BINGE (John Bull, c. 1815-1878, Toy and Fancy Goods Dealer)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Laker, saying he has a proof of "King and Mrs. Baddeley ... before letters, as to the Kean; I will think about it, trade is very bad" but agreeing to "Abel Drugger & Miss ONeil", 1 side 8vo., [8-10] Lowther Arcade, West Strand, London, 'Wednesday' no date, watermark

Binge sang at Covent Garden, 1840-1842, and was known as 'The Singing Mouse' from his small voice. From 1869 he was Secretary of the Covent Garden Theatrical Fund. The Lowther Arcade ran parallel to William IV Street, from Adelaide Street to the Strand.
Sophia Baddeley, 1745-1786, played Ophelia at Drury Lane, 1765. Thomas King, 1730-1805, was the original Sir Peter Teazle, 1777, and Puff, 'the Critic', 1779. Eliza O'Neil, Lady Becher, 1791-1872, played Juliet at Covent Garden, 1814.

Item Date:  1858

Stock No:  14869      £35

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