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Author: Foxwell, William Arthur >>
Address: Wolverhampton (Mountfield crossed through)
Recipient: Stoker, Bram (Abraham) >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, March, 20 
Document Type: Misc.Document (1 p.)
Content Summary: It is not possible for Irving to tour in America this coming winter & spring but he could take short tours in a less rigourous climate.
Published: -
Notes: A medical certificate signed by Foxwell and W.A. Lloyd-Davies. Irving has been taken ill at Wolverhampton.
Document Holder: SCL (Reference: RL2/7/318)
Ref.No: 7298    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Torquay
Recipient: Lloyd-Davies, William Allan >>
Address: [Mountfield Road] Wlptn [Wolverhampton]
Date: 1905, March, 20 
Document Type: Telegram
Content Summary: "Kindest greeting warmest thanks [for] Mrs Lloyd Davies beautiful flowers which cheer my room here. Journey most comfortable, no fatigue ..."
Published: 'First Knight', Vol 15, no.2, p.32
Notes: Date stamped: MR20 05. Summoned to Irving's hotel in Wolverhampton on the evening of 20th February 1905 when Irving had fainted after playing in 'The Bells' and 'Waterloo', Dr Lloyd-Davies injected him with strychnine to enable him to play the two remaining nights of the engagement. Lloyd-Davies stayed with Irving backstage during these performances. The next day Irving was also examined by Dr Foxwell of Birmingham and soon after went to Torquay to recuperate. staying until 19th April 1905.
Document Holder: Pd
Ref.No: 8196    
Author: Lloyd-Davies, William Allan >>
Address: Mountfield, Wolverhampton
Recipient: Stoker, Bram (Abraham) >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, March, 21 
Document Type: Letter (1 p.)
Content Summary: He encloses certificate - received glowing wire from the chief [Irving] the previous night - no fatigue - none the worse for journey for which Lloyd-Davies is thankful. Fraternal best wishes.
Published: -
Notes: Irving had been taken ill whilst on tour in Wolverhampton and had gone to convalesce. The enclosed certificate is Letter 7298.
Document Holder: SCL (Reference: RL2/7/319)
Ref.No: 7299    
Author: Deavine, Minnie >>
Address: Swan Hotel, Maesteg, Bridgend, Glamorgan, S. Wales
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: [Torquay?]
Date: 1905, March, 24 
Document Type: Letter
Content Summary: As amateurs proposing a play they ask his advice on choice of play and where to buy it. They request a villain and villainess. She is the oldest of the group at 16. They hear he is retiring and hope he can help. They will send a photograph.
Published: Miles & Trewin, Curtain Calls, Lutterworth, 1981, p.158.
Notes: The letter is apparently endorsed in Irving's hand "The Lady of Lyons - best wishes".
Document Holder: Pd
Ref.No: 7804    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Imperial Hotel, Torquay
Recipient: Stoker, Bram (Abraham) >>
Address: [20 Bedford St]
Date: 1905, March, 29 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: How would it be to announce 'Becket' for 12 nights not mentioning matinees? Ten days' announcement of third week would be ample, or it might be 'Becket' the first two weeks and 3rd week. Ask what they think of this at Drury Lane. Is Stanford coming back? If not someone must be engaged. He said several months before that he was off to America to produce a play, but nothing about returning. Any news of Major(?) Campbell or George Lewis? Irving is getting along slowly and he hopes well, with quiet and rest. He sees that Heinemann has secured an alteration in American copyright - is it any good? He is glad Stoker is going to 'Hamlet', as Harry will be. He will want his friends. Irving has great faith in him.
Published: -
Notes: 'Hamlet' is probably a lecture by H.B. Irving; see Letter 1445. George Lewis was Irving's solicitor, and Stanford probably Henry B. Stanford, previously a member of the company. By courtesy of the Tennyson Research Centre, Lincolnshire County Council. The likely envelope is preserved at SCL (RL2/8/476).
Document Holder: TRC (Reference: 3784)
Ref.No: 5498    
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