FANNY DAVENPORT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 08/22/1893 - HFSID 271124
Sale Price $288.00
Check filled out and signed: "Fanny Davenport.", 6¾x3. New York City, 1893 August 2. Check No. 20, drawn on the Chemical National Bank of New York, payable to "J E Potter" for $1,00. English-born American stage actress Fanny Davenport (1850-1898) 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. Cancellation cut, not at signature. Bank stamps on verso lightly show through. Overall, fine condition.
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