Henrietta Metcalf Theatre Collection


The Henrietta Metcalf Theatre Collection (dated 1940-1977, undated; 6.3 cubic feet; 15 boxes) primarily comprises ephemera, magazine and newspaper clippings, papers, and scrapbooks that document early twentieth century theatre performers and other celebrities in the United States and Europe collected by avid fan Henriette Alice McCrae Metcalf.

Descriptive Summary

Henrietta Metcalf Theatre Collection
1840-1977, undated (inclusive)
6.3 Cubic Feet
Chicago (Ill.)
Diaries -- 20th century
Paris (France)
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Performing arts.
Theater -- 20th century
Upper class women
Bernhardt, Sarah , 1844-1923
Metcalf, Addison McCrea, 1914-1983
Collection is arranged by format in six series: Sarah Bernhardt, Winston Churchill, Diaries and journals, Papers, Playbills and programmes, and Scrapbooks and Theatre Records.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell Mangum and Kevin Lane Dearinger
Preferred Citation
2009ms047: [identification of item], Henrietta Metcalf Theatre Collection, 1840-1977, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Henrietta Alice McCrea was born into a wealthy Chicago family in 1888. She was taken to Paris, France, at an early age and spoke French as her native tongue. She was married twice: first to the landscape painter Willard Lloyd Metcalf (1858-1925) and for a short time to the author Marcus Aurelius Goodrich (1897-1991). Both marriages ended in divorce, but she reverted to Metcalf's name for the rest of her life. She and Willard Metcalf had two children, Addison and Rosalind. Additionally, in 1952, she took in a boy named Jacobus Arnoldus who inherited a portion of her estate.
She was an avid fan of theater and actors and amassed a large collection of autographed photographs and other memorabilia. Metcalf also translated French works into English: Alexandre Dumas' play Camille and Anatole France's story Our Lady's Juggler.
In 1928 she began an affair with Thelma Wood, the lover of the novelist Djuna Barnes. This prompted Barnes to satirize Metcalf in her novel, Nightwood. Metcalf appears as the character Jenny Petherbridge. Metcalf and Wood's relationship lasted until 1943, and they did not part on the best of terms.
Metcalf died in 1981. Addison Metcalf went on to found The Henrietta Alice Metcalf Memorial Scholarship at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in his mother's honor due to her life time love of the theater. Addison McCrea Metcalf, 1914-1983, amassed a large collection of materials related to Gertrude Stein and during he was considered the foremost expert of Gerrtrude Stein works.
Note: Metcalf often spelled her first name in the French style: Henriette. Henrietta Alice Metcalf, Henriette Alice Metcalf, Henriette McCrea Metcalf, Henrietta McCrea Metcalf, Henrietta Metcalf, and Henriette Metcalf are all forms used during her lifetime and subsequently.
McCrea-Metcalf, New York Times, page 13, 1910 Dec 13, Newspapers.com, accessed 2022 May 24. Addison M. Metcalf Collection of Gertrude Steiniana (Collection D.Mss.0014), Denison Library, Scripps College. https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8k35z26/entire_text/, accessed 2022 May 24.
Will Provides for Destroying Art, Miami Herald, Page 14, 1925 March 25, newspapers.com, accessed 2022 May 24. Henrietta Metcalf Theatre Collection, The Kentucky Review, Volume 6, 1986.
Scope and Content
The Henrietta Metcalf Theatre Collection (dated 1940-1977, undated; 6.3 cubic feet; 15 boxes) primarily comprises ephemera, magazine and newspaper clippings, papers, and scrapbooks that document early twentieth century theatre performers and other celebrities in the United States and Europe collected by avid fan Henriette Alice McCrae Metcalf. The majority of the collection includes scrapbooks and theatre record volumes created and designed by Metcalf with many clippings and cut-outs of actresses from magazines. Some of the photos, playbills, programmes are signed by the performers. The papers and scrapbooks also contain caricatures, artworks, and reviews related to theatre. A portion of the collection contains clippings, programmes, and realia about or from Sarah Bernhardt, the acclaimed French stage actress. Although not a performer, the collection includes many articles and publications related to the twice elected Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill. In addition to some letters, notes, publications, are diaries and journals written by Metcalf in the collection. Also included are letters and a manuscript saved by Henriette's son, Addison McCrae-Metcalf.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Sarah Bernhardt, circa 1880-1940, 1976-1977, undated

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The Sarah Bernhardt series (circa 1880-1940, 1976-1977, undated) comprises books, magazine and newspaper clippings, programmes, and keepsakes of the turn of the twentieth century renown French actress. Of significance are realia like a dried orchid worn by Bernhardt, a signed programme, and Bernhardt's hankerchief given to Henriette Metcalf. Also of note is a small silk glove worn by Metcalf's daughter, Rosalind, at two years of age, on the night she was presented to Sarah Bernhardt. The series includes two audio recordings of Bernhardt's voice, Prayer for our enemies, 1918, and 1902 in Paris.

1902 in Paris, 7 inch vinyl record, undated

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Biography in French, by Dani Busson, Publications Willy Fischer, 1928

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Glove owned by Rosalind Metcalf Harris, age 2, when presented to Bernhardt and hankerchief used by Bernhardt in role of Frau Frau, 1914

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Homage of the Poets to Sarah Bernhardt in Honor of Her Nomination to the Order of the Legion of Honor, programme published by William F. Connor, New York, 1906

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Little Blue Book (4), edited by E. Haldeman, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Newspaper and magazine clippings, mostly related to the movie, The Incredible Sarah, 1976-1977, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Peg de mon Coeur, programme in French, signed by Bernhardt to Henriette (1913); dried orchid worn by Bernhardt (1916), 1913

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Prayer for our enemies, 1918, aluminium phonograph disc, circa 1926-1940

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Reproduction of Dudley Hardy painting, 1889, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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"Sarah Bernhardt Special Number", Le Théatre at Comedia Illustré magazine, 1926 June

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Scrapbook of clippings from American tour, circa 1880-1906

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Loose pages, and some loose clippings. Collected from early twentieth century to 1967 (Review of Cornelia Otis Skinner's Madame Sarah). Includes images of the actress in roles, production images, photographs of the interior of her home, articles by Sarah Bernhardt, her Farewell to America, Bernhardt's jewelry (Baubles of the Belle Epoque), Bernhardt welcomed to America, interviews, "But Did Sarah Bernhardt Begin as a Package Deal" by Chris Chase (after 1960), contemporary American reviews of Phadre, La Sorciere, La Tosca, Camille, Fedora, and others.

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Winston Churchill, 1953-1974, undated

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The Winston Churchill series (1953-1974, undated) comprises many clippings from newspapers and magazines about the former British Prime minister during his life and upon his death. The series includes some ephemera like stamps with his image and postcards and slides from his home, Chartwell. Most of the clippings and two audio recordings are tributes to Churchill after his death in 1965.

"An Eightieth Year Tribute to Winston Churchill", edited by Bruce Ingram, Illustrated London News, 1954

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Calendar, ephermera, letters, newsletters, and pamphlets, 1968-1971

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Calendar, ephermera, letters, newsletters, and pamphlets, 1971-1974, undated

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Churchill I Knew by Dwight D. Eisenhower, National Geographic, 1965 August

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Greatest Englishman by various authors, The Atlantic, 1965 March

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Magazine clippings, 1958

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Magazine clippings, 1961-1965

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Magazine clippings, 1966-1974

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Magazine clippings, undated

  • Box 2, folder 6
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"Narrow Escapes of Winston Churchill", by Charles E. May, Outdoor Adventures, 1957 December

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Newspaper clippings, 1953-1963

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Newspaper clippings, 1964

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Newspaper clippings, 1965 January-February

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Newspaper clippings, 1965 March-December

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Newspaper clippings, 1966

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Newspaper clippings, 1967-1971

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Newspaper clippings, 1971-1974

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Newspaper clippings, undated

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Note about Churchill's use of English on Henrietta Metcalf stationary, before 1965

  • Box 3, folder 3
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"Painting as a Pastime" by Churchill Winston, Country Beautiful, 1965

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Photographs (2) of statue at British Embassy, Washington D.C., undated

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Postcards, undated

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Print of portrait by Henry Fox (duplicate), undated

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Scribner Bookstore letter re: Winston Churchill publications, 1965 March 22

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Slides of Blenheim Palaxe and Chartwell, Kent, undated

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Stamps, includes first day cover, 1965, undated

  • Box 3, folder 10
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"Winston Churchill - the Valiant Years", New York Herald Tribune TV, Radio Magazine, 1960 November 27

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Churchill's Funeral, narrated by David Brinkley, National Geographic flexi disc, 1965 August

  • Box 6, folder 11
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I Can Hear It Now, Winston Churchill, edited by Edward R. Murrom and Fred W. Friendly, Vinyl Recording, Columbia Masterworks, 1961

  • Box 6, folder 12
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Churchill's Funeral, Life Magazine, 1965 February 5

  • Box 15, folder 1
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Hommage A Un Geant Churchill, Paris Match, 1965 January 30

  • Box 15, folder 2
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Inside Chartwell, Illustrated London News, 1966 June 25

  • Box 15, folder 3
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L'Adieu A Churchill, Paris Match, 1965 February 6

  • Box 15, folder 4
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Royal Wedding Number, Illustrated London News, 1960 May 14

  • Box 15, folder 5
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Magazine clippings, 1953-1961

  • Box 15, folder 6
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Newspaper clippings, 1965

  • Box 15, folder 7
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Scrapbook No. 1, newspaper and magazine clippings, 1954-1966

  • Box 15, folder 8
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Diaries and journals, 1897-1919, undated

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The Dairies and Journals series (1897-1919, undated) contains two diaries and two journals written by Henriette Metcalf in English and French. The series also includes a date book from 1919.

Date Book, 1919

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Date Book 1919, Brentano's, New York, 1918 Insert list: Diaries, top drawer. Old glass-St. Michael, daguerreotypes [sic]. Paintings Hawk?, J. Sharp, Michael's seascape, Ann? Lee Etching, Stevie Jones Age 12.

Inserted in back cover, 1919 American Red Cross Christmas stamps. Henriette Metcalf used this volume as a diary with mostly short entries, detailing the day-to-day events in the Metcalf household. Henriette Metcalf plays poker, attends the theatre, opera, moving pictures, and concerts, worries when her children Rosalind and Addison are ill, and notes the departures and returns of her husband, artist Willard Metcalf.

Henriette Metcalf appears to have worked at this time in assisting placement of orphaned or abandoned children; she details the arrival and placement of each child, noting the disposition of each child, and often mentioning the attachment of her own children to these transient guests. Transactions involving the placement of children often seem to occur at Sherry's Restaurant. Odd references to operation of postgraduate, suggesting abortion or hysterectomy.

Metcalf's work with children was through the Speedwell Society, founded in Morristown, with a branch in Yonkers. The Speedwell Society was dedicated to placing orphaned or abandoned children in homes, no institutions, and in 1919, was responding to the increased number of orphans following the recent epidemic of influenza. Yvonne Gall's benefit concert of March 28, 1919, was organized by Mrs. Henry Addison Alexander. Volunteers with the Speedwell included Mrs. Simeon B. Chapin, Mrs. Brayton Ives, Mrs. Arthur F. Mason, Mrs. James A. Burden, Mrs. Walter Lambert, Mrs. William H. Burr, Miss Dorothy Donnelly, Mrs. Frank S. Fielder, Mrs. Henry Dwight Chapin, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, Mrs. William H. Wadham, and Mrs. John E. Tucker. Other parties, listed as "interested," included, Mrs. Charles B. Alexander, Mrs. Benjamin Brewster, Miss Annie B. Jeanings?, Mrs. Otto H. Kahn, Mrs. William V. S. Thorne, Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, Mrs. Frances Ives, Mrs. John A. Hartwell, Mrs. Harry Harkness Flagler, Mrs. Willard Metcalf, Mrs. Walter Graeme Ladd, Mrs. John O. H. Pitney, Mrs. W. W Lawrence. See New York Herald, March 23, 1919, 66.

Henry Dwight Chapin (1857-1942), founder of the Speedwell Society, for placement of children in foster homes, avoiding the dangers of institutions. Attending physician at the New York Post-graduate Medical School and Hospital. Chapin married Alice Delafield (d. 1964) of Chicago in 1907, See Chicago Tribune, May 26 1907, 55.

Names mentioned in the 1919 Date Book include: Gretchen, Molly and Bert Hale, Alice C., Ella Faringya, Beatrice R? , Ellen Kingsbury, Frances, Frances Beatrice?, Fred Bartlett, Helen Birch [Buch?], Katherine Emmett, Suzanne Mason, Alice Mason, Margery Wood, Fred Wood, M. Garson? of the French Embassy "Almost the first FrencHenriette Metcalfan who did not interest me," January 26, 1919. , Robert Allerton, Josephine Viu, Yvonne (childrens' nurse?), Bert Hale (playwright?), Walter Hampden (actor), Robert and Martin, [Harrison?] Rhodes ("a playwright"); Margaret Wycherly (English actress, 1881-1956), Amelita Galli-Curci (Italian soprano, 1883-1963), Lawrence Ayre, Mrs. Charlton (operatic booker?), Elihu Root (American statesman, 1845-1937), Mrs. G. Bellows (Emma Story, wife of artist George Bellows, 1882-1925), Pedro de Cordoba (actor, 1881-1950) and wife (First wife, Antoinette Glover), Christian Brinter [?], Mrs. Fisk, Aunt Katherine, Martin, Mrs. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. [William Merritt] Chase (American artist, 1849-1916; wife: Alice Gerson), Alec Mason, Mrs. Dean, H. O. Berg, Frank Reis (press agent), Miriam and family, Mario Caracliolo, Halstead, Captain Wallace Morgan, Louise Hale, Lucia and Julien, Ruth Chester, Charles Davis (artist Charles Harold Davis, (1856-1933), Mrs. Hammond, Haskell Coffin, Miss Griswold (Miss Florence?), Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wiggens, Mr. Dummond, Dolly [Dorothy] Donnelly, Louis Shipman (playwright, 1869-1933), Ruth Chatterton (actress, 1893-1961), Eleanor Platt, Lenore Ulric (actress 1894-1970), Mary Boland (actress, 1880-1965), Mrs. [Susannah] Booth Tarkington, Max Pain.

On February 2, 1919, Henriette Metcalf meets and has supper with Yvonne Gall (French soprano, 1885-1972, with the Chicago Opera in 1919) and finds her quiet and simple. Henriette Metcalf sees Gall frequently thereafter (until April 1), attending her performances and dining with her in her rooms, (Feb 26, p. 57), sitting with her backstage (February 28, 59), spends the night with her in Philadelphia on tour, March 8; arranges concert for, receives letters from her on tour, reunites and spends evening with her (March 20), sits in on rehearsals and vocal coaching, concert for the Speedwell Society, a charity to benefit ill, convalescent, or abandoned children, at Aolian Hall, at Carnegie Hall, managed by Loudon Charlton, See New York Herald, March 23, 1919, 8, (March 28, p. 87.), Henriette Metcalf spends two days with YG prior to her sailing on April 1.

Places, plays, and events: Speedwell Society, Henri's [Restaurant], Philharmonic (Zimbalist as violinist), "The Marquis de Priola" with Katherine Emmett (1882-1960) in the cast, "Madame Butterfly", Walter Hampden in "Hamlet", "The Road to Destiny", "Le Chemineau", Sherry's, Ecole Matervelle Francaise, "Sleeping Partners" (Irene Bordoni, H. B. Warner), Mary Garden in "Gismonda", "Aida" (Caruso and Muzio), Delmonico's, lecture by Captain Carpenter, Faust (Feb. 15, 1919), The Ritz, Percy MacKaye's "George Washington", Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf, Dear Brutus, William Gillette speaks, Alfred Noyes recites, Edgar Lee Masters (not good at all), The LaFayette, The Crowded Hour (Jane Cowl), Peleas and Melisande (Mary Garden), shopping at Bendel's, Metropolitan Museum of Art, tea at Hamlin's, the Algonquin, Willard's 'Moonlight'—Superb! (March 13, 1919, p. 72), Hollenden's [Store?], "Robin Hood", Mary Garden Benefit at the Metropolitan Opera, "The Better 'Ole", Yvonne Gall Concert, "The Kiss Burgler", The Plaza, Alliance Francaise, Dark Rosaleen (Eileen Huban), The Author's League, "The Jest" (Jack + Lionel Barrymore very entertaining), driving lesson, Williard had car delivered to him, Taft Hotel (New Haven), "Going Up" (Musical), Women's City Club, Lawyers Club, "Blest Lady?", "Daddy Long Legs" (Mary Pickford), the Winter Garden, "Broken Blossoms" (dreadful picture), John Ferguson (play), rented Ironside Cottage (Waterford, CT) for the summer May 31-end of Sept?, Willard Metcalf away for most the midsummer, Lake George, Saratoga NY, United States Hotel, Mystic, saw nearly all the Lyme people (September 7, 1919, 250(, visit Miss Griswold in Old Lyme (September 13, 1919, 256), Dinner in Lyme with Miss Florence, looking for a piece property to buy, $100 down on property with little brook and a beautiful beach (September 30, 1919, 273), the Hippodrome, "The Girl in the Limousine" (Farce), "Thunder" (comedy), "Declasse" (Ethel Barrymore), "The Son-Daughter" (Lenore Ulric), the Knickerbocker, dines with Mary Boland, Colony Club.

Odd never again, re: Williard. March 12, 1919, p. 71

Willard left in the car—for unknown parts. May 6, 1919, 126. [He was in Woodbury, Ct, sent card a few days later, and returned home a few weeks later, having written several times in his absence]

Henriette Metcalf Gave Rosalind Italian lesson May 19, 1919, 130; Rosalind begins her journal June 6, has dancing lessons, shopping for material for doll clothes, Rosalind's Sarah Bernhardt dolls mended for her birthday November 13, 1919, 316;

Henriette Metcalf has chickens for the summer and keeps track of the number of eggs laid. Also keeps track of the price of gasoline, makes cookies, plants pansies, Took little spin in auto—went in swimming June 22, 173, still keeping and nursing babies even when in summer home,

Little mention of Addison, he starts school at Miss Fergenson's ?

nice children, but not attractive February 6, 1919, p. 37 moving picture with Willard February 6, 1919, p. 37

Father sent me a silver fox skin! March 27, 1919. p. 86

I made Rosalind dress—(also fixed hat for Bostick to finish-) Have [too] much to clothes for both R + myself—and no idea where we are going this summer April 14, 1919, 104

Tagebuch With art prints and clipping glued in. French. English poem.

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Diary, written in English and French, 1905 July-1908 August

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Diary One: begun July 9, 1905, Private Car Henriette Metcalf was on her way by rail to Portland, Oregon for the Lewis and Clark Exposition [page 9]

Preface This book contains my most private opinions, they will doubtless change as I grow older and learn more of the world's ways, and I shall laugh at my crude view, but should my future be sad, I will look back and smile on my girlhood, should it be happy I may doubly rejoice.

July 9, 1905 Well, in a girl of fifteen [appears to be written over another number, see page 78] my past may be said to have been a bit unusual.

Parents divorced, lived with Mother until she died, then with grandmother, who died, then given into the hands of my father who had meanwhile married a wealthy Chicago woman with whom I have lived off and off ever since. Of course such abrupt changes in a girl's life have not had the very best effect on her disposition and tend to give her a cynical and exaggerated opinion of the ills of this world.

Mother was very very beautiful, married at seventeen, mother of boy and girl, divorced, remarried to a kind handsome man [New Yorker?] to whom I was devoted. Courts gave custody of both children to the mother but for some reason she gave up the son, ___and kept me. At the tender age of six months I was taken abroad and there was practically brought up, coming to America frequently, but always returning to travel somewhere on the Continent. Till I was seven I spoke but French and queer English. I must say this as no one will ever see these papers and after all its [sic] past now I was a most attractive child of whom Mamma was very proud and extremely ambitious to have grow up clever and intelligent.

Governess: Leónie? studied language and music visited England and Switzerland, New York hotels, but mostly lived in Paris Kept earlier diaries

…fevered changes marked my youthful career. All Mamma's relations lived in Chicago, a town she thoroughly despised and where when visiting a doting grandmother I enjoyed undiluted [?] privileges and forgot the rigid discipline of French nurses.

at seven, Court de Rusle? [Cours de Russe, a language school?] in Paris, where at my mother's request I was baptized a Catholic and where I was retained as a day pupil until my return to America.

Mother ill, Henriette Metcalf placed in New York private school, Mother in hospital, suffered, operation, died. Sent to Little Mother's (a name we all gave our grandmother) Convent of the Sacred Heart with cousin Mildred, summer at mother's home Greenmane [?] Farm, in Antioch, Illinois. where I ran wild and learned much of the world's deceit and shallowness. My aunt a vain frivolous woman spoiled and neglected us in turn, totally disregarding that we were children (Mildred was fourteen and I was ten) and allowing us to hear and know things generally kept from youngsters. [7]

Back to SH Convent, first communion, Little Mother dies, Henriette Metcalf and brother go to live with real father and stepmother. Father's good looks and attractive ways speedily won my heart and though he teased me much I loved him dearly. I was prejudiced agains my father but his kindness won me over. Mrs. McCrea however failed to gain my affection. I would have been willing, may even been glad to have welcomed her as a good friend but her reception though doubtless intended to be kindly was cold, feelingless, and unresponsive. I lived with her a violet [?] made bearable by Mrs. Eckmay's (the housekeeper's) goodness to me.

Four years at a French school, Chevy Chase School, in Washington, happy days, summers at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin?, and with visits to New York. Life-long friends. Stayed with Mrs. Fisk, a charming woman who was as good as a mother to me. and met Genevieve Hall, a girl from Ridgeway PA,

I find myself fifteen [written over earlier record] and a woman of some ambition to do something in the world but I feel my lack of concentration, my incapability to apply myself assiduously to one thing. I am restless as my Mother was and am only happy when some new project is astir—when excitement is in store. At times I am positively morbid and discouraged when I think and fully realize my own utter[?] "littleness" and am spured [sic] on to do something that may gain me a prominent place and give me a name in the work of letters. I aspire to write—that is the secret in a nut-shell. These pages are not examples of what I can write for they are to be merely receptacles of my moods, emotions, and passions should I harbor any; at present I am "heart-whole," and fancy free. So far my most ardent affections have pivoted and vacillated around fair women—not necessarily beautifulness but fascinating ones to me. I say vacillated for to be truthful I am fickle and if my ideal is found to very much as any other mortal I generally place my affections elsewhere. (Page 10)

I have one passionate fondness and that is beauty—"anything can be forgiven a beautiful woman" is my credo—"Fascination" I believe to be the essential and foremost property in the world…I have one fervent wish namely that no matter how old, bitter, or cynical I grow that I may always retain the certainty that no woman is thoroughly bad. It may seem a bold assertion from the pen of a supposedly unsophisticated girl but these are my unusual thoughts that none shall ever read, so the [12]criticism of these words will be made by my older more mature most experienced self and I hope wiser self in years to come. But my observations of woman have driven me to rather astoundingly to [sic?] the primly properly correct class of people…Having associated with two distinct different classes of women I am honest in saying I have judged both.

Mother's friends were part of the Smart Set not averse to [13] mild drinking or smoking and did not fear the world's censure should they be seen with one whose reputation bore no close investigation. They were women of the World with ordinary faults of womankind, the same love of flattery and adulation, probably taking the same pleasure in gossip but though their ways and modes of living should get [?] frivolity and contempt for conventionality—to the outside world I firmly believe that no better woman ever existed. Lend a helping hand to the fallen one and [14] women who "having suffered" know of sympathy. Then there is the rich embittered woman whose dollars cannot restore her youth, and who sullenly banished all attractive woman from about her, retaining merely a group of sponges who patiently dance attendance in hopes of (figuratively speaking) scraps [15] from the banquet table… subjugation to the will of an other merely for the sake of social position is inconceivable for the mind of an independent person.

July 16, 1905 18- 20 Has been to Yellowstone Park and Livingston, consults a clairvoyant for fifty cents, finds the woman ridiculous, living a life contempt, ridicule, drudgery and eventually death, her grammar was side-splitting Predicts that Henriette Metcalf will marry twice and have three children, two of whom would die, a boy living… Henriette Metcalf wants a little girl because girls are nearer to the mother. But wants husband she can respect and who would respect and have confidence in her. She notes the husband of a traveling companion, Mrs. Fisk, whose husband is incapacitated by drink and yet the wife is not repelled. 21 One's physical condition is such a prosaic thing that it seems to me the less alluded to the better, … why not leave the animal bodily facts of nature out as much as possible, and speak of the spiritual and more poetic [22] ones. 22 admires Mrs. Laflin lovely to look upon eccentric, unconventional disposition has made her many enemies model wife strange masculine side 23 Jovial stories.

Page 28-64 August 7, 1905, back to English, 66 despises dances 67 likes "Garden of Allah" by Robert Hitchens. Told by other of MH's own mother, a great many things that pained me, but no matter what is said I shall love my own dear mamma above all things. 68 Reads Robert Grant's "The Orchid" 70 getting along with step Mother (touch wood). Author Rex Beech [Beach] coming to visit 71 August 13, 1905, First impression of Beech not comforting at all but fond of him by the end of the evening 76: week of tempest with mother, Henriette Metcalf sent off stories [for publication] but both were rejected 77: What a queer lot of people comprise society all unnatural and restrained and if they are not they are called eccentric and often not admitted. All that seems foolish to me, but of course I've not had much experience being only fifteen [overwriting another number, sixteen?] and not having gone out much. (78) Still I hope I shall keep, what older people call my illusions, I'd hate to think everyone was hypocritical. I dined at Mrs. Harahan's while in town and came home with— "Mr. Harry Baldwin, a charming man from New Orleans" I happened to remark that I loved women and admired so many of them. He smiled and said, "you will get over that when you know them better."

80: Men seem to have so little respect for woman that are not related to them. Not that I am prudish.

80-81: Bill Martin remarried "merely to have a good house-keeper for his children." His first wife, good and very beautiful left him because of his selfishness.

81-82: September 13, 1905. Things gone from bad to worse with stepmother. Henriette Metcalf wished to go abroad and never return to this beastly country; for five years I have endured the most unpleasant home life. Had I been a boy it would have been different, but a girl is (83) always and everlastingly hampered: --It's difficult to philosophyse on nothing. There is nothing to hang on to.

83-86: October 15, 1905 Has spent a week in New York and nearly two weeks in Darien, Connecticut, with artist Uncle: and his two children Helen and Sam. Then to Richmond Horse Show. love seeing the beautiful women. Describes beautiful women and several attractive men and boys. (86) I so much want to be loved—dreadfully by some fine honest man.

88: October 21, 1905: going back to live with Madame Sewell and her daughter, Italians (89) in Washington

88-89: October 28, 1905: Henriette Metcalf frightfully lonesome in Washington

89: to the theatre three times, including Olga Nethersole in "The Labyrinth", what memories she called up to my mind; ten years, a long long time and she was sending her companion Madame Gesind [?] to be my governess, it was a the Savoy in New York and I was a little thing five [again apparently corrected], Mamma was living then and I was so happy. I don't know what is that I can't seem to be that any more, there is an indescribable longing within me, a longing for, I know now what. I thought a dog, a fox terrier for which I payed [sic] $5.00 he is company too and I am so glad to have him

90: Last night Blanche Bates in "The Girl of the Golden West", splendid play Questions theatrical happiness as she knows so few really contented people. Apparently I myself have all that I wish for, but, no, my independence in so many little things, the very things other girls have a mother to tell them what is right, a mother to take interest. I have no one.

91: but I am nearly sixteen [again apparently corrected] and the craving [?] need of some one to advise me is dawning upon me for the first time. I want to cry, but I won't; it would not do any good. Father and Mother may come to see me soon on their way back to Chicago. My brother is back from Idaho. I love him very much but he does not care anything about being cared for; I have not seen him yet--, as I have already gone when he returned. I wish I could go out and live on a ranch with some one I liked. Mrs. Massall is getting divorced why oh why will she give up her little children, the girl especially, how can she? (92) I thank heaven every day I live that my mother took me. Mrs. Masell will regret it someday , when she is no longer young and beautiful, then she will be alone and a daughter's love will be acceptable, now she is indifferent, --intoxicated with her success of the "Shakespearean Cycle" but after that, what?

93: November 5, 1905. First of all, Miss [Viola?] Allen granted me an interview, and I was pleasantly surprised in her. She is charming, not beautiful, bur very womanly and winning. I am afraid I loved her to extinction, its strange that she has never married, I'm beginning to think that after all married life is the happiest if one meets the right man. 94: hope she may someday call Miss Allen "friend."

Note: Henriette Metcalf saw Viola Allen in Clyde Fitch's "The Toast of the Town" on October 30, 1905, at the New National Theatre in Washington, D. C. Henriette Metcalf found the play Excellent and Allen charming. She went back to see a second performance, Better than the first time, and found Allen more than very charming, on November 4, 1905, See Metcalfe, Henrietta, Theatre Journal 1905, 62. She also saw as ever bewitching Maude Adams in "Peter Pan", but "did not care for the play." (October 21, 1905, bad seats, New National, See Theatre Journal 1905, 59). Henriette Metcalf watched Nethersole from the first row in "The Labyrinth", essentially French, at the New National, (October 25, 1905, TJ 1905, 60). She saw Blanche Bates in "Girl of the Golden West" on October 27, 1905, also from the front row. (TJ1905, 61).

[Check Washington theatrical, November 1905 for Massell, Nethersole, and Allen]

94-95: I'm afraid I'm not really deep. I do like frivolous things sometimes and I'm not constant and I'm fond of gossip. Miriam, a friend, "does not sympathize w' my liking of women, that is the French in her." "…I've never loved a simple man. They don't appeal to me the way women do, I don't understand them, maybe its because none have ever been in love with me."

97: Henriette Metcalf speaks to father over the long distance from here to New York, seemed discouraged about Henriette Metcalf's brother who wants to go back west. I wish he would not, I want my brother, I've no one so near me aside from Father.

98: A french [sic] temperament in an American girl will never do, so that all my impulses, my mood, my emotions, all much be conquered, I must appear calm, self-possessed, and all the while I want to cry to be comforted, to be loved.

99: November 15, 1905. Letter from Miss Allen and from Miss Mattocks. Miss [Amy?] Ricard wrote me that she had gone into Vaudeville.

101: Father visits but does not take Henriette Metcalf to New York that gay city, as she had hoped he would. Henriette Metcalf been to hear Emma Eames and Miss [Maxine?] Elliott twice. "cheerless Thanksgiving. I hate holidays.

Note: Henriette Metcalf saw Maxine Elliott of the first time in Clyde Fitch's "Great Match", on November 31, 1905, and returned for a second performance on December 2, 1905, at Washington's New National. Miss Elliott doing good work, Miss [Nellie] Thorne good, Miss [Suzanne] Perry clever, Mrs. [Mathilde] Cottrelly splendid, Mr. [Charles] Cherry very good, and the Whole cast efficient. See Theatre Journal 1905, 72, 73.

102: Henriette Metcalf wishes someone rich would come along and grab me, but no such luck, I don't attract men much, and speaking truthfully I am not in love with anyone myself though susceptible as my seventeen [age not altered here] years make me I am hoping to, really and truly be loved and (103) love myself someday,--it is a strange thing to say, but though this journal is private and none by my eyes shall see into its contents, I don't write my most private thoughts down, its probably because they should sound unveiled written, by that, I mean that, well I can't explain, suffice to say that this is really only an expurgated edition of my mind. I started on a story the other night and have not had the courage to go on, the "nerve," I should say, a story sounds so differently at twelve at night than at light in the morning.

105: December 28, 1905, New York City. Henriette Metcalf sees Bernhardt in four plays, "La Soreire", "La Dame aux Camelias", "Andrienne Lecouveur", and "Angelo, Tyrant of Padua". [?]. Saw Louise, Mrs. Fiske, "Beckie" [Becky Sharp?]

Note: Saw Mrs. Fiske in "Leah Kleschna" on December 26, 1905, Belasco Theatre, New York City, see Theatre Journal 1905, 81.

Note: After seeing Bernhardt in "Sorciere", December 11, 1905, Lyric Theatre, New York City, I can't write all I think in such short space. See Theatre Journal 1905, 74.

106: buys photo of Bernhardt and send it to her to be autographed. Reply by SB's secretary that Bernhardt only signs for charity, so Henriette Metcalf sends donation. Receives reply from SB. Merci, Madame pour votre generosite pour ? Maison des Comedie de France. Que Dieu, ?? amie, Sarah Bernhardt. Henriette Metcalf so happy.Sends flowers and (107) asks permission to call. Rereads all of her letters from Miss Ricard: I do still love her dearly, the idealize is gone, but something strange(?)remains.

108-9 Visits Children's Home, and the mothers of some of the children. What poor houses they live in Likes Mr. Jenkins but would never marry him.

110 Christmas matinee with Beatrice. I want really to be good but is so hard. I am so meanly inclined. I have no patience, no charity and I am selfish. What is the good of saying I'll try to do better, when I know that the next time will be as before.

111: I am really going to try and write something worthwhile, if one thing were accepted I feel that I'd have the courage to go on.

January 4, 1906 My sixteenth birthday [Again overwritten] tears in eyes feel so utterly alone Sees G. B. Shaw's "Candida" at matinee and evening.

112 La Grand Sarah—She has been here all week, but it cleared my sky not at all, and all the worthlessness and shallowness of my badly spent years [overwritten to cover number?] is upon me. What have I accomplished for myself? Nothing, through my own fault, too. Midpage, Henriette Metcalf begins to write again in French, and the remainder of this volume continues to 1908.

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Diary, written in French, 1908 August-1909 January

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Journal, written in French by Henriette Metcalf, 1909-1913, the last section written in English by H. Monroe Metcalf, 1918, 1909-1913, 1918

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Begins in February 1909, in French. Entries addressed to mere Cherie or mere adore [adored mother], or petite mere References to Cousin Robert and Madame Hayman, also to actress [Jane] Hading. June 23, 1909, birth of William Gordon McCrea? 8 July 1909, "ideal friendship [in English] with Miriam? Travels to Beyreuth and Germany in September ? 1909. Nethersole and Miss Donnelly: mentioned in May 1910. In June 1910, Henriette Metcalf is in Winsted, Connecticut, but still writing in French. In September 1910, En route pour Idaho. Snell sordid and vulgar i…conjugal? [September 3, 1910] November 11, 1910 Je suis fiancée Entries for December 31, 1910, then into 1911. January 21, 1911, Je suis triste. Skips to September 20, 1911, in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Then December 10, 1911. August 28, 1912, Kittery Point, Maine March 16, 1013. Reference to la divine Sarah …reference to Willard earlier as W? May 31, 1913: Rosaline and mal de mar June 27, 1913 Jumps to February 23, 1918, returns to English, post-marriage and childbirth. Poetry translations and commentary on marriage copied in back pages.

February 23, 1918 …love, marriage, the coming of my little girl—then no matter life brings the rain, egotism that once induced me to purge my soul has become secondary and I have been too much occupied with actualities to bother about recording them. However, as my path seem to have crossed with that of so many people of importance and William [Willard?] & Father are continually begging me to write it all down as they seem to think that posterity will enjoy the reminiscences of even an unknown From now on I will endeavor to keep as faithfully as possible a record of my impressions. Previous summer spent with Lina Cavalieri and Lucian Muratore, her husband, in Waterford. I regret not having a minute & dedicated diary as no more enchanting, annoying, self-centered infants ever existed. Adamant about not lending her ice cream freezer to Lina as she had promised her offspring 5 & 3 that they should have ice cream, but my adopted offspring aged somewhere around 40 decided that they wanted gelati and Lina had a Prima Donna scene.

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Mon Journal, written in French, 1897-1899

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Note: Henriette Metcalf's spelling is usually sure, but she either used little punctuation or the pen strokes have faded.

Mon Journal, December 1897-April 1899, possibly missing pages, no cover, in French. European sightseeing, return to American, death of fourteen-year old cousin Jay, l death of the mother, Alice Snell McCrea Green, and living with her grandmother Henrietta Snell, Chicago Convent of the Sacred heart (Sacre Couer), ma tante Grace marred Monsieur Walker (August 4, 1899 entry).

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Photocopy of Mon Journal, written in French, 1897 December-1899 August, undated

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Papers, circa 1840-1855, 1894-1977

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The Papers series (circa 1840-1855, 1894-1977) primarily comprises a variety of artworks and clippings related to early twentieth century France and theatre. The series also includes letters, a 1956 manuscript by Eric Wollencott Barnes, and postcards and other publications collected by Henriette Metcalf or her son, Addison Metcalf.

Absolutely Bob Brown; or, Bobbed Brown, a previously unpublished portrait by Gertrude Stein, published by Addison Metcalf, inscribed from Addison to his mother, undated

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Barnes, Eric Wollencott to Addison Metcalf, South Harwick, Massachusetts, circa 1956

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Barnes, Eric Wollencott, The Man Who Lived Twice, original typescript, given to Addison Metcalf, Chapters 1-6, 1956

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Barnes, Eric Wollencott, The Man Who Lived Twice, original typescript, given to Addison Metcalf, Chapters 13-16, 1956

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Barnes, Eric Wollencott, The Man Who Lived Twice, original typescript, given to Addison Metcalf, Chapters 7-12, 1956

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Barnes, Eric Wollencott, The Man Who Lived Twice, original typescript, given to Addison Metcalf, Corrected galley proof, inscribed to Addison Metcalf, circa 1956

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Caruso, Enrico, Italian operatic tenor, signed caricature of self, Washington D.C., 1906 March 23

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Cavalieri, Natalina "Lina", Italian operatic soprano and actress magazine clipping, circa 1920

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Cavalieri, Natalina "Lina", Italian operatic soprano and actress, Enrico Caruso caricature signed by Natalina and Enrico, New York, 1908

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Col. [unclear] to Chère Amie letter, undated

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Collette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette), French author, magazine clipping, 1953

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E.E. Cummings: A Bibliography by George J. Firmage order brochure, undated

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Fèlix, Elisa Rachel, 1821-1958, French actress, letters and illustrations, circa 1840

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Female actresses on postcards, circa 1900

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Folio Society Prospectus, 1971

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Forbes-Robertson, Diana "Dinah", British author, 1963 June 8

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Forsythe, John card to Edwin Fountain, 1954 July 16

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Gallup, Donald, curator, Collection of American Literature, Yale University letters, 1965 September-October

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Glamour Girls are always with us by H.I. Brock, New York Times Magazine, 1940 May 5

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Herbs list on stationary from Interlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland, undated

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Irving, Henry, card announcing supper in honor of Sir Henry Irving, Green Room Club, Chicago, 1901 December 19

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Kalich, Bertha, Ukrainian born American actress, signed lithograph, circa 1900

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Le Gallienne, Eva, British-born American stage actress, letter, 1922 May 17

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Letter from Clare Tree Major, Director, Clare Tree Major Children's Theatre, New York, to Edwin B. Fountain, 1954 January 15

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Magazine clipping, photograph of mother and infant, signed "Love from Mary and her mama, to dear Henriette", 1930

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Melle Rachel, Dans la Czarine, Lithograph of woman, circa 1855

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Metcalf, Addison Mother's Day card, Henriette Metcalf, 1975 May

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Nazimova, Alla, Russian-American actress, letter, circa 1902

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Nethersole, Olga, English actress, signed glove (1894), two letters (1914), New York Times obituary (1951), 1894, 1914, 1951

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Newspaper clippings, undated

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O'Neill, Eugene magazine clippings and one dollar US stamps, 1967, undated

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Pavlova, Anna, Russian ballerina, Vogue magazine clipping, 1910 April 1

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Piscator, Maria and Erwin, letters to Edwin Fountain, 1963

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Piscator, Maria actors workshop fliers, New York, 1965

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Postcard of unidentifiable woman, circa 1920

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Ristori, Adelaide, 1821-1906, Italian tragedienne, signature and photoclipping, undated

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Sheldon, Theodore letters, 1949 October-November, 1952 October

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Siddon, Sarah Kemble, English tragic actress, lithograph of portrait painting by Thomas Gainsborough, 1785, undated

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Unidentified female magazine clipping, undated

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Unidentified female, aristocratic, lithograph, undated

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West, Rebecca critique of art exhibition, newspaper clipping, undated

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Harry Lauder Sheet Music, bound in one volume, 1913

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Caricature by Bass of Réjane and Sarah Bernhardt, Gil Blas illustré, circa 1900

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Eight lobby cards, Lili (Film, MGM, 1953) with Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean Pierre Aumont, Kurt Kasznar, Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1952

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Prints (four mass market reproductions): Degas ("Danseuse posant chez un photographe"), Renoir ("M-lle Samary, ètude"), Paul Signac "Bord sablonneux de la mer"), and Corot ("Wheelwright's Yard at the side of the Seine"), 1937, undated

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Playbills and programmes, 1922-1967

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The Playbills and programmes series (1922-1967) contains many booklets or paper lists of acts or performers associated with a theatrical play or a concert. Presumably the playbills and programmes are from shows that Henriette Metcalf attended. The majority of the playbills and programmes are from plays in New York City, however a few are from europe, such as the Frier Volsbühne programme signed by Maria Piscator.

Calve, Emma, signed concert programme, in French, New York venue, 1924 January 25

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Charlie Chaplin in City Lights programme, 1931 February 6

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Frier Volsbühne programme, Berlin, signed by Maria Piscator, 1963

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Piscator, Erwin, tribute invitation and programme, 1967 June 4

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Playbills, 1947

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Playbills, 1948

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Playbills, 1949

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Playbills, 1949

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Playbills, 1954

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Playbills, 1956

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Playbills, 1958

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Playbills, 1959

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Playbills, 1960

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Theatre Guild of New York Party programme with signatures, Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom, 1922

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Scrapbooks and Theatre Records, circa 1900-1936

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Henrietta Alice McCrea was a frequent theatregoer, often going several times a week, sometimes twice in a day, even when at school, and often seeing the same play or entertainment several times. She often watched performances from the front row or a box seat, not only the most expensive seats, but those closest to the actors. Like many followers of the theatre in her time, and certainly like many financially-comfortable young women of her era, McCrea kept a record of what she saw in a special album designed to hold the cast list of each event, accompanied by printed prompts to note the date, the theatre, her companions, and her reactions to the play. As mirrored in her journals, her strongest reactions were usually reserved for female stars and leading ladies. Throughout her life, she saved programs as souvenirs of her theatre experiences. After her marriages, Mrs. Metcalf may have served as drama editor for Vanity Fair (documentation needed), but she turned her hand early to dramatic criticism, and several of her typewritten reviews are inserted in the Theatre Records; the history of their submission and publication is uncertain. In the years covered in her Theatre Records, H.M. attended the principal theatres in Chicago (her hometown), New York (on visits), and Washington, D. C., (while at school, often in the company of her French-speaking teachers). She also attended theatres in Richmond, VA, and in Portland, OR, while visiting friends there. She also haunted the theatres of Paris and in Germany. In general, this guide to H.M.'s theatre records lists stars with above title billing first, then the title, date of attendance, venue, and notes of interest, including Henriette Metcalf's companion, and notable cast members, playwrights, directors, as well as accompanying ephemera, including notation of those productions reviewed by "H. A. M."

In ten volumes, not including the Theatre Records series. Eight volumes, covering American, French, and European theatre and opera personalities and productions, roughly 1903-1909. Some volumes were indexed by Henrietta McCrae. Contents include programs, reviews, postcards, and clipped portrait and production photographs from magazines and newspapers of the time. Limited commentary and identification by HM.

One volume dedicated to actress Sarah Bernhardt.

Two volumes, from the early 1930s, one dedicated mostly to American film stars, including Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, and others. A second dedicated to stage and personalities in the news.

Scrapbook of female celebrities: Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Amelia Earhart, circa 1935

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Black, two-clip binder, hole-punches reinforced. The first half of the scrapbook is devoted to images of actress Katherine Hepburn (American, 1907-2003, stage and screen). A divider covered in tinfoil and hand-lettered ("Marlene" introduces the second half of the contents, devoted to actress Marlene Dietrich (German-American, 1901-1992, film and concert). Both performers were noted for their comfort in ("masculine" clothing; many of the images in the scrapbook reflect this taste.

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Scrapbook: Light opera stars, circa 1905

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Postcard portraits (some loose), magazine and newspaper clippings of stage performers, mostly female, some in many unidentified. Many production photographs from light opera and musical comedy. Some clippings appear to be from Burr McIntosh's Magazine and the covers and contents of Theatre Magazine. Inside cover: clipping on Raymond Hitchcock, with Viola Allen in Twelfth Night on reverse. Magazine article, "The Real Comic Opera" Magazine article, from Theatre Magazine, "Elise Janis—the Inimitable Child" Newpaper article, Stage Favorites. Blanche Ring. Newspaper article, Edna Wallace, Lillian Russell (refusing to play a matinee in Hartford) Newspaper article, "Personality and the Stage," by Edna May. Newspaper articles: Anna Held, Kirk LaShelle, Mme. [Marcella] Sembrich Images include Edna May (also clipped autograph), Anna Held, Lillian Russell in musical Lady Teazle, Fritzi Scheff, De Wolf Hopper, Marie Doro, Wizard of Oz, Mabel Love, Bonnie Magin, Program (loose) The Duchess of Dantzic, American Tour of George Edwardes' London Lyric Theatre Company. Newspaper article; Mme. Schumann-Heink. Newspaper article: reprimand of touring actors in Three Little Maids. Backcover: Elsie Janis

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Scrapbook of female celebrities, 1932-1935

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Black, two-clip binder, hole-punches reinforced

Clippings include newspaper columns by Peter B. Kyne, Mary Bordon, Elsie Robinson, Helen Rowland, Joseph Auslander, Goblind Behari Lal, Alfred Noyes (on Bernard Shaw), Winifred Black, Havelock Ellis (on sex. love, and (Orientals), Oliver Herford, Rebecca West, Marlon Ryan, W. B. M'Cormick, Mary Bordon,

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Scrapbook of unidentified performers, 1904-1905

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Clipping of images of early twentieth century stage performers, legitimate. Many images appear to have come from Theatre Magazine and Burr McIntosh's Magazine. Images include Viola Allen in Twelfth Night, Gertrude Elliott, Johnston Forbes Robertson, Anna Held, Macklyn [sic] Arbuckle [Maclyn Arbuckle], B. Drew, Vincent Serrano in Arizona, Lily Langtry, Eleanor Robson as Juliet, William Faversham, Frank Carlyle [?], Marie Doro, Mrs. Patrick Campbell with Johnston Forbes Robertson in Romeo and Juliet, Sarah Bernhardt, Fay Bainter, John Drew, Forbes Robertson as Hamlet, Scenes from Clyde Fitch's The Woman in the Case, Gertrude Elliott as Ophelia, Arnold Daly, Emma Calve (opera singer), Olga Nethersole as Carmen and others, Maxine Elliott, Gertrude Elliott, and Nat C. Goodwin in Clyde Fitch's Nathan Hale, other images of Maxine Elliott, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Bertha Galland, Maude Adams, colorized photo of Maude Adams and William Faversham in Romeo and Juliet, Ethel Barrymore in Clyde Fitch's Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, other images of Barrymore, photographs of production and cast of 1904 revival of The Two Orphans (including Grace George, Clara Morris, Elita Proctor Otis, Margaret Illington, James O'Neill, Annie Irish, Kyrle Bellew, E. M. Holland, Charles Warner, and Frederick Perry), Clyde Fitch, Mrs. G. H. [Anne] Gilbert, E. Eleanor Robson in Israel Zangwill's Merely Mary Ann, Ristori, E. H. Sothern in If I Were King, Julia Marlowe, Blanch Walsh, Maude Adams a Babbie in The Little Minister, Article: "The training of a German Actress" by Grace Isabel Colbron, Marianne Wulff, Edwin Booth, child actors (including Olive McVine, Beryl Morse, Donald Gallagher, Gwendolyn Cowper, Clifford and Marie Lamont, Gracie Faust, Benny Lehman, Sidney Carlysle, Lillian Hazle, Beatrice Abbey, Lores Grimm, and Ethel Field), May Conwell, Harry McDonough, Review of Henry Miller and Margaret Anglin in Camille, Article: William Faversham, Article: Letters to Actors I Have Never Seen (Millicent Moone to Edward H. Sothern, Article: Amelia Bingham refutes critics of Clyde Fitch's Frisky Mrs. Johnson, Article: Sarah Bernhard as Marie in Verennes, Article: Emma Calve signs with manager Whitney, Wilton Lackaye, Two pencil sketches of actresses (one probably Maude Adams), Article: "Race Suicide on the Stage," Article: Millicent Moone to John Drew, Articlese: Dudley Carter (son of Mrs. Leslie Carter), Julia Arthur, Eva Tanguay, Bijou Fernandez, Helen Prindiville to marry Francis Griffin, Maude Adams on The Little Minister, Maude Adams and William Faverham on Romeo and Juliet; photo of Joseph Jefferson, production images of Strongheart (1905), Article: Amelia Bingham, Article: Charlotte Walker, Buster Brown, Pen sketch of Millie James in The Little Princess.

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Scrapbook: Paris, 1908-1909

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Caricature of Sarah Bernhardt of back cover. Partial index on card in front cover. French theatre and opera clippings and cast lists. Performers include: Mme. Regina Badet, Jane Hading, Melle. Lely (postcard, loose), Mary Perrett, Sarah Bernhardt (postcards in costume, photo of SB as Roxanne in Cyrano), Colette Wiley, Winifred Hunter (concert), Minnie Tracey (concert), Isadora Duncan (et son Ecole d'Enfants) with full page photo of Duncan and her students, Yvette Guilbert, Rejane, Alice Bonheur, Mistinguett, Mounet-Sully, Mme. Bartet (postcard), Lucien Guitry, Henry Bataille, Paul Hervieu, color caricatures of French theatre artists, Coquelin (including an obituary), Katherine Grey, Kyrle Bellew, Plays and performances include: Madame Sans Gene, Le Foyer, Parmi Des Pierres, Le Canard Sauvage, La Femme X, Le Lys, Feydeau's Feu le Mère de Madame, Moulin Rouge, La Tosca (opera), Le Juif au Théatre, La Dame aux Camélias, Orphèe, Le Theatre sous le 1st Empire, La Tour du Silence, Fumeries d'Opium, La Course de Flambeau, L'Arlesienne, Les Bergeres de Trianon, Les Femmes Fatales, Samson et Dalila, Pelleas et Melisande, Trains de Luxe, L'Aiglon, Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Massenet), La Habanera, La Marquesita (with loose clipping), L'An de Buridan, La Furie at Comédie-Française (with loose clipping), Le Maitre de Forges (Jane Hading postcard), La Clairiere, Beethoven (drama, with loose clippings), Les Jeudis D'Yvette, Antigone, Les Folies Amoureuses, La Parisienne, Les Amis, La Meilleure des Femmes (with loose clipping), Le Scandale, Modestie, The Thief.

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Scrapbook: Paris, 1909

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Scrapbook Volume I, circa 1904

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Scrapbook Volume II, circa 1905

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Identified by "II" on spine Theatrical photographs, articles, clippings, and post cards, mostly American theatrical actresses, with Metcalf's handwritten index.

Cover: Ethel Barrymore Photo clipping, The New National Theatre Ethel Barrymore, as Aurelia Johnson in Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, in Sunday, and others, 1-7, 11, 52-60, in Alice Sit by the Fire, 61-62, clipping of review in Sunday, 188, clipping on Doll's House, 193 William Faversham, 9, as Romeo, 39, 110, 131, clipping, 188 Julia Opp (Mrs. William Faversham), 9, 131-2, 190 Fay Davis, 9 J.K. Hackett, The Crisis, 10, 133-135 Charlotte Walter, The Crisis, 10 Maude Fealy, as Juliet and others, 12 Margaret Anglin, 13, 117 Julia Arthur, 14, as Rosalind, 76 Gertrude Elliott, as Ophelia, 15 Lily Langtry, 16 Minnie Maddern Fisk, as Leah Kleshna, 17 Julia Marlowe as Barbara Frietchie, Juliet, Collinette, Viola, others, 18, 23-30, as Juliet, 93, as Ophelia, 94-95, in When Knighthood Was in Flower and others, as Juliet 112, 161-165, 176 Edward Hugh Sothern, as Romeo, 94, as Hamlet 94-95 Maude Adams 18, In L'Aiglon, 31, Quality Street, 32, 33-36, 'Op of my Thumb, 37, as Juliet, 39, 56, 64, as Juliet, 112, 176 Marie Doro, in Firquet (1905), 18, in Rosemary, 40 Mrs. Leslie Carter [Caroline Louise Dudley Carter] 19, scenes from Dubarry and off stage, 20, 21, 22, in Adrea, 79-84, in Adrea, 184, clipping on Adrea, 185, 188 Arthur Byron, 'Op o' my Thumb, 38 Mrs. [Stella] Patrick Campbell, 41-47, as Electra, 50, in The Sorceress, 109, as Juliet, 112 Katherine Florence, 56 Lucille Flaven, 67 Mary Mannering, 68 Maxine Elliott, in Nathan Hale, 69, 70-72, at Jackwood, 110 Nat C. Goodwin, in Nathan Hale, 69, 109, at Jackwood, 110 Eleanor Robson, 73, as Juliet 112, 126 Rejane 74, 113-116, clipping, 186, article, 200 Clara Bloodgood, in Coronet for a Duchess, 75, interview clipping, 187, David Warfield, in The Music Master, 77, 78 Minnie Dupree, in The Music Master, 77, 78 Viola Allen, interview and as Viola, 85, 127-130, clipping of interview, 150 Actresses Homes Behind the Scenes, Clipping, Blanche Walsh, in Resurrection, 88-91 Mary Anderson, 92, as Juliet 112 Millie James, in The Little Princess, 97-98 Byrel Morse, 100 Gretchen Hartman, 100 Unidentified female child, 101 Chrystal Herne, in Little Lord Fauntleroy, 102 Vivian Martin, 102 Amelia Bingham, in Frisky Mrs. Johnson, 103-108, clipping, 198 Grace George, 109 Lillian Russell, 109 Clyde Fitch, in rakish hat, 110 Women with dogs, Elsie De Wolf, 111 Various Juliets: Mary Anderson, Maud Adams, Julia Marlowe, Eleanor Robson, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, 112. Virginia Harned, 118-120 Bessie Johnson, 121 Annie Russell, in Brother Jacques, 121-124, 138 Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle, 125, Charlotte Walker, 136-137 Edith Wynn Maithison, in Everyman, As You Like It, 139-140 Emma Calvé, 144-146 Ellis Jeffries, in London Assurance, 146-147 Mabel Taliaferro, 149, in You Never Can Tell, 158 Marie Tempest, 151 Johnson Forbes-Robertson, in Love and the Man, 152, 175, caricatures and article on The Light that Failed, 177, 184, 189 Drina DeWolf, in You Never Can Tell, 153-154-160 Arnold Daly, in You Never Can Tell, 155, 158, 160, 166 Caricature of cast, You Never Can Tell, 155 Trilby, clippings and interviews in Wilton Lackaye, Arnold Daly, and Virginia Harned, 167-168, clipping, 172 Three Theatrical Dressing Rooms, 169 Jane Hading, article, 171 Cora Urquhart Potter, article by Emma B. Kaufman, 171 Evolution of the Shape of Beauty 172 Henrietta Crosman, in Sweet Kitty Bellairs, 173-174 Bates, Blanche, 176 Cook, M. C., 175 Rorke, Kate, 175 Lena Cavilieri, 178 Guilbert, Yvette, 178 Robert Haines, in Once Upon a Time, 179-180 Gertrude Coghlin, in Once Upon a Time, 179-180 Photo-portraits of playwrights, 182 Hanbury, Lily [Lilly, Lillie], 184 John Drew, Special Program, The Duke of Killicrankie, 183 Karolek Modjeska, clipping, 185 Amy Ricard, 191 Evelyn Nesbit, 192 David Brainard Gally, child actor as Hamlet, 192 Isabelle Rea, child actress as Ophelia, 192 Guy Bates Post, in The Virginian, 194 Charles Hawtry, 194 Stuart Robson, 195 Ada Rehan, 195 Child actors, 196 Otis Skinner, in The Harvesters, 197 Lillian Lawrence, 198 "Children of the Stage", article, 200 Cordelia Howard, 200

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Scrapbook Volume III, 1903-1904

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The most interesting subject in the world Ce livre apparment a Henrietta Alice McCrea—1904

Clippings, postcards, programs, cast lists, stage performers, mostly American, from 1903-04. Indexed by HM. Personalities include: Edna Wallace Hopper, Roger Brothers, Maude Fealy, Marie Doro, Julia Arthur, Julia Marlowe, Viola Allen, Isabel Irving, E. Beardsley, Fritzi Scheff, V. Earle, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Paula Edwards, Frances Bellmont, Ethel Barrymore, Mary Mannering, Ann Archer, William Courtney, Maxine Elliott, Margaret Illington, Sir Henry Irving, Henrietta Crosman, Edna May, Edna Hunter, Lotta Faust, Bertha Galland, Ellis Jeffries, Edwin Arden, Paul Arthur, Drina De Wolf, William Faversham, Robert Edson, Paul Arthur, Evelyn Nesbitt, Daisy Green, James K. Hackett, Annie Russell, Mrs. Yeamans, J. Lowry, Hilda Spong, Ellen Terry, Arthur Byron, B. Wynn, John Drew, Weber and Fields, Lillian Russell, Charles Hawtry, Nat C. Goodwin, Johnston Forbes Robertson, Ida Conquest, Gertude Elliott, Henry Miller, William Gillette, Minnie Maddern Fisk, Kyrle Bellew, M. Dale, William Crane, Anna Held, E. H. Sothern, Millie James, Chrystal Herne, Eleanor Robson, Bertha Galland, Elsie Ryan, Ada Rehan, Henry Ainsley, Marie Tempest, Sam Bernard, Maclyn Arbuckle, John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth, Julius Brutus Booth, Susan Denin, J. M. Ward, Eva Tanguay, Bernice Golden, Helga Howard, Anna Held, Amelia Bingham, Bijou Fernandez, child actors Productions include: Babes in Toyland, Peggy from Paris, Janice Meredith, Martha of the Lowlands, Wizard of Oz, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, Babette, Her Own Way, Mother Goose, Midsummer Night's Dream, Pretty Sister of Jose, Yellowtone, Major Andre, Whitewashing of Julia, D'Arcy of the Guards, Twelfth Night, Richard III Page of clipped autographs (facsimiles?) Clipped Newspaper Articles include "Mummer's Matrimonial Mixes," "When Joe Jefferson Retires," "Miss Fritzi Schell with The Little Devil Talks about the Busy Life of a Comic Opera Star," Theatre Listings, New York Herald, October 8, 1903, "Actors in Playland," "First Night", 1904, a photo montage, " Gown Studded with Gems, Amelia Bingham," "Please Give Me a Chance, Says the Child Actor, " New York Telegraph, December 6, 1903.

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Theatre Record volume one, 1903 December-1905 February

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Theatre Record volume two, 1905 February-December

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Theatre Record volume three, 1906 October

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Theatre Record volume four, 1907 February-June

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Theatre Record volume six, 1907 September-November

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Theatre Record volume, 1907 December-1908 February

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Theatre Record volume, 1908 March-November

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Theatre Record volume, 1909-1910

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Scrapbook, circa 1900

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