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TCW/C/000169/07
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mazzarina Chute, 2 Park Place, Bristol, 26 March 1868. With envelope.
Macready thinks Mazzarina has mistaken the spirit in which he sent the gratuity for his godchild. Wishes Mr Chute every success with his "speculation" and his "formidable venture" [opened a new Bristol Theatre Royal/Princes's theatre on 14 October 1867].
Written Document 26/03/1868


TCW/C/000169/1
Letter from Elizabeth Farren [Countess of Derby] to [William] Macready, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden [London], 22 March 1797. [Oxford DNB: Elizabeth Farren/Farran, 1759/62-1829 (married name Elizabeth Smith Stanley, countess of Derby), actress]
Farren informs Macready that she will be unable to visit him at Birmingham.
Written Document 22/03/1797


TCW/C/000169/10
Letter from [Charles] Mathews to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, 23 January [n.y.]. [Oxford DNB: Charles James Mathews, 1803-1878, actor and playwright]
Mathews will be staying for one night in Bath on his way home from Briton Ferry, "if Billy D. does not buy me off". Informs Macready "In the first place I act no more - only my own business will I do: and this I will do 2 nights only.."
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TCW/C/000169/100
Letter from Ellen Kean, 12 Frederick Place, to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, n.d [c.1870s?]
Ellen has been visited by "Dear old Mr [John Baldwin] Buckstone and Mr [William Henry] Chippendale" - "There are few of us Veterans left".
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TCW/C/000169/101
Letter from H.J. Byron, Queens Hotel, to J.M. Chute, Park Row, nd. [Oxford DNB: Henry James Byron, 1835-1884, actor & playwright]
Byron apologises for not being able to join the Chepstow picnic on account of his musical director coming from town "in all agony of fear at my not having set him to work on the new piece". On the back are written train times for the picnic to Chepstow.
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TCW/C/000169/102
Letter from Kate Crowe to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, n.d. [c.1870s]
Crowe is pleased Mrs Chute will be visiting Hastings. Kitty has been very good to her "during this tiresome time with my eyes".
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TCW/C/000169/103
Envelope addressed to 'Prof. Flower F.R.I, The Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln Inn Fields', from 'M.Macready', n.d. [Possibly either Sir William Henry Flower 1831-1899, or Thomas Bruges Flower 1815-1899]
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TCW/C/000169/104
Letter from T.W. Robertson, 6 Eton Road, to James Chute, 7 October [1870?]. [Oxford DNB: Thomas William Robertson, 1829-1871, playwright]
Robertson apologies for leaving Clifton without saying goodbye to Chute. Asks Chute to give his thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of the company.
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TCW/C/000169/105
Letter from Ellen Kean to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, 14 January 1872.
Asks if Chute can find a part for Miss [Patty] Chapman.
Written Document 14/01/1872
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TCW/C/000169/106
Letter from Mary Scott-Siddons, 23 Bishops Road, Wesbourne Terrace, to Mrs [Mazzarina Emily] Chute, 12 May 1872.
Mary Scott-Siddons talks about her role of Madame Coralie [in 'Ordeal by Touch'?].
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TCW/C/000169/107
Newspaper cutting - a review of Mr & Mrs Charles Calvert's Farewell Performance at the Free-trade Hall, Manchester. Published in the Guardian, 24 June [1875].
The performance was staged to mark the end of Calvert's term as manager of the Prince's Theatre, Manchester in 1875.
Printed Material 24/06/1875
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TCW/C/000169/108
Letter from Kate Thompson, 35 Wimpole Street, W. [London], to Mazzarina Chute, 28 October [n.y, c.1876]. [Oxford DNB, Kate Fanny Thompson, nee Loder, 1825-1904, pianist and composer]
Thanks Mazzarina for her letters about Julia.
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TCW/C/000169/109
Letter from Henry Compton to [James Henry] Chute, 16 April 1876.
Compton had tried to obtain a position for "Jemmy" with Newmarch, but it fell through because no one is taken on over the age of 17.
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TCW/C/000169/11
Letter from Joseph Munden to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, 4 June 1821. [Oxford DNB: Joseph Shepherd Munden, 1758-1832, actor]
Munden will open on Whit Monday for Macready with 'Road to Ruin' & 'Turnpike Gate'. Asks Macready what he thinks of 'The Rivals'.
Written Document 04/06/1821


TCW/C/000169/110
Letter from Charles James Mathews, 59 Belgrave Road, to [James Henry] Chute, 15 June 1876.
Mr Arnold has not returned to Mathews the script for 'My Awful Dad' and wonders whether he is still with Chute.
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TCW/C/000169/111
Letter from Kate Thompson to 'My Dear Mazzy' [Mazzarina Emily Chute], 1 December 1876.
Kate is sorry to hear about Julia's death and that James Henry Chute is unwell.
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TCW/C/000169/112
Letter from Kate Thompson to 'My Dear Mazzy' [Mazzarina Emily Chute], 6 December 1876.
Kate looks forward to seeing Mazzarina Chute's daughter next week. Is pleased Mrs Harris has been well provided for by Julia.
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TCW/C/000169/113
Envelope addressed to 'J.H. Chute Esq'., 2 Park Row, Bristol. From 'C.J.M'. Date stamped 'Churton 12 February 1877'.
See TCW/C/000169/114 for letter.
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TCW/C/000169/114
Letter from Charles James Mathews, 59 Belgrave Road, to [James Henry] Chute, 12 February 1877.
Mathews agrees 19 March and asking for Chute's terms.
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TCW/C/000169/115
Letter from Charles James Mathews, Warrington, to [James Henry] Chute, 14 March 1877.
Mathews asks Chute to send any remarks to him at the White Swan, Halifax.
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TCW/C/000169/116
Letter from Charles James Mathews, Halifax, to [James Henry] Chute, 17 March 1877.
Mathews will arrive in Bristol on Monday for rehearsals.
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TCW/C/000169/117
Letter from Kate Bateman, Royal Lyceum Theatre, to Mrs [Mazzarina Emily] Chute, 3 January 1878.
Sends new year greetings to Mr & Mrs Chute and asks "How goes on the Pantomime?"
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TCW/C/000169/118
Letter from J.E. Millais to 'Dear Sir Henry', n.d [c.1895?]. [Sir John Everett Millais painted Sir Henry Irving's portrait in 1883. Irving presented the portrait to The Garrick Club in 1884]
Millais agrees 6 July.
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TCW/C/000169/119
Letter from Kate Crowe, 25 Hill Street, Coventry, to Mrs [Mazzarina Emily] Chute, 3 Burlington Garens, Chiswick, London, 6 October 1886. With envelope.
Crowe thanks Mrs Chute for the "darling bird" and says it was very kind of Mr Chute to come to Waterloo that hot day.
Written Document 06/10/1886
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TCW/C/000169/12
Letter from [Stephen] Kemble, Grove, Durham, to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, 28 April 1822. [Oxford DNB: Stephen George Kemble, 1758-1822, actor and theatre manager]
Kemble is happy that Macready's 'Tom and Jerry' has proved so successful. He has "read the original work, but cannot say I was much struck with it".
Written Document 28/04/1822


TCW/C/000169/120
Letter from Mary St Leger Harrison, 6 Bullingham Mansions, Kensington [London], to Mr [James Macready] Chute, 17 June 1897. [Oxford DNB: Mary St Leger Harrison (nee Kingsley, pseud. Lucas Malet), 1852-1931, novelist]
Harrison mentions the death of her husband [Revd. William Harrison, d.1897] and the silver presentation inkstand he left to Chute & his wife, and the gold ring he left to their son.
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TCW/C/000169/121
Letter from Mary St Leger Harrison [Lucas Malet], 6 Bullingham Mansions, Kensington, to Mr [James Macready] Chute, 21 June 1897.
Harrison asks Mr Chute to accept her late husband's [Rev. William Harrison] inkstand which she asks Mrs Chute to use in remembrance of her old friend and playfellow. She has problems with her husband dying intestate.
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TCW/C/000169/122
Letter from Irving, 15A Grafton Street, Bond Street [London], to Mr [James Macready] Chute, 11 September 1898. [Oxford DNB: Sir Henry Irving (real name John Henry Brodribb), 1838-1905, actor]
Irving regrets that he is unable to accept Chute's invitation during his stay in Bristol.
Written Document 11/09/1898
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TCW/C/000169/123
Letter from Tim Healy, Glenaulin, Chapelizod, Dublin, to 'Dear Sir', 9 January 1903. [Oxford DNB: Timothy Michael Healy, 1855-1931, politician and first governor-general of the Irish Free State]
An application has been made to appoint a Protestant manager to the National Schools in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, although the majority of the children attending the school are Catholics. Healy asks that local officials are not allowed to decide the issue
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TCW/C/000169/124
Letter from Clara Butt , 11c Hyde Park Mansions, N.W. [London], to Mrs [Abigail] Chute, n.d. [1900]. [Oxford DNB: Dame Clara Ellen Butt, 1872-1936, singer, married Robert Kennerley Rumford, 1870-1957, baritone singer, in 1900]
Mr Rumford and Clara are to be married in Bristol on 26 June. Asks Mrs Chute whether she would allow Desmond [Chute] to be one of her pages. [Fr. Desmond Macready Chute, 1895-1962]
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TCW/C/000169/125
Letter from Herbert B. Tree, His Majesty's Theatre, London, to Mr Montagu, 2 February 1915. [Oxford DNB: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (real name Herbert Draper Beerbohm), 1852-1917, actor and theatre manager]
Tree sends literature about a performance by leading actors from the Comedie Francaise, the Opera Comique & other Paris theatres to be held at His Majesty's Theatre in aid of starving French actors.
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TCW/C/000169/126
Letter from W.A. Lindsay, College of Arms, to W.M. Chute, 29 March 1915. [William Alexander Lindsay, 1846-1926, officer of arms at the College of Arms)
Lindsay thanks Chute for sending a copy of the verses of Planche's Somerset Herald on the Royal supports displaced at the College of Arms.
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TCW/C/000169/127
Letter from Father Desmond Macready Chute, Villa San Raffaele, Rapallo [Italy], to Colin McFadyean, 7 July 1937. [Desmond Macready Chute, 1895-1962, artist and Catholic priest]
Arranging Colin's visit to Rapallo in August.
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TCW/C/000169/128
Letter from Father Desmond Macready Chute, Villa San Raffaele, Rapallo [Italy], to Colin McFadyean, 13 November 1937. [John Colin Mcfadyean, c.1915-2007]
Chute suggests places for Colin to visit in Italy and asks for prints of various churches. He is currently reading 'Moby Dick' and suggests Colin reads 'Where Angels Fear To Tread'.
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TCW/C/000169/13
Letter from W. Stanfield, at Mr Butlars, 20 Okely St, Lambeth, to 'Sir' [William Macready], 2 November [n.y.]. [Oxford DNB: William James Stanfield, 1804-1827, scene painter]
Mr Gordon has informed Stanfield that Macready is about to put on 'The Battle of Waterloo' and offers his services as a scene painter. ['The Battle of Waterloo' was first performed at Bristol Theatre Royal on 22 November 1824]
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TCW/C/000169/14
Letter from John Liston, 174 Piccadilly, London, to 'My dear Sir' [William Macready], 13 April 1829. [Oxford DNB: John Liston, c.1776-1846, actor]
Liston is busy preparing for a forthcoming new piece and is therefore unlikely to be able to visit Macready before the end of the season.
Written Document 13/04/1829


TCW/C/000169/15
Letter from Tyrone Power, York House, to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, [c.1830s?] [Oxford DNB: William Grattan) Tyrone Power, 1797-1841, actor. Kathleen/Sarah Desmond Macready, 1789/90-1853, actress & theatre manager]
Power could perform a benefit on 10 March for Mrs Macready on his way back from Exeter.
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TCW/C/000169/16
Letter from [Duke of] Queensberry [Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott?], Richmond, to 'Sir' [W.C. Macready], 9 October [n.y.]. Written on back in a different hand "Duke of Queensberry to W.C. Macready".
Queensberry apolgises for not being in town when Macready delivered Lord William Gordon's letter. Was pleased to read in the newspapers of Macready's success and hopes to have an opportunity of "admiring your Talents".
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TCW/C/000169/17
Note from Charles Kemble to 'My dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready?], n.d. [c.1834?]. [Oxford DNB: Charles Kemble, 1775-1854, actor, theatre manager, and playwright]
"That your Theatre may prosper is the sincere wish of your true friend and servant."
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TCW/C/000169/18
Part of a letter from J. Quick [to William Macready?], n.d [c.1819]. [Oxford DNB: John Quick, 1748-1831, actor]
"wishing you much Health - Wealth [missing] tranqulity/ not always a manager's lot".
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TCW/C/000169/19
Letter from Ann Hatton, Park Street, Swansea, to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Queen Square [Bristol], 5 February 1834. [Mrs Macready took over the management of Bristol Theatre Royal on 3 February 1834]. [Oxford DNB:Ann Hatton,1764-1838, writer, actress]
Hatton wishes Mrs Macready every success with her opening of the "Bristol theatre". She asks her fo find subscribers for her intended work ['The Raconteur'?]; has not heard from the African Roscious who has swindled her out of her first "Act of Ozimbo".
Written Document 05/02/1834


TCW/C/000169/2
Letter from Elizabeth Farren [Countess of Derby] to [William] Macready, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden [London], [received 23 March 1797].
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TCW/C/000169/20
Receipt for #226 13s 4d received by Joseph Wood from Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, 21 February 1835. [Joseph and Mary Wood were singers]
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TCW/C/000169/21
Envelope addressed to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Bristol, from [?Wellington], London, 19 March 1835.
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TCW/C/000169/22
Letter from Charles Kemble, 11 Park Place, St James's [London], to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, 27 August 1835.
Kemble asks if he can substitute 'The Stranger' for 'Macbeth' when he performs in Bristol owing to his dresses for 'Macbeth' being unfit for use and 'The Stranger' being one of his most popular roles in Bristol.
Written Document 27/08/1835


TCW/C/000169/23
Letter from W.C. Macready to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Queen Square, Bristol, 14 August [1836?]. [Oxford DNB: William Charles Macready, 1793-1873, actor and theatre manager]
Sends Mrs Macready the prompt book of 'Tom and the [R of Bruges?]' and asks her to find lodgings for Miss Haddant.
Written Document 14/08/[1836?]


TCW/C/000169/24
Envelope addressed to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Theatre, Bristol, from Edward [?], Edinburgh, 23 August 1837.
Written Document 23/08/1837


TCW/C/000169/25
Agreement between Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready and Mr Bochsa that Madame Pasta, Miss Nunn, Signor Curioni & Mr Boscha will perform Italian operas at the theatre, Bristol on 20, 21, 22 September 1837, dated 13 September 1837.
Written Document 13/09/1837


TCW/C/000169/26
Part of a letter from W.C. Macready to 'My dear George' [George William Macready], 27 April 1838.
Macready is pleased that George is going to join the "profession". He hopes to meet up with Mr Daniel in the spring or summer.
Written Document 27/04/1838


TCW/C/000169/27
Envelope addressed to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, from A.W, London, 6 August 1839. [Oxford DNB: Arthur Wellesley (formerly Wesley), first duke of Wellington, 1769-1852)
Written in pencil on the envelope: "Duke of Wellington. Letters were sent when franks could be procured, and when they could not, silence was endured".
Written Document 06/08/1839


TCW/C/000169/28
Letter from M.A. Keeley, T.R.A., to Mrs [Emma] Almond n.d [c.1840s?] [Oxford DNB: Mary Ann Keeley, 1806-1899, actress. Emma Almond (nee Romer), 1814-1868, singer]
Keeley asks Almond for the music for 'The Forty Thieves' which they would like to put on [at the T.R.A]
Written Document n.d. [c.1840s?]


TCW/C/000169/29
Letter from W.C. Macready, Birmingham, to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready], 17 April 1841.
Concerning rehearsals for 'Richelieu' [performed at Bristol Theatre Royal 19 April 1841]
Written Document 17/04/1841


TCW/C/000169/3
Letter from Sarah Siddons to Mr [William] Macready, n.d. [c.1800?] [Oxford DNB: Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble), 1755-1831, actress]
Siddons apologises for being rude to "M'cready", blaming it on "this wretched young man's appearance" being "so wild and alterd".
Written Document n.d [c.1800?]


TCW/C/000169/30
Letter from James Sheridan Knowles to Miss Macready, Royal Academy of Music, Hanover Square [London], 26 October 1841. [Oxford DNB: James Sheridan Knowles, 1784-1862, playwright]
Knowles sends Miss Macready a ticket for a private box for a performance of 'Old Maids' [first performed at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 12 October 1841].
Written Document 26/10/1841


TCW/C/000169/31
Letter from Adelaide Kemble, 81 Harley Street, Cavendish Square [London], to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Theatre Royal, Bristol, 15 February 1842. [Oxford DNB: Adelaide Kemble (married name Sartoris),1815-1879, singer and author]
Kemble is engaged with Frederick Beale to perform in different provincial towns and won't be able to visit Bristol until after April 1842. [Adelaide Kemble appeared at the Bristol Theatre Royal 15 August 1842]
Written Document 15/02/1842


TCW/C/000169/32
Letter Charles Kean, Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, to 'My dear Sir' [James Henry Chute?], 11 September 1842. [Oxford DNB: Charles John Kean, 1811-1868, actor and theatre manager]
Kean's wife had an "accident" [miscarriage] that morning that will prevent her acting for some time. Suggests that he postpones his visit until the winter when they will both be able to appear.
Written Document 11/09/1842


TCW/C/000169/33
Love letter from 'Jacques Henri' [James Henry Chute], 18 Lower Erne Street, Dublin, to 'Mes Amies Marmmantes' [Mazzarina Macready], 16 October 1843. [Oxford DNB: James Henry Chute, 1808/10-1878, actor/theatre manager. Mazzarina Emily Macready,1824/5-1878]
With envelope enscribed: "Most precious remembrance of dear Papa before we were married - to be treasured by Kitty & children in years to come. M.E.C"
Written Document 16/10/1843


TCW/C/000169/34
Letter from Charles Kean to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, n.d. [January 1844?]
Due to the postponement of 'Richard III' at Drury Lane Kean is available for three nights commencing 8 January. Lists his box office takings for Gamester, Hamlet, The Lady of Lyons & Benefits. [Appeared Bristol Theatre Royal 8 January 1844]
Written Document n.d [01/1844?]


TCW/C/000169/35
Letter from M.A. Keeley & R. Keeley, Theatre Royal Lyceum to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Bristol, 15 May 1844. [Oxford DNB: Robert Keeley. 1793-1869, actor. Mary Ann Keeley (nee Goward), 1805-1899, actress]
The Keeley's will send Mrs Macready a copy of the "piece" for her benefit if they can obtain permission in time.
Written Document 15/05/1844


TCW/C/000169/36
Letter from W.W. [M?], Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, to James Henry Chute, 29 Queen Square, Bristol, 29 October 1844. [Written on mourning paper]
Following the death of Mrs [Harriet?] Siddons the opening of the theatre has been postponed until 9 November 1844. Mentions J.H. Chute's engagement to Miss [Mazzarina] Macready.
Written Document 29/10/1844


TCW/C/000169/37
Letter from Charles Kean, 30 Molesworth Lane, Dublin, to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, 26 November 1844.
"A very little expense would put a new coat on Richard 3d". The production has done well in Liverpool and Dublin. Kean will send sketches for the five new scenes he wants painted & #10 towards the dresses. [Richard III performed Bristol TR 20/01/1845]
Written Document 26/11/1844


TCW/C/000169/38
Letter from W.C. Macready, Sheffield, to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready], [10?] March 1845.
Macready is unable to make the arranged date.
Written Document 10/03/1845


TCW/C/000169/39
Letter from Eugenia Garcia, 6 Gloucester Road, Old Compton, to [Sarah Desmond Macready?], 25 July n.y [c.1845]. Written in French.
Garcia accepts invitation to appear at Bristol and Bath.
Written Document 25/07/[1845?]


TCW/C/000169/4
Letter from Robert Elliston [manager of Theatre Royal, Drury Lane] to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, n.d. [c.1810?]. [Oxford DNB: Robert William Elliston, 1774-1831, actor and theatre manager]
Elliston apologises that due to pressures of business he is unable to accept Macready's offer, but is glad to hear he is "going on well, & wish you success till you are tired of it".
Written Document n.d [c.1810?]


TCW/C/000169/40
Letter from W.C. Macready, Liverpool, to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready], 7 September [?1845].
Macready is unable to say what Miss C's decision may be, but knows that Mr Maddox is also very anxious to engage her.
Written Document 07/09/[1845?]


TCW/C/000169/41
Letter from Charles James Mathews, 3 Royal Crescent, to 'My dear Sir' [James Henry Chute], 7 October 1845.
Mathews suggest rearranging the order of performances and asks for details of the hotel in Clifton.
Written Document 07/10/1845


TCW/C/000169/42
Note [in French] from Marie Taglioni [dancer] agreeing to appear at Bristol Theatre Royal on 17 October 1845, dated 17 October 1845. [Oxford DNB: Marie Taglioni, 1804-1884, dancer]
Written Document 17/10/1845


TCW/C/000169/43
Letter from Charles James Mathews, Queen's Hotel, Manchester, to 'My dear Sir' [James Henry Chute], 6 February 1847.
Discusses how to stage 'Beauty and the Beast'. Mentions the tenor Arthurson & that his real name is Beeston.
Written Document 06/02/1847


TCW/C/000169/44
Letter [written in French] from Fanny Elssler, London, to 'Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready], 28 May 1847. [Oxford DNB: Fransiska/Fanny Elssler, 1810-1884, dancer]
Written Document 28/05/1847


TCW/C/000169/45
Letter from Celeste,18 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall [London], to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready],16 September 1847. [Oxford DNB: Madame Celine Celeste (married name Celeste-Elliott), 1810/11-1882, actress and theatre manager]
Having just returned from Paris, Celeste asks Mrs Macready if she can arrange for her to appear in Bath and Bristol.
Written Document 16/09/1847


TCW/C/000169/46
Letter from Charles Kean to 'My dear Sir' [James Henry Chute], n.d. [c.1848?]
Kean wiill send the book for the rehearsal. Asks that a separate announcement is made in the newspaper of their appearance from the Haymarket & an editorial paragraph given to themselves - "To make a great House, you must take great measures!"
Written Document n.d. [c.1848?]


TCW/C/000169/47
Letter from Charles Kean, [Sory's?] Hotel, Bond Street, to 'Dear Sir' [James Henry Chute], 20 February 1848.
Kean gives advice on the staging of the forthcoming production ['The Wife's Secret' performed at Bristol Theatre Royal 3 March 1848]
Written Document 20/02/1848


TCW/C/000169/48
Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, Theatre Royal, Bath, 3 March 1848. [Oxford DNB: Charlotte Cushman, 1816-1876, actress]
Cushman apologises for having arranged engagements for the two nights Mrs Macready had offered her, but will be passing through Bath to Exeter on Sunday.
Written Document 03/03/1848


TCW/C/000169/49
Letter from W.C. Macready, 5 Clarence Terrace, Regent's Park [London], to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready], 6 March 1848.
Macready will not come to Bath or Bristol because he doesn't have a play of sufficient novelty. He may have two or three nights free in August when he could appear in Cardiff.
Written Document 06/03/1848


TCW/C/000169/5
Letter from Sarah Booth, 5 Westmorland Street, Dublin, to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Birmingham, 19 June [1810?]. [Oxford DNB: Sarah (Sally) Booth, 1789/94-1867, actress]
Mr Jones suggests William [Charles Macready] goes to Dublin for the winter where Booth will promote him. Booth is currently appearing with Mr Young who is "the best actor".
Written Document 19/06/[1810?]


TCW/C/000169/50
Envelope - written on cover: "Sir Henry Bishop, 13 Cambridge Street, Edgeware Road". Date stamped 24 May 1848.
Written Document 24/05/1848


TCW/C/000169/51
Letter from Mrs Grote, East Burnham, Slough, to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 14 November 1848. [Oxford DNB: Harriet Grote (nee Lewin), 1792-1878, woman of letters & patron from 1845 of the Swedish singer Jenny Lind]
Grote regrets that Jenny Lind was unhappy [after her appearance at the Theatre Royal was cancelled] & suggests that Mr Chute tries once more to arrange things with her. Thanks Chute for the Bristol newspaper "which seems to state the case fairly enough".
Written Document 14/11/1848


TCW/C/000169/52
Letter from Samuel Lover at Edmund Grundy junior esq., Bridge Hall, Bury, Lancashire, to [James Henry] Chute, n.d [watermark 1849] [Oxford DNB: Samuel Lover, 1797-1868, miniature painter and author]
Lover asks Chute if he can hire the assembly rooms, "the square one near the Octagon which I had before when in Bath", for his morning entertainments on 3 November. Asks whether Chute will offer him the same terms as Mr Mitchell of Bristol.
Written Document n.d [c.1849]


TCW/C/000169/53
Letter from [Duke of] Beaufort, Badminton, to Mrs Fitzwilliam, n.d. [Oxford DNB, Fanny Elizabeth Fitzwilliam (nee Copeland), 1801-1854, actress]
Beaufort apologies that due to a house full of people he won't be able to "come down" on 22nd or 24th. [The Duke of Beaufort patronised 'bespeaks' at Bristol Theatre Royal].
Written Document n.d [c.1849?]


TCW/C/000169/54
Note from [Duke of] Beaufort presenting his compliments to Miss [Sarah Desmond?] Macready and offering to announce the performances under his patronage, though he will not be able to attend, n.d.
[The Duke of Beaufort patronised 'bespeaks' at Bristol Theatre Royal].
Written Document n.d [c.1849?]


TCW/C/000169/55
Letter from Samuel Lover, Bury [Lancs.], to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 18 October 1849.
Lover asks Chute how much he charges for "your room" [Assembly Rooms] in Bath. He notices that prices are now lower in England than when he went to America [Lover toured North America 1846-48 performing his Irish Evenings].
Written Document 18/10/1849


TCW/C/000169/56
Note from Lord Gough presenting his compliments to Mrs [Sarah Desmond?] Macready and regrets that he will not be able to attend the theatre during his stay in Bath, n.d [c.1850?].
Written on 'De La Rue & Co., London' writing paper.
Written Document n.d [c.1850?]


TCW/C/000169/57
Letter from W.C. Macready, Exeter, to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready?], n.d. [c.1850?]
Macready will come to Bath on Saturday for a two o'clock rehearsal and asks at which theatre he is expected.
Written Document n.d [c.1850?]


TCW/C/000169/58
Letter from Louisa Cranstoun Boothby, 9 Cleveland Row, to 'My dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready?], n.d. [Oxford DNB, Louisa Cranstoun Nesbitt, 1812-1858, actress]
Boothby regrets that it is not convenient for her to leave town at present, but will write when she can do so.
Written Document n.d [c.1850?]


TCW/C/000169/59
Envelope addressed to 'Sr Henry Bishop, No.13 Cambridge Street, Edgware Road' Undated [Oxford DNB: Sir Henry Rowley Bishop Bishop, 1786-1855, composer]
Written Document n.d [c.1850?]


TCW/C/000169/6
Letter from Charles Incledon, Brighton, to 'Dear Mac' [William Macready], 1 June [1811?]. [Oxford DNB: Charles Incledon, singer, 1763-1826]
Incledon is going to appear in Swansea, but will discuss the details with Macready when he passes through Bristol on Monday. The last time he was in Swansea was with Cherry at the opening of the New Theatre.
Written Document 01/06/[1811?]


TCW/C/000169/60
Letter from Charles Kean, Theatre Royal Haymarket, to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, 4 March 1850.
Kean apologies for not being able to appear in Bath or Bristol this season due to engagements in Edinburgh on 15th, but hopes to come next season.
Written Document 04/03/1850


TCW/C/000169/61
Letter from George Bartley, 11 Woburn Square, London, to 'Dear Madam' [Sarah Desmond Macready?], 28 January 1851. [Oxford DNB: George Bartley, 1782-1858, comedian]
Bartley thanks Chute for offering him an appearance in Bath, but thinks one part hardly sufficient to make a tour profitable.
Written Document 28/01/1851


TCW/C/000169/62
Note of admittance for a party to use a private box at Royal Surrey Theatre, 7 June 1851.
Written Document 07/06/1851


TCW/C/000169/63
Letter from T. P. Cooke at Mrs [Pedie's?] Lodgings, 36 North Hanover Street, Edinburgh [Theatre Royal crossed out], to Mrs [Sarah Desmond] Macready, 20 October 1852. [Oxford DNB: Thomas Potter Cooke, 1786-1864, actor]
Following the success of his engagements in Scotland Cooke wonders whether Mrs Macready might engage him for two weeks in Bristol and Bath.
Written Document 20/10/1852


TCW/C/000169/64
Letter from Jullien, 53 Albermarle Street, Piccadilly [London], to 'My dear Sir' [James Henry Chute], 5 December 1854. [Oxford DNB: Louis Jullien, 1812-1860, conductor and composer]
Jullien informs Chute that because he has had to shorten his next tour he will only require the Assembly Rooms [Bath] for 7 February 1855.
Written Document 05/12/1854


TCW/C/000169/65
Letter from J.B. Buckstone, Theatre Royal, Haymarket [London], to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 5 June 1855. [Oxford DNB: John Baldwin Buckstone, 18021879, actor, playwright, and theatre manager]
Buckstone has sent Chute the bill for the ballets 'The Star of Andalusia' & ['The Galician Fete].
Written Document 05/06/1855


TCW/C/000169/66
Letter from J.B.Buckstone, Theatre Royal, Haymarket [London], to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 9 June 1856.
Buckstone asks Chute to give Mr Genese the nightly returns and the Spanish dancers half their week's pay.
Written Document 09/06/1856


TCW/C/000169/67
Letter from W.H. Don, Bristol jail, to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 18 November 1857. [Oxford DNB: Sir William Henry Don, seventh baronet, 1825-1862, actor]
Don asks Chute to contribute towards his bail [from Bristol's Debtors' Prison].
Written Document 18/11/1857


TCW/C/000169/68
Envelope addressed to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, 23 Northumberland St, Strand, W.C. Date stamped 19 January 1858.
Envelope embossed on back with 'Albert Smith's Ascent of Mont Blanc' [Oxford DNB: Albert Richard Smith, 1816-1860, author, public lecturer, and mountaineer]
Written Document 19/01/1858


TCW/C/000169/69
Letter from Charles Kean, 7 Upper Hyde Park Street, Hyde Park Square, W. London, to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 23 [May] 1858.
Mrs [Ellen] Kean and her young protegee [Miss Patty Chapman] will be staying at the Queen's Hotel in Bristol during 'The Merchant of Venice' rehearsals. Mrs Kean wants to keep her identity a secret & asks Chute to write to her via her maid, Mrs Lay.
Written Document 23/05/1858


TCW/C/000169/7
Letter from Elizabeth Billington, Liverpool, to 'My dear Sir' [William Macready], n.d. [Oxford DNB: Elizabeth Billington, singer, 1765-1818. In 1811 she gave her farewell performance]
Billington has for the present "given up all thoughts of theatricale performances, but should I ever change this resolution, be assumed nothing will ever offerd me more satisfaction than to shew you the performance".
Written Document n.d [c. 1812?]


TCW/C/000169/70
Letter from Charles Kean to Mr [James Henry] Chute, n.d. [24 May 1858].
Kean discusses arrangements for the secret arrival in Bristol of Mrs [Ellen] Kean and Miss Patty Chapman for rehearsals of 'The Merchant of Venice' and asks that she be announced as 'Miss Marlowe'.
Written Document n.d [24/05/1858]


TCW/C/000169/71
Letter from Ellen Kean to 'My dear Sir' [James Henry Chute], 13 June [1858]. [Oxford DNB: Eleanora Kean (nee Tree), 1805-1880, actress]
Refers to the debut of her niece Miss Chapman in 'The Merchant of Venice' [Bristol Theatre Royal, 28 May 1858] which was a "tremendous hit".
Written Document 13/06/1858


TCW/C/000169/72
Letter from Frederick Robson, London, to James Henry Chute, 3 July 1858. Written on Royal Olympic Theatre headed notepaper. [Oxford DNB: Thomas Frederick Robson [Brownbill], 1821-1864, actor]
Robson informs Chute that he will not be acting in the provinces this summer.
Written Document 03/07/1858


TCW/C/000169/73
Letter from Ellen Kean to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, n.d [c.1860s?]
Ellen sends a description and a sketch of the costume she requires: a black velvet jacket with yellow metal buttons, a dove-coloured petticoat, white linen collar, cuffs & cap, dove or blue stockings, & black leather shoes with dove-coloured bows.
Written Document n.d [c.1860s?]


TCW/C/000169/74
Part of a letter from Kate B. Crowe, n.d. [Oxford DNB: Kate Josephine Bateman, 1842-1917, actress]
"We did very well indeed last week, wh. You will be glad to hear".
Written Document n.d [c.1860s?]


TCW/C/000169/75
Letter from Madge Grimston to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, n.d. [c.1860s?]. [Oxford DNB: Dame Madge Kendal (real name Margaret Shafto Robertson; married name Margaret Shafto Grimston), 1848-1935), actress]
Grimston will not bring anyone with her as her stay is so short and her dress so simple. Asks for Mr Chute to send a [broth?] by return of post.
Written Document n.d [c.1860s?]


TCW/C/000169/76
Part of a letter from Madge Kendal.
Written Document n.d [c.1860s?]


TCW/C/000169/77
Letter from Ellen Kean, Exeter, to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, 11 January [1862?]. Written on mourning paper.
Her sister [Anna Maria Bradshaw] is very ill [died 17 February 1862]
Written Document 11/01/1862


TCW/C/000169/78
Exam certificate stating that William Macready Chute (b.8 December 1845) passed as a senior candidate at Bath the Oxford Local Examination, 1863. With envelope addressed to Mr W.M. Chute, 2 Park Row, Bristol.
Written Document 1863


TCW/C/000169/79
Letter from Charles James Mathews, Newcastle, to [James Henry] Chute, 3 April 1863.
Thanking him for the money and jacket.
Written Document 03/04/1863


TCW/C/000169/8
Letter from J.P. Kemble, Manchester, to William Macready, Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 6 February 1817. [Oxford DNB: John Philip Kemble, 1757-1823, actor].
Kemble agrees to perform at Newcastle in Easter week for five nights in return for one third of each night's takings and having the following Monday night's takings clear of all expences for his own benefit.
Written Document 06/02/1817


TCW/C/000169/80
Letter from E.A.. Sothern to 'Dear Sir', [James Henry Chute] T.R.A, n.d [c.1864] [Oxford DNB: Edward Askew Sothern, 1826-1881, actor,]
Sothern is happy to appear at Bath and Bristol in return for half of the nightly receipts.
Written Document 1864


TCW/C/000169/81
Envelope - written on cover: "Mr Macready's letters to belong to Christina Cecile" [Christina Cecile Chute was W.C Macready's goddaughter]
[Contained TCW/C/000169/082-085]
Written Document n.d [c.1865]


TCW/C/000169/82
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mrs [Mazzarina Emily] Chute, 2 Park Row, Bristol, 19 January 1865. With envelope.
Macready regrets that he cannot be present at the christening of his godchild, but thinks Christina Cecile [Chute] a very pretty combination of names.
Written Document 19/01/1865


TCW/C/000169/83
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mazzarina Chute, 2 Park Place, Bristol, 11 January 1865. With envelope.
Macready congratulates Mazzarina on the birth on her baby and accepts her invitation on behalf of him & his wife to become the child's godparents. Asks if she would like him to use his interest to procure nomination for "your boy" to the naval schools.
Written Document 11/02/1865


TCW/C/000169/84
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mazzarina Chute, 2 Park Place, Bristol, 13 January 1865. With envelope.
Macready is worried about catching a cold & will not be able to attend his goddaughter's christening [Christina Cecile Chute]. He was written to London about Mazzarina's son, George [Chute].
Written Document 13/02/1865


TCW/C/000169/85
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mazzarina Chute, 2 Park Place, Bristol, 22 January 1865. With envelope.
Macready hopes the christening went well and will visit his godchild [Chrstina Cecile Chute] when the weather is milder.
Written Document 22/01/1865


TCW/C/000169/86
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mazzarina Chute, 2 Park Place, Bristol, 25 May 1865. With envelope.
Macready acknowledges receipt of the photographs and asks for photos of Mr & Mrs Chute for Mrs Macready's book. Congratulates her on her son William's appointment and ask her to inform him when she hears of the safe arrival in Panama of "your sailor boy"
Written Document 25/05/1865


TCW/C/000169/87
Letter from W.C. Macready, 6 Wellington Square, Cheltenham, to Mazzarina Chute, 2 Park Place, Bristol, 29 May 1865. With envelope.
Macready acknowledges receipt of the photographs and says he will send photographs of himself, his wife and daughter.
Written Document 29/05/1865


TCW/C/000169/88
Letter from Charles Kean, Cleveland, Ohio, [USA] to Mr [James Henry] Chute, 16 November 1865.
Asks if their "welcome engagement" can take place in Bristol on 8-15 October 1866. [Performed 'Louis XI' & 'Merchant of Venice' at Bristol Theatre Royal 23-25 January 1867]. Gives news on their American tour & hopes there won't be a war with America.
Written Document 16/11/1865


TCW/C/000169/89
Letter from Edward Askew Sothern, The Spa, Scarborough, to [James Henry?] Chute, n.d [c.1866?]
Sothern wants to produce, for the first time on any stage, Tom Robertson's new comedy, 'Birth', and asks Chute to read the play - several London critics are coming down to see it.
Written Document n.d [c.1866?]


TCW/C/000169/9
Letter from John Fawcett, London, to William Macready, Theatre Royal [Newcastle-upon-Tyne crossed out and replaced with Carlisle], 18 May 1818. [Oxford DNB: John Fawcett, 1769-1837, actor and playwright]
Fawcett praises William Macready junior as an exellent young man, "a gentleman off the stage and a great favourite with the Publick on it". Thanks Macready for recommending young Newton, but is sick of children on the stage.
Written Document 18/05/1818


TCW/C/000169/90
Letter from Charles James Mathews, Wolverhampton, to [James Henry] Chute, 6 February 1866.
Mathews has sent Chute "your precious little candlestick". Will pay Mrs Gifford for the broken tumbler. Played 'Cock Robin' at Wolverhampton last night to a "roaring audience".
Written Document 06/02/1866


TCW/C/000169/91
Letter from Charles James Mathews, Waterloo Hill, Liverpool, to [James Henry] Chute, 22 February 1866.
Thanks Chute for the stamps and sends him an advert for Reade's Golden Lotion to cure his "itching palm".
Written Document 22/02/1866


TCW/C/000169/92
Letter from Emma Almond, 28 Brondesbury Villas, Kilburn [London], to Mrs [Mazzarina Emily] Chute, 21 March 1866.
Emma thanks Mrs Chute for the photographs, stating that she feels "proud to have such a fine family for my album" and asks her to give Bessie and Mrs Davy her love.
Written Document 21/03/1866


TCW/C/000169/93
Letter from Ellen Kean, Washington D.C. [USA] to Mrs [Mazzarina] Chute, 23 March 1866. [E. Kean wrote a similar letter to Miss Skerrett in March 1866 that is published in J.M.D. Hardwick (ed.) 'Emigrant in Motley']
Ellen is glad that Mr Chute's lease of the Bath theatre has been renewed. Recounts tales of their tour of America, her disgust at the living condition in Washington, and the plight of the negros since emancipation.
Written Document 23/03/1866


TCW/C/000169/94
Letter from Kate Crowe, Endcliffe, Henbury, nr. Bristol, to Mr Chute, 18 May [n.y.] [watermark 1866]
Asks if Nellie and Christine may visit next Saturday afternoon. Invites Chute to visit her when she is feeling better.
Written Document 18/05/[1866?]


TCW/C/000169/95
Letter from Edward Sothern, Theatre Royal, Haymarket [London], to James Henry Chute, 3 March 1868.
Asks Chute to confirm his engagement for six nights commencing 7 September 1868.
Written Document 03/03/1868


TCW/C/000169/96
Receipt from Charlotte Cushman for #92 6s.10d received from Theatre Royal Bath and Bristol on account with J.H. Chute, 3 March 1868.
Written on paper embossed with 'Assembly Rooms, Bath'.
Written Document 03/03/1868


TCW/C/000169/98
Letter from Henry Compton to 'My dear Willie' [William Chute?], 9 April 1868. [Oxford DNB: Henry Compton [real name Charles Mackenzie), 1805-1877, actor]
Compton sends the letters from Bristol for which he is particularly obliged and which relieved his mind considerably.
Written Document 09/04/1868


TCW/C/000169/99
Letter from J. Sims Reeves, 99 Inverness Terrace, Kensington Gardens [London], to James Henry Chute, 29 May 1868. [Oxford DNB: (John) Sims Reeves, 1818-1900, singer]
Reeves will arrive at 1.30 to go through the music, and Harrison, his agent, will look after his interests at the doors.
Written Document 29/05/1868