Collection SCA45-GA25 - Letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue

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Letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue

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  • 1 leaf
  • 1 photograph : sepia toned ; 17 x 11 cm

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Collection consists of one undated typescript letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The letter requests Jefferson put in a good word for Larue. Also included is an undated photograph card of Joseph Jefferson, taken by Gilbert & Bacon studios in Philadelphia.

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Received as part of the Verbeke collection which was purchased in 1969.


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Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1829 to a family of actors and managers, and began acting at age of three. He was educated at home and later received an M.A. at Yale and at Harvard. In addition to his acting work, Jefferson was known for his paintings and autobiography. He found major success following his appearance in "Our American Cousin" (1858), but he was best known for his portrayals of Rip Van Winkle. He died in April 23, 1905, in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Revised by PH in September 2018
Reviewed by DR January 2020.

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