William G. B. Carson Papers 1783-1966
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William G. B. Carson Papers, Accrual 1
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I. United States Theatre History. [series]: (7 items)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and research relating to New York theater reviews and material and photographs relating to the Dock Street Theater.


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I. 1. New York Theatre reviews. [subseries]: (2 items.)   
Scope: This includes New York Theatre reviews clipped from The Billboard, v. 1: 1922-1924, v. 2: 1925-1926.


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I. 2. Dock Street Theatre. [subseries]: (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of newsletters, programs, and photographs relating to the Dock Street Theater, Charleston, S.C.


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I. 2. a. Newsletters, programs, and photographs relating to the Dock Street Theater. (1 item.)   
Scope: The Dock Street Theatre was in Charleston, South Carolina. These materials are mounted on scrapbook pages.


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I. 2. b. Images of the Dock Street Theater. (4 items.)   
Scope: This includes two reprints relating to the restoration of the Dock Street Theater, 1936 and 1938 and two photographs of the restored Dock Street Theatre.


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II. Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis. [series]: (93 items.)   
Scope: Consists of student papers and exams, correspondence from librarians regarding a bibliography of theater history in various midwestern states, printed material, and photographs.


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II. 1. Student's Work. [subseries]: (11 items.)   
Scope: Consists of student papers relating to theater history in various United States states and cities including Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Baltimore, Nashville and others; one exam for English 212; and one student paper titled " Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Show."


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II. 2. Correspondence with librarians. [subseries]: (13 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence from librarians relating to a bibliography of theater history in various midwestern states.


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II. 3. Printed Material. [subseries]: (10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of magazine and journal articles relating to theater history and Washington University faculty members.


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II. 4. Photographs. [subseries]: (59 items.)   
Scope: Consists of photographs of actors important in the development of theare in England and America, including Judith Anderson, Maurice Evans, Edwin Forsest, John Barrymore, Edwin Booth, Lawrence Olivier, and more. Stored in OVERSIZE.


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III. Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles. [series]: (36 items.)   
Scope: Consists of theatre playbills, programs, magazines, and newspaper articles relating to theatre history.


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III. 1. Theatre Playbills. [subseries]: (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of historic playbills, some original and some reproductions.


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III. 2. Theatre Programs. [subseries]: (12 items.)   
Scope: Consists of theatre programs from New York and other theatres.


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III. 3. First National Theater Assembly. [subseries]: (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material relating to the First National Theatre Assembly sponsored by The American National Theater and Academy.


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III. 4. Theatre Magazines. [subseries]: (9 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous issues of theatre magazines including The Carolina Play-book, Monthly Bulletin of the International Theatre Institute, and Theatre Arts, Nov. 1950 (containing Inge's " Come Back Little Sheba") arranged chronologically.


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III.5. Presentation to Miss Julia Dean. [subseries]: (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of mementos of " A Presentation to Miss Julia Dean," March 1, 1852, in appreaciation of her talent as an actress, including newspaper clippings concerning the event.


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III. 6. Japenese Theatre Programs. [subseries]: (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of Japanese theatre programs and a booklet titled Kubuki Theater: the Popular Theater of Japan.


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III. 7. Theatre Works. [subseries]: (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of reprint titled " History of 100 Years in Photographs, no. 13: The Stage."


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IV. Correspondence. [series]: (ca. 73 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence addressed primarily to William G. B. Carson or his father, Dr. Norman Bruce Carson, from actors, singers, producers, and writers.


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Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923, French actress [subseries]:
 
To [unidentified]
 
 
((ANS, 1p with envelop))
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Booth, Edwin Thomas, 1833-1893, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Fisk, H. G.
 
 
((ALS, 2p))
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Brownlee, John, 1901- , Australian singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. B.
 
 
January 25, ((TLS, 2p))
 
 
October 4, ((TLS, 1p with envelop))
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[Clark], Kendall, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, Prof. & Mrs. [William G. B.]
 
 
((ALS, 1p))
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Cornell, Katharine, 1898-1974, American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. B.
 
 
July 2, ((TLS, 1p))
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Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924, American actress [subseries]:
 
To "Dear Friend"
 
 
((ALS, 2p))
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Croft, Manuella (?), American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
February 3, ((ALS, 4p))
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Cushman, Charlotte [Saunders], 1816-1876, American actress [subseries]:
 
To "Mr. Ford" (?)
 
 
February 23, ((ALS, 2p))
 
To "Mr. Webster"
 
 
((ALS, 4p))
 
 
December 8, ((ALS, 3p))
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Evans, Maurice, 1901- , English actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. B.
 
 
June 19, ((TLS, 1p))
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[Florence, William Jermyn], 1831-1891, American comedian [subseries]:
 
To "My Dear Annie"
 
 
[January 15], ((AN, 1p))
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Forbes-Robertson, [Sir] J[ohnston], 1853-1937, British actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [Dr. Norman Bruce]
 
 
November 10, ((ALS, 1p))
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Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872, American actor [subseries]:
 
To "My dear Sister"
 
 
March 12, ((ALS, 2p))
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Gillmore, Margalo, 1897- , American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
October 24, ((ALS, 2p))
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Glasgow, Ellen [Anderson Gholson], 1874-1945, American novelist [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
November 4, ((ALS, 2p))
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Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
March 4, ((ALS, 2p))
 
 
((ALS, 1p))
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Harris, Julie, 1925- , American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
October 21, ((ALS, 1p))
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Hayes, Helen, 1900- , American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William [G.] B.
 
 
January 4, ((TLS, 1p))
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
December 18, ((TLS, 1p))
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Hotchner, [Aaron E.], 1920- , American playwright [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
((ANS, 1p))
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Hull, Henry, 1890- , American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
March 21, ((TLS, 1p))
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Inescort, Frieda, American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson [William G. B.]
 
 
((ALS, 3p))
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[Jefferson, Joseph], 1829-1905, American actor [subseries]:
 
To "My Dear Maggie"
 
 
[January 15], ((AL, 3p with note card explaining circumstances of note))
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Jefferson, J[oseph], 1829-1905, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Larkin, T. H.
 
 
January 15, ((ANS, 2p))
 
To Carson, Dr. N[orman] B[ruce]
 
 
((ALS, 3p))
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Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959, American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. B.
 
 
March 21, ((TLS, 1p))
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
May 5, ((ALS, 3p))
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Jordan, Doro[thea], 1762-1816, British actress [subseries]:
 
To [unidentified]
 
 
((ALS, 1p))
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Kean, C[harles John], 1811-1868, English actor [subseries]:
 
To "My Dear Sir"
 
 
February 9, ((ALS, 1p))
 
 
((ALS, 2p))
 
To "Mr. Webster"
 
 
((ALS, 1p))
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Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, English actor [subseries]:
 
To "My dear sir"
 
 
July 28, ((ALS, 1p))
 
To "Dear Sir"
 
 
((ALS, 1p))
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Kean, Ellen [Tree], 1805-1880, English actress [subseries]:
 
To "My dearest Mary"
 
 
October 9, ((ALS, 4p))
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Kemble, [Frances Anne] (Fanny), 1809-1893, English actress [subseries]:
 
To "My dear Mr. Lawrence"
 
 
((ALS, 4p))
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Kemble, J[ohn] P[hilip], 1757-1823, English actor [subseries]:
 
To "My dear Sir"
 
 
March 21, ((ALS, 1p))
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Le Gallienne, [Eva], 1899- , American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
July 13, ((ALS, 2p))
 
 
March 21, ((ALS, 1p))
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Longfellow, Henry W[adsworth], 1807-1882, American poet [subseries]:
 
To Glasgow, W[illia]m, Jr.
 
 
December 13, ((ALS, 3p))
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Lunt, Alfred, 1892- , American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
March 11, ((TLS, 1p))
 
 
February 21, ((ALS, 2p))
 
 
October 20, ((ALS, 1p))
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MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson [William G. B.]
 
 
August 17, ((ALS, 2p))
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Macready, W[illiam] C[harles], 1793-1873, English actor [subseries]:
 
To Turner, Rev. W. H.
 
 
November 22, ((ALS, 2p))
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Madeira, Jean [Browning], 1924-1972, American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
((ACS, 2p))
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Marlowe, Julia, 1866-1950, English actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
January 2, ((ALS, 1p))
 
 
February 9, ((ALS, 3p))
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Matthews, [James] Brander, 1852-1929, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
July 15, ((ALS, 2p))
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Melba, Nellie, 1866-1931, Australian opera singer [subseries]:
 
To [unidentified]
 
 
((ALS, 2p))
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Ragland, Edith Mason, American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
May 25, ((ALS, 1p))
 
 
March 12, ((ALS, 1p))
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Ragland, Edith M[ason], American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
March 26, ((ALS, 2p))
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Ragland, Edith Mason, American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
April 1, ((ALS, 1p))
 
 
April 26, ((ACS, 2p))
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Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831, English actress [subseries]:
 
To "Sarah and Elizabeth"
 
 
((ANS, 2p))
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Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901- , American actress [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. B.
 
 
October 8, ((TLS, 1p with an advertising flyer and a program from her performances at the American Theatre, St. Louis, February 11-13, 1935))
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Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942, American actor [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
May 29, ((ALS, 3p))
 
To Carson, William [G. B.]
 
 
March 5, ((ALS, 3p))
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Swarthout, Gladys, 1904-1969, American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. B.
 
 
April 17, ((TLS, 1p))
 
 
July 18, ((TLS, 1p with a P.S. by Frank Chapman))
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[Talma, Fracois Joseph], 1763-1826, French actor [subseries]:
 
To [Vanhove, Caroline]
 
 
((AL, 3p with an lith. portrait of Talma))
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Telva-Jones, Marion, 1897-1962, American opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
April 3, ((TLS, 1p))
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Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933, American clergyman [subseries]:
 
To Carson, Dr. N[orman] B[ruce]
 
 
January 9, ((TLS, 1p))
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Vettori, Elda, Italian opera singer [subseries]:
 
To Carson, [William G. B.]
 
 
April 29, ((ALS, 3p))
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White, W[illiam] A[llen], 1868-1944, American journalist [subseries]:
 
To Carson, William G. [B.]
 
 
September 21, ((TLS, 1p))
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Wordsworth, W[illia]m, 1770-1850, English poet [subseries]:
 
To Dr. Williamson
 
 
((ALS, 2p))
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York and Albany, Duke of. Frederick Augustus, 1763-1827, Son of George III [subseries]:
 
To [unidentified]
 
 
April 29, ((ANS, 1p))
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[Unidentified] [subseries]:
 
To Spaulding, Sam
 
 
January 27, ((ALS, 1p))