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[Three locks of William Smith's hair]

From: William Smith papers

[Three locks of William Smith's hair]

From: William Smith papers

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Creator: Smith, William, 1730-1819
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Date: 1794-1801
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Abstract:
Collection of manuscripts, mostly in verse, from the papers of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) or his sister, Frances; includes: 1) a poem addressed to Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774); 2) an "Epitaph on Hogarth" (William Hogarth, 1697-1764) by David Garrick (1717-1807); 3) an "Elegy on the Death of Sir Joshua Reynolds"; and 4) a pen-drawing of a stout soldier with a dog; two of the poems are in the hand of Mary (Palmer) O'Brien, marchioness of Thomond (d. 1820).
Physical Description:
3 locks of hair
Host Note:
The papers consist of letters, poems by both William Smith and others, newspaper clippings and other material related to Smith's career in the theater and his life in retirement after 1788. The letters discuss personal news, requests for theater tickets, inquiries after Smith's health, and other matters. Letters by Thomas Coutts offer his opinion on various aspiring actors and gossip about theatrical personages; William Dolben's letters include drafts of epilogues and odes; Capel Lofft's letters contain comments on Garrick and Roscius. Edmund Kean's letter discusses his performances of Richard III.
Box:
Box 1
Folder:
Folder 84
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 10087089
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