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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 137

Lawrence Barrett correspondence

Letters from American actor Lawrence Barrett to his wife Mollie Barrett and other correspondents.


  • 1863-1891

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes 100 letters from Barrett to his wife Mollie Barrett, as well as letters from Barrett to various correspondents, such as J. L. Carhart, Katie Barrett Tisdale, and Frank Wendell, among others.

Biographical / Historical

Barrett was an American actor noted for his Shakespearean interpretations.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Mollie Barrett
  2. II. Letters to various correspondents

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*63M-221. Source unknown; received: before 1924.
Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Lawrence Barrett correspondence: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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