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Author: Pollock, Juliet >>
Address: 59, Montague Sq., W
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: [1874], J[une],1 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: His Charles I the last night made her like the play while it lasted and was a landmark of his extraordinary advance. She remembers his last Charles as exactly as this. Praises his fine, smooth elocution - fullness of his voice is a precious acquirement and she was sorry not to shake hands. His Richelieu used to want repose but will not now. She has chosen for him from a famous Paris shop an African cane which she has had mounted and would like to give him personally. Will he tell her husband when she may go to see him or when he may come to her? She has something important to her to speak of. God bless him.
Published: -
Notes: Begins 'Dearest Hamlet'. 'Charles I' opened on 1st June and Lady Pollock probably put the wrong date the next day.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/14)
Ref.No: 2454    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Lyceum
Recipient: Rose, James Anderson >>
Address: -
Date: 1874, June, 11 
Document Type: Letter (2 p.)
Content Summary: Their friend Sandys says Rose has some books on costume by Viollet le Duc published in parts a few years previously. Could Irving look at the one which might give ideas for 'Hamlet'?
Published: -
Notes: The artist (Anthony) Frederick Sandys. 'Hamlet' was to open on 31st October. Eugène Viollet le Duc published 'Dictionnaire raisonné du mobilier français ...', 1858-70 and 'Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XIe au XVI siècle', 1854-68. The date is the date of receipt, presumably added by Rose.
Document Holder: O (Reference: MS. Eng. c. 8213. fols 120-121.)
Ref.No: 9089    
Author: Pollock, Juliet >>
Address: 59, Montagu Square, W
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: [1874?], [June?] Monday
Document Type: Letter (5 p.)
Content Summary: Did Irving forget or was he prevented from coming to read 'The Bridge of Sighs' that day? As it was not written perhaps he expected her. Never mind she will go to him Wednesday or Saturday. It is good of Irving to help. She is so glad to have seen his little boys and he must not worry about their behaviour; it is best if they know they are loved. It is good that they are boys as their lives will be shaped by him. Irving may trust them to her when he knows her better. She has asked Mr Griffiths to secure two stalls for 23rd - Tuesday week. She asks 'Hamlet' to write re date. Was it a mistake or a forgetting?
Published: -
Notes: Later in 1874 Lady Pollock took part in a concert with her son, Walter and Henry Dickens, reciting 'The Bridge of Sighs'.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/34)
Ref.No: 2517    
Author: Toole, John Laurence >>
Address: Washington Hotel, Liverpool
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: 1874, July, 12 Sunday morning
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: Irving's handsome ring arrived that morning and he is delighted and proud as a peacock. He looked at it all through breakfast and the waiter must think he is rehearsing "Lissander" in 'The Wonder'. He will wear the ring as long as he lives. Will Irving send papers to Wallacks in New York until the end of September and they will be forwarded from there. He will be anxious to hear about 'Hamlet' which must be a "big go" for Irving. (Postcript:) Give his regards to all the Bateman family. He finishes there Wed. night & sails Thursday morning.
Published: -
Notes:
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/14)
Ref.No: 3291    
Author: Sutherland, Anne Sutherland-Leveson-Gower >>
Address: Lilleshall (Newport, Shropshire added in ink)
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: [1874?], July, 31 
Document Type: Letter (8 p.)
Content Summary: Lady Sutherland asks for the name of the lovely air which is played in all the sad scenes of 'Charles I'. It runs in the ears and she longs to listen again. Praise for wonderful acting; counting days to seeing 'Hamlet'. Asks what Irving's dress will be. Black velvet? Hopes nothing too wide and flowing. She likes short cloaks rather than long ; excuse her impertinence. Only worry is that such intense acting will make Irving ill.
Published: -
Notes: The music seems to have been 'Golden Slumbers'; see Letter 4316. Irving's first Lyceum Hamlet was on 31st October 1874.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/39)
Ref.No: 4210    
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