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Owen Mortimer collection,

Title
Owen Mortimer collection, 1953-1999.
Author
Mortimer, Owen.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 424 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
.2 lin. ft. (1/2 archives box)
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Source (note)
  • Mortimer, Owen
Biography (note)
  • Biographer of Ira Aldridge, the free born African-American actor who achieved fame in Europe for his interpretation of Shakespearean roles from the 1820s to his death in 1867.
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  • Processed
Call Number
Sc MG 424
Author
Mortimer, Owen.
Title
Owen Mortimer collection, 1953-1999.
Summary
Exhibition and biographical materials relating to Ira Aldridge, and correspondence between his daughter Amanda Aldridge and biographer Owen Mortimer.
Biography
Biographer of Ira Aldridge, the free born African-American actor who achieved fame in Europe for his interpretation of Shakespearean roles from the 1820s to his death in 1867. Mortimer began collecting materials on Aldridge after his migration to the United States in 1946, some of which were exhibited at the Chicago Public Library in 1954. His biography Speak of Me As I Am: the Story of Ira Aldridge was published in 1989. Owen Mortimer is a native of Australia.
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Mortimer, Owen.
Ring, Montague.
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 424
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