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Guide to the Edwin Booth Family Collection, 1860-1962
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Family History:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Edwin Booth Family Collection
    Dates: 1860-1962
    Identification: SC/EBF
    Creator: Booth family
    Physical Description: 6.94 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections
    Abstract: 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.

    Family History:

    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.
    In 1861 Edwin married Mary Devlin and they had one daughter Edwina. She married Ignatius Grossman, a banker, in 1885. They had two children, Clarence Edwin Booth Grossman, an artist, and Mildred Booth Grossman. Mildred married Cleveland Livingston Waterbury (he died in 1937 and she later married Arthur C. Tilton). Their daughter Edwina Booth Waterbury married the actor Richard H. Cutting. Edwina Booth Cutting (née Waterbury) passed away in 1985.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Audio recordings
    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Scrapbooks

    Personal Name:

    Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
    Grossman, Edwina Booth, b. 1861

    Topical Term:

    Booth family
    Theater -- United States

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Edwin Booth Family Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Papers, News Clippings, Scrapbook, 1865-1936
    Series II: Photographs
    Series III: Realia
    Series IV: Sound Recordings, 1939

    Scope and Contents

    The Edwin Booth Family Collection contains family records of Edwin Booth and his descendants to his great granddaughter, Edwina Booth Cutting. The collection is arranged into four series: Papers, News Clippings, Scrapbook, Photographs, Realia, and Sound Recordings.