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Elsie Leslie papers

Title
Elsie Leslie papers, 1889-1972.
Author
Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1978-004 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1978-004 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1978-004 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
ca. 2.8 lin. ft. (4 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Autograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Jane Douglass
Biography (note)
  • Child actress, best known for playing the title roles in the original LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (1888-1889) and THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, Elsie Leslie returned to the stage as a young adult to star in THE RIVALS (1898) and other plays.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1978-004
Author
Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966.
Title
Elsie Leslie papers, 1889-1972.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The collection contains letters to Elsie Leslie from friends and admirers, publicity photographs of Leslie as a child and an adult actress, and her autograph album containing letters, photographs, clippings, autographs and cards. Most of the letters concern personal matters: invitations, travels and health, though there is some discussion of possible roles and compliments on her performances. There is an extensive file of letters from playwright Louis N. Parker. Other correspondents include Poultney Bigelow, members of the Samuel Clemens family, Julie Harris, Helen Keller, Julia Marlowe, Schuyler Mathews, and Alexander Woollcott. There is a small amount of third party correspondence, primarily letters to her second husband, Edwin Milliken.
Biography
Child actress, best known for playing the title roles in the original LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (1888-1889) and THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, Elsie Leslie returned to the stage as a young adult to star in THE RIVALS (1898) and other plays. Born Elsie Leslie Lyde, she was married twice: in 1901 to actor Jefferson Winter, and in 1918 to banker Edwin J. Milliken.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository folder level control.
Local Note
Some materials in this collection previously cataloged as MWEZ+ n.c. 25350-25356.
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Added Author
Bigelow, Poultney, 1855-1954.
Clements family.
Harris, Julie, 1925-2013.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950.
Mathews, Schuyler.
Parker, Louis Napoleon, 1852-1944.
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1978-004
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