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Chandos Sweet papers

Title
Chandos Sweet papers, 1916-1962.
Author
Sweet, Chandos, 1882-

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Portfolio 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 2003-031 Portfolio 1Offsite

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Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
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Biography (note)
  • Chandos Sweet (1882-1960) worked as a company manager, business manager, and general manager for numerous plays, touring companies and theaters in a show business career which lasted over four decades.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 2003-031
Author
Sweet, Chandos, 1882-
Title
Chandos Sweet papers, 1916-1962.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Chandos Sweet papers consist mostly of correspondence, including brief notes from actress Gertrude Lawrence or her husband Richard Aldrich. There is also paperwork concerning a loan made to Sweet by actor-director Sidney Olcott in 1916, three contracts securing Sweet's services as manager for various companies, a Certificate of Merit from the Actors' Fund, and a fold-out document some 65 inches long, dated 1954 and signed by numerous members of the Lambs Club "with affectionate memories of Chandos Sweet." Signees include Frank Fay, Smith & Dale, Elliott Nugent, Harry Blackstone, Ed Begley, and Frank McHugh.
Biography
Chandos Sweet (1882-1960) worked as a company manager, business manager, and general manager for numerous plays, touring companies and theaters in a show business career which lasted over four decades. At various times in his career Chandos Sweet worked as an actor and also served as an agent for actors, but by the late 1930s he was employed primarily as a manager, and remained active in that capacity almost to the end of his life. Sweet formed an especially close friendship with Gertrude Lawrence. Chandos Sweet died in March 1960.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2003-031
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