DALLAS (Isabella, née Gearns, 1823-1889, Shakespearean Actress and Reader Isabella Glyn)

Autograph fragment, unsigned, of a letter, saying "I wish to see you very much before you go away" and asking her correspondent to write "to say when you will call on Saturday morning", 1 side 4" x 5¼" blue French paper, no place, no date, c. two tiny defects in margin, one just touching one letter

Isabella, who acted under her mother's maiden name of Glyn, made her début at Manchester as 'Constance' in 'King John' in 1847, and played 'Cleopatra' at the Princess' Theatre, Oxford Street, in 1867. She was married to the journalist and author E.S. Dallas, 1828-1879, whom she divorced in 1874.
Identification on verso in the hand of Florence H. Suckling (née Suckling, 1848-1923, Writer, wife of Captain Thomas Suckling of Highwood Lodge, Romsey, 1844-1922)

Item Date:  1870

Stock No:  51880      £30

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