DIBDIN, Thomas John, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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DIBDIN, Thomas John (1771-1841). Actor and dramatist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to his friend and fellow-actor John Bannister, with a poem addressed to Bannister in his wife's hand introducing one letter, in all 6 pages 8vo. Waterloo Bridge Road and 'S.W. on the Stage', no date & 9 December 1835. Saying that a card will be sent with the hope that he will attend ('our Theatre is really beautiful') and a begging letter accompanying the poem.
'The only apologies I can offer for the above Intrusion are that I have no income, that my Wife is in momentary expectations of her third accouchment, that my two youngest children are scarcely yet out of the Scarlet fever, that I have lately had an Attack of Paralysis, am writing original Dramas all Night for the Chance of remuneration ... '
[No: 7904]

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