FANNY DAVENPORT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 02/03/1888 CO-SIGNED BY: FANNY VINING - HFSID 320045
Sale Price $414.00
FANNY DAVENPORT and FANNY VINING
The actress signs a check for $116.00 to her mother, Fanny Vining, with her signing on the verso in her married name
Check signed: "Fanny Davenport", on verso: "Mrs E L Davenport", 6¾x2¾. February 3, 1888. Check no. 41 drawn on the account of Fanny Davenport at the Chemical National Bank. Payable to Mrs. E. L. Davenport for the amount of $116.00. American stage actress FANNYDAVENPORT (1850-1898, born in London, England) made her debut at the age of 12 as the King of Spain in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady. In 1869, she joined the famed company of Augustin Daly, which traveled across the U.S. and toured England, Germany and France, presenting adaptations of foreign works and revivals of Shakespearean comedies. Leaving to form her own company, Davenport appeared in such plays as Sardous Fedora (1883) and Cleopatra (1890), making her final appearance on March 25, 1898, shortly before her death. Fanny was the daughter of American stage actor Edward Loomis Davenport (1816-1877) and English stage actress Fanny Vining. FANNY VINING (1829-1891), mother of Fanny Davenport, was a British born stage actress, debuting in America in 1855. By this time she had already married fellow actor Edward Loomis Davenport and given birth to her daughter, Fanny. Her last performance was as Lacy Macbeth in 1890, a year before her death. Multiple folds. Surface creases. Corners lightly worn. Faint stains on front and verso. Punched shape in center of check. Ink stamps. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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