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Author: Martin, Theodore
Address: 31 Onslow Square, SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: 1879, June, 27 
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: He sends details of the reading on Thursday at 3.30. Irving is to read Orlando in the forest scenes of 'As You Like It'. Mr Ainger will read Jacques and Mrs Thorpe (Kate Saville) Celia. Martin sends a marked book. Helena Martin will be Lady Macbeth in the sleepwalking scene.They are leaving town shortly so a performance for the Theatrical Fund has been postponed to the autumn.
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Notes:
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/31)
Ref.No: 2200    
Author: Martin, Theodore
Address: 31 Onslow Square, SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: 1876, June, 6 
Document Type: Letter (1 p.)
Content Summary: He sends a copy of 'King René's Daughter' and a volume of his 'Essays on the Drama', one of 50 copies.
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Notes: The play dates from 1855 and the Essays from 1874. On June 23rd 1876 Helena Martin gave her last public performance in 'King René's Daughter' for Irving's benefit. The name of the play was later changed to 'Iolanthe'.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/31)
Ref.No: 2199    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: Bryntysilio, near Llangollen
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: 1876, April, 27 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: She has been in Wales for 16 days where she found winter and leaves spring. They have not seen 'Queen Mary'. Can they the next Tuesday evening? She fears the play does not make an attractive acting drama but hopes it will repay the care Irving has expended on it. She has heard nothing about Buckstone's benefit. She regrets he only asked her to do Lady Teazle, a part she never liked which did not suit her. She has had a curious account of Rossi's 'Hamlet' from a friend, and would not have the patience to sit it out.
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Notes: Tennyson's 'Queen Mary' opened on 18th April. Irving was asked to play Joseph Surface in 'The School for Scandal' for J.B. Buckstone's benefit on 8th June.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2226    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: 31 Onslow Square, SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: 1876, May, 19 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: Rumours are circulating why she is not appearing in Buckstone's benefit (the real one - being abroad - left out). Her husband heard a new one in his Chambers - because she would not act in the same play as Irving. To scotch this she would be happy to appear at his Benefit. Could he play Sir Tristram in 'King René's Daughter' and Swinbourne play King René? It is only an hour long and Irving can do the principal roles for the rest of the evening. It must be at night because she hates the dis-illusion of the light.
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Notes: Irving played Joseph Surface in 'The School for Scandal' at J.B. Buckstone's benefit, and Helena Martin at Irving's benefit on 23rd July.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2227    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: 31 Onslow Square SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: 1876, May, 22 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: Irving's suggestion of 'The Lady of Lyons' for his benefit takes her breath away. 24th June is convenient. As for the Lady - she is unused to the heat - and has no appropriate dress, which would be costly. Could Irving do portions of 'Hamlet' after 'King René's Daughter'? Will he call to talk it over?
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Notes: The date was later changed to 23rd June.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2228    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: 31 Onslow Square SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: [1876], May, 27 
Document Type: Letter (8 p.)
Content Summary: She gives her reasons for refusing to act as Pauline in 'The Lady of Lyons' for Irving's benefit. She pleads business, ill-health and nervousness in acting. She suggests Iolanthe as a part for the autumn for the General Theatrical Fund benefit. She asks Irving to call on Monday at 3pm. For 24th [June] she could read briefly, leaving Irving the whole evening to himself, but he must play Sir Tristram.
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Notes: Iolanthe and Tristram are characters in 'King René's Daughter' finally perfomed for Irving's benefit on 23rd June. The title was later changed to 'Iolanthe'.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2229    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: 31 Onslow Square SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: [1876], May, 30 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: She missed seeing Irving the day before although waiting until 3.30. Consider 'King René's Daughter' fixed for 24th June. Irving is not to announce her name until after Buckstone's benefit as she cannot act for him. Will Irving send a sketch of what he intends to say in his announcement. She will send prompt book, etc. Will Irving increase his prices? It is generally done for the Theatrical Fund but this is a different kind of charity. There are many things she would like to talk about.
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Notes: J.B.Buckstone's benefit was on 8th June, and Irving's finally on 23rd June.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2230    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: 31, Onslow Square SW
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: [1876], May, 31 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: She sends Irving the prompt book for 'King René's Daughter' as it was sent back from the Haymarket the previous December. It is very untidy, but she has found a clean copy so that Irving can study Sir Tristram. A slight sketch was sent to Mr O'Connor of the Haymarket, but he has not returned it. She has the music but that will do later. She sends a copy of her husband's 'Madonna Pia', which she had thought of acting; but running nightly is impossible. She thinks it a savage custom and destructive of the art of acting.The character of the sensitive jealous husband would suit Irving admirably. The play is only printed for private circulation. They start for Wales the next morning.
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Notes: The play, to be performed at Irving's benefit on 23rd June, was also by her husband Theodore Martin.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2231    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: Bryntysilio, near Llangollen
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: 18[76], June, 2 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: She is sorry she did not give Irving their Welsh address before she left town - the weather is lovely. They are there until 12th or 13th June. Send her the advertisement for his benefit a good fortnight before so she can ratify how he presents her name. Mrs Leigh Murray has acted Martha with her in 'King René's Daughter' and would do it again, but if Miss Pauncefort is at the Lyceum Irving could not do better. Has Irving received the books she sent the previous Wednesday?
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Notes: The benefit was to be on 23rd June. Helena Martin has reversed the last two figues of the date.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2232    
Author: Martin, Helena (Helena Faucit)
Address: Bryntysilio, near Llangollen
Recipient: Irving, Henry
Address: -
Date: [1876], June, 14 Wednesday
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: They return the next day. Will Irving let her know soon about rehearsals? She would require the scenes to be set, and gives dates. She is surprised that Mrs Bateman has used Miss Faucit as a name in her notice to the public. (Postscript) In further announcements please say "IOLANTHE (The Blind Princess), 'King René's Daughter' translated from the Danish of Heinrich Hertz by Theodore Martin"
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Notes: Helena Martin was appearing in Irving's benefit performance at the Lyceum on 23rd June.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/7/30)
Ref.No: 2233    
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