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Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Imperial Hotel, Torquay
Recipient: Brereton, Austin >>
Address: 13 York Chambers, Adelphi, London, W.C.
Date: [1905], April, 17 
Document Type: Letter (2 p.)
Content Summary: He remarks humorously on a 'Sunday Sun' article. Those hastening from the gifted manager's lecture on 'Hamlet' (which no one had ever heard of) is worthy of MPs who used to rush from the House to be in time for Mark Anthony's oration. How do they get into the papers and who is the ass on the 'S.Sun'? No reflection on the Revd Mr Blathwayt. He will be back on Thursday.
Published: -
Notes: With envelope supplying the year. The lecturer is probably Harry (H.B.) Irving; see Letter 5498.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: BTMA 1964/G/49)
Ref.No: 1445    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: 17 Stratton Street, Piccadilly, W
Recipient: Brereton, Austin >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, [May?] 
Document Type: Letter (2 p.)
Content Summary: He hopes soon to talk things over - hearty thanks. He is told that Wibley in 'The Onlooker' says that Shylock was his only Shakespeare part. He supposes Hamlet, Richard, Iago and Benedick are forgotten!
Published: -
Notes: Negative photocopy; typewritten transcript in THM/37/1/45. Irving's choice of his own parts omits Macbeth and Lear.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/2)
Ref.No: 1446    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: 17 Stratton Street, Piccadilly, W
Recipient: Macmillan, Sir Frederick Orridge >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, July. 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: He sees Macmillan was about to publish a collection of articles contributed to 'Macmillan's Magazine' by Canon Ainger, including one entitled 'Mr Irving's Hamlet & its critics' written more than 30 years before. He would not normally demurr however severe on himself but he knows the author regretted it and wished it had never been written. Some years before he talked to Canon Ainger at Bristol as an old friend and recalled that they has first met at the house of Sir Theodore Martin, and Irving had brought up the article. Ainger said "That ought not to have been written! I am utterly ashamed of it". Irving is sure he would not wish it to appear in any collection of his writings, especially as the original publication was anonymous. Irving thinks it right to call their attention to this lest it should injure his memory.
Published: -
Notes: A draft written by Louis Austin with one correction in Irving's hand. A deleted passage asks this to be called to the attention of the editor (Henry C.Beeching), but the final paragragh takes a stronger line. Not signed. See Letters 326-29.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/45)
Ref.No: 2076    
Author: Beeching, Henry Charles >>
Address: Burford Vicarage, Oxon. (Printed: 3 Little Cloisters, Westminster crossed out)
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, July, 31 [No.1]
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: He is editing the literary remains of Canon Ainger. There are problems relating to the reprinting of Ainger's criticism of Irving's 'Hamlet'. He gives details about the negotiations and wants Irving to agree to Beeching amending some of the article. He will send Irving the proofs.
Published: -
Notes: Ainger wrote a hostile criticism of Irving's early Hamlet published in Macmillan's Magazine, which he later regretted.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/45)
Ref.No: 326    
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