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Author: Sutherland, Anne Sutherland-Leveson-Gower >>
Address: Lilleshall
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: [1874?]. [Aug.?] Monday
Document Type: Letter (8 p.)
Content Summary: Thanks to Irving for sending book of songs including 'Golden Slumbers'. Has had such pleasure in singing it. She is touched by his letter. Has great interest in him and is honoured to make the acquaintance of a genius. Would like Irving to be happy - only to be found by nearness to God and his Son. Quotes two poems. Feels Irving will always have it in his power to elevate a very noble profession further. Take no notice of her foolish ideas re Hamlet's cloak. How she shall like to hear him say 'Doubt that the stars are fire...' She will be too pleased [underlined] to have any papers he may care to send.
Published: -
Notes: In response to the reply to Letter asking about the music used in 'King Charles I'.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/39)
Ref.No: 4316    
Author: Greville, Sabine Matilda >>
Address: -
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: 1874, Aug., 28 Friday
Document Type: Letter (+4 p.)
Content Summary: ... reminiscence of Irving's dragging in Bells; which she doesn't think Mounet could do more forcefully. Where else would Irving dislike meeting him? She was very shy when she met Irving, and worried about having free seats two nights running. She makes suggestions for 'Hamlet' and asks if she could go to a rehearsal. She will bivouac at Wilton Crescent. She mentions her plans, other theatrical matters, her relations the Probyns, and hopes Irving can come on Sunday.
Published: -
Notes: The beginning of the letter is missing but she refers to the French actor Mounet-Sully. Mrs Greville writes in friendly terms, later addressing Irving by his given name John, and sometimes signing herself 'Constance'.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/15)
Ref.No: 1228    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: 18, Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham (on 15A Grafton Street paper, address crossed through)
Recipient: James, Eleanor Mary >>
Address: -
Date: 1874, Sept., 11 Friday
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: Thanks for remembrances received that morning. She and her companion are away - he hopes the change will benefit them. He is always complaining but in Liverpool they changed plays four times and there were endless rehearsals. 'Richelieu' is a singular success. He is now deep with 'Hamlet' opening in October. He was sorry to leave without visiting - he wanted to come on Sunday but his man was ill and he had to do all the work himself and go to Liverpool without him. He is recovered. However careless he seems he loves them both very much. He is a little worried about 'Hamlet': "He is such a stupendous young man that he awes me but we're good friends". In great haste.
Published: -
Notes: Typewritten transcript in THM/37/1/14.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/45)
Ref.No: 1531    
Author: Merivale, Herman Charles >>
Address: 68 Marine Parade, Brighton
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: 1874, Oct., 2 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: He imagines Hamlet is filling Irving's attention, but could he write a line about 'Satan'. He has a sketch of the last act with which he is pleased, and will be up to town soon when he could read it and discuss it with Irving. He awaits approval and has little spare energy as he has been ill all year with over-strain. He is better for living simply and will not winter in London. He wishes Irving success with 'Hamlet' which he looks forward to seeing. He has heard from Jack Clayton that the Batemans had now no anxiety about Isabel.
Published: -
Notes: No play called 'Satan' is recorded for Merivale; he may refer to 'The Modern Faust', not produced until 1881.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/31)
Ref.No: 2394    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: 15A Grafton Street, Bond Street, W
Recipient: James, Eleanor Mary >>
Address: 10 Pelham Place, South Kensington
Date: [1874], [Oct.?] Wednesday
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: He sympathises with her trouble and hopes her friend is better. Isabel Bateman is recovering rapidly and hopes to play Ophelia on 31st. She has had a hard time. All his thoughts and time are on the new task. All seems to be going well. He will see her as soon as possible. Would any of her friends like to see 'The Bells' before it is withdrawn?
Published: -
Notes: With the wrong envelope, postmark dated 4th March 1873, which has a note in Irving's hand "With H.J. Montague's compliments" inside flap; transcript in THM/37/1/13. 'The Bells' ran from 28th September 1874, and 'Hamlet' opened on 31st October.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/45)
Ref.No: 1518    
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