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Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington Correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 215

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript letters, signed, of Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington and their correspondents. Letters concern: casting of theatrical productions; investing in theatrical projects; Charrington's involvement in the Fabian Society; and other professional and domestic topics. Correspondents include George Henry Boughton, Stopford Augustus Brooke, Charles H. E. Brookfield, Harley Granville-Barker, St. John Emile Clavering Hankin, Henry Holiday, Gertrude Kingston, May Morris, Felix Moscheles, William Poel, Charles Rock, Kate Santley, Clement Scott, William Sharp, Arthur Streeton, Julian Sturgis, Fred Terry, John Todhunter, Hermann Vezin, Mrs. Humphry Ward, and Sir Frederick Wedmore, and unidentified. Also included is a booking sheet for the Vaudeville Theatre, London, circa 1880.

Dates

  • 1847 - 1927

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington Correspondence is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James M. Osborn, 1951, and Mark Samuels Lasner, 2016.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. James M. Osborn Gift, 1887-1900. II. Mark Samuels Lasner Gift, 1847-1927.

Extent

2.13 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.achurch

Overview

Autograph manuscript letters, signed, of Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington and their correspondents. Letters concern: casting of theatrical productions; investing in theatrical projects; Charrington's involvement in the Fabian Society; and other professional and domestic topics. Correspondents include Harley Granville-Barker, William Poel, and Kate Santley. Also included is a booking sheet for the Vaudeville Theatre, London, circa 1880.

Biographical / Historical

Janet Achurch (1863-1916) was an English actress and actor-manager. She was noted for her role as Nora in an 1889 production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House in London, produced by her husband, the actor-manager Charles Charrington.

Charles Charrington (1854-1926) was an English actor-manager and member of the Fabian Society.

Processing Information

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Title
Guide to the Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington Correspondence
Author
by Susan Brady
Date
November 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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