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MADGE KENDAL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 206362

Instructing her agent that she needs a night clerk standing by at her future engagements. "No one seems to think I require that. Kindly see to it." Autograph Note Signed: "Madge Kendal", 4½x3½. Postmarked London, January 8, 1885.

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MADGE KENDAL
Instructing her agent that she needs a night clerk standing by at her future engagements. "No one seems to think I require that. Kindly see to it."
Autograph Note Signed: "Madge Kendal", 4½x3½. Postmarked London, January 8, 1885. To Gerald Christy, 36 The Outer Temple, Strand [London].in full: "Please see at Salisbury, Kensington, Kingston & [?] that I have a night clerk to stand by. No one seems to think I require that. Kindly see to it". 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. Soiled. Corners worn and creased. Lightly toned. Large tear on bottom right corner. Edges slightly worn. Ink stamps. Otherwise, fine condition.

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