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Guide to the Edwin Booth Family Collection, 1860-1962
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Description
The Booth family is the well-known 19th century American theatrical family that includes Edwin Booth and his brothers, John Wilkes and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. Edwin made his stage debut in 1849. The collection contains family records of Edwin Booth and his descendants to his great granddaughter, Edwina Booth Cutting.
Background
The Booth family is the well-known 19th century American theatrical family that includes Edwin Booth and his brothers, John Wilkes and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. Edwin made his stage debut in 1849 with his father Junius. After his death in 1852, Edwin toured Australia and Hawaii, earning stage recognition during his 1856 engagement in Sacramento, California. He is remembered today for his Shakespeare performances, particularly his Hamlet in 1864/1865 which he produced with brothers Junius and John.
Extent
6.94 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.