Sir Henry Irving autograph letter signed and printed menu card for the Irving Banquet signed
Date Published: 1887 & 1897
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed. One page. 5 x 8 inches, Dated Lyceum Theatre 14 May 1897. To a Mr. Campbell. Arranging to meet, with his wife as well. Signed by Irving. Was folded now flat, slight bend top left corner.
Printed 2 colour (black & red) Menu card for the Irving Banquet [by the] Edinburgh Pen and Pencil Club, [Edinburgh] September 1887. One page, 4-3/4 x 7 inches on card stock. Signed in pencil by Irving. Bottom left corner slightly bent and some light foxing.
Both in very good condition.
Sir Henry Irving [born John Henry Brodribb, sometimes known as J. H. Irving] was an English stage actor in the Victorian era. Irving was known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. In 1895 he became the rst actor to be awarded a knighthood, indicating full acceptance into the higher circles of British society. Irving was one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of the 1897 novel Dracula whose author Bram Stoker
was business manager of the theatre.
Very Good. Item #8191