List of American women in 19th century theater

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  • Viola Allen (October 27, 1867 - May 9, 1948) Born Viola Emily Allen in Huntsville, Alabama.
    • Hamnet Records
      • ART File A431 no.2-69 PHOTO
      • ART Box H584 no.1 - 36 (size L)
      • ART Box H584 no.37 - 60 (size L)
      • Scrapbook 265363 -Collection of theatre programs and photographs compiled by Viola Allen
      • Prompt D3 - Daughter of Heaven
      • Prompt H5 - The Hunchback (Viola Allen copy)
      • Prompt I3 - Irene Wycherley (Property of Viola Allen)
      • Prompt L14 - The Lady of Coventry (Written for a Viola Allen production)
      • Prompt P24 - Phaedra (Former Owner)
      • Prompt Cymb. 19 - Cymbeline (As played by Viola Allen)
      • Prompt Mac. 1 - Macbeth (Former Owner)
      • Prompt Merch. 1 - Merchant of Venice (Former Owner)
      • Prompt T.N. 1
      • Prompt T.N. 28 (Viola Allen's version)
      • Prompt Wint. T. 1 (Former owner, inscribed)
      • The Winter's Tale presented by Viola Allen and Co. - PR2839 1950b Copy 1 Sh.Col. / PR2839 1950b Copy 2 Sh.Col. (Gustav Kobbé copy, autograph presentation note by Allen)
      • Manuscripts - Y.c. 29 / Y.c. 46 (1-4) / Y.c. 61 (1-96) / Y.c. 156 (1-2) / Y.c. 222 (1) / Y.c. 223 (1) / Y.c. 245 (1) / Y.c. 260 (1-5) / Y.c. 367 (1) / Y.c. 452 (1-3) / Y.c. 518 (1-2) / Y.c. 531 (1) / Y.c. 558 (1-3) / Y.c. 598 (1) / Y.c. 634 / Y.c. 636 / Y.c. 645 / Y.c. 678 (1-3) / Y.c. 775 (1) / Y.c. 785 (1-3) / Y.c. 806 (1-9) / Y.c. 818 (1) / Y.c. 906 (1-10) / Y.c. 984 (1-5) / Y.c. 1022 (1) / Y.c. 1356 (1) / Y.c. 2138 (1-6) / Y.c. 2186 / Y.c. 2198 / Y.c. 2218 / Y.c. 2294 / Y.c. 2323 / Y.c. 2389 / Y.c. 2451 (1-4) / Y.c. 2536 / Y.c. 3368 / Y.c. 3875 / Y.c. 5388 / Y.c. 5497 (1-2) / Y.c. 5498 / Y.c. 5675-76 / Y.c. 5803 / Y.c. 5895 / Y.c. 6046 / Y.c. 6334 / Y.c. 6686 (1-14) / Y.c. 7265 / Y.c. 7300 (1-18) / Y.c. 7348 (1-8)
    • Other resources



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  • Isabel Bateman (December 28, 1854 - 1934) Born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Kate Josephine Bateman Crowe (October 7, 1842/43 - April 8, 1917) Born Kate Josephine Bateman in Baltimore, Maryland.
    • Hamnet Records
      • ART 254823 (Realia B3b) - Wooden dressing case
      • Manuscripts - Y.c. 665 (1) / Y.c. 2673 (1-3) / Y.c. 2948 (1-6) / Y.c. 6429
      • Prompt Ham. 77 ("Autograph on p. [1]: Mrs. Bateman")
    • Other Resources
  • Sidney Frances Bateman (March 29, 1823 - January 13, 1881) Born Sidney Frances Cowell in England.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Virginia Frances Bateman (January 1, 1853 - May 4, 1940) Born in New York, she was also known as Mrs. Edward Compton and Virginia Mackenzie.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Blanche Bates (August 25, 1873 - December 25, 1941) Born in Portland, Oregon.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Kitty Blanchard (1847 - December 14, 1911) Born Elizabeth Blanchard from Pennsylvania.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Lillian Blauvelt (1873 - 1947) Born in New York City.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Agnes Booth (October 4, 1843 - January 2, 1910) Born Marian Agnes Land Rookes in Sydney, New South Wales.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter (May 15, 1857 - February 12, 1936) Born Mary Cora Urquhart in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Marie Burroughs (1866 - March 4, 1926) Born Lillie Arrington in San Jose, California.
    • Hamnet Records

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  • Fay Davis (December 15, 1873 – February 27, 1945) Born in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Hamnet Records
  • Julia Dean (actress) (July 22, 1830 – March 6, 1868) Born in Pleasant Valley, New York.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Kate Denin (1837 - February 5, 1907) Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Laura Don (February 20, 1852 – February 10, 1886) Born Anna Laura Fish in Glens Falls, New York.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Virginia Dreher (1857/59- November 11, 1898) Born Jennie Cummings Murphy in Kentucky.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Louisa Lane Drew (January 10, 1820 – August 31, 1897) Born Louisa Lane in London, England.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Maud Durbin (November 9, 1871 – December 25, 1936) Born in Moberly, Missouri.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Virginia Earle (August 6, 1873 – September 21, 1937) Born Virginia Earl in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Maxine Elliott (February 5, 1868 - March 5, 1940) Born Jessie Dermott in Rockland, Maine.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Effie Ellsler (September 17, 1855 – October 8, 1942) Born Euphemia Ellsler in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Agnes Ethel (May 1, 1846 – May 26, 1903) Also known as Agnes Ethel Tracy, she was born in New York City.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Rose Eytinge (November 21, 1835 – December 20, 1911) Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Bijou Fernandez (November 4, 1873? - November 7, 1961) Born in New York City.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Kate Field (October 1, 1838 - May 19, 1896) Born Mary Katherine Keemle Field was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Minnie Maddern Fiske (December 19, 1865 - February 15, 1932) Born Marie Augusta Davey in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also went by Mrs. Fiske.
  • Harriet Ford (1863 - December 12, 1949) Born Harriet French Ford in Seymore, Connecticut. She also went by the name Mrs. Forde Morgan.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Minna Gale (September 26, 1869 – March 4, 1944) Born Minna Kathalina Gale in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She is also credited as Minna K. Gale and Minna Gale Haynes.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Effie Germon (June 13, 1843 - March 6, 1914) Born Mary Euphemia Germon in Augusta, Georgia.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Isabel Irving (February 18, 1871 - September 1, 1944) Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Fanny Janauschek (July 20, 1829 – November 28, 1904) Born Franziska Romana Magdalena Janauschek in Prague, Austrian Empire.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Marie Jansen (November 18, 1857 – March 20, 1914) Born Harriet Mary Johnson in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Maud Jeffries (December 14, 1869 - September 26, 1946) Born Maud Evelyn Craven Jeffries at Willow Farm, Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Avonia Jones (July 12, 1839 – October 4, 1867) Born in New York City.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Kathryn Kidder (1868 – September 7, 1939) Also known as Mrs. L.K. Anspacher, she was born in Newark, New Jersey.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Jennie Kimball (June 20, 1848 – March 23, 1896) Born in Portland, Maine, she was also known by the names Jennie Kimball Flaherty and Jennie Kimball Schaefer.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Geraldine Ulmar (June 23, 1862 - August 13, 1932) Born Annie Geraldine Ulmar in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Marie van Zandt (October 8 1858 - December 31, 1919) Born in Manhattan, New York City.
    • Hamnet Record

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  • Marie Wainwright (May 8, 1853 - August 17, 1923) Born Marie Page Wainwright in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Blanche Walsh (January 4, 1873 – October 31, 1915) Born in New York City.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Helen Ware (October 15, 1877 – January 25, 1939) Born Helen Remer in San Francisco, California.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Ida Waterman (March 10, 1852 – May 22, 1941) Born Ida Shaw in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Mary E. Webb (1828 – June 17, 1859) Born Mary Espartero Webb in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
    • Hamnet record?
  • Blanche Whiffen (1845–1936) Born Blanche Galton, and also known as Mrs. Thomas Whiffen, in London, England.
    • Hamnet Record
  • Jennie Worrell (1850 - August 11, 1899) Born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Hamnet Record

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For more 19th century American actresses not included in the Folger Collection, see the following list:

Wikipedia American Shakespearean Actresses of the 19th Century