14. Miss Julia Neilson as "Nell Gwynne" in "Sweet Nell of Old Drury"

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One cigarette card with illustration of Miss Julia Neilson.

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

A great favourite with the play-going public, made her first appearance at the Lyceum Theatre in 1888, in "Pygmalion and Galate." She has toured the United States and Canada, as well as the most important towns of Great Britain.Miss Neilson, who played, "Rosalind" in "As You Like It," during the longest run on record, commenced joint management in 1900, with her husband, Mr Fred Terry, at the Haymarket Theatre, where she played "Nell Gwyn" in "Sweet Nell of Old Drury," her rendering of the part of "Pretty Nelly," as old Pepys always wrote of her, giving great pleasure to her audiences.