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Series XI: Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically by the first date in each. The scrapbooks contain press clippings gathered together into volumes by either Elizabeth Robins or her husband, George Richmond Parks. It does not appear that negative reviews were censored.

Subseries A: Elizabeth Robins, 1874-1904

Scope and Contents note

Elizabeth Robins' scrapbooks contain a wide variety of material, including, but not limited to, printed poems of her two aunts, anecdotes, articles on historical and theological interests, wedding invitations, favorite etchings, playbills, theatre reviews, letters and mentions of friends and relations.

Bessie Robins from Papa, Putnam, Ohio 1874-1885, 1874 -1885, inclusive

scrapbook: 226 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

"Weddings and etc" 1874-1883, 1874 -1883, inclusive

scrapbook: 227 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

"To Bessie with much love from Cousin Lizzie Bodine, Christmas 1875" 1875, 1875, inclusive

scrapbook: 228 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Color picture book.

Bedford, Mass. '83" 1883, 1883, inclusive

scrapbook: 229 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Etching prints of personalities.

Criticisms and Notices of Plays 1883-1890, 1883 -1890, inclusive

scrapbook: 230 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

"Elizabeth Robins Parks, July 1886, 'Good Ones'" 1885/1886, 1885 -1886, inclusive

scrapbook: 231 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Clippings, calling cards, etc.

Unbound Scrapbook 1891-1893, 1891 -1893, inclusive

scrapbook: 232 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Mainly Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder; clippings; some posters.

C.E. Raimond's Scrapbook 1894, 1893-1895, 1894 -1896, inclusive

scrapbook: 233 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Reviews of The Lucky Sixpence in The New Review (1893), George Mandeville's Husband (1894), and The New Moon (1895).

"Fund. Press Notices. 'Little Eyolf' '96" 1896, 1896, inclusive

scrapbook: 234 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Subscription campaign for Little Eyolf and Mariana; criticisms and notices for Little Eyolf and John Gabriel Borkman.

"Admiral Guinea, Honesty Press Cuttings" 1897, 1897, inclusive

scrapbook: 235 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Content

See also Oversize Material, Box 270, Folders 11-12.

General Clippings 1898-1899, 1898 -1899, inclusive

scrapbook: 236 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Reviews of Thackeray, Shaw, Swinburne, etc.; some clippings from Louisville Courier Journal, e.g. on death of Lloyd Tevis; C.E. Raimond letter.

The Open Question 1898-1899, 1898 -1899, inclusive

scrapbook: 237 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Clippings; letters; telegrams; letters from various people to William Heinemann.

The Magnetic North 1904, 1904, inclusive

scrapbook: 238 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Subseries B: George Richmond Parks, 1871-1883

Scope and Contents note

George Richmond Parks kept four scrapbooks, two of which contain only playbills.

Playbills 1871-1886, 1871-1886, inclusive

scrapbook: 239 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Playbills 1877-1886, 1877-1886, inclusive

scrapbook: 240 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

"George R. Parks" 1879-1883, 1879 -1883, inclusive

scrapbook: 241 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Criticisms, notices, poems, quotes, menus, and articles of interest from several American newspapers.

"Criticisms and Notices 1883 George R. Parks, 1883", 1883, inclusive

scrapbook: 242 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

General note

Indexed; mainly Boston newspapers.

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