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Jay family photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0257

This collection contains nine photographs related to the Jay family of Maryland.

Dates: 1850-1885

John T. Ford manuscript collection

Identifier: MS 0371
Abstract Manuscript collection of John Thompson Ford, owner and manager of Ford's Theatre in Washington at the time of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Includes correspondence of John T. Ford, Edwin Stanton, Henry Winter Davis, and Junius and Edwin Booth relating to the Lincoln assassination, Ford’s theater, and John T. Ford’s theatrical ventures. There are also notes and recollections Ford made relating to the assassination and subsequent trials. Newspaper clippings found in the collection...
Dates: 1832-1956

May's Dramatic Encyclopedia of Baltimore collection

Identifier: MS 0995

This collection contains histories (mostly day by day accounts) of the theatres that existed in Baltimore from 1750-1904. Included are such famous ones as the Holliday Street Theatre, Front St. Theatre, Ford's Grand Opera House, and The Lyric, as well as less known taverns and coffee houses giving entertainment. Biographies of the leading men connected with these theatres include Edmund Kean, Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin Booth, Jenny Lind, and Charles Dickens, among others.

Dates: 1750-1904