Carlotta Addison scrapbooks
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|This material is held at||V&A Museum Theatre & Performance|
|Reference Number(s)||GB 71 THM/370|
|Dates of Creation||1864-1899|
|Name of Creator||Carlotta Addison|
|Language of Material||English|
|Physical Description||2 volumes|
Scope and Content
Scrapbooks containing press cuttings, playbills (both paper and silk), programmes, photographs and incoming personal correspondence.
Administrative / Biographical History
Born in Liverpool in 1849 Carlotta Addison was the daughter of E.P. Anderson, former proprietor of the Doncaster Theatre Royal, and went on to become Mrs Charles A. La Trobe. She made her first theatrical appearance as a child in Tom Taylor's play Nine Points of the Law at the Amphitheatre in Liverpool. Her first appearance on the London stage was on October 6, 1866 as Lady F. Touchwood in Belle's Stratagem at the St. James' Theatre and she continued to perform on London and regional stages almost continuously (bar a four-year absence from 1882-1886) until her death in London, 1914.
These scrapbooks have been arranged in chronological order.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance's Reading Room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Friday between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm. Access to it is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7942 2698.
This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy.
Gift of David Blake, great-grandson of Carlotta Addison.
This material was received in 1980 via Sir Donald Sinden, on behalf of David Blake.
No further accruals are expected.
Material relating to Carlotta Addison may be found in the following places within the Theatre & Performance core collections: biographical , photograph and production files. An autographed letter written by Carlotta's father, Edward Phillips Addison (THM/14/1) mentions her and her sister.
|Addison, Carlotta. ( 1849-1914)|
|Title||Carlotta Addison scrapbooks|
|Sub-title||Catalogue of records in the Victoria & Albert Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance|
|Author||Catalogued by Veronica Castro|
Scrapbook relating to the career of Carlotta Addison
|Reference Number(s)||GB 71 THM/370/1|
|Dates of Creation||1864-1871|
|Physical Description||1 volume|
Scope and Content
Includes a notebook entitled "The Addison Amateur Dramatic Club', itself a scrapbook of cuttings regarding said Club.