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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.
Published: -
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    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Bradford
Recipient: Brereton, Austin >>
Address: 13 York Ch[ambe]rs Adelphi Ldn (West Strand stamp)
Date: 1905, Oct., 10 12 o'clock
Document Type: Telegram
Content Summary: All good wishes - hope all well again.
Published: -
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/14/9/8(1))
Ref.No: 1451    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Midland Hotel, Bradford
Recipient: Wood, Butler >>
Address: -
Date: 1905, Oct., 10 
Document Type: Letter (1 p.)
Content Summary: Thanks for invitation for that evening. He must decline as his night's work is so ardous as to deter him from such pleasures.
Published: -
Notes: Written by Bram Stoker and signed by Irving.
Document Holder: LDS (Reference: BC Misc. Letters 1 Wood)
Ref.No: 5073    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: [Bradford]
Recipient: Maude, Cyril >>
Address: Prince's Theatre, Manchester
Date: [1905], [Oct.], [13] 
Document Type: Telegram
Content Summary: Greetings to all. The interests and honour of the Actors' Association are his heart's desire. It can only be supported by the enthusiasm of all actors, and changes might be brought about if desirable, but only with more supplies and a larger roll of members. When so many earnest men are trying they should be supported, and he believes the Association will support them.
Published: The Stage, Oct. 19, 1905.
Notes: A press cutting listing those attending the meeting on the afternoon of Friday 13th October. The irony of Irving's death later that day is remarked.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: Brereton Collection, Gift of Miss Chevalier)
Ref.No: 8602    
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