Edward Smith Willard

Edward Smith Willard

Male 1853 - 1915  (62 years)

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  • Name Edward Smith Willard 
    Born 9 Jan 1853  Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Feb 1853  Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    News Report 1 Oct 1887  [2
    Mr. Charles Dickens event 
    Mr Charles Dickens Honored with E S Willard attnd
    Mr Charles Dickens Honored with E S Willard attnd
    Media Date: 1 OCT 1887
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 20 Apr 1890  [3
    "Actors Next to Irving" 
    Actors Next to Irving
    Actors Next to Irving
    The fight for Irvings crown between E.S. Willard and Beerbohm-Tree.
    Media Date: 20 APR 1890
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 7 Sep 1890  [4
    "The Future of Palmers" 
    E S Willard to appear at Palmer's Theatre
    E S Willard to appear at Palmer's Theatre
    A. M. Palmer returns from Europe to announce that E.S. Willard will appear at Palmer's Theatre.
    Media Date: 7 SEP 1890
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 12 Oct 1890  [5
    "In Irvings Footsteps" 
    News Report 9 Nov 1890  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    "Actor and Artist Honored" 
    Actor and Artist Honored
    Actor and Artist Honored
    Media Date: 9 NOV 1890
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    News Report 11 Nov 1890  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mr. Willard's First Appearance 
    News Report 16 Nov 1890  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Middleman Ad 
    The Middleman Ad
    The Middleman Ad
    Media Date: 16 NOV 1890
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 30 Nov 1890  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    A Stage Villain No More 
    Stage Villain No More
    Stage Villain No More
    E. S. Willards views on Stage Villainy.
    Media Date: 30 NOV 1890
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 31 Jan 1891  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    To Meet Mr. Willard 
    To Meet Mr. Willard
    To Meet Mr. Willard
    A notible reception in honor of the English Actor.
    Media Date: 31 JAN 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 3 May 1891  [8
    Applause For Willard 
    News Report 8 May 1891  [9
    Willard Honors 
    Willard Honors
    Willard Honors
    Media Date: 8 MAY 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 24 May 1891  [9
    Gala Night at the Play 
    Gala Night at the Play
    Gala Night at the Play
    Media Date: 24 MAY 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 25 Jun 1891  [2
    "Actor's Benevolent Fund" 
    Charles Dickens and E S Willard Mentioned
    Charles Dickens and E S Willard Mentioned
    Charles Dickens and E S Willard Mentioned
    Media Date: 25 JUN 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 5 Oct 1891  [10
    People are Generous 
    People are Generous
    People are Generous
    Media Date: 5 OCT 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 10 Oct 1891  [10
    At The Whitehouse 
    At The Whitehouse
    At The Whitehouse
    Media Date: 10 OCT 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 6 Nov 1891  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Played to over 30,000 people 
    E S Willard
    E S Willard
    Media Date: 6 NOV 1891
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 20 Dec 1892  [12
    Mr. E.S. Willard secures his place in the affections of the New York Public 
    E. S. Willard
    E. S. Willard
    Media Date: 20 DEC 1892
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 27 Dec 1892  [13
    Actors Left Penniless 
    Actors Left Penniless
    Actors Left Penniless
    Media Date: 27 DEC 1892
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 29 Dec 1892  [14
    Behind The Footlights 
    Behind The Footlights
    Behind The Footlights
    Media Date: 29 DEC 1892
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 31 Dec 1892  [2
    The Theatres in 1892 
    1892 Willard theatre review sm
    1892 Willard theatre review sm
    Media Date: 6 FEB 1892
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 13 Jan 1893  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    "Talks Of The Drama" 
    News Report 14 Jan 1893  [16
    Just Nervousness, Not Stage Fright. 
    Just Nervousness, Not Stage Fright
    Just Nervousness, Not Stage Fright
    Media Date: 14 JAN 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 15 Jan 1893  [16
    Becomes A Favorite 
    Becomes a Favorite
    Becomes a Favorite
    Growth of Mr. Willard's Popularity is Phenomenal.
    Media Date: 15 JAN 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 30 Mar 1893  [10
    Mr. Willard's Big Hit 
    Mr. Willard's Big Hit
    Mr. Willard's Big Hit
    Media Date: 30 MAR 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 29 Apr 1893  [17
    E.S. Willard refuses to re-book eight theatres 
    E.S. Willard refuses to re-book
    E.S. Willard refuses to re-book
    Media Date: 29 APR 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 15 Nov 1893  [10
    Everybody Knew The Actor. 
    Everybody Knew The Actor
    Everybody Knew The Actor
    Media Date: 15 NOV 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 19 Nov 1893  [10
    In A Dressing Room 
    In A Dressing Room
    In A Dressing Room
    Interview with E.S. Willard, the Anglo-American Actor.
    Media Date: 19 NOV 1893
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    News Report 10 Dec 1893  [10
    E.S. Willard Income 
    E.S. Willard Income
    E.S. Willard Income
    Media Date: 10 DEC 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 17 Dec 1893  [18
    Henry Irving at the Lotos Club 
    Henry Irving Dines at the Lotos Club
    Henry Irving Dines at the Lotos Club
    Media Date: 17 DEC 1893
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    News Report 17 Dec 1893  [16
    Henry Irving Dines at the Lotos Club 
    Henry Irving Dines at the Loto Club
    Henry Irving Dines at the Loto Club
    Media Date: 17 DEC 1893
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 23 Jan 1894  [6
    E.S. Willard Acts Hamlet 
    E.S. Willard Acts Hamlet
    E.S. Willard Acts Hamlet
    Media Date: 23 JAN 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 22 Apr 1894  [16
    Willard Is Liked 
    Willard Is Liked
    Willard Is Liked
    Media Date: 22 APR 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 29 Apr 1894  [16
    Willard Says Good-By 
    Willard Says Good-Bye
    Willard Says Good-Bye
    Media Date: 29 APR 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 13 May 1894  [16
    Mr. E.S. Willard's Plans 
    Mr E S Willards Plans.
    Mr E S Willards Plans.
    Mr E S Willards Plans.
    Media Date: 13 MAY 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 6 Jul 1894  [6
    Theatrical Gossip 
    Theatrical Gossip Edward Smith Willard
    Theatrical Gossip Edward Smith Willard
    Theatrical Gossip Edward Smith Willard
    Media Date: 6 JUL 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 18 Jul 1894  [19
    Henry Irving 
    Henry Irving
    Henry Irving
    Media Date: 18 JUL 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 6 Oct 1894  [20
    Willard terminates his London engagement 
    Willard terminates London Engand
    Willard terminates London Engand
    Media Date: 6 OCT 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 25 Jun 1895  [21
    After Many Years 
    After Many Years
    After Many Years
    Media Date: 25 JUN 1895
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 3 May 1896  [6
    Henry Arthur Jones Again 
    Henry Arthur Jones Again
    Henry Arthur Jones Again
    Media Date: 3 MAY 1896
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 15 Nov 1896  [22
    Plays And Players 
    News Report 17 Nov 1896  [16
    E.S. Willard in his new play 
    E S Willard in new play.
    E S Willard in new play.
    E S Willard in new play.
    Media Date: 17 NOV 1896
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 8 Dec 1896  [16
    Cries of bravo for E.S. Willard 
    Cries of Bravo for E.S. Willard
    Cries of Bravo for E.S. Willard
    Media Date: 8 DEC 1896
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 24 Dec 1896  [16
    Has To Do All The Acting Himself 
    Has to do all the acting himself.
    Has to do all the acting himself.
    Has to do all the acting himself.
    Media Date: 24 DEC 1896
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 24 Jan 1897  [10
    Tyranny Of The Stage 
    Tyranny Of The Stage
    Tyranny Of The Stage
    Media Date: 24 JAN 1897
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 10 Mar 1897  [16
    E. S. Willard in 'The Middleman' 
    E S Willard in The Middleman.
    E S Willard in The Middleman.
    E S Willard in The Middleman.
    Media Date: 10 MAR 1897
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 2 May 1897  [23
    On The Rialto 
    On The Rialto
    On The Rialto
    Media Date: 2 MAY 1897
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 3 Jun 1897  [6
    Passengers For Europe 
    E S Willard passenger.
    E S Willard passenger.
    E S Willard passenger.
    Media Date: 3 JUN 1897
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 18 Jul 1897  [9
    Willard's New Play 
    Willard's New Play
    Willard's New Play
    Media Date: 18 JUL 1897
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 19 Dec 1897  [9
    Mr. Willard's Farewell 
    Mr Willards Farewell.
    Mr Willards Farewell.
    Mr Willards Farewell.
    Media Date: 19 DEC 1897
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 6 Mar 1898  [6
    Anna Held In Atlanta 
    Anna Held in Atlanta. Anna Held and E S Willard Row.
    Anna Held in Atlanta. Anna Held and E S Willard Row.
    Anna Held in Atlanta. Anna Held and E S Willard Row.
    Media Date: 6 MAR 1898
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    News Report 6 Mar 1898  [24
    MLLE. Held Left Yesterday 
    Mlle. Held left yesterday. E S Willard and Anna Held Row.
    Mlle. Held left yesterday. E S Willard and Anna Held Row.
    Mlle. Held left yesterday. E S Willard and Anna Held Row.
    Media Date: 6 MAR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 16 Mar 1898  [25
    Actor Willard Poisoned 
    Actor Willard Poisoned
    Actor Willard Poisoned
    Media Date: 16 MAR 1898
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    News Report 20 Mar 1898  [16
    Willard Has The Fever 
    Willard has the fever. English Actor Ill at the Auditorium Annex with Typhoid.
    Willard has the fever. English Actor Ill at the Auditorium Annex with Typhoid.
    Willard has the fever. English Actor Ill at the Auditorium Annex with Typhoid.
    Media Date: 20 MAR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 20 Mar 1898  [24
    Willard Will Take A Rest 
    Willard will take a rest.
    Willard will take a rest.
    Willard will take a rest.
    Media Date: 20 MAR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 21 Mar 1898  [6
    E. S. Willard Is Better 
    E S Willard is better.
    E S Willard is better.
    E S Willard is better.
    Media Date: 21 MAR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 22 Mar 1898  [6
    E. S. Willard Better 
    E S Willard Better.
    E S Willard Better.
    E S Willard Better.
    Media Date: 22 MAR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 27 Mar 1898  [6
    E. S. Willard's Condition 
    E S Willards Condition.
    E S Willards Condition.
    E S Willards Condition.
    Media Date: 27 MAR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 14 Apr 1898  [16
    E. S. Willard Better 
    E S Willard Better.
    E S Willard Better.
    E S Willard Better.
    Media Date: 14 APR 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 3 May 1898  [26
    E. S. Willard fever relapse 
    News Report 22 May 1898  [16
    E. S. Willard Is Convalescent. 
    E S Willard is Convalescent.
    E S Willard is Convalescent.
    E S Willard is Convalescent.
    Media Date: 22 MAY 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 23 May 1898  [16
    Mrs. Willard Is In Chicago 
    Mrs. Willard is in Chicago
    Mrs. Willard is in Chicago
    Mrs. Willard is in Chicago
    Media Date: 23 MAY 1898
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 20 Apr 1906  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Earthquake Relief work 
    Earthquake Relief
    Earthquake Relief
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    News Report 8 Jan 1912  [2
    The Dickens Centenary Celebration 
    1912 Dickens Centenery Celebration
    1912 Dickens Centenery Celebration
    1912 Dickens Centenery Celebration
    Media Date: 8 JAN 1912
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 15 Apr 1912  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Theatre Reminiscences 
    E S Willard Reminiscences
    E S Willard Reminiscences
    Media Date: 15 APR 1912
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 18 Mar 1913  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Pension Fund Commitee 
    Pension Fund Committee
    Pension Fund Committee
    Media Date: 18 MAR 1913
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    Died 9 Nov 1915  Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    E. S. Willard Funeral
    E. S. Willard Funeral
    Media Date: 11 NOV 1915
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    E. S. Willard Cremation
    E. S. Willard Cremation
    Media Date: 13 NOV 1915
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 10 Nov 1915  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death of Mr. Willard 
    Death of Mr. Willard
    Death of Mr. Willard
    Media Date: 10 NOV 1915
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    News Report 25 Jan 1916  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Wills and Bequests" 
    Estate of E. S. Willard
    Estate of E. S. Willard
    Media Date: 25 JAN 1916
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS, newspaper
    Person ID I6085  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2019 

    Father Smith Willard,   b. 1811, Biddenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1902, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Anne Goodale,   b. 19 Jul 1816, Mortlake, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1889, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1844  St. Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Waters,   b. 1852, Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Mar 1875  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F1119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jan 1853 - Brighton, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 16 Feb 1853 - Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mar 1875 - Sunderland, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - "Actor and Artist Honored" - 9 Nov 1890 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - Mr. Willard's First Appearance - 11 Nov 1890 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - The Middleman Ad - 16 Nov 1890 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - A Stage Villain No More - 30 Nov 1890 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - To Meet Mr. Willard - 31 Jan 1891 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - Played to over 30,000 people - 6 Nov 1891 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - "Talks Of The Drama" - 13 Jan 1893 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - Earthquake Relief work - 20 Apr 1906 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - Theatre Reminiscences - 15 Apr 1912 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - Pension Fund Commitee - 18 Mar 1913 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1915 - Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - Death of Mr. Willard - 10 Nov 1915 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Report - "Wills and Bequests" - 25 Jan 1916 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard was born in Brighton and beginning in 1869 played varied roles, including Romeo and Macduff. His first appearance in London was in 1875, and in 1876 he played Antonio with Charles Rice as Shylock. He then went back to the provincial theatres that same year where over the next five years he played such Shakespeare characters as Edmund, Benedick, Iago, and Macbeth.....He returned to London in 1881 and eventually joined the company of Wilson Barrett, staying with him until 1886. During those years with Barrett he had an opportunity to play Claudius in Measure for Measure and Iachimo in Cymbeline. He left Barrett and next played Macbeth in 1888. He went on tour to American from 1890 until 1894, where in his repertory he included Hamlet. Over the next few years he moved back and forth between England and America until he retired from acting in 1906. When he did return to the stage it was for benefit performances, once playing Brutus in 1911. We do not hear his name often now, but E. S. Willard was an important actor who did much to keep Shakespeare's plays on the boards.
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard was born in Brighton and beginning in 1869 played varied roles, including Romeo and Macduff. His first appearance in London was in 1875, and in 1876 he played Antonio with Charles Rice as Shylock. He then went back to the provincial theatres that same year where over the next five years he played such Shakespeare characters as Edmund, Benedick, Iago, and Macbeth.....He returned to London in 1881 and eventually joined the company of Wilson Barrett, staying with him until 1886. During those years with Barrett he had an opportunity to play Claudius in Measure for Measure and Iachimo in Cymbeline. He left Barrett and next played Macbeth in 1888. He went on tour to American from 1890 until 1894, where in his repertory he included Hamlet. Over the next few years he moved back and forth between England and America until he retired from acting in 1906. When he did return to the stage it was for benefit performances, once playing Brutus in 1911. We do not hear his name often now, but E. S. Willard was an important actor who did much to keep Shakespeare's plays on the boards.
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
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    Edward Smith Willard postcard
    Edward Smith Willard postcard
    (signed postcard, matt, Rotary Photo, 1104b -..the signature is dated August 1908,..but Willard has added 1896 to the photo)
    Media Date: 1896
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    This card, courtesy of Robert J. Foster, was published by Rotograph and the photograph is from the Marceau Studio.
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Willard is in costume in this cabinet photograph for his part as Giovanni de Medici in Louis N. Parker's The Cardinal. The play opened under the management of Sir George Alexander in 1901 at the St. James's Theatre and ran for 106 performances. The play, again with Willard as the Cardinal, was revived in 1903.....The photograph, courtesy of Mr. Robert J. Foster, is by Otto Sarony. Note that it is identical to one of the postcards mounted.
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard as The Cardinal
    Edward Smith Willard as The Cardinal
    Willard is in costume in this cabinet photograph for his part as Giovanni de Medici in Louis N. Parker's The Cardinal. The play opened under the management of Sir George Alexander in 1901 at the St. James's Theatre and ran for 106 performances. The play, again with Willard as the Cardinal, was revived in 1903.....The photograph, courtesy of Mr. Robert J. Foster, is by Otto Sarony. Note that it is identical to one of the postcards mounted.
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    The card, courtesy of Robert J. Foster, was published by the Rose Company of Philadelphia.....On the left is Willard in costume for his part in David Garrick, a play by T. W. Robertson first performed in Birmingham in 1864. On the right he plays Bertuccio in Tom Taylor's The Fool's Revenge (c. 1859).....The quotation is from The Cardinal: "There is not one of us knows whither the next step will lead him.
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Willard's portrait is flanked by pictures of him in two plays: on the left The Middleman (1907) by Henry Arthur Jones and on the right The Man Who Was (1900) by Rudyard Kipling. The handwritten quotation is from Act II of The Middleman.....The card was published by The Rose Company, Philadelphia, in its "Histrionic Series.
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    The photo is of Edward Smith Willard, the British Actor, who toured the US in 1890-1894 and then, off and on, until 1905. He is shown in costume as the absent-minded professor in James M. Barrie's play, The Professor's Love Story. ....The photo was taken by Otto Sarony of New York City and his mark is in the negative as well as on the cardstock.
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    The former owner, Edward Smith Willard (1853-1915), purchased a number of Mosher's books printed on real vellum. Willard travelled in America from September 29, 1902 to April 27, 1903 where, from Boston, he contacted Mosher. His letters to Mosher from England are located in the Houghton Library's manuscript collections, bMS Am 1096 1613-16, and the following is a cabinet photo of the actor:
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Mr. Edward S. Willard
    Mr. Edward S. Willard
    Title .Mr. Edward S. Willard in Theater Scrapbook Two,envelop 2....owner .dla..work type .picture..work date .c 1900s..current site .CD: Scrapbook 2, Disk 2....http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/view_record.php?URN=03TS0269
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard...1903
    Media Date: 1903
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    E S Willard as Professor Goodwillie
    E S Willard as Professor Goodwillie
    E S WILLARD as Professor Goodwillie in 'The Professor's Love Story' - postcard..Publisher: D F & Co, York - United Kingdom - 1904
    Media Date: 1904
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    E S Willard as 'David Garrick'
    E S Willard as "David Garrick"
    E S Willard as "David Garrick","Philip H. Ward Collection of Theatrical Images, 1856-1910..Ms. Coll. 331....Subjects: Willard, E.S...Place: New York, New York..Photographer: Dana..Collection location: Volume 13, Item 449
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    E. S. WILLARD & HERBERT WARING in 'The Cardinal'
    E. S. WILLARD & HERBERT WARING in 'The Cardinal'
    E. S. WILLARD & HERBERT WARING in 'The Cardinal' - postcard..Publisher: Beagles 1938 - United Kingdom - 1905....Black & white matt photo. Unused.
    Media Date: 1905
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    E S Willard Doulton ware vase
    E S Willard Doulton ware vase
    Accession number: A6170..Producer: Doulton and Company Limited..Production place: Lambeth, London [Lambeth]..Production date: 1889-1890..Material: ceramic; earthenware..Measurements: H 156 mm; DM (shoulder) 90 mm..Museum Section: Decorative Art..Summary: Doulton ware vase which is baluster shaped and cream in colour with a sepia printed photograph on one side of of E.S. Willard as 'Cyrus Blenkarn' in the 'Middleman Shaftesbury Theatre 1889' and painted flowers with a gold edge on the other. It has a gold line to the rim. Under the base has been adhered a handwritten note with the above information about the character in the photograph...Location: Object stored at Mortimer Wheeler House (Ceramics and Glass store)
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    E. S. Willard
    E. S. Willard
    Edward Smith Willard postcard
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    Mr. Willard, as Cyrus Blenkarn
    Mr. Willard, as Cyrus Blenkarn
    Stereoscopic Company..Mr. Willard, as Cyrus Blenkarn in "The Middleman." picture..Date(s) of creation: [ca. 1890]..photograph : albumen silver cabinet ; on mount 16.5 x 10.7 cm., approx...Reproduction rights owned by the State Library of Victoria..Accession Number: H9055..Image Number: a15845
    Media Date: ABT 1890
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard.
    Media Date: 22 OCT 2006
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Photo of Edward Smith Willard
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    Edward Smith Willard as The Cardinal
    Edward Smith Willard as The Cardinal
    Willard is in costume for his part as Giovanni de Medici in Louis N. Parker's The Cardinal. The play opened under the management of Sir George Alexander in 1901 at the St. James's Theatre and ran for 106 performances. The play, again with Willard as the Cardinal, was revived in 1903.....The photograph is by Otto Sarony.
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    1906 Edward Willard Kipling Theatre Magazine Photo
    1906 Edward Willard Kipling Theatre Magazine Photo
    1906 Edward Willard Kipling Theatre Magazine Photo....An original page from the Theatre Magazine featuring Edward S Willard.....Here he is dressed "as Kipling's Weird Character, 'The Man Who Was'"....Photo by Otto Sarony....Source: February 1906 Theatre magazine.....Condition: Very good; measures about 10 x 14....http://shop.vendio.com/vintageads4u/item/570542647/
    Media Date: 1906
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard.
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    E S Willard as the Cardinal
    E S Willard as the Cardinal
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
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    E S Willard
    E S Willard
    May 8th at the Princess Theatre, Toronto E. S. Willard billboard. 146 Bay St., Toronto
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    E S Willard as the Cardinal, signed.
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard cabinet photo
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    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    As "The Cardinal"
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    E S Willard as the Cardinal
    Keywords: PHOTOS
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    in "The Man Who Was"
    Keywords: PHOTOS

    Documents
    Oscar Wilde letter to Edward Smith Willard pg1
    Oscar Wilde letter to Edward Smith Willard pg1
    WILDE, Oscar (1856-1900). Wit and dramatist...Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward Smith] Willard (1853-1915, actor), 3 pages 8vo (slight smudge to signature but in fine condition), 16 Tite Street, Chelsea, no date, ca 1889-1890. Asking for tickets to see Willard in The Middleman..... 'You were kind enough to ask me to come and see The Middleman some night. I know how crowded the House is, but if there should be two stalls vacant on Friday night next I should be charmed to have the opportunity of seeing what I hear from every body is your finest and most passionate performance. ...'....Edward Smith Willard was manager of the Shaftesbury Theatre, with John Lart, during the season of 1889-1890, and it was then that he produced (and evidently acted in) The Middleman, written in the former year by Henry Arthur Jones...There is one mention of Willard in The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, ed. Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis, but no letters to him are published...Recipient's bold endorsement in pencil at the head: 'Yes'...[No: 24432]
    Media Date: ABT 1889
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    Oscar Wilde letter to Edward Smith Willard pg2
    Oscar Wilde letter to Edward Smith Willard pg2
    WILDE, Oscar (1856-1900). Wit and dramatist...Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward Smith] Willard (1853-1915, actor), 3 pages 8vo (slight smudge to signature but in fine condition), 16 Tite Street, Chelsea, no date, ca 1889-1890. Asking for tickets to see Willard in The Middleman..... 'You were kind enough to ask me to come and see The Middleman some night. I know how crowded the House is, but if there should be two stalls vacant on Friday night next I should be charmed to have the opportunity of seeing what I hear from every body is your finest and most passionate performance. ...'....Edward Smith Willard was manager of the Shaftesbury Theatre, with John Lart, during the season of 1889-1890, and it was then that he produced (and evidently acted in) The Middleman, written in the former year by Henry Arthur Jones...There is one mention of Willard in The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, ed. Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis, but no letters to him are published...Recipient's bold endorsement in pencil at the head: 'Yes'...[No: 24432]
    Media Date: ABT 1889
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1895 pg1
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1895 pg1
    BARRIE J. M.: (1860-1937) Scottish Novelist, created Peter Pan. A.L.S., J M Barrie, two pages, 8vo, London, 23rd April 1895, to [Edward Smith] Willard, on the printed stationery of the Garrick Club. Barrie states that they should agree to a proposal and asks if Willard is ever in London nowadays so that they could meet. In concluding he asks Willard when he starts his play in Scotland. With blank integral leaf. Some very light, minor foxing, otherwise VG
    Media Date: 1895
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1895 pg2
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1895 pg2
    Media Date: 1895
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard
    BARRIE J. M.: (1860-1937) Scottish Novelist, created Peter Pan. A.L.S., J M Barrie, one page, 8vo, Leinster Corner, Lancaster Gate, 14th February n.y. (1909), to [Edward Smith] Willard. Barrie writes, in full, 'No, I think it would be rather good in one act but there is so little place for one act pieces on our stage. I'll write you again if it comes to anything'. With blank integral leaf. Some very slight, minor foxing, VG
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1894 pg1
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1894 pg1
    BARRIE J. M.: (1860-1937) Scottish Novelist, created Peter Pan. A.L.S., J. M. Barrie, two pages, 8vo, Kirriemuir, 20th October 1894, to [Edward Smith] Willard. Barrie refers to a letter which he has received and which he is sending to Willard, asking him to make whatever arrangements he thinks best. He continues 'I hope you have been getting on well since I saw you, & that the run at the Garrick ends prosperously' and further adds 'If you are sending my money before the end of next week you may as well send it here, but if after that stick to Garrick Club', before concluding 'If you have got that portrait of yourself you promised me I wish you would send it.' With blank integral leaf. VG
    Media Date: 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1894 pg2
    J.M. Barrie letter to E S Willard 1894 pg2
    Media Date: 1894
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    Bram Stoker Letter pg1
    Bram Stoker Letter pg1
    Stoker was well-connected in the theatre world, as this letter of 7 May 1890 testifies. The letter is addressed to the editor and architect Sir James Thomas Knowles, and concerns an article on actor-managers of the 19th century. Knowles wished for the participation of some of these great men, and Stoker writes to update him: .."I have seen all our people except Wyndham, who is in Paris and will not return till tomorrow"...These 'people' include Sir Henry Irving, Sir John Hare, Sir Squire Bancroft, Edward Smith Willard and Sir George Alexander: all giants of the London stage..." I told them all that you would write personally when sending proof of the article, as of course they will all prefer to hear from you direct"...Image ref: 716/61/1b (pp. 1 & 2)
    Media Date: 7 MAY 1890
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    Bram Stocker Letter pg2
    Bram Stocker Letter pg2
    Media Date: 7 MAY 1890
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    Sir Henry Irving Letter to Willard
    Sir Henry Irving Letter to Willard
    IRVING HENRY: (1838-1905) English Stage Actor. Series of five A.Ls.S. and one L.S., H Irving and Henry Irving (1), eight pages (total), 8vo, Grafton Street & Lyceum Theatre, London, mainly 1892-3, most to [Edward Smith] Willard. Most of the letters have routine content, thanking Willard for his kindness and sympathy etc., and informing him that he has reserved his box at the Lyceum. Also including an A.L.S. by H. B. Irving and a 12mo printed card of sympathy on the death of Irving, October 1905. Generally VG, 8
    Media Date: OCT 1905
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    E S Willard written note pg2.
    E S Willard written note pg2.
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS
    E S Willard written note.
    E S Willard written note.
    Keywords: DOCUMENTS

    Histories
    Edward Smith Willard
    Edward Smith Willard
    A Famous Victorian Actor, a member of the Goodale family.

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      Actors Next to Irving

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      The Future of Palmers

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      Henry Irving Dines at the Lotos Club

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