Item #33165 4 page ALS with Envelope. Ellen Terry.
4 page ALS with Envelope

4 page ALS with Envelope.

New York: 1885.

One rare envelope with stamp and red seal on the reverse and one four page ALS, double sides, on cream coloured note card.
SIZE: 10" x 6 3/8", folded to 5" x 6 3/8" written in blue ink.
Dated: March 16 1885.
Signed by Author. ELLEN TERRY
Dame Alice Ellen Terry February 27, 1848 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom - July 21, 1928 in Small Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Ellen Terry was considered the leading Shakespearean and comic actress in Britain as well as had much success in her American tours. Two of her most famous roles were Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

Virginia Woolf’s was obsessed with this Victorian actress.
She captivated many an artist and was painted by the famous John Singer Sargent in 1889 as Lady Macbeth, as well as by her first husband George Frederic Watts in 1864 in a portrait called Choosing

She was a muse to many.”…during that short time, she had the opportunity to meet many cultured, talented and important people, such as poets Robert Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson; prime ministers William Ewart Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli; and photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Because of Watts's paintings of her and her association with him, she "became a cult figure for poets and painters of the later Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic movements, including Oscar Wilde” Michael R. "Terry, Dame Ellen Alice (1847–1928)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn,4 January 2010

The Envelope is addressed to:
Miss Gertrude Barrett,
72 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.
A small handwritten note below the address on the front “With a big picture a little flower… ET”

Monday 16 March 85
“My sweet little girlie, I see by the paper this morning you have been ill- I wish you could know how sorry I am. Each day I have been going to go to your Mother, to thank her for some lovely roses, and thank the pleasure of seeing you all and each day something has happened to stay me- this last week I’ve been quite ill-
I suppose you’re not right yet, but I will at least send you my love and a little flower, and I will try to see your Mother, or Milly[?], if not Jon tomorrow= There’s your picture at last!!! And you shall tell me if you like it.When we meet.
From my Dear very affectionately ‘Ellen Terry’
Keep up your little heart- the spring days will set your right and you’ll be all blowin’ & a' ‘growin’ soon like a Crocus!!
Jeffrey is here and send his love to all of you"

Item #33165    Price: US$750.00