea, Kent.
Declines his offer of a part in “Madame Sans-Gêne” in New York.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript sig. H. St. Maur and Harry St. Maur.
(1) mentions F[anny] Davenport. (2) is an announcement of the return of Mrs. Scott-Siddons in a role he thinks would suit Ada Rehan. (3) concerns his desire to act with Olga Nethersole.
1 aut. let. sig. Salisbury.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. N. Salsbury.
From Chicago.
2 aut. let. sig. A. Salvini and 1 let. sig. A. Salvini, Horace Townsend.
From New York City.
(2) and (3) discuss “The Tremaines,” a play Salvini and Townsend wrote and wish to put in Daly’s hands.
7 aut. let. sig. and 1 envelope fragment.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
2 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Requests a box for “School for Scandal.”
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [John Palgrave?] Simpson.
13 mostly aut. let. , in French, sig. Vict. Sardou, V. Sardou and Victorien Sardou (many accompanied by translations) and 4 cablegrams.
Correspondents: [Charles A.] Chizzola, Augustin Daly, [François] Mons, Adolphe Thiers. Also, miscellaneous contracts and receipts, 1872-1890. (12-15) relate to Daly’s charge that Sardou has given to [Charles] Frohman a comedy promised to Daly for Ada Rehan. (15) declares their friendship finished.
4 aut. let. sig.
From London and Fairford, Gloucestershire.
Correspondents: Ada Rehan, Mrs. Whitin. Discuss Ada Rehan’s sittings. (4) thanks Mrs. Whitin, who commissioned his portrait of Ada Rehan, for sending a photograph of it, but criticizes the excessive retouching. For copies of further letters from Sargent to Mrs. Whitin, see worksheet file.
9 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
He is the editor of the New York Citizen and Round Table.
5 aut. let. sig. J. Savage and John Savage.
He is a playwright.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
He is a dealer in secondhand books, art and curios.
6 aut. let. sig. and 1 New Year’s card.
From Stratford-on-Avon.
He is the Secretary and Librarian to the Trustees of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Museum and New Place, and comments on some recently discovered information regarding Shakespeare at Stratford.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Washington, D. C.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
He writes on behalf of Ferdinand de Lesseps, who is unable to attend Daly’s opening in Paris.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Wishes to lease Daly’s Theatre to play Mary Stuart.
1 aut. let. sig. W. Schaus.
From New York City.
Aut. let.
Also, a notice about her and her forthcoming engagements, n.d.
1 aut. certificate sig. Joseph Scheretter MD.
From New York City.
States that Emily Rigl’s rheumatism prevents her from acting.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Wishes a card of admission to Daly’s funeral.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig. G.Schirmer.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Returns free theatre passes on behalf of [Eleonora] Duse, whose pleasure would be spoilt if she were not allowed to pay.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Berlin.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Hopes Daly will employ his firm to create sets for “Le Roi Carotte.”
106 mostly aut. let. sig., many with English translations.
Correspondents: Felix Bloch, and Augustin Daly. Discuss Schönthan’s plays to which Daly had the English and American rights. See finding aid for Letters in German
2 aut. let. sig. in German (one with English translation). See finding aid for Letters in German.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Advertises the skill of a professor of the solo concertina From London.
1 aut. let.
From New York City.
25 aut. let. sig. and initialled and 1 typescript sig. (2 let. incomplete).
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, [Ada Rehan], [William] Terriss. Also, a verse epilogue intended for Daly’s last production in London, July, 1886.
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
6 aut. let. sig.
He is the son of drama critic Clement Scott.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [Richard Dorney]. (1) expresses the pains she has taken to restore the Shakespearian text of Romeo and Juliet. There is a note from Dorney on (5).
3 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. Joseph Walker, business manager.
From Scranton, Pennsylvania.
9 let. sig. Scribner & Welford (mostly countersigned or initialled E. D. North) and 1 unsigned let.
From New York City.
Describe various books and manuscripts of possible interest to Daly.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City and London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
Has translated plays for Daly in the past and would like to do so again.
2 aut. let. sig. G. M. Searle CSP.
7 mostly aut. let. sig. L. W. Seavey, some accompanied by sketches and proposals for scenery.
From New York City.
5 aut. let. sig.
From Washington, D. C.
Discuss plays she has submitted to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
(2) asks that his sister, Mrs. Sol Smith, receive theater billing under her married name.
1 aut. let. sig. Charlie Seely, Acrobat From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig. Zelda Séguin Wallace From New York.
9 aut. let. sig.
From New York. and Philadelphia.
(1) recommends a play by Adelaide Lennox. The majority refer to the book he was preparing on the history of the American theatre.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. Selwyn and John H. Selwyn.
Correspondents: August in Daly and Joseph Francis Daly. Discuss plays and company members’ contracts. Also, 1 List of Company Engaged, in Selwyn’s hand, ca. 1872.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
He is a member of the publishing firm Scribner, Armstrong & Co. Daly has added a note to (2).
2 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Moore. Discuss costumes.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
1 aut. let. sig. Wm. F. G. Shanks.
Wants Daly to consider a script he has written.
7 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Denver.
Makes plans to come to New York as property man for Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig. P. T. Sherman.
From New York City.
Concern the illness of his father, [General William T. Sherman].
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
21 mostly aut. let. sig. W. T. Sherman and 2 calling cards.
(21) is a note from the general’s family asking Daly to be a member of the funeral party.
2 aut. let. sig.
Discuss an operatic farce he has written.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript sig.
From London.
Wants to publish some of the illustrations from Daly’s edition of “The Foresters” in the
1 aut. let. sig. John Shrady M.D.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig. and 1 calling card sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From San Francisco.
Discusses Daly’s booking of [Platt’s Hall] for his summer tour in San Francisco.
2 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Refer to plays he submitted to Daly.
4 aut. let. sig. M. Simmonds, Simmonds & Wall, Simmonds & Brown.
From New York City.
Simmonds is a dramatic agent. (1) and (2) discuss John McCullough’s repertoire of plays.
2 aut. let. sig. J. L. A. Simmons, Field Marshal.
From London.
Thank Daly for his matinée of “Twelfth Night” benefiting the Gordon Boys Home.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
7 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Most convey his thanks for the pleasure of Daly’s performances in London.
2 aut. let. sig. H. Marion Sims and Harry Marion Sims MD.
Assure Daly that Mrs. Gilbert has come through her operation safely.
1 aut. let. sig. J. Marion Sims.
From New York City.
Informs Daly of Miss [Sydney] Nelson’s illness.
1 typescript sig.
From New York City.
He is an editor of
7 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
He is the manager of the Brooklyn Park Theatre. (2) recommends the comedian George R. Edeson; (6) and (7) strongly urge Daly to hire him. (3), (6) and (7) mention Cora Tanner.
2 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Messrs. Spies and Smart, [theatrical agents]. Most discuss the progress of his career.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
He is secretary of the committee established to commemorate the golden wedding of Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and John Farrington.
1 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Concerns scenery for the Gaiety Theatre.
1 aut. let. sig. Mrs. Mark Smith (Senior).
From New York City.
Inquires about a place with Daly’s company.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 aut. note.
He is the editor of the New York
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(1) concerns his edition of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which describes various managers’ methods of setting and staging the play.
4 aut. let. sig. Mark Smith.
From New York City.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [-] Lamb.
4 aut. let. sig. Mary Sedley Brown and Mary Sedley Smith.
From New York City and London.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Mentions [Fanny] Janauschek.
3 aut. let. sig. Sol Smith.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 let. and 1 typescript sig.
From London.
(1) concerns a number of Aubrey Beardsley’s drawings in his possession, including “the only picture in colour Mr. Beardsley has ever done.” (2) is written on behalf of Oscar Wilde, who has reconsidered Daly’s request for a comedy for Ada Rehan and will oblige.
2 aut. let. sig.
From London.
Writes on behalf of Sir Arthur Sullivan.
11 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
All urge Daly to engage her ballet troupe.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
31 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Stephen Fiske. Included also are several cast lists and descriptions of sets, and a fragment of a publicity release written by and about Sothern.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Baltimore County, Maryland.
Refers to Bijou Heron.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
He is a dramatic agent and is recommending Miss [Laura] Joyce, Josephine Baker and others to Daly.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Washington, D. C.
1 aut. certificate sig. A. R. Spofford, Librarian of Congress.
Acknowledges receipt of Daly’s play
1 aut. let. sig.
Suggests a correction in the actor’s rendition of a speech of Theseus’ in “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
2 aut. let. sig. Jo. H. Sprange (Herbert Thaxton).
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
5 aut. let. sig. Edmund [C.?] Stanton.
From New York City.
3 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Writes on behalf of Senator Fabre, who wants Daly to produce his play on Joan of Arc in New York.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig., possibly George Stern.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig.
6 aut. let. sig. J. York e Stephens and York e Stephens.
Most refer to his season with Daly’s company.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 envelope.
From London.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, John Farrington, and the executors of A. Daly.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
2 aut. let. sig. Louisa [Viney?] Sterling.
(possibly Stirling).
From London.
1 aut. let. sig.
Quotes playwright Bronson Howard’s favorable appraisal of his (Sternroyd’s) acting.
2 let.
1 receipt sig.
2 aut. let. sig.
From Boston.
(1) calls to Daly’s attention the success of his comedy “Passion’s Slave.”
3 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
1 let. sig. Wm. R. Stewart, treasurer.
From New York City.
Asks Daly to give a benefit performance in aid of the fund for erection of the Washington Arch.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Chicago.
Recommends his wife, Sadie Martinot, for ingenue rôles.
27 aut. let. sig. and aut. postcards sig.
Negotiations about his plays and Daly’s production of them.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Philadelphia.
Concerns his play “All in the Family.”
1 aut. let. , sig. missing (paper has crumbled).
Letter is labeled “Charles Warren Stoddard, 1868.”
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 initialled calling card.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Richard Dorney.
1 aut. let. sig.
3 aut. let. sig.
9 aut. let. sig.
Deal with scripts, theatre engagements, his musical compositions. Most refer to his daughter Hélène (Bijou Heron). Also frequently mentioned are [Dion] Boucicault and [Robert] Planquette.
13 aut. let. sig.
Most transact business for Henry Irving, and concern Daly’s rental of the Lyceum Theatre in London.
1 partly aut. let. sig. W. E. D. Stokes.
From New York City.
1 aut. let. sig. W. W. Story.
3 let.
Printed let. sig. by the headmaster, Robert S. de C. Laffan.
Requests a subscription.
1 aut. let. sig. W. Salt Brassington.
From Stratford-on-Avon.
Thanks Daly for donating a copy of his edition of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” to The Shakespeare Memorial Library, Stratford.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig.
She is Daly’s wardrobe-mistress.
4 aut. let. sig. and 1 contract sig. C. W. Stuart and Clinton Stuart.
(2-5) discuss his adaptation of “The Fairy Godmother” by Dumas père.
1 calling card with aut. note.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig., in French (with English translation).
6 aut. let. sig.
(6) discusses an article he hopes to write about Ada Rehan.
9 aut. let. sig. and 2 let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and [-] Davis.
Most discuss his music for Tennyson’s “The Foresters.”
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig. A. Sylvane, in French, accompanied by English translation.
From Paris.
5 aut. let. sig.
(3) also bears a note from her doctor accounting for her absence from the theatre.
3 aut. let. sig. and 1 fragment sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
He is Daly’s head carpenter.
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
2 aut. let. sig., written in verse.
1 aut. let. sig.
Quotes a letter he received from Ellen Terry praising his play “Calidore.”
1 aut. let. sig.
From Paris.
Mlle Taty was a dressmaker.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Berlin.
Reminds Daly of royalties due the family of William Taubert upon performance of his music.
2 aut. let. sig.
4 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Hillary Bell.
2 aut. let. sig. on behalf of Trow’s Printing and Bookbinding Company.
Concern the printing of Daly’s
1 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Taylor is the eastern representative for a group of theaters in California.
4 aut. let. sig.
From New York City.
Praise Daly’s genius.
4 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
7 aut. let. sig.
9 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly, Stephen Fiske and an unidentified person. Several concern the stage career of his daughter Fay.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 aut. let. sig.
1 cable.
From Haslemere.
Congratulates Daly and Ada Rehan on the success of “The Foresters.”
8 cables.
In (1-5) he is overseeing Daly’s production of “The Foresters.”
1 aut. let. sig.
291 mostly aut. let. sig., several fragmentary.
Correspondents: Robert Buchanan, Augustin Daly, the editor of the Era [Almanack, Edward Ledger], John Farrington, Charles Hawtrey, George Loveday, H. C. Miner. Terriss acted as Daly’s London agent and made the arrangements for his earlier tours in England. (135-174) discuss Terriss’ U.S. tour with “Roger la Honte” under the auspices of Daly and H.C. Miner. Many mention Jessie Millward, his partner on the stage. Most letters to Daly convey warm greetings to Ada Rehan. Also, (286), a letter to Terriss from Charles Hawtrey, and (290), Terriss’ copy of a letter to him from H. C. Miner.
5 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and William Terriss.
(4) introduces [Maudi] Darrell.
10 aut. let. sig.
Correspondents: Augustin Daly and Miss Phillips. Her daughter Edith Craig is frequently mentioned, as is Ada Rehan. (5) introduces Tyrone Power. (7) recommends [Elouina] Oldcastle, who is applying to Daly.
3 aut. let. sig.
From London.
(1) presents her stipulations with regard to an American tour.
5 aut. let. sig.
Discuss her literary efforts.
1 aut. let. sig.
From Rosemont, PA.
1 let.
Thanks him for his help in their annual benefit.
2 aut. let. sig. and 1 typescript sig.
6 aut. let. sig.
From London and Paris.
Draws Daly’s attention to the playwright, Harold Frederic.
1 aut. let. sig.
He writes as secretary of the Nineteenth Century Club, New York.
3 aut. let. sig., in French, [Th. Thomas].
From Paris.
Refer to his costume designs for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
1 aut. let. sig. Fr. Thomé.
From Paris.
Concerns his music for “Mademoiselle Pygmalion.”