Autograph Letter Signed by '<N. W. Lindley?>' of 35 Bedford Row, London, to unnamed male correspondent, concerning arrangements for a theatrical company mentioning John Oxenford, Helen Maltravers and Miss Aylmer.

[Helen Maltravers, actress ; John Oxenford (1812-1877), English dramatist; the Princess's Company; the English stage; Victorian theatre; theatrical]
Arrangements for a theatrical company inc. John Oxenford, Helen Maltravers
Publication details: 
20 June 1864; 35 Bedford Row, W.C., London.
SKU: 10405

12mo, 3 pp. 30 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged and creased paper. He sends a 'list of pieces' which he considers 'suitable for a Short Company'. The first piece named is 'The Silver Lining (the St James's Comedy)', in which he says there are 'only 4 Men & 3 women exclusive of Helen Maltravers'. Other plays are named with the numbers required, including 'A New Drama in 3 Acts by John Oxenford written for the Princess's Theatre - there are but 2 Men & 2 women excluding Miss Aylmer's part.' Postscript reads 'If it should meet your Views Miss Aylmer would play "Leah" for her benefit - otherwise she would do one of the other pieces named'. The identity of the author is difficult to establish, the address in Bedford Row being occupied by solicitors' offices.