Small collection of manuscript items,

(Theatre.) TREE (Eleanora [Ellen], 'Mrs. Charles Kean')

Small collection of manuscript items,

including a clipped signature, an ALs and a clipped signature of Charles Kean, and 4 examples of fan mail

Description: together 7 pieces, on various papers, 8vo and 4to, Ellen Tree's (i.e. before her marriage to Charles Kean in 1842) signature clipped from the foot of a letter ('Yours ever'), Charles John Keane's full signature mounted on an album leaf, 2 of the fan letters from the US (Washington and Philadelphia), a 3rd possibly so, 4th from Derby

Publication Details: c. 1837-45

Notes: 'Ellen Tree then went to America, and opened on 12 December 1836 at the Park Theatre, New York, as Rosalind, which she followed by Viola, Beatrice, and other established roles. She acted nightly at the Park and toured major cities, from Boston to New Orleans, drawing crowded houses and enthusiastic reviews. She returned to England in 1839 with £12,000 profit ... Early portraits show that Ellen Kean was not conventionally pretty, but she was generally considered beautiful. From the stage her features were strong and expressive. Her aquiline nose was offset by large flashing eyes, abundant brow...more

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Price: £300

Subject: Literature

Published Date: c. 1837-45

Stock Number: 64433

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