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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 395

Letters to Sarah and William Siddons

Letter to Sarah and William Siddons, mainly concerning Sarah Siddons' engagements.

Dates

  • 1780-1796

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.3 linear feet (1 box)

Includes 14 letters to Sarah and William Siddons from various correspondents concerning performances and engagements by Sarah Siddons at the theaters in London, Dublin and Bath in the late 18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Siddons, the best known British tragedienne of the 18th century, was born into the famous theatrical Kemble family. William Siddons was an actor; he and Sarah were married for over 30 years.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Purchased with Frank E. Chase Fund, 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Irina Klyagin, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Siddons, family, recipient. Letters to Sarah and William Siddons, 1780-1796 (Ms Thr 395): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 March 2
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02896

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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