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Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Hotel Metropole, Whitby
Recipient: Terry, Dame Ellen Alice >>
Address: [London?]
Date: 1905, Aug., 5 
Document Type: Letter (4 p.)
Content Summary: Ellen has written on first page of letter in pencil " A Council of the Actors' Association are trying to carry out a scheme; I had asked advice". Irving says every actor and manager should support it. The actor to give one night's salary every year for the benefit of theatrical charities- each to receive a portion according to merit. There should be a representative Committee to make decisions. It is not a bad idea but Irving is doubtful about it gaining support - especially amongst actors almost impossible. Advises her to say that it is an excellent scheme and she will support it if it is put into practice. He hopes she is enjoying a rest. He will be sorry to begin again on 25th September - that is how he feels at present. He wonders if she knows Whitby - very quiet and not far from dear Mrs K. He used to come there often and saw a good deal of the du Mauriers. He has heard that her reading of the letters was very beautiful. She must reserve it for their dramatic school. He has been approached by another dramatic school but has respectfully declined. These schools are really all failures - they have no teachers - they will have to wait for Irving and Terry! All love H.
Notes: Written just before start of his final tour. Mrs K. may be Mrs Beatty Kingston.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/384/6/3)
Ref.No: 8232    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Hôtel Métrople. Whitby
Recipient: Stoker, Bram (Abraham) >>
Address: -
Date: [1905], [Aug.?], [6?] Sunday
Document Type: Letter (1 p.)
Content Summary: He has heard that Ledger's son is an invalid & consumptive. Is that so? There may be two sons - or this is an exaggeration. But wants to inform Stoker.
Published: -
Notes: Edward Ledger, editor of 'The Era'. This might also be a second letter of 30th July.
Document Holder: SCL (Reference: RL2/6/261)
Ref.No: 6474    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Recipient: Hawke, Philip Kingcombe Watty >>
Address: [Halsetown, Cornwall]
Date: [1905], [Aug.?] 
Document Type: Letter
Content Summary: Irving enclosed £5 for Halsetown Church choir with pleasure. "I recall Halsetown. It was a wild weird place fascinating in its peculiar beauty, and taking a more definite shape in my youthful imagination by reason of the fancies and legends of the people."
Published: Press cutting
Notes: From a cutting from an unnamed Cornish newspaper obituary of Irving. He had sent the donation not long before his death. Cuttings were sent to Bram Stoker by William A.W. Minards and are preserved at SCL in RL2/7.
Document Holder: Pd
Ref.No: 6806    
Author: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: Whitby
Recipient: Catling, Thomas >>
Address: -
Date: [1905], Aug., 9 
Document Type: Letter
Content Summary: It is like Catling to make such a kind suggestion to record what he calls a memorable date. ... This is a fine bracing coast but a little dull. The summer is over there and he thinks of going to the Lakes for a while. Kindest greetings to all at home.
Published: Lloyd's Weekly 1905.
Notes: From a press cutting. Catling planned articles in 'Lloyd's Weekly' to mark the beginning of Irving's 50th year on the stage on 29th September. He had written asking for an interview to verify dates. This took place on 7th September in Stratton Street. See also Letter 8598.
Document Holder: THM (Reference: Brereton Collection, Gift of Miss Chevalier)
Ref.No: 8597    
Author: Beeching, Henry Charles >>
Address: Burford Vicarage, Oxon. (Printed: Queen Hoo Hotel, Tewn, Welwyn crossed out)
Recipient: Irving, Sir Henry >>
Address: -
Date: [1905], [Aug.?], [10?] Thurs.
Document Type: Letter (1 p.)
Content Summary: Macmillan has sent Beeching a copy of Irving's letter to them. He is sorry they did not take Beeching into their confidence before. He entirely agrees that as Irving had a statement of that kind from Ainger it would be wrong to repeat the article.
Published: L. Irving, p.663
Notes: According to Irving, Ainger later said "That ought not to have been written. I am utterly ashamed of it".
Document Holder: THM (Reference: THM/37/1/45)
Ref.No: 328    
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