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Richard Mansfield family papers

Title
Richard Mansfield family papers, 1856-1940, bulk (1905-1940)
Author
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907.
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Folder (oversize) 1Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Folder (oversize) 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 1Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 2Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 3Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 4Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 4Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 5Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 5Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 6Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 6Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 7Moving imageRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1863 Volume 7Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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Description
13.84 linear feet (32 boxes, 8 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Blueprints.
  • Diaries.
  • Drawings.
  • Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Van Doren, Harold
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (NYPW 90-A43)
Biography (note)
  • Richard Mansfield (1857-1907) was a prominent stage actor in the late 19th century.
Language (note)
  • in German, French and Czech.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1863
Author
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907.
Title
Richard Mansfield family papers, 1856-1940, bulk (1905-1940)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, legal documents, drawings, photographs, printed matter, and other Mansfield family papers. Papers are largely personal in nature with the bulk being Beatrice Cameron's papers. Other members of the family represented in the collection are Hermine Rudersdorff, Richard Mansfield's mother, and George Gibbs Mansfield, the Mansfields's son. Writings are plays and poems; family papers include diaries, daybooks, address books, photographs, drawings, blueprints, and newspaper clippings.
Biography
Richard Mansfield (1857-1907) was a prominent stage actor in the late 19th century. He was born in Germany into a family involved in the performing arts. Mansfield began his stage career touring the English provinces in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and made his first appearance in New York in 1882 in light opera. His most important roles were in productions of Shakespeare plays but he also performed in musicals. He introduced George Bernard Shaw's drama to America and produced the first English language version of Peer Gynt. He wrote revisions of noted plays, as well as original works. His wife, Beatrice Cannon (Susan Hegeman Mansfield), was a stage actress who appeared with his company. She retired from the stage in 1898 and after her husband's death did relief work overseas and then taught speech and drama in New York City.
Language
Some materials in German, French and Czech.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Richard Mansfield correspondence located at: The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (NYPW 90-A43)
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Occupation
Actors.
Added Author
Blashfield, Grace Hall.
Cameron, Beatrice, 1863-1940.
Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947.
Clements, Colin, 1894-1948.
Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950.
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909.
Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905.
Landone, Brown.
Mansfield, George Gibbs, 1898-1918.
Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943.
Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946.
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909.
Rudersdorff, Hermine, 1822-1882.
Stahl, Lorraine.
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928.
Winter, William, 1836-1917.
American Society for Psychical Research.
Comité Américain pour les Régions Dévastées de la France.
Christodora House (New York, N.Y.)
Research Call Number
MssCol 1863
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