Dame Irene Vanbrugh Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Dame Irene Vanbrugh papers
Creator: Vanbrugh, Irene, 1872-1949
Call Number: D.2
Dates: 1892-1948
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Dame Irene Vanbrugh was an English actress who first appeared on the stage in 1888. Her greatest successes were in plays by Pinero and Barrie. After 1933, she also appeared in several films. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1901, she married Dion Boucicault (1885-1929), and acted with him until his death.

Scope and Content
The Dame Irene Vanbrugh Papers are comprised of one box containing letters written to Irene Vanbrugh, sketches and drawings for costumes.

Vanbrugh, Irene, 1872-1949
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased November 19, 1969.Access
The Dame Irene Vanbrugh papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Dame Irene Vanbrugh papers, D.2, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Other collections in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Papers are: John Highfield Leigh Papers .

Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-7Correspondence, 1892-1902, 1906-1918, 1924-1948, some undated
Box 1, Folder 8Autographed menu card of dinner for Sir Gerald du Maurier
This menu card is autographed by Sir Squire Butterfield Bancroft, Dion Boucicault (1859-1929), Angela du Maurier, Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier, Muriel du Maurier, Harry Graham, Augustus Edwin John, Dame Nellie Melba, Roland Pertwee, Dame Irene Vanbrugh, Mrs. Amy Catherine (Robbins) Wells, and Herbert George Wells

Box 1, Folder 9Drawings, circa 1907-1912

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