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Correspondence and manuscripts of Westervelt. Much of the correspondence relates to the production of his own plays. Also, letters from famous actors including William Charles Macready, Augustin Daly, and Charles Kemble; typescript manuscripts of Westervelt's plays, among them "By Right of Sword" and "Rally Round the Flag;" and contracts, photographs, and printed materials.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
The following boxes are located off-site: 2-9. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leonidas Westervelt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Westervelt, Mrs. Leonidas. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1960. Accession number--M-60.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
2010-04-02 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American playwright, collector of theatrical books and manuscripts.