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William Worthen Appleton papers, 1773-1853

Series I: Letters to William Kenneth, 1825-1835

William Kenneth appears to be a London theatrical agent for the provincial circuit. The letters usually concern the engagement of performers by provincial managers or, as in the case of Edwin Simpson, requests for plays and musical pieces to be sent to New York. The 8 letters are in chronological order.

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Box 1 Barnard, S. W., Brighton To Mr. Kenneth, London, October 3 [n.y.]

3 p., a.l.s. Discussing performers including the young Kean

Box 1 Brunton, R., Swansea To Kenneth London, [n.d.]

1 p. a.l.s. About getting players for Plymouth and Bristol

Box 1 Cairnes, Catherine M. To My Dear Kenneth London, June 3, 1825

3 p., a.l.s. Authorizing a Miss Phillips to accept offer from Mr. MacReady. [Actor/manager Charles William MacReady, 1793-1873]

Box 1 Waldsor, R., Glasgow To Mr. Kenneth London, April 11, 1831

3 p., a.l.s. Regarding engagements

Box 1 Simpson, E[dmund Shaw, 1784-July 31, 1848] New York To Mr. Kenneth Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, May 31, 1832

2 a. l. s. Asking that music and titles be sent. Simpson was manager of the Park Theater

Box 1 Stanley, G. F., Theatre Worthing To Mr. Kenneth London, October 1, 1833

2 p., a.l.s. On reverse, contract for theaters in New Orleans.

Box 1 Mangeon, Augusta, Warwick To Kenneth London, October 2, 1833

2 p., a.l.s.

Box 1 Simpson, E[dmund Shaw]1784-July 31, 1848, New York To unknown [n.p.], November 7, 1835

1 p., a. fragment s. Discussing business and mentions Stephen Price who with Simpson managed the Park Theater. See also letter dated May 31, 1832