Guide to the Kate Felton Elkins Collection M0125

Elkins (Kate Felton) collection
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
1999 ; revised 2022
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Kate Felton Elkins Collection
Identifier/Call Number: M0125
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1775-1927

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kate Felton Elkins, 1934.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Kate Felton Elkins Collection, M0125, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks on musical, theatrical and literary subjects. Includes letters, programs, playbills, clippings, printed articles, prints and photographs. One bound volume, titled "Dramatic" has twentieth century letters written to Felton Elkins.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Theater -- History
Literature -- History and criticism

Box 1, volume 1


page 1

Elkins, Felton Broomhall, 1889-


to Mrs. K. F. Neilson, with cover 30-Sep-25

Container Summary: T.L.S.
page p. 3

Elizabeth - print from a painting by Isaac Oliver

page p. 4

Elizabeth portrait proof print before letters by W. T. Walker 1791

page p. 5

Francis Bacon French print. Several Paris chez E. Desrochers

page p. 7

The Room in Which Shakspeare Was Born. print. T. G. Flowers. Edinburgh. pub by E. Adams

page p. 8

Ben jonson. print & biographical sketch [Hontueret?] [pint.].; Audinet, sculp; pub by Harrison & [?] May 1, 1794

page p. 9

Ben Jonson. Engraved by E. Scriven from a picture in the possession of Mr. Knight. pub. by Charles Knight

page p. 10

Abraham Cowley. Mary Beale pint. ; R. Godfrey s. pub by F. Blyth. Nov 1, 1776

page p. 11

Colley Cibber. Vanloo pinx J. S. Miller Sc. [1767]

page p. 12

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden broadside The Dramatist etc Feb 13, 1790

page 13

Margaret Woffington as Sir Harry Wildair. Wm. Hogarth, pinxt, N.Y. Photogravure Co.

page 14

Garrick, David, 1716-1779


A.L., fragment, undated

page 14

Mr. Garrick as Periauder. Roberts del., Wilsosculp.

page p. 15

Page from Stars of the Stage (pp.21 & 22) re: Garrick

page p. 16

Theatre Royal Broadside Tobin's The Curfew etc. July 30, 1807

page 17

Corri, Domenico


to Mr. Peake, Nov 28, 1807

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 19

Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854 Goodwin, William N.


Signatures on articles of agreement, Sep 3, 1822

page p. 21

Charles Kemble page from a book with portrait and biographical sketch


Fanny Kemble painted by T. Sally, engraved by J. Cheney

page p. 22

Theatre Royal, Hay-Market, broadside As You Like It etc. June 28, 1831

page p. 23

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. broadside Mme. Schroeder Devrient Fidelio etc. May 15, 1837,

page p. 24

Theatre Royal, Liverpool broadside Wallach in Pizarro etc. Mar 23, 1841

page p. 25

Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Sir T. Lawrence piuxt., J. Horsburgh sculpt., pub. Gebbie & Barrie.

page p. 27

Theatre-Royal Liverpool broadside Wallask in Rent Day etc. Mar 31, 1841

page 28

Ravel, Gabriel


to Mr. Sefton, Oct 9, 1847

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 29

Smith, Solomon Franklin, 1801-1869


to Carey and Hart, Sep 17 1845

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page p. 30

Edwin Booth as Hamlet p. from a book w/portrait

page p. 31

Edwin Thomas Booth page from book w/biographical sketch & 3 illustrations

page p. 32

Edwin Books portrait with facsimile signature John Wilson & Co. Publrs. N.Y.

page 33

Bishop, Charles B.


Signature on articles of agreement with H.C. Jarrett and H.D. Palmer, Mar 26, 1875

page p. 34

Lawrence Barrett

Container Summary: clip. biographical
page p. 35

Lawrence Barrett as Count Lauciotto page from book

page 37

Bishop, Charles B.


Signature on articles of agreement with Rich and Stetson, Dec 10, 1874

page 40

McCullough, John E., 1832- Autograph.

page p. 41

John E. McCullough

Container Summary: biographical clip
page 41

Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872


to H.H. Clements, Feb 14, 1855

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 45

Keene, [Laura?] Autograph


Charles Keane

Container Summary: photograph
page p. 46

Fords Theatre copy of broadside for Our American Cousin Lincoln Apr 14, 1865

page p. 46

E. A. Southern as Lord Dundreary in Our America Cousin illustrated article.

page p. 47

[E. A. Southern]

Container Summary: photograph
page 47

Covent, Byron


Telegram to E.A. Sothern

page p. 49

Fanny Davenport

Container Summary: photo

Mrs. Bishop

Container Summary: photo

Mrs. Bowers

Container Summary: photo
page p. 50

Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winckle

Container Summary: illustrated dip
page 50

15. Jefferson, Joseph Autograph

page p. 51

Joseph Jefferson as Newman Noggs, engraved by R.G. Tietze from photo formerly owned by John Broughan, lent by Peter [Gilecy?]

Container Summary: [copy of engraving]
page p. 52

Henry Irving as Hamlet

Container Summary: Illus'd clip
page 52

Irving, (John) Henry (B.), 1838-1905


to unknown Aug 30, 1893

Container Summary: A.N.S.
page p. 53

Henry Irving big sketch for Stars of the Stage


Mrs. G. H. Gilbert big sketch for Stars of the Stage

page p. 54

Ellen Terry big. clip co/photo as Letitia Hardy

page p. 55

Miss Ellen Terry as Partia

Container Summary: clip, illus.
page p. 57

Madam Modjeslca as Queen Mary

Container Summary: clip a biographical clip
page 57

Modjeska, Helena, ca. 1843- Autograph

page 58

Drew, John Autograph

page 58

Rehan, Ada Autograph

page p. 59

Ada Rehan as Katharina

Container Summary: clip

John Drew as Patrucio

Container Summary: clip
page p. 68

Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia.

Container Summary: clipped illus.
page p. 69

Wheatley's Arch St. Theatre broadside Gold etc. July 2 `56

page p. 70

Miss Neilson as Juliet

page 70

Neilson, Lilian Adelaide, 1850-1880 Autograph theater pass

page p. 71

Lilean Adelaide Neilson photo on sheet music cover

page 73

Cressy, John D.


to Directors of the American Theater

Container Summary: ALS
page p. 74

Dramatic Affairs clip from The Californian Sep 21, 1867

page p. 75

The Californian clips Dramatic Mention Amusements Musical 3/18/63 6/9 1866

page p. 76

Private Dispatches song words pub. by Bell & Company, S.F.

page p. 77

Kole Oil Tommy Song Words pub. by T.C. Boyd. S.F.


Ben Bolt Song words pub. by Bell & Company

page 78

Lotta M. Crabtree

Container Summary: photo
page 79


Container Summary: Illus. clip
page p. 81

Annie Pixley as M'liss

Container Summary: illus. clip
page 82

Patti, Carlotta and Joseph Hermanns Autographs

page 83

Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919


to Dear friend, 31-Aug

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page p. 85

Interieur du Théâtre de la Scala à Milan Sidole dess, gravé par L. Cherbuin ed. - Ferd. Astoria et File, Milan

page p. 86

Mlle. Georges. colored reproductions of drawing by J. Champagne

page p. 87

The Great Excitement Galup by Piette Laroche. ad poster or cover of sheet music

page 88

Jefferson, Joseph Autograph

page 88

Booth, Edwin Autograph

page 88

Sothern, E.A. Autograph

page 90

Kendal, W. H. Autograph

page 90

Kendal, Madge Autograph

page 91

Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm


to R.W. Welch, 26-Nov-03

Container Summary: T.L.S.
page 91

Langtry, Lillie Autograph

page 92

Walsh, Blanche Autograph

page 92

Irving, Isabel Autograph

page 92

Allen, Viola Autograph

page 93

Burgess, Neil, 1846-1910


to Friend Francis

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 94

Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, 1853-1937


to Thomas D. Osborne, 5-Mar-16

Container Summary: T.L.S.
page 95

Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude


to Dear Sir, 22-Nov-09

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 96

Adams, Maude, 1872-


to [Edward] Freiberger, May 15, 1897

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 97

Barrie, Sir James Mathew, 1860-1937


to?, 11-Dec

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 99

James, Louis and ? Warde Autographs

page 99

Loftus, Cecilia, 1876-


to Miss Welch, Jul-07

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 99

Irwin, May, 1862-


to George Leon Varney, 16-Sep-00

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page p. 97

Maude Adams

Container Summary: signed photo

Maude Adams, signed photo ; Maude Adams. ribbon of the Legion of Honor which she wore in a play

page 101

Elliott, Maxine Autographed photograph

page 102

Marlowe, Julia, 1870-


to Mr. Carr, and cvr. May 10, 1910

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 103

Mantell, R.B. Autograph

page 103

Trevelyan, Hilda, 1880


to Mrs. Caley, 10-Oct-06

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 103

[Kelcey], Herbert Autograph

page 104

Erskine, James Autograph

page 104

Salvini, Thomas Autograph

page 105

Wright, Haidee, 1868-


to Dr. Waddell.

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 105

Thompson, Lydia Autograph

page 106 & 107

Schildkraut, Joseph, 1895-


to [John] Howell, with cvr. June 29, 1923

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 108

Housman, Lawrence, 1867-


to Dear Carr, 23-Sep-02

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 108

MacKaye, Percy, 1875-


to [Lewis] Lesley, 15-Jan-15

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 109

Winter, William 1886

Container Summary: Poem
page 110, 111

Matthews, James Brander, 1852-1929


to Mr. Palmer, Sep 20, 1890

Container Summary: A.L.S.

June 1914.

Container Summary: A.N.S.
page 112

Hamburg, Mark


to Mrs. Bishop, 13-Sep

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 113

Harvey, Sir John Martin, 1863-1944


to H. C. Hilgate, 25-Sep-08

Container Summary: T.L.S.
page 115

Alexander, Sir George, 1858-1918


to Miss Waddell, and cvr. 6-Feb-06

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 121

Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-


to [Richard] Bennett, 9-Apr

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 123

Belasco, David, 1859-1931


to Felton Elkins, 22-May-25

Container Summary: T.L.S.
page 125

Brieux, [Eugéne], 1858-1932


in French to [Richard Bennett], May 6, 1917

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 126, 129

Bates, Blanche (Mrs. George Creel), 1873-1941


to Felton Elkins, one cvr. 1921, undated

Container Summary: 4 A.L.S.
page 130

[Bennett, Richard?], 1872-1944


to Felton Elkins, signed Dick, with cover. Mar, 23 1920

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 131

Bennett, Richard, 1872-1944


to Felton Elkins, 18-Nov-19

Container Summary: T.L.S.
page 132

Cobb, Irvin S., 1876-1944


to Felton Elkins, May 22

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 133

Copeland, C. T.


fragment, undated

Container Summary: T.L.S.,
page 134, 135

Chambers, Charles Hadden, 1860-1921


to Felton Elkins, Nov, 1919-undated

Container Summary: 3 A.L.S.
page 136

du Maurier, Sir Gerald, 1873-1934


to F. Elkins, with cover. Jun 15

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 137

Drew, John, 1853-1927


to F. Elkins, 28-Oct-13

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 140-143

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933


to F. Elkins, with cover, Mar 24, 1912, Jun 29, 1912 Apr 13, 1912

Container Summary: 3 A.L.S.
page 144, 145

Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928


to F. Elkins, undated

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 147

Marbury, Elizabeth


to F. Elkins, 11-Apr-25

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 148, page 149

Miller, Henry


Telegram to F. Elkins, 17-Mar-23


[to F. Elkins, undated

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 150-151

Maude, Cyril, 1862-


T.N.S. and 4 to F. Elkins, undated

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 152-157

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-


to F. Elkins, 1919, 1924 and undated

Container Summary: one cover.
page 159

Roosevelt, Theodore Autograph

page 160-165

Sheldon, Edward Brewster, 1886-1946


2 and 5 tels (1 holograph) to F. Elkins. 2 signed Ned undated, 1918, 1923 and 1915

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page 160

Tempest, [Marie]


Tel. to F. Elkins, 27-Sep-21

page 167

Titherade, Madge


to F. Elkins, 19-Apr

Container Summary: A.L.S.
page p. 169

Empire Theatre, N. Y. program She Steeps to Conquer June 9-14, 1924

page P. 171

Alcazar Theatre, S.F. signed program of Heartsease May 18-31, 1903

page P. 172

[Ruta Chatterton?] - announcement of performance

page P. 173

Columbia Theatre, S.F. program Ruta Chatterton presents Into the Sunlight w/ Henry Miller, Blanche Bates, etc. Sep 27, 30, 1927

page P. 174

Columbia Theatre, clips re: above from Bulletin & Journal

page P. 175

Greenwich Village Theatre program A.W.O.L.

page P. 176

Mariarden, Peterborough, N.H. program The Imperfect 36

page P. 179

California Theatre Free Public Library. Bush St. above Kearney. Photo enlargement 1863

page 180

Panteleieff, Max

Container Summary: holograph copy of program
page 181

Panteleieff, Consuelo Closs

Container Summary: signed photo
page 181

Panteleieff, Mary


to F. Elkins, not mounted. [1926],

Container Summary: 2 A.L.S.
Box 2, volume 2



1. "First Editions" poem signed by Elsie B. Stone

Container Summary: Typed poem

2. Ray Lyman Wilbur to Mrs. Kate Felton Nielson.

Container Summary: T.L.S.

3. Nathan Van Patten to Mrs. Kate Felton Nielson.

Container Summary: T.L.S.

4. O. W. [Oliver Wendell] Holmes to Mr. [Franklin Benjamin] Sanborn March 16th, 1884

Container Summary: Typed copy

5. Henry W. Longfellow to unknown ("My dear Sir") December 15, 1839

Container Summary: Typed copy
Box 3, volume 3


Scope and Contents note

Art gallery program, clippings on performers, ballet programs, copies of Symphony Society Bulletin (N.Y.) for San Francisco seasons, 1919-27, and New York and Philadelphia season 1922-23.
Box 4, volume 4


Scope and Contents note

Stage and film productions for San Francisco seasons, 1919-21 and 1923-24 and New York season, 1922-23.
Box 4, volume 5


Scope and Contents note

Concert, theater and opera programs from New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Menlo Park, Chicago, Boston, Syracuse, Buffalo, St. Louis, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Brighton. A.N.S. from E. N. Palmer (Emma Nevada) to Mrs. Elkins, n.d. (ca. 1885), clippings, a few photographs.