Findings from the Miscellaneous Personal Name Collection: Georgie Barrymore’s 1884 acceptance of a stage production role
In this heavily faded 1884 letter written from the New Jersey beach town of Point Pleasant, actress Georgie Barrymore accepts a role in a New York stage production for a salary of $100.
Ms. Barrymore, an ancestor of the legendary Barrymore acting family (and great-grandmother of Hollywood star Drew Barrymore) writes:
“I will accept the weeks engagement commencing Sept 8th + two rehearsals in NY for the stipulated sum of one hundred dollars. Let me know at your earliest concerning when I shall be called for rehearsal…”