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COLLECTION Identifier: HEW 14.9.2

The life of Edmund Kean : from published and original sources, extra-illustrated,

Original drawings, autograph letters, playbills, and portraits inserted into Frederick William Hawkins, The life of Edmund Kean (London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869).


  • various dates.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.


1 collection (1.25 linear feet (14 volumes))

Contains 1000 items, including original drawings, autograph letters, playbills, clippings, caricatures, portraits and views.


Indexes organized as:
  1. Index to letters
  2. Index to illustrations

Physical Location

Widener Memorial Room


Bookplates of Augustin Daly and Clarence S. Bement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.
Hawkins, Frederick William, 1849-1900. The life of Edmund Kean : from published and original sources, extra-illustrated: Index.
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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