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Last day at the Houghton

Wow, this week has just flown by! I’ve seen so many amazing objects, manuscripts, photographs, and related material. Today, with the assistance of a generous archivist, I managed to find the illustration of Jean Davenport as Young Norval – the one Maclean references in his article (!!) – along with several playbills. They were all in a special volume of Ireland’s Records of the New York Stage from 1750 to 1860, which Augustin Daly had arranged to be “extended and extra-illustrated” for him. I would never have found it without the archivist’s help. The volume itself is incredibly impressive, an archive in and of itself. And I am just so thrilled!! The illustration itself is in colour and quite large – the kind of image that would make for a great book cover. ;)

I now have a few more outstanding requests but feel like I’m basically done…