- Brown, Katharine S.
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1941-002
- Physical description
- .5 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Letters from E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
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Katharine S. Brown, Glenna Tinnin and Jane Ogle of Tinnin, Brown, Inc. were actors' managers whose clients included E. H. Sothern and his wife, Julia Marlowe. Marlowe and Sothern first appeared together as Romeo and Juliet in 1904 and reigned for a decade or more as America's foremost Shakespearian players. In the late 1920s Sothern gave dramatic readings around the country and Marlowe was retired from the stage. The collection is primarily letters by Sothern to his managers on his recital bookings. The frequent letters (there are over 200), document the hardships and successes of life on the lecture circuit. There is also one folder of letters and Christmas cards by Marlowe, many written while she was traveling, most to Katharine Brown. Typed transcriptions accompany every letter.
Source of acquisitionPapers: Purchase, Glenna S. Tinnin, 07/16/41
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498