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William G.B. Carson Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

United States Theatre History

Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis

Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles

Correspondence

Material Relating to Dear Josephine

Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis

Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances

Realia

Scripts

News Clipping

Theatre Programs

Printed Material

Material Relating to Early New Mexico History

Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities

Printed Material

Maps



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William G.B. Carson Papers, 1783-1966 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: William G.B. Carson Papers, 1783-1966Add to your cart.

ID: MS/MS/ms023

Primary Creator: Carson, William G. B. (William Glasgow Bruce) 1891-

Extent: 97.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William G. B. Carson Papers consists of four accruals:

Accrual 1 includes materials relating to United States theatre history; materials relating to Carson's teaching at Washington University in St. Louis; theatre playbills, programs, magazines, and newspaper articles; correspondence and autograph collection of famous actors, actresses, and writers.

Accrual 2 relates primarily to preparation of Dear Josephine, Professor Carson's biography on Josephine Sherwood Hull. It also includes teaching notebooks prepared for theatre and drama courses at Washington University and diaries Professor Carson kept of theatre and music performances he attended from 1913 to 1966, primarily in St. Louis.

Accrual 3 includes scripts of plays by Washington University students, news clipping about Professor Carson's retirement, theatre programs, and printed material.

Accrual 4 includes materials that fall under two main categories: early New Mexico history and materials relating to Carson's theatrical activities. Carson's research into New Mexico history was prompted by the fact that his great-great-grandfather, William Carr Lane, besides being one of the first St. Louis mayors, was also first governor of New Mexico, 1852-1853. The diary kept by Lane during his governorship was edited by Carson, requiring research into geography and exploration, Indian relations, and political figures of the period. The Theatrical Activities include personal material, material from his teaching at Washington University, material from Washington University's Thyrsus organization, material from his time as a playwright and director, material from Carson as an author, material from St. Louis' Little Theatre and The Players, and his research on theatre and musical performances. This also includes printed material and maps.

Collection Historical Note

William G.B. Carson, a longtime professor of English at Washington University, is best known for his scholarly work in the history of the American theatre and for the active role he played in staging theatrical productions at Washington University and within the St. Louis community at large. Carson's books include Theatre on the Frontier, (1932) and a biography of the great American actress Josephine Hull.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Related Materials: See also WUA00170 William G. B. Carson Papers

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series G1-1: United States Theatre History],
[Series G1-2: Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G1-3: Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles],
[Series G1-4: Correspondence],
[Series G2-1: Material Relating to Dear Josephine],
[Series G2-2: Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G2-3: Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances],
[Series G2-4: Realia],
[Series G3-1: Scripts],
[Series G3-2: News Clipping],
[Series G3-3: Theatre Programs],
[Series G3-4: Printed Material],
[Series G4-1: Material Relating to Early New Mexico History],
[Series G4-2: Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities],
[Series G4-3: Printed Material],
[Series G4-4: Maps],
[All]

Series G1-4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence addressed primarily to William G.B. Carson or his father, Dr. Norman Bruce Carson, from actors, singers, producers, and writhers, ca. 73 items
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bernhardt, SarahAdd to your cart.
Item 1: to [unidentified], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page, with envelope
Folder 2: Booth, Edwin Thomas, 1833-1893, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Fisk, H. G., [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 3: Brownlee, John, 1901- , Australian singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. B.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1941: January 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: 1946: October 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page, with envelope
Folder 4: [Clark], Kendall, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, Prof. & Mrs. [William G. B.], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 5: Cornell, Katharine, 1898-1974, American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. B., 1956: July 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 6: Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924, American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "Dear Friend", [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 7: Croft, Manuella (?), American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1916: February 3Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Folder 8: Cushman, Charlotte [Saunders], 1816-1876, American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "Mr. Ford" (?)Add to your cart.
Item 1: [No year]: February 23Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: To "Mr. Webster"Add to your cart.
Item 1: [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 2: 1841: December 8Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 9: Evans, Maurice, 1901- , English actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. B., 1941: June 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 10: [Florence, William Jermyn], 1831-1891, American comedianAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My Dear Annie", [1891]: [January 15]Add to your cart.
Autograph note, 1 page
Folder 11: Forbes-Robertson, [Sir] J[ohnston], 1853-1937, British actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [Dr. Norman Bruce], 1914: November 10Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 12: Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My dear Sister", 1848: March 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 13: Gillmore, Margalo, 1897- , American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], [No year]: October 24Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 14: Glasgow, Ellen [Anderson Gholson], 1874-1945, American novelistAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1916: November 4Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 15: Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1938: March 4Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 16: Harris, Julie, 1925- , American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1956: October 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 17: Hayes, Helen, 1900- , American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William [G.] B.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1945: January 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1950: December 18Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 18: Hotchner, [Aaron E.], 1920- , American playwrightAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page
Folder 19: Hull, Henry, 1890- , American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], [No year]: March 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 20: Inescort, Frieda, American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson [William G. B.], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 21a: [Jefferson, Joseph], 1829-1905, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My Dear Maggie", [1891]: [January 15]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter, 3 pages with note card explaining circumstances of note
Folder 21b: Jefferson, J[oseph], 1829-1905, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Larkin, T. H.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1891: January 15Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 2 pages
Item 2: To Carson, Dr. N[orman] B[ruce]Add to your cart.
Item 1: [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 22: Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959, American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. B.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1945: March 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1947: May 5Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 23: Jordan, Doro[thea], 1762-1816, British actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To [unidentified], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 24: Kean, C[harles John], 1811-1868, English actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My Dear Sir"Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1866: February 9Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: To "Mr. Webster"Add to your cart.
Item 1: [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 25: Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, English actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My dear sir"Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1821: July 28Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: To "Dear Sir"Add to your cart.
Item 1: [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 26: Kean, Ellen [Tree], 1805-1880, English actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My dearest Mary", 1864: October 9Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Folder 27: Kemble, [Frances Anne] (Fanny), 1809-1893, English actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My dear Mr. Lawrence", [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Folder 28: Kemble, J[ohn] P[hilip], 1757-1823, English actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "My dear Sir", 1807: March 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 29: Le Gallienne, [Eva], 1899- , American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1953: July 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: 1964: March 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 30: Longfellow, Henry W[adsworth], 1807-1882, American poetAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Glasgow, W[illia]m, Jr., 1858: December 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 31: Lunt, Alfred, 1892- , American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1948: March 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: 1957: February 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: 1959: October 20Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 32: MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson [William G. B.], 1927: August 17Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 33: Macready, W[illiam] C[harles], 1793-1873, English actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Turner, Rev. W. H., [No year]: November 22Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 34: Madeira, Jean [Browning], 1924-1972, American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 2 pages
Folder 35: Marlowe, Julia, 1866-1950, English actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1927: January 2Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: 1946: February 9Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 36: Matthews, [James] Brander, 1852-1929, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1914: July 15Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 37: Melba, Nellie, 1866-1931, Australian opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To [unidentified], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 38a: Ragland, Edith Mason, American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1949: May 25Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: 1950: March 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 38b: Ragland, Edith M[ason], American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1950: March 26Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 38c: Ragland, Edith Mason, American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1951: April 1Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: 1954: April 26Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 2 pages
Folder 39: Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831, English actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To "Sarah and Elizabeth", [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 2 pages
Folder 40: Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901- , American actressAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. B., 1942: October 8Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with an advertising flyer and a program from her performances at the American Theatre, St. Louis, February 11012, 1935
Folder 41: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942, American actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], [No year]: May 29Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Item 2: To Carson, William [G. B.], [No year]: March 5Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 42: Swarthout, Gladys, 1904-1969, American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. B.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1946: April 17Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: 1946: July 18Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with a P.S. by Frank Chapman
Folder 43: [Talma, Fracois Joseph], 1763-1826, French actorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To [Vanhove, Caroline], [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter, 3 pages with a lithograph portrait of Talma
Folder 44: Telva-Jones, Marion, 1897-1962, American opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1946: April 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 45: Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933, American clergymanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, Dr. N[orman] B[ruce]Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1904: January 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 46: Vettori, Elda, Italian opera singerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, [William G. B.], 1946: April 29Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 47: White, W[illiam] A[llen], 1868-1944, American journalistAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Carson, William G. [B.], 1940: September 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 48: Wordsworth, W[illia]m, 1770-1850, English poetAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Dr. Williamson, [No date]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 49: York and Albany, Duke of. Frederick Augustus, 1763-1827, Son of George IIIAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To [unidentified], 1796: April 29Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page
Folder 50: [Unidentified]Add to your cart.
Item 1: To Spaulding, Sam, 1891: January 27Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page

Browse by Series:

[Series G1-1: United States Theatre History],
[Series G1-2: Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G1-3: Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles],
[Series G1-4: Correspondence],
[Series G2-1: Material Relating to Dear Josephine],
[Series G2-2: Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G2-3: Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances],
[Series G2-4: Realia],
[Series G3-1: Scripts],
[Series G3-2: News Clipping],
[Series G3-3: Theatre Programs],
[Series G3-4: Printed Material],
[Series G4-1: Material Relating to Early New Mexico History],
[Series G4-2: Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities],
[Series G4-3: Printed Material],
[Series G4-4: Maps],
[All]


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