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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1815-1931
Creator:
Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
Extent: 76 boxes
The Edwin Forrest Collection provides some documentation of the business career of Edwin Forrest (nineteenth-century American actor, noted for his Shakespearean roles), focusing in the main on the latter part of his career (the 1860s and 1870s). Though some private personal correspondence is housed in the collection, predominant is correspondence concerning various aspects of Forrest's finances; these are arranged by major investments or interests.
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Edwin Forrest collection
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Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 5
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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76 boxes
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circa 1815-1931
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The Edwin Forrest Collection provides some documentation of the business career of Edwin Forrest (nineteenth-century American actor, noted for his Shakespearean roles), focusing in the main on the latter part of his career (the 1860s and 1870s). Though some private personal correspondence is housed in the collection, predominant is correspondence concerning various aspects of Forrest's finances; these are arranged by major investments or interests.
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Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
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Contracts Daguerreotypes Engravings (prints) Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Playbills Prompt books Scrapbooks Visiting cards