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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 346

Frederick Wagner autograph collection


Correspondence of theatrical figures collected by English professor Frederick Wagner.


  • 1917-1961

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Letters written to Mary Ward and John Sayre Crawley primarily from Dame Sybil Thorndike, Madeleine Carroll, Todd Duncan, Daniel Frohman, Julie Harris, Eva La Gallienne, Rolle Peters, Edward Hugh Sothern, Margaret Webster, and other various correspondents. Letters from Thorndike address such topics as personal finance, family news, summer activities, travel plans to the United States, the Playhouse Theater in London, and the Old Vic Theater in London. Letters from others are thank you notes for gifts received from the Crawley's, letters about casting the Crawleys in play productions, Christmas cards, postcards, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Wagner was an English professor at Hamilton College, New York.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*79M-37. Gift of Frederick Wagner, English Department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; received: 1979 June 25.
Wagner, Frederick, collector. Frederick Wagner autograph collection: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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