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Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Recipient: Lowne, Edward Yates >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, Sept., 30 
Document Type: Letter
Content Summary: Love, and greetings to both. He is just bound for Sheffield and will soon let them know of his doings. He refers to what must have been their first encounter at some event in 1851 when Irving was a spectator and Lowne was guest of [ ] Commerce(?) on March 1st. He must be the Mr Lowne recorded in 'The Times'.
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Document Holder: RRL (Reference: Theatre Manuscript Collection)
Ref.No: 5607    
Author: Priestley, Sir William Edward Briggs >>
Address: Mayor's Parlour, Town Hall, Bradford
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: [Sheffield]
Date: 1905, Oct., 3 
Document Type: Letter (2 p.)
Content Summary: Very pleased to know that Irving is coming to Bradford next week; regret that it may be his last visit. Some of Bradford's prominent citizens are invited to lunch at the Town Hall on Wednesday to show their appreciation of Irving's great work. Priestley wishes to assure Irving that all will be done for his comfort and that no strain will be put upon him. Apologies for inviting friends before communication with Irving but time was short.
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Notes: Irving attended the luncheon on Wed 11th October 1905, two days before his death. Though short of breath and looking desperately ill he spoke well. His theme was 'The Need for Municipal Theatres'.
Document Holder: SCL (Reference: RL2/7/11)
Ref.No: 6469    
Author: Fitch, Walter >>
Address: -
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, Oct., 5 
Document Type: Letter
Content Summary: On the Heart of Midlothian Swimming Club.
Published: -
Notes: -
Document Holder: RRL (Reference: Disher, Box 1, Folder 9)
Ref.No: 4714    
Author: Bancroft, Sir Squire >>
Address: Garrick Club, W.C.
Recipient: Stoker, Bram (Abraham) >>
Address: Theatre-Royal, Bradford
Date: 1905, Oct., 8 
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: He had just left London when Stoker proposed a meeting and fear it must be postponed until Irving returns to town. He hopes he keeps well. Give him Bancroft's love.
Published: -
Notes: Irving died on 13th October.
Document Holder: LDS (Reference: BC MS 19c Stoker)
Ref.No: 7657    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Midland Hotel, Bradford
Recipient: Irving, Henry Brodribb “Harry” >>
Address: -
Date: [1905], Oct., 10 Tuesday
Document Type: Letter (3 p.)
Content Summary: The contract or agreement would be no agreement after the first month or two. It is full of pitfalls and he would not bind himself to anybody for five years. If both don't agree, better to part, & if you do, better a fresh contract every year. Harry is not entering into anything of the sort, and as he says they are all mixed up, he cannot be too careful. Between themselves he hears it took most influential interest to get Mrs Pat's contract carried out after her accident, despite the clauses. The document is impudent in its one-sidedness. There are only 7 good months in America and they could send him anywhere any time - one night stands nor Sundays excepted. It would be good for him to have representatives in America to save worry. He doen't think Harry's lawyer should be Frohman's as no man ever served two masters properly - even such a friend as George Lewis fails at it. God bless Harry.
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Notes: A note at head reads: "Copy of mine 9/10/05" with 6 pages of rough notes, some in pencil on the same subject, one on paper from the Midland Hotel, and one embossed 20 Bedford Street, London, W.C., numbered 7 which is part of an earlier draft in another hand, perhaps of a speech given by Irving. The last letter is full of sound advice from Irving's experience. The proposed contract is presumably with Charles Frohman. Mrs Patrick Campbell is reported to have quarrelled with Frohman in New York in 1902. Sir George Lewis was Irving's solicitor.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/45)
Ref.No: 1402    
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