MADGE KENDAL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 206372
MADGE KENDAL The actress asks her agent about railway routes. Autograph Letter signed: "Madge Kendal", 2 pages (integral leaf), 4¼x7, black bordered mourning paper. No place, "Friday", no date. To"Dear Mr.
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The actress asks her agent about railway routes.
Autograph Letter signed: "Madge Kendal", 2 pages (integral leaf), 4¼x7, black bordered mourning paper. No place, "Friday", no date. To"Dear Mr. Christy", in full: "Can you tell me the best way to go to [illegible] End by rail - underground or [illegible] & if the latter, which is best food to take? Please send to 12 Portland Place where I shall be tomorrow & oblige. Yours in haste". Madge Kendal (1848-1935) born in Great Gimsby, England, married actor William (Grimston) Kendal (1843-1917), who took her name, in 1869, and the couple starred in stage performances from Shakespeare to the "fairy comedies" of W. S. Gilbert, touring the US for the first time in 1889. The Kendal's, who helped restore respectability to the London theatre after a period of disrepute, retired in 1908. Outliving her husband by nearly two decades, she became a Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire in 1927. Toned. Edges and corners worn. Creased from multiple folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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