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Clippings and letters to Horace Howard Furness Jr., 1926-1932.

Author/Creator:
Stratford Memorial Theatre.
Publication:
1926-1932.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
8 items (43 leaves).
Subjects:
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972
Edward Albert, Prince of Wales, 1894-1972.
Stratford Memorial Theatre
Form/Genre:
Photogravures.
Summary:
Clippings and letters concerning the restoration and rededication of the Stratford Memorial Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon, England. The previous Theatre had been built in 1877 and burned down on 6 March 1926.
There are 2 clippings from the Daily Telegraph (London) dated 25 March 1926 containing the following: news of the Memorial Fund; an article by Sir Frank Benson on the importance of Stratford as a shrine to Shakespeare; and a letter to the Telegraph signed by the writer Thomas Hardy, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and former Prime Ministers Ramsay MacDonald and Lord Oxford and Asquith, concerning the British fundraising effort for the Theatre.
There are three letters to H. H. Furness, Jr. from Percy S. Bullen, the American representative of the Daily Telegraph, concerning the appeal for funds in America to rebuild the Theatre.
There is one letter to Furness from James M. Beck, with two enclosures: a letter to Beck from Augustus Thomas, and a copy of a letter Beck wrote to John W. Davis.
There are clippings from the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald of 29 April 1932, reporting on the celebration surrounding the dedication of the rebuilt Theatre. Included with this is a booklet of photographs of the festivities, published on 29 April 1932 as a Supplement to the Herald. Many of the photographs feature the Prince of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor), who gave the opening address at the dedication ceremony.
Contributor:
Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928.
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of, 1852-1928.
Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, Earl, 1867-1947.
Beck, James M.
Benson, Frank
Bullen, Percy S.
Davis, John W.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937.
Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934.
Stratford-upon-Avon Herald.
Contained In:
H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection.
Status/Location:
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