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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 671

Theatrical letters sent to Herbert I. Jackson

Letters sent to American Herbert I. Jackson from actors, actresses and other persons involved in the theater.

Dates

  • 1898-1944

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters to Herbert I. Jackson from actresses, actors and other theatrically-related persons. Some letters are responses to requests from Jackson for autographs, many include information about current theatrical productions. Most, but not all letters are from Boston-based persons. Also includes 1 draft of a letter from Jackson.

Correspondents include Edith Barrett, Charles Townsend Copeland, Henry Jewett, Anna Proctor, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Maud Dubin Skinner, Otis Skinner, and many others.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert I. Jackson (1870-1955) was a Boston, Massachusetts collector of theatrical materials. His father was Charles E. Jackson and mother was Caroline A. Kerman. He was married on October 6, 1898 to Grace M. Greenough Jackson and they had a child, Emily C. Jackson. They lived in Hyde Park, Boston.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010M-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Boston Theatre (Harvard Theatre Collection).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Jackson, Herbert I., recipient. Theatrical letters sent to Herbert I. Jackson, 1898-1944: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02058

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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