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Finding Aid for the Dame Ellen Terry Papers, 1885-1916
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Description
Alice Ellen Terry (1847-1928) acted on the stage as a child and as an adult. She played the leading female parts in all of Henry Irving's productions between 1878 and 1896. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscript materials, ephemera, memorabilia, and photographs related to Dame Ellen Terry.
Background
Alice Ellen Terry was born February 27, 1847; her parents, Benjamin Terry and Sarah Ballard, were actors; her first stage appearance was as Mamillius in Charles Kean's production of The Winter's Tale, 1856; acted on the stage as a child and as an adult, and she played the leading female parts in all of Henry Irving's productions between 1878 and 1896; in 1903, she produced two plays which were not successful; toured and lectured on Shakespeare, 1910-15; her last stage appearance was in Walter de la Mare's Crossings, 1925; married and later separated from George Frederic Watts, Charles Clavering Wardell, and James Usselmann; had two children, Edward Gordon Craig and Edith Craig; died July 21, 1928.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.