Scrapbooks containing press cuttings, playbills (both paper and silk), programmes, photographs and incoming personal correspondence.
Carlotta Addison scrapbooks
Scope and Content
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 archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.
Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.
Gift of David Blake, great-grandson of Carlotta Addison.
Conditions Governing Use
Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.
This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy.
This material was received in 1980 via Sir Donald Sinden, on behalf of David Blake.
No further accruals are expected.