Owen Fawcett Theatre Collection

Selected items from the Fawcett Theatre Collection, including photographs, diaries, clippings, playbills, and dramatic works, as well as a short bibliography.

Images

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Undated magazine clipping image of Owen Fawcett
(Box 4, Folder 2)
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Undated photograph of Owen Fawcett
(Box 4, Folder 2)
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Undated photograph of Owen Fawcett from Rambles with my Pipe bound volume
(Box 14, Item 6)
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Photograph of Owen Fawcett and handwritten entry from scrapbook Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett, 1887-1888 Season
(Box 13, Item 5)
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Undated photograph of Edwin Booth from scrapbook Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett, 1887-1888 Season
(Box 13, Item 5)
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Undated photograph of Minna Gale from scrapbook Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett, 1887-1888 Season
(Box 13, Item 5)
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Photograph of Helena Modjeska, Nov. 1878
(front view), Scholl’s Imperial Cards, Philadelphia
(Box 17, Folder 3)
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Reverse side of photograph of Helena Modjeska, Nov. 1878, Scholl’s Imperial Cards, Philadelphia
(Box 17, Folder 3)

Playbills

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Playbill for A Kiss in the Dark, June 6, 1898, features three generations of the Owen Fawcett family: Owen Fawcett, Mrs. Owen Fawcett, Mrs. Mary Fawcett-Uridge [Owen Fawcett's daughter], and Owen Fawcett-Uridge [Owen Fawcett's grandson]
(Box 1, Folder 2)
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Playbill for Julius Caesar, Sept. 12, 1887, tour of Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett
(Box 13, Item 5)

Clippings and Articles

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Fawcett Family genealogical information, from unbound manuscript
(Box 1, Folder 1)
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The Herald, Jan. 15, 1897, article on Owen Fawcett’s first theatrical appearance in the play Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1853
(Box 4, Folder 2)
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The Detroit Free Press article on Owen Fawcett’s last theatrical performance and retirement
(Box 3, Item 4)

Diary Entries

april_13_1861_lgApril 13, 1861, diary entry on Fort Sumter, reads “Fort Sumter taken by the Confederate States”
(Box 2)
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April 19, 20, 21, 1861, diary entries on Federal troops attempting to reach Washington
(Box 2)
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February 22, 1865, diary entry on Charleston, reads “News that Charleston is taken by the Union forces”
(Box 2)
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April 14, 15, 1865, diary entries on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
(Box 2)
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April 19, 1865 diary entry on Abraham Lincoln’s funeral
(Box 2)

Dramatic Works

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Cover of prompt book for the dramatic work Black-Eyed Susan, signed “Owen Fawcett, 1870″
(Box 16, Folder 5)
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Inside view of Black-Eyed Susan prompt book
(Box 16, Folder 5)

Selected Bibliography

Boston Museum Company Correspondence.  Harvard Theatre Collection.  Harvard College Library. http://hcl.harvard.edu/ (Last Accessed 20 April 2004). [Collection contains information on Owen Fawcett.]

“Fawcett, Owen.” Who Was Who in America — A Companion Volume to Who’s Who in America. Volume 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Company, 1943. [pg. 388].

Folger Shakespeare Library. http://www.folger.edu/Home_02B.html (Last Accessed 20 April 2004). [Contains several items regarding Owen Fawcett, including dramatic works and books.]

“Owen Fawcett.” Internet Broadway Database. http://www.ibdb.com/ (Last Accessed 15 April 2004). [Contains some information on specific plays in which Owen Fawcett performed.]

McNeill, Sarah Brown. March 1973. The Theatre of Owen Fawcett; Half a Century as a Supporting Player, 1853-1903.  Dissertation.  University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Call Number: Thesis73b.M225.

Philip K. Ward Collection of Theatrical Images, 1856-1910. Ms. Coll. 331. University of Pennsylvania Library. Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library Collection.http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/photos/theater/ (Last Accessed 15 April 2004). [Contains digital images of Owen Fawcett, Helena Modjeska, Edwin Booth, Fanny Davenport, Lawrence Barrett, and many other actors.]

Taylor, Orla Benedict. 1931. A Few Reminiscences of the Stage. In Papers, 1931-1941. Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. University of Michigan Special Collections Library. http://www.lib.umich.edu/spec-coll/index.html (Last Accessed 20 April 2004).