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.
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
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