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Davenport Papers, 1884-1959
4 archives boxes (2 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Playwright, producer, actor and theater manager. Papers contain correspondence, photographs, and autographs from numerous actors, producers and others relating chiefly to Butler Davenport's theatrical productions in New York City.

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Biographical Note

Benjamin Butler Davenport, playwright, producer, actor and theater manager, was born in New York City in 1871. His theatrical career began in his teens when he apprenticed for one year with Augustin Daly's repertory company. However, five years later, family financial difficulties forced him into the real estate business in Stamford, Connecticut (1901-1908). In 1909 he started a project to build a new playhouse on 63rd Street in New York City to house a repertory stock company producing modern American plays. This project failed, however, when a backer abandoned the project. In 1910 Lee and J. J. Shubert produced his play "Keeping Up Appearances," an autobiographical work about a cruel father that was presented in a naturalist style. After it failed at the box office, Davenport returned to real estate in Connecticut, where he also founded a small acting company.

In 1915 Davenport opened a new, small theatrical venue, the Bramwell Playhouse, at 138 East 27th Street in New York City. In 1923 it was renamed the Davenport Free Theatre with a new mission to operate as "the First Free Theatre in the World," supported solely by voluntary contributions. The casts and crews of its productions were comprised mainly of young volunteer student actors; Davenport himself often played leading roles. This theatre, known popularly as the Free Theatre, usually offered ten productions a year in a constantly changing repertoire. It remained Butler Davenport's workplace (and also his home, for he occupied an apartment above it) for the rest of his life. Though it was occasionally forced into selling tickets, the Davenport Free Theatre continued into the 1940s. Thereafter it subsisted on income from leases by commercial productions.

Butler Davenport, who remained single all his life, died in New York City in 1958 at the age of 86.

[Source: Daniel Krempel, "Davenport, Benjamin Butler." American National Biography Online, Feb. 2000. http://www.anb.org/articles/18/18-01414.html]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, photographs, and autographs received by Butler Davenport from numerous actors, producers and others relating chiefly to his theatrical productions in New York City. Correspondents include Maria De Barrill, David Belasco, Henrietta Campbell, Katharine Cornell, Augustin Daly, Lillian Gish, Emma Goldman, Eva Le Gallienne, Sarah Cowell Le Moyne, Tyrone Power, Mary Shaw and Lee Shubert. Several letters included in the collection are addressed to Clyde Fitch and others.

The papers consist of one series of correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name. In the folder list, all items are understood to be addressed to Benjamin Butler Davenport unless stated otherwise.


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Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Davenport Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Davenport Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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[Identification of item], in Benjamin Butler Davenport Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

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Contents List
Abbott, George, [NY], New York, [NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1936 Jul 1

Box 1: folder 1
Abbott, Leonard D., New York, [NY]. ALS, 2 p.
1941 Oct 3

Box 1: folder 2
Adams, Lionel, [NY]. 2 ALS. Re: Augustus Thomas
1917 Feb 15

Box 1: folder 3
Allen, Viola, Scarborough on Hudson, NY. ANS, 2 p.
1914 Apr 2

Box 1: folder 4
Ames, Winthrop. 16 items
1912-1926

Box 1: folder 5
Anderson, Judith, n.p. TLS, 1 p.
1939 Apr 12

Box 1: folder 6
Anglin, Margaret, n.p. 4 letters
ca. 1910-1936

Box 1: folder 7
Anglin, Margaret. 1 photo, signed
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Arliss, George, Burbank, Calif., to "Roley". ALS, 1 p.
1931 May 5

Box 1: folder 9
Arthur, Helen, n.p. 3 letters
1913-ca.1920

Box 1: folder 10
Atwill, Lionel, [NY, NY] to Charlie Slayter [?]. ALS, 1 p.
1928 Mar 15

Box 1: folder 11
Barber, Maurice, Longacre Theatre, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1936 Apr 23

Box 1: folder 12
Barclay, Annie. 1 photo, signed
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
De Barrill, Maria, n.p. 11 letters
ca. 1900

Box 1: folder 14
Barry, Jack, [NY, NY] to Mrs. Alec MacKenzie, Brooklyn, NY. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1956 Apr 6

Box 1: folder 15
Barrymore, Ethel (Mrs. Colt), n.p. ALS, 2 p. + env.
ca. 1895?

Box 1: folder 16
Barton, Adah, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
[1900?] May 20

Box 1: folder 17
Beecher, Janet, [Philadelphia, Pa.]. ALS, 2 p. + env.
ca. 1910

Box 1: folder 18
Beggs, Malcolm, [Boston, Mass.]. ALS, 1 p.
1925 Nov 3

Box 1: folder 19
Belasco, David, n.p. 11 letters
1907-1921

Box 1: folder 20
Bell, Digby Valentine. Autograph signature on special admission card
1906 Jan 30

Box 1: folder 21
Ben Ami, Ilana, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1920

Box 1: folder 22
Ben Ami, Jacob, n.p. 3 letters
1921-1924

Box 1: folder 23
Bennett, Richard. 2 lettes
1913

Box 1: folder 24
Benrimo, J. Harry, n.p. 2 letters
1924

Box 1: folder 25
Bingham, Amelia, n.p. 2 letters
[1910?]-1917

Box 1: folder 26
Bispham, David Scull, n.p. 2 letters
1897-1916

Box 1: folder 27
Bispham, William, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
[1898?] Oct 15

Box 1: folder 28
Bloodgood, Clara, [Boston, Mass.]. ANS, 1 p.
ca. 1910

Box 1: folder 29
Bradley, Alfred, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1897 May 20

Box 1: folder 30
Brady, William A., n.p. 5 letters
1913-1932

Box 1: folder 31
Bratton, John W., n.p. 3 letters
1915

Box 1: folder 32
Brennan, George H., [NY, NY]. 2 TLS
1902 Aug

Box 1: folder 33
Brian, Donald, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
1922 Jan 3

Box 1: folder 34
Bryan, John, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1905

Box 1: folder 35
Camp, Madeleine L'Engle, n.p. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1943 Nov 2

Box 1: folder 36
Campbell, Beatrix, n.p. 2 letters
[1930?]-1942

Box 1: folder 37
Campbell, Henrietta Crosman, n.p. 23 letters
1915-1927

Box 1: folder 38
Campbell, Margaret, n.p. 9 letters
1910-1929

Box 1: folder 39
Campbell, Margaret. 1 photo, signed
n.d.

Box 1: folder 40
Campbell, Maurice, [NY, NY]. 3 letters
1901-1913

Box 1: folder 41
Carman, Bliss, Haines Falls, NY. ALS, 2 p.
1915 Jul 10

Box 1: folder 42
Carroll, Earl, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1928

Box 1: folder 43
Carroll, Norman, [Greenville, SC]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1927 May 3

Box 1: folder 44
Cayvan, Georgia. Autograph signature
ca. 1900

Box 1: folder 45
Cheney, Sheldon, [NY, NY] to A. B. Scott, Bronx, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1923 May 31

Box 1: folder 46
Chrysler, Walter P., Jr., NY, to Bertha Davenport, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1953 Oct 20

Box 1: folder 47
Claire, Ira, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
1936 May 28

Box 1: folder 48
Coburn, Charles, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1924 Nov 24

Box 1: folder 49
Coburn, Sydney Verdayné, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
1928 Sep 4

Box 1: folder 50
Coghlan, Bessie. 1 photo, signed
n.d.

Box 1: folder 51
Coghlan, Charles F., [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1920

Box 1: folder 52
Colebrooke, Alexandra. 5 photo postcards, signed
n.d.

Box 1: folder 53
Collis, Charles H.T., n.p. ALS, 1 p.
[1890?] Aug 7

Box 1: folder 54
Coltrelly, Mathilde, [NY]. ALS, 3 p.
ca. 1925

Box 1: folder 55
Dondau, Francis S., [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1917 May 11

Box 1: folder 56
Connery, John, [NY, NY]. ALS, 4 p. + env.
1922 Aug 14

Box 1: folder 57
Conover, Teresa Maxwell, [NY]. 3 letters
1913-1920

Box 1: folder 58
Cooper, Lilian Kemble, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
[1915?] May 15

Box 1: folder 59
Cooper, Viola Irene, n.p. TLS, 1 p.
1924 Jun 4

Box 1: folder 60
Cooper, Violet Kemble, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1915

Box 1: folder 61
Copeau, Jacques, [Paris, France]. ALS, 2 p.
1917 Dec 16

Box 1: folder 62
Cornell, Katharine, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1933

Box 1: folder 63
Coughlin, Rose. Autograph signature
1889

Box 1: folder 64
Courtenay, Virginia Harned, [Harrison, NY]. ALS, 2 p. + autograph signature
ca. 1920

Box 1: folder 65
Cowl, Jane, n.p. 5 letters
ca. 1925-1939

Box 1: folder 66
Craig, John, [Boston, Mass.]. TLS, 1 p.
1913 Jan 30

Box 1: folder 67
Crane, William H. Autograph signature
1884 Feb

Box 1: folder 68
Crawford, Edna Archer, n.p. ALS, 4 p.
ca. 1915

Box 1: folder 69
Crews, Laura Hope, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1915

Box 1: folder 70
Dallam, Frank, n.p. TLS, 1 p.
ca. 1925

Box 1: folder 71
Daly, Augustin, [NY, NY]. 6 letters
1890-1893

Box 1: folder 72
Daly, Arnold, [Chicago, Ill.]. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1912 Dec 31

Box 1: folder 73
Dane, Essex, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1915 Mar 20

Box 2: folder 1
Davenport, Benjamin Butler, n.p., to Katherine Cornell; Eva LaGallienne; Samuel Forrest; and Earl Carroll. 5 letters.
1913-1933

Box 2: folder 2
Davenport, Butler. 4 unidentified notes and letters
n.d.

Box 2: folder 3
Davenport Edgar L., n.p. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1910

Box 2: folder 4
Davenport, Fanny. Autograph signature
1889

Box 2: folder 5
Davenport, Marcia, NY, NY. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1943 May 23

Box 2: folder 6
Dickinson, Thomas H., White Lake, Mich. TLS, 2 p.
1917 Oct 8

Box 2: folder 7
Digges, Dudley, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1937 Apr 17

Box 2: folder 8
Dillman, Hugh, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1915

Box 2: folder 9
Dillon, Louise, n.p. Autograph
1888 Nov 25

Box 2: folder 10
Donaldson, Frances Starr, n.p. 2 letters
[1925?]-1934

Box 2: folder 11
Donnelly, Dorothy, n.p. 7 letters
1908

Box 2: folder 12
Donnet, Marie, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
[1943 Nov 2]

Box 2: folder 13
Dowling, Eddie, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1935 Mar 6

Box 2: folder 14
Dressler, Marie, [NY, NY]. ALS, 4 p.
1930 Jul 11

Box 2: folder 15
Duncan, Augustin, n.p. 3 letters
1919-1922

Box 2: folder 16
Duprée, Mimmie, n.p. 8 letters
[1916?]-1918

Box 2: folder 17
Easton, [Charles Phillip?], [NY, NY?], to unknown. ANS (postcard advertising a production of Shaw's "The Philanderer" at the Little Theatre, NY), 1 p.
ca. 1900

Box 2: folder 18
Eckert, May Davenport Seymour, [NY, NY]. ALS, 3 p.
[1915?] Jan 2

Box 2: folder 19
Ellis, Mary, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1925

Box 2: folder 20
Elliston, Grace, [NY, NY] to John Steele, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
[1906 Dec 6]

Box 2: folder 21
Emmet, Katherine, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1922 Aug 5

Box 2: folder 22
Evans, Maurice, n.p. TLS, 1 p.
1937 Mar 10

Box 2: folder 23
Fairbanks, Gladys, n.p. 2 letters
1915

Box 2: folder 24
Farne, Douglas, NY, NY. ALS, 3 p. + env.
1915 Sep 7

Box 2: folder 25
Faversham, William, Chicago, Ill. 2 letters
1913

Box 2: folder 26
Faversham, William. 2 photos, signed
n.d.

Box 2: folder 27
Fisher, Charles. 1 gravure, signature affixed
1887 Nov 2

Box 2: folder 28
Fiske, Harrison Grey, NY, NY. 3 letters
1913-1926

Box 2: folder 29
Fiske, H. H. 1 photo, signed
n.d.

Box 2: folder 30
Florence, Anna Teresa. 1 gravure, signature affixed
n.d.

Box 2: folder 31
Fontanne, Lynne. Autograph signature, also signature of Alfred Lunt
ca. 1920

Box 2: folder 32
Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude Elliott (Mrs. Johnston), [NY, NY]. ALS, 4 p.
ca. 1910

Box 2: folder 33
Forbes-Robertson, Sir Johnston, [London], to Clyde Fitch. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1890

Box 2: folder 34
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, NY, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1913 Dec 13

Box 2: folder 35
Forrest, Mary Ryan, [NY, NY]. 3 letters
1913-1914

Box 2: folder 36
Forrest, Samuel, NY, NY. 2 letters
1913

Box 2: folder 37
Frawley, T. D., [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
[1913] Aug 4

Box 2: folder 38
Frazee, H. H., n.p. 3 letters
1913-[1914]

Box 2: folder 39
Frohman, Daniel, n.p. 6 letters and one autograph
[1900]-1916

Box 2: folder 40
Frohman, Emma, n.p. ANS, 1 p.
ca. 1910

Box 2: folder 41
Frohman, Marie, n.p. 3 letters
1890-1917

Box 2: folder 42
Fulton, Maude, n.p. 2 letters
ca. 1916

Box 2: folder 43
Galland, Bertha. 2 photos, signed
n.d.

Box 2: folder 44
Gallimard, Gaston, [Paris]. 2 letters
1917

Box 2: folder 45
Gardner, Amelia, n.p. 5 letters
ca. 1910-1913

Box 2: folder 46
Gardner, Reba, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
ca. 1930

Box 2: folder 47
Gay, Lillie H., [NY, NY]. ALS, 4 p. + env.
[1920 Jun 11]

Box 2: folder 48
Genée, Addine (Miss Mosher). 1 photo, signed
1908

Box 2: folder 49
George, Grace (Mrs. William A. Brady), [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1912

Box 2: folder 50
Gibson, Preston, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
[1910?] Aug 5

Box 2: folder 51
Gilbert, John. 1 gravure (as Sir Anthony Absolute), signature affixed
1889 Nov 10

Box 2: folder 52
Gill, Dorothy, NY, NY. ALS, 3 p. + env.
[1934] Sep 9

Box 2: folder 53
Gillette, William, n.p. 2 letters
[1930?]-1932

Box 2: folder 54
Gillmore, Frank, n.p. 2 letters
1923-1925

Box 2: folder 55
Gillmore, Paul, [Gil-Mor-Isle, Florida]. TLS, 1 p.
1929 Jan 29

Box 2: folder 56
Gilpin, Charles S., NY, NY. ALS, 1 p.
1921 Mar 3

Box 2: folder 57
Gish, Lillian, [NY, NY]. 3 letters
1933-[1936]

Box 2: folder 58
Goldman, Emma, n.p. 10 letters
1908-1934

Box 2: folder 59
Granville, Charlotte, n.p. 2 letters
ca. 1915

Box 2: folder 60
Grant, Amy, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
[1912 Dec 30]

Box 2: folder 61
Grey, Katherine, n.p. 11 letters
1908

Box 2: folder 62
Hackett, Byrne, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
1916 Jun 1

Box 3: folder 1
Hackett, James K, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1900-1916

Box 3: folder 2
Hampden, Walter, n.p. 1 letter and 1 autograph
[1910?]-1913

Box 3: folder 3
Harbury, Charles, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1923 Jan 26

Box 3: folder 4
Harris, Harry A., [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1914 Sep 19

Box 3: folder 5
Harris, Marcia, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1921

Box 3: folder 6
Harris, Samuel H., [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1913-1932

Box 3: folder 7
Harris, William, Jr., [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1913 Mar 6

Box 3: folder 8
Harrison, Bertram, n.p. 3 letters
1913-1917

Box 3: folder 9
Harrison, Maud, n.p. 2 letters
1907-1910

Box 3: folder 10
Havel, A__, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
1908 Mar 17

Box 3: folder 11
Hayman, Alfred, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1921 Jan 7

Box 3: folder 12
Hedges, Florence M. (Mrs. Paget Hedges), London. ALS, 4 p. + env.
1926 Jul 2

Box 3: folder 13
Henderson, Grace, NY, NY. Autograph signature
1889 Dec 26

Box 3: folder 14
Hendricks, Beatrice, n.p. ALS, 2 p.
[1910?] Jul 15

Box 3: folder 15
Herne, Chrystal, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1915

Box 3: folder 16
Hillard, Robert, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1916 Mar 6

Box 3: folder 17
Hickman, Nance O'Neill, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1915

Box 3: folder 18
Hines, Dixie, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1915 Jun 12

Box 3: folder 19
Hobart, Rose, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
1934 May 19

Box 3: folder 20
Hodge, Martha, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1942 Jun 26

Box 3: folder 21
Holmes, Helen, Asbury Park, NJ. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1914 Aug 13

Box 3: folder 22
Hopkins, Arthur, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1932 Jun 13

Box 3: folder 23
Hoppa, Hedda, Los Angeles, Calif., to Mrs. Alec MacKenzie, Brooklyn, NY. ANS on postcard
1959 Dec 31

Box 3: folder 24
Horton, Walter, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1917 Jan 27

Box 3: folder 25
Hoyt, Julia. 2 letters
1925

Box 3: folder 26
Hull, Josephine S., [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1935 Nov 15

Box 3: folder 27
Humphreys, Joseph, n.p. 2 letters
1893

Box 3: folder 28
Ireland, John, n.p. 3 letters
1937-1945

Box 3: folder 29
Jefferson, William W., [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1913 Oct 6

Box 3: folder 30
Johnson, Albert, n.p. ALS, 1 p.
1944 Oct 17

Box 3: folder 31
Johnston, May C. Keith, Middleburg, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1940 May 7

Box 3: folder 32
[Jones, P. H.?], Port Richmond, Staten Island, [NY]. ALS, 1 p.
[1890 Jun 27

Box 3: folder 33
Jouvet, Louis, NY, NY. ALS, 2 p. + env. [in French]
1917 Dec 15

Box 3: folder 34
Kalich, Bertha, NY, NY. 2 cards, 1 letter
1913

Box 3: folder 35
Kalich, Lillian, n.p. 3 letters
1916-1935

Box 3: folder 36
Kaufman, Beatrice, n.p. ALS, 2 p. + env.
[1929 Mar 29]

Box 3: folder 37
Kelcey, Herbert, n.p. Autograph signature
ca. 1900

Box 3: folder 38
Kendal, H. Dorrington, [NY, NY]. 4 letters
1901

Box 3: folder 39
Kendal, Madge, [NY, NY]. ALS, 4 p. + env.
[1914 Dec 29]

Box 3: folder 40
Kingston, [Celinde?], n.p. 3 letters
1915-1918

Box 3: folder 41
Kirkland, Alexander, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1938 Mar 7

Box 3: folder 42
Lackaye, Wilton, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1926 Apr 9

Box 3: folder 43
Lawson, Eleanor, [NY, NY]. ALS, 3 p. + env.
[1910?] Mar 11

Box 3: folder 45
Lawson, Wilfrid, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
[1920?] Nov 14

Box 3: folder 46
Lawton, Mary, n.p. 3 letters
1910-1915

Box 3: folder 47
Lawton, Thais, n.p. 3 letters
1917-1920

Box 3: folder 48
Lee, Canada. Printed note, signed
ca. 1930

Box 3: folder 49
La Gallienne, Eva, n.p. 16 letters
[1920?]-1945

Box 3: folder 44
Le Moyne, Sarah Cowell, n.p. 28 letters
ca. 1895-1902

Box 3: folder 50
Le Moyne, Sarah Cowell. 4 photos (3 signed)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 51
Le Moyne, William J. 7 letters
1894-1904

Box 3: folder 52
Le Moyne, William J. 5 photos (2 signed)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 53
Leslie, Noêl, [Providence, RI]. ALS, 1 p.
1917 Jan 11

Box 3: folder 54
Liebler, T. A., [Riverside, Conn.]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
[1914 Jul 21]

Box 3: folder 55
Loftus, Cissie. 1 photo, signed
1900

Box 3: folder 56
Macauley, Daniel, [Washington, DC]. ALS, 1 p.
1891 Jul 14

Box 3: folder 57
McClendon, Rose, n.p. 2 letters, 1 greeting card
[1925?]-1928

Box 3: folder 58
McClintic, Guthrie, [NY, NY]. TNS, 1 p.
1935 Feb 8

Box 3: folder 59
MacDonough, Glen, [NY, NY] to Mrs. William J. Le Moyne. ALS, 3 p. + env.
1902 Aug 2

Box 3: folder 60
MacKaye, Benton, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1921

Box 3: folder 61
Maclaren, [ ? ], [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1915

Box 3: folder 62
Magrane, Thais, [NY, NY]. 4 letters
[1925?]-1952

Box 3: folder 63
Mann, Clara Lipman, NY, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1938 Jan 17

Box 3: folder 64
Mansfield, Beatrice, n.p. 3 letters
1892-1937

Box 3: folder 65
Mansfield, Richard, Herrmans Theatre, [NY, NY]. AL signed by secretary
1893 Oct 13

Box 3: folder 66
Marberry, Elisabeth, n.p. 3 letters
1916-1929

Box 3: folder 67
Massey, Raymond, [West Los Angeles, Calif.]. ALS, 2 p. + env.
1942 Jun 29

Box 3: folder 68
Menken, Helen, n.p. ALS, 2 p. + env.
ca. 1930

Box 3: folder 69
Miller, Henry, NY, NY. 1 letter, autograph
1889-1894

Box 3: folder 70
Millward, Jessie. 2 photos, signed
n.d.

Box 3: folder 71
Mitchell, [Larry?]. TLS, 1 p.
1933 Feb 17

Box 3: folder 72
Montor, Max, n.p. 3 letters
1925-[1929]

Box 3: folder 73
Morris, Jessica, [NY, NY]. ALS, 7 p. + env.
[1930?] May 18

Box 3: folder 74
Mortimer, Henry, [NY, NY]. 4 letters
1913-1914

Box 3: folder 75
Naturick, Mildred, n.p. 2 letters
ca. 1920

Box 4: folder 1
Nazimova, Alla, NY, NY, to Mr. Frizzell. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1915

Box 4: folder 2
Norworth, Jack, [NY, NY], to Alex Mackenzie. ALS, 1 p. + env., ticket, list
1939 Jan 29

Box 4: folder 3
Oursler, Fulton, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1929 Dec 21

Box 4: folder 4
Olcott, Chauncey, n.p. Autograph signature
ca. 1898

Box 4: folder 5
Pastor, Tony, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1893-1897

Box 4: folder 6
Patterson, Ada, n.p. 3 letters
[1930?]-1935

Box 4: folder 7
Patterson, Fay Templeton, [Pittsburgh, Pa.]. 9 letters
ca. 1925-1930

Box 4: folder 8
Paxton, Marie, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1915

Box 4: folder 9
Perry, Antoinette, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
ca, 1915

Box 4: folder 10
Picon, Molly, NY, NY. ANS (postcard), 2 p.
1940 May 16

Box 4: folder 11
Platt, Frank, [England], to Lester Wallack. ALS, 3 p. + env.
ca. 1890

Box 4: folder 12
Power, Tyrone, n.p. 2 letters
1913-1921

Box 4: folder 13
Proctor, Catherine, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
ca. 1945

Box 4: folder 14
Rankin, Arthur McKee, n.p. ANS, 1 p.
ca. 1899

Box 4: folder 15
Raymond, Irving E., [NY, NY]. TNS, 1 p.
1908 Oct 19

Box 4: folder 16
Reichler, Emanuel, [NY, NY]. 5 letters
1916-1917

Box 4: folder 17
Rivera, Belle de, Mountain Lakes, [NY?]. ALS, 1 p.
[1915?] Nov 30

Box 4: folder 18
Row, Arthur, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1914-1915

Box 4: folder 19
Rowan, Ernest, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
1939 Mar 7

Box 4: folder 20
Sauter, William, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p. + env.
1942 Feb 17

Box 4: folder 21
Savage, Henry, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1913 Aug 8

Box 4: folder 22
Shaw, Mary, [NY, NY]. 14 letters, 1 announcement
1907-1929

Box 4: folder 23
Shepherd, Alex R., [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
[1887?] Aug 19

Box 4: folder 24
Shine, Giles, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1900

Box 4: folder 25
Shubert, Lee, [NY, NY]. 6 letters
1910-1913

Box 4: folder 26
Simone, [Chicago, Ill.]. Autograph + env.
1913

Box 4: folder 27
Skinner, Otis, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1926

Box 4: folder 28
Skipworth, Allison, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p. + env.
[1910?] Mar 11

Box 4: folder 29
Smith, Robinson, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1937 Jun 2

Box 4: folder 30
Sothern, Julie Marlowe, [NY, NY], to Mr. Bramhall. ALS, 3 p.
1917 Apr 14

Box 4: folder 31
Souvestre, M[arie]., [Allenswood, Wimbledon Park, London], to [Augie?] Mosher. ALS, 3 p. [In French]
1904 Oct 24

Box 4: folder 32
Spong, Hilda, n.p. ANS, 2 p.
ca. 1910

Box 4: folder 33
Stein, Geoffrey C., Yonkers, NY ALS, 2 p.
1916 Dec 10

Box 4: folder 34
Stephenson, Henry, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
[1914]

Box 4: folder 35
Stevens, Emily, n.p. 7 letters
ca. 1913

Box 4: folder 36
Straight, Beatrice, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
[1952 Nov 3]

Box 4: folder 37
Stuart, Jessie Bonstelle, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1915 Dec 8

Box 4: folder 38
Stuart, Jessie Bonstelle, n.p. 2 letters
1911-1919

Box 4: folder 39
Sweatnam, Willis P., [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
1917 May 7

Box 4: folder 40
Sydney, Basil, n.p. ANS, 1 p.
ca. 1920

Box 4: folder 41
Sylva, Marguerita, n.p. 14 letters and 1 photo
1936-1940

Box 4: folder 42
Tassin, Algernon, [NY, NY]. ALS, 3 p. + env.
1913 Nov 9

Box 4: folder 43
Taylor, Laurette, NY, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1917 May 1

Box 4: folder 44
Tearle, Sir Godfrey, [NY, NY]. ANS, 1 p.
1924 Nov 23

Box 4: folder 45
Terris, William. 1 gravure (as Romeo), signature affixed
n.d.

Box 4: folder 46
Terry, Ellen, Kent [England], to Mr. Bottomley, [Bedford Park, London]. ALS, 1 p.
1911 Sep 29

Box 4: folder 47
Terry, Ellen. 1 photo, signed
1896

Box 4: folder 48
Thomas, Gus P. 1 photo, signed
n.d.

Box 4: folder 49
Thorndike, Sybil, [NY, NY]. TNS, 1 p.
1935 Mar 20

Box 4: folder 50
Totten, Edyth, [NY, NY]. ANS, 1 p.
1942 Mar 19

Box 4: folder 51
Tree, Sir Herbert, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1901-1917

Box 4: folder 52
[Trowne?], [Nannce?], NY, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1922 Apr 1

Box 4: folder 53
Tucker, Sophie, n.p. 2 letters
ca. 1930

Box 4: folder 54
Tyler, George C., n.p. 7 letters
1912-1935

Box 4: folder 55
Tyler, Helen, [NY, NY]. TLS, 1 p.
1913 Mar 6

Box 4: folder 56
Tynan, Brandon J., n.p. ALS, 1 p.
1916 Mar 7

Box 4: folder 57
Vivian, Robert, n.p. 2 letters
1927

Box 4: folder 58
Wald, [ ?_], n.p. TL, 2 p., signed by secretary
1929 Dec 10

Box 4: folder 59
Walker, Stuart, [NY, NY] to B. B. Davenport; to Paul Leighton. 2 letters
1913-1915

Box 4: folder 60
Wallace, Eleanor Bryant, n.p. ALS, 3 p.
[1915?] Nov 19

Box 4: folder 61
Warfield, David, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p. + env.
1926 Mar 26

Box 4: folder 62
Watson, Lucille, [NY, NY]. 5 letters
[1920?]-1926

Box 4: folder 63
Watts, Lyonel, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1915

Box 4: folder 64
Watts, Schuyler, [NY, NY]. ALS, 3 p. + env.
1927 Dec 24

Box 4: folder 65
Webster, Margaret, [NY, NY]. 2 letters
1939-[1954?]

Box 4: folder 66
Wheatcroft, Nelson. Autograph signature
ca. 1899

Box 4: folder 67
Whifen, Blanche, NY, NY. Autograph
1889 Dec 20

Box 4: folder 68
Willson, Carlotta, n.p., to B. B. Davenport; to Paul Leighton (3 letters)
ca. 1912

Box 4: folder 69
Wilson, Edwin, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
ca. 1920

Box 4: folder 70
Wilson, Francis, NY, NY, to H. M. Burdett, [NY, NY]; to Clyde Fitch, n.p. 2 letters
1888-1904

Box 4: folder 71
Wilson, Frank, [Los Angeles, Calif.]. ANS (postcard)
1936 Feb 23

Box 4: folder 72
Winters, Julian, [NY, NY]. ALS, 2 p.
ca. 1910

Box 4: folder 73
Wood, Douglas, [NY, NY]. ALS, 1 p.
1924 Jun 17

Box 4: folder 74
Wood, Margaret ("Peggy"), [NY, NY]. TNS, 1 p.
1933 Mar 3

Box 4: folder 75
Woods, A. H., NY, NY. TLS, 1 p.
1914 Sep 9

Box 4: folder 76
Wyndham, Charles. Printed announcement (declining to provide autograph)
ca. 1900

Box 4: folder 77
Wyndham, Olive, [NY, NY]. ALS, 3 p.
ca. 1910

Box 4: folder 78
Young, Mary (Mrs. John Craig), n.p. 4 letters
ca. 1925

Box 4: folder 79
Yorska, Mme., [NY, NY]. 3 letters
1916-1917

Box 4: folder 80
Yurka, Blanche, n.p. 2 letters
[1917?]-1920

Box 4: folder 81
Zacharie, Viola, n.p. ALS, 5 p.
1916 Apr 13

Box 4: folder 82

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Subjects
  • Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
  • Campbell, Henrietta, 1866-
  • Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974.
  • Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899.
  • Davenport Free Theater.
  • Davenport, Butler.
  • De Barrill, Maria.
  • Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909.
  • Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
  • Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940.
  • Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-
  • Le Moyne, Sarah Cowell, 1859-1915.
  • Power, Tyrone, 1914-
  • Shaw, Mary, 1854-1929.
  • Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953.
  • Theater--New York (State)--New York.

Contributors
  • Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
  • Campbell, Henrietta, 1866-
  • Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974.
  • Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899.
  • Davenport Free Theater.
  • De Barrill, Maria.
  • Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909.
  • Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
  • Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940.
  • Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-
  • Le Moyne, Sarah Cowell, 1859-1915.
  • Power, Tyrone, 1914-
  • Shaw, Mary, 1854-1929.
  • Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953.


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