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If "Alice in Wonderland" is the children's classic of the library, and
one perhaps even more loved by the grown up children than by the others,
"Peter Pan" is the children's stage classic, and here again elderly
children are the most devoted admirers. I am a very old child, nearly
old enough to be a "beautiful great-grandmother" (a part that I have
entreated Mr. Barrie to write for me), and I go and see "Peter" year
after year and love him more each time. There is one advantage in being
a grown-up child--you are not afraid of the pirates or the crocodile.

I first became an ardent lover of Mr. Barrie through "Sentimental
Tommy," and I simply had to write and tell him how hugely I had enjoyed
it. In reply I had a letter from Tommy himself!

"Dear Miss Ellen Terry,--

"I just wonder at you. I noticed that Mr. Barrie the author (so-called)
and his masterful wife had a letter they wanted to conceal from me, so I
got hold of it, and it turned out to be from you, and _not a line to me
in it_! If you like the book, it is _me_ you like, not him, and it is to
me you should send your love, not to him. Corp thinks, however, that you
did not like to make the first overtures, and if that is the
explanation, I beg herewith to send you my warm love (don't mention this
to Elspeth) and to say that I wish you would come and have a game with
us in the Den (don't let on to Grizel that I invited you). The first
moment I saw you, I said to myself, 'This is the kind I like,' and while
the people round about me were only thinking of your acting, I was
wondering which would be the best way of making you my willing slave,
and I beg to say that I believe I have 'found a way,' for most happily
the very ones I want most to lord it over, are the ones who are least
able to resist me.

"We should have ripping fun. You would be Jean MacGregor, captive in the
Queen's Bower, but I would climb up at the peril of my neck to rescue
you, and you would faint in my strong arms, and wouldn't Grizel get a
turn when she came upon you and me whispering sweet nothings in the
Lovers' Walk? I think it advisible to say _in writing_ that I would only
mean them as nothings (because Grizel is really my one), but so long as
they were sweet, what does that matter (at the time); and besides, _you_
could _love me_ genuinely, and I would carelessly kiss your burning
tears away.

"Corp is a bit fidgety about it, because he says I have two to love me
already, but I feel confident that I can manage more than two.

"Trusting to see you at the Cuttle Well on Saturday when the eight
o'clock bell is ringing,

"I am

"Your indulgent Commander,


"P.S.--Can you bring some of the Lyceum armor with you, and two
hard-boiled eggs?"

Henry Irving once thought of producing Mr. Barrie's play "The
Professor's Love Story." He was delighted with the first act, but when
he had read the rest he did not think the play would do for the Lyceum.
It was the same with many plays which were proposed for us. The ideas
sounded all right, but as a rule the treatment was too thin, and the
play, even if good, on too small a scale for the theater.

One of our playwrights of whom I always expected a great play was Mrs.
Craigie (John Oliver Hobbes). A little one-act play of hers, "Journeys
End in Lovers' Meeting"--in which I first acted with Johnston
Forbes-Robertson and Terriss at a special matinee in 1894--brought about
a friendship between us which lasted until her death. Of her it could
indeed be said with poignant truth, "She should have died hereafter."
Her powers had not nearly reached their limit.

Pearl Craigie had a man's intellect--a woman's wit and apprehension.
"Bright," as the Americans say, she always managed to be even in the
dullest company, and she knew how to be silent at times, to give the
"other fellow" a chance. Her _executive_ ability was extraordinary.
Wonderfully tolerant, she could at the same time not easily forgive any
meanness or injustice that seemed to her deliberate. Hers was a splendid

I shall always bless that little play of hers which first brought me
near to so fine a creature. I rather think that I never met any one who
_gave out_ so much as she did. To me, at least, she _gave, gave_ all the
time. I hope she was not exhausted after our long "confabs." _I_ was
most certainly refreshed and replenished.

The first performance of "Journeys End in Lovers' Meeting" she watched
from a private box with the Princess of Wales (our present Queen) and
Henry Irving. She came round afterwards just _burning_ with enthusiasm
and praising me for work which was really not good. She spoiled one for
other women.

Her best play was, I think, "The Ambassador," in which Violet Vanbrugh
(now Mrs. Bourchier) played a pathetic part very beautifully, and made a
great advance in her profession.

There was some idea of Pearl Craigie writing a play for Henry Irving and
me, but it never came to anything. There was a play of hers on the same
subject as "The School for Saints," and another about Guizot.

"_February 11, 1898._

"My very dear Nell,--

"I have an idea for a real four-act comedy (in these matters nothing
daunts me!) founded on a charming little episode in the private lives of
Princess Lieven (the famous Russian ambassadress) and the celebrated
Guizot, the French Prime Minister and historian. I should have to veil
the identity _slightly_, and also make the story a husband and wife
story--it would be more amusing this way. It is comedy from beginning to
end. Sir Henry would make a splendid Guizot, and you the ideal Madame de
Lieven. Do let me talk it over with you. 'The School for Saints' was, as
it were, a born biography. But the Lieven-Guizot idea is a play.

"Yours ever affectionately,


In another letter she writes:

"I am changing all my views about so-called 'literary' dialogue. It
means pedantry. The great thing is to be lively."

"A first night at the Lyceum" was an institution. I don't think that it
has its parallel nowadays. It was not, however, to the verdict of all
the brilliant friends who came to see us on the first night that Henry
Irving attached importance. I remember some one saying to him after the
first night of "Ravenswood": "I don't fancy that your hopes will be
quite fulfilled about the play. I heard one or two on Saturday night--"

"Ah yes," said Henry very carelessly and gently, "but you see there were
so many _friends_ there that night who didn't pay--_friends_. One must
not expect too much from friends! The paying public will, I think,
decide favorably."

Henry never cared much for society, as the saying is--but as host in the
Beefsteak Room he thoroughly enjoyed himself, and every one who came to
his suppers seemed happy! Every conceivable type of person used to be
present--and there, if one had the _mind_[1] one could study the world
in little.

[Footnote 1: "Wordsworth says he could write like Shakespeare if he had
the _mind_. Obviously it is only the mind that is lacking."--_Charles
Lamb's Letters._]

One of the liveliest guests was Sir Francis Burnand--who entirely
contradicted the theory that professional comedians are always the most
gloomy of men in company.

A Sunday evening with the Burnand family at their home in The Bottoms
was a treat Henry Irving and I often looked forward to--a particularly
restful, lively evening. I think a big family--a "party" in itself--is
the only "party" I like. Some of the younger Burnands have greatly
distinguished themselves, and they are all perfect dears, so unaffected,
kind, and genial.

Sir Francis never jealously guarded his fun for _Punch_. He was always
generous with it. Once when my son had an exhibition of his pictures, I
asked Mr. Burnand, as he was then, to go and see it or send some one on
Mr. Punch's staff. He answered characteristically!

"London, E.C.

"My dear Ellen Terry,--

"Delighted to see your hand--'wish your face were with it'

"Remember me (Shakespeare again--'Hamlet') to our Sir Henry. May you
both live long and prosper!


He opens his show
A day I can't go.
Any Friday
Is never my day.

But I'll see his pictures
(Praise and no strictures)
'Ere this day week;
Yet I can't speak
Of them in print
(I might give a hint)
Till each on its shelf
I've seen for myself.
I've no one to send.
Now I must end.
None I can trust,
So go I must.
Yours most trul_ee_
V'la F.C.B.
All well here,
All send love.
Likewise misses
Lots of kisses.
From all in this 'ere shanty
To _you_ who don't play in Dante!

What a pity!


What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it,
dull to the contemporary who reads it, invaluable to the student,
centuries afterwards, who treasures it!

Whatever interest the few diaries of mine that I have preserved may have
for future psychologists and historians, they are for my present purpose
almost worthless. Yet because things written at the time are considered
by some people to be more reliable than those written years afterwards
when memory calls in imagination to her help, I have hunted up a few
passages from my diaries between 1887 and 1901; and now I give them in
the raw for what they are worth--in my opinion nothing!

_July 1887._--E.B.-J. (Sir Edward Burne-Jones) sent me a picture he
has painted for me--a troop of little angels.

_August 2._--(We were in Scotland.) Visited the "Blasted Heath."
Behold a flourishing potato field! Smooth softness everywhere. We
must blast our own heath when we do Macbeth!

_November 29._---(We were in America.) Matinee "Faust"--Beecher
Memorial. The whole affair was the strangest failure. H.I. himself
took heaps of tickets, but the house was half empty.

The following Saturday.--Matinee "Faust." House crammed. Why
couldn't they have come when it was to honor Beecher?

_January 1890._--In answer to some one who has said that Henry had
all his plays written for him, he pointed out that of twenty-eight
Lyceum productions only three were written "for" him--"Charles I.,"
"Eugene Aram," and "Vanderdecken."

_February 27._--(My birthday.) Henry gave me a most exquisite
wreath for the head. It is made of green stones and diamonds and is
like a myrtle wreath. I never saw anything so simple and grand.
It's lovely.

(During this year our readings of "Macbeth" took place.)

_April._--Visit to Trentham after the reading at Hanley. Next day
to hotel at Bradford, where there were beetles in the beds!

I see that Bulwer, speaking of Macready's Macbeth, says that
Macbeth was a "trembler when opposed by his conscience, a warrior
when defied by his foes."

_August._--(At Winchelsea.) We drove to Cliffe End. Henry got the
old pony along at a spanking rate, but I had to seize the reins now
and again to save us from sudden death.

_August 14._--Drove to Tenterden. Saw Clowe's Marionettes.

(Henry saw one of their play-bills in a shop window, but found that the
performances only took place in the evening. He found out the proprietor
and asked him what were the takings on a good night. The man said L5, I
think. Henry asked him if he would give him a special show for that sum.
He was delighted. Henry and I and my daughter Edy and Fussie sat in
solemn state in the empty tent and watched the show, which was most
ingenious and clever. Clowe's Marionettes are still "on the road," but
ever since that "command" performance of Henry's at Tenterden their bill
has had two extra lines:

"Patronized by SIR HENRY IRVING

_September._--"Method," (in last act of "Ravenswood"), "to keep very
still, and feel it all quietly and deeply." George Meredith,
speaking of Romance, says: "The young who avoid that region, escape
the title of Fool at the cost of a Celestial Crown." Good!

_December._--Mr. Gladstone behind the scenes. He likes the last act
very much.

_January 14, 1892._--Prince Eddie died. Cardinal Manning died.

_January 18._--(Just after successful production of "Henry VIII.")
H.I. is hard at work, studying "Lear." This is what only a great
man would do at such a moment in the hottest blush of success. No
"swelled head"--only fervent endeavor to do better work. The fools
hardly conceive what he is.

_February 8._--Morell Mackenzie died.

_March 1._--Mother died. Amazing courage in my father and sisters.
She looked so lovely when she was dead.

_March 7._--Went back to work.

_October 6._--Tennyson died.

_October 26._--A fine day. To call on the young Duchess of S----.
What a sweet and beautiful young girl she is! I said I would write
and ask Mrs. Stirling to give her lessons, but feared she could not
as she was ill.

_November._--Heard from Mrs. Stirling: "I am too ill and weak to
see any one in the way of lessons. I am just alive--in pain and
distress always, but always anxious for news from the Lyceum.
'Lear' will be a great success, I am sure. I was Cordelia with

_November 10._--First night of "Lear." Such a foggy day! H. was
just marvelous, but indistinct from nervousness. T. spoke out, but
who cared! Haviland was very good. My Ted splendid in the little
bit he had to do as Oswald. I was rather good to-night. It _is_ a
wee part, but fine.

_December 7._--Poor Fred Leslie is dead. Typhoid. A thunderbolt to
us all. Poor, bright, charming Fred Leslie!

_December 31._--This has been a dark year. Mother died. Illness
rife in the family. My son engaged--but that may turn out well if
the young couple will not be too hasty. H.I. not well. Business by
no means up to the proper point. A death in the Royal Family.

_March 9, 1897._--Eunice (Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher) is dead. Poor
darling! She was a great friend to me.

_April 10._--First night of "Sans-Gene." A wonderful first-night
audience. I acted courageously and fairly well. Extraordinary

_April 14._--Princess Louise (Lorne) came to see the play and told
me she was delighted. Little Elspeth Campbell was with her, looking
lovely. I did not play well--was depressed and clumsy.

_May 13._--It's all off about "The Man of Destiny" play with H.I.
and G.B.S.

_May 15._--To "Princess and Butterfly" with Audrey and Aimee. Miss
Fay Davis better than ever.

_May 17._---Nutcombe Gould has lost his voice, and Ted was called
upon at a moment's notice to play Hamlet at the Olympic to-night.

_June 20._--Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's for the Queen's
Jubilee. Went with Edy and Henry. Not at all adequate to the
occasion was the ceremony. The Te Deum rather good, the sermon
sensible, but the whole uninspired, unimpassioned and _dull_. The
Prince and Princess looked splendid.

_June 22._--To Lady Glenesk's, Piccadilly. Wonderfullest sight I
ever saw. All was perfect, but the little Queen herself more
dignified than the whole procession put together! Sarah B. was in
her place at the Glenesks' at six in the morning. Bancroft made a
Knight. Mrs. Alma-Tadema's "at home." Paderewski played. What a
divinely beautiful face!

_July 14._--The Women's Jubilee Dinner at the Grafton Galleries.
Too ill to go. My guests were H.I., Burne-Jones, Max Beerbohm, W.
Nicholson, Jimmy Pryde, Will Rothenstein, Graham Robertson, Richard
Hardig Davis, Laurence Irving, Ted and Edy.

_December 11._--(In Manchester.) Poor old Fussie dropped down a
trap 30 feet and died in a second.

_December 16._--Willie Terriss was murdered this evening.
Newspapers sent me a wire for "expressions of sympathy"!!

_January 22, 1901._--(Tenterden.) Nine o'clock evening and the bell
is tolling for our dearest Queen--Victoria, who died this evening
just before seven o'clock--a grand, wise, good woman. A week ago
she was driving out regularly. The courage of it!

_January 23._--To Rye (from Winchelsea). The King proclaimed in the
Market Place. The ceremony only took about five minutes. Very dull
and undignified until the National Anthem, which upset us all.

_January 26._--London last night when I arrived might have been
Winchelsea when the sun goes down on all our wrath and arguments.
No one in the streets ... empty buses crawling along. Black boards
up at every shop window. All the gas half-mast high as well as the
flags. I never saw such a mournful city, but why should they turn
the gas down? Thrift, thrift, Horatio!

_February 2._--The Queen's Funeral. From a balcony in S. James's I
saw the most wonderful sight I have ever seen. The silence was
extraordinary.... The tiny coffin on the gun-carriage drawn by the
cream-colored ponies was the most pathetic, impressive object in
all that great procession. All the grandest carriages were out for
the occasion. The King and the German Emperor rode side by side....
The young Duke of Coburg, the Duchess of Albany's son, like Sir
Galahad. I slept at Bridgewater House, but on my way to St. James's
from there my clothes were torn and I was half squeezed to death.
One man called out to me: "Ah, now you know what it feels like at
the pit door, Miss Terry."

_April 15._--Lyceum. "Coriolanus" produced. Went home directly
after the play was over. I didn't seem to know a word of my part
yesterday at the dress-rehearsal, but to-night I was as firm as if
I had played it a hundred times.

_April 16._--The critics who wrote their notices at the
dress-rehearsal, and complained of my playing pranks with the text,
were a little previous. Oh, how bad it makes one feel to find that
they all think my Volumnia "sweet," and _I_ thought I was fierce,
contemptuous, overbearing. Worse, I felt as if I must be appearing
like a cabman rating his Drury Lane wife!

_April 20._--Beginning to play Volumnia a little better.

_June 25._--Revival of "Charles I." The play went marvelously. I
played first and last acts well. H. was magnificent. Ted saw play
yesterday and says I don't "do Mrs. Siddons well." I know what he
means. The last act too declamatory.

_June 26._--Changed the "Mrs. Siddons" scene, and like it much
better. Simpler--more nature--more feeling.

_July 16._--Horrible suicide of Edith and Ida Yeoland. The poor
girls were out of an engagement. Unequal to the fight for life.

_July 20._--Last day of Lyceum season--"Coriolanus."

(On that night, I remember, H.I. for the first time played Coriolanus
_beautifully_. He discarded the disfiguring beard of the warrior that he
had worn during the "run" earlier in the season--and now that one could
see his face, all was well. When people speak of the evils of long runs,
I should like to answer with a list of their advantages. An actor, even
an actor of Henry Irving's caliber, hardly begins to play an immense
part like Coriolanus for what it is worth until he has been doing it for
fifty nights.)

_November 16._--"New York. Saw delightful Maude Adams in 'Quality
Street'--charming play. She is most clever and attractive.
_Unusual_ above everything. Queer, sweet, entirely delightful."

From these extracts, I hope it will be seen that by burning most of my
diaries I did not inflict an unbearable loss upon present readers, or

I am afraid that I think as little of the future as I do of the past.
The present for me!

If my impressions of my friends are scanty, let me say in my defense
that actors and actresses necessarily _see_ many people, but _know_ very

If there has been more in this book about my life in the theater than
about my life outside it, the proportion is inevitable and natural. The
maxim is well-worn that art is long and life is short, and there is no
art, I think, which is longer than mine! At least, it always seems to me
that no life can be long enough to meet its requirements.

If I have not revealed myself to you, or succeeded in giving a faithful
picture of an actor's life, perhaps I have shown what years of practice
and labor are needed for the attainment of a permanent position on the
stage. To quote Mrs. Nancy Oldfield:--

"Art needs all that we can bring to her, I assure you."



Abbey, E.A., 277, 372
Abingdon, Mrs., 54
Adams, Maude, 321, 399
Adelphi Theatre, The, 76
Albani, Madame, 264, 381
Albert, Prince, 18
Albina, Madame, 41
Alexander, George, 209, 260-61, 300, 302
Alexandra, Queen, 56, 391, 397
"Alice-sit-by-the-Fire," 345
Allen, J.H., 185, 301
Allingham, William, 122
--Mrs., 122
Alma-Tadema, Sir Laurence, 372, 377
"Ambassador, The," 391
"Amber Heart, The," 191, 271-2
Anderson, Mary, 231, 321 _et sqq._
Angell, Louisa, 56
Archer, Fred, 306
Argyll, Duchess of (Princess Louise), 397
"Arms and the Man," 346-7
Arnold, Sir Edwin, 117
Arnott, Mr., 187 _et sqq._, 217
Asche, Oscar, 349
Ashwell, Lena, 269
"Attar Gull," 41-2
Austin, L.F., 299 _et sqq._

Ball, Mr. Meredith, 265
Bancroft, Lady (Miss Marie Wilton), 47, 91-2, 109 _et sqq._, 125, 131 _et
sqq._, 165, 357
--Sir Squire, 92, 108 _et sqq._, 125, 165, 334, 397
Barclay, Mr., 51
Barnay, Ludwig, 325
Barnes, J.H., 209-10
Barnes, Prebendary, 267
Barrett, Laurence, 277
Barrie, J.M., 268, 345, 388 _et sqq._
--Mrs. J.M. (Mary Ansell), 268
Barrymore, Ethel, 318, 320-1
Bastien-Lepage, 284, 371
Bateman, Colonel, 141, 145
--Mrs., 160
--Isabel, 196-7
Bath, 51
Bayard, Mr., 286
"Becket," 217, 343, 365
Beecher, Henry Ward, 315-16 _et sqq._
--Mrs. Henry Ward, 315-16, 397
Beefsteak Club, The, 369, 371, 381 _et sqq._, 392
Beerbohm, Mr. Max, 397
"Belle's Stratagem, The," 56, 191, 217, 218, 244
Bellew, Kyrle, 173
"Bells, The," 217, 280, 331, 365
Benedict, Sir Julius, 229
Benson, F., 166, 243, 339-40
Bernhardt, Sarah, 74, 162-3, 175, 233, 236 _et sqq._, 397
"Bethlehem," 351
Bizet, 382
Black, William, his "Madcap Violet," 124
Blake, W., 147
Booth, Edwin, 221 _et sqq._
Boucicault, Dion, 273
Bourchier, Arthur, 263, 268
--Mrs. Arthur. _See_ Irene Vanbrugh
Bourget, Paul, 277
Bradshaw, Mr., 12, 18
Bristol, 39, 44, 49-50, 72-3, 76
Brookfleld, Charles, 176
"Brothers," 152
Brough, Lionel, 76
Brown, Katie, 302
Browning, Robert, 58-9, 61 _et sqq._
Buckstone, J.B., 49, 51, 53 _et sqq._
"Buckstone at Home," 56
Burdett-Coutts, Baroness, 160, 212, 220, 306
Burges, William, 51
Burnand, Sir F.C., 392-3
Burne-Jones, Sir E., 333 _et sqq._, 337 _et sqq._, 372 _et sqq._, 377,
394, 397
Byrn, Oscar, 23-4
Byron, H.J., 133
--Lord, 60, 153

Calmour, Alfred, 271-2
Calve, 381 _et sqq._
Calvert, Charles, 129
Cambridge, Duke of, 34, 343
Cameron, Mrs. Julia Margaret, 58
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion," 52-3, 345
Carr, J. Comyns, 269, 333
--Mrs. Comyns, 175, 331, 377
"Carroll, Lewis" (C.L. Dodgson), 201, 384 _et sqq._
"Charles I.," 154, 180, 191, 257, 260, 281, 297, 350, 395, 398
Chippendale, Mr., 52, 53-4, 172
Churchill, Lady Randolph, 380
--Lord Randolph, 380
Chute, J.H., 46 _et sqq._, 51
Clarke, Hamilton, 168
Clarkson, Mr., 200
Coghlan, Charles, 116, 119 _et sqq._, 133, 145, 152, 260
Collinson, Walter, 200, 363
Compton, Edward, 166
--Mr. Henry, 53-4, 165
Conway, H.B., 153, 260
Cooper, Frank, 173
Corder, Rosa, 306
"Coriolanus," 189, 206, 398
"Corsican Brothers, The," 212, 217, 337
Court Theatre, The, 77, 148, 151
Courtney, Mr., 35
Coventry, 3-7
Craig, Edith, 86 _et sqq._, 146 _et sqq._, 158-9, 177, 204, 212-13, 235,
256-7, 266, 284, 347, 378-9, 395, 397
--Edward Gordon, 86 _et sqq._, 146 _et sqq._, 159, 177, 196, 257, 304,
334, 337, 350 _et sqq._, 396-7
Craigie, Mrs., 390-1
Crane, Walter, 372
Craven, Mr. Hawes, 76
Croisette, 74
Culverwell, Mr., 35
"Cup, The," 178-9, 187, 191, 212 _et sqq._
"Cymbeline," 343, 377

Dale, Allan, 286
Dalrymple, Mrs., 58
Daly, Mr., 318 _et sqq._
"Dame aux Camelias, La," 175
"Dante," 344, 350
Davis, Richard Harding, 397
"Dead Heart, The," 196, 334, 351
Delaunay, 74
Denvil, Clara, 18
Devonshire House, 339
Dickens, Charles, 74, 313-4
Disraeli, Benjamin (Lord Beaconsfield), 58-9, 60
"Distant Relations," 36
Doody, Mr., 200
"Dora," 151, 164
"Double Marriage, The," 78
Drew, John, 308, 320
--Mrs., 320
Drury Lane Theatre, 356-7 _et seq._
Duffield, A.J., 249
Duse, Eleonora, 163, 175, 233-4, 258 _et sqq._

Edinburgh, 9
Edward VII., 56, 398
Elcho, Lady, 340
Elliott, Maxine, 166
Emery, Winifred, 218-9, 245
"Endymion," 49
"Eugene Aram," 191, 195, 395
Eugenie, Empress, 73
Evans, Joe, 284-5

Fairchild, Miss Satty, 346
Farren, Mr., 53-4
--Nelly, 168
"Faust," 27, 76, 153, 191, 252, 260 _et sqq._, 288, 384, 394-5
"Faust-and-Loose," 266
"Faust and Marguerite," 24
Favart, Madame, 74
Fechter, C.A., 73, 136, 175, 211
Fields, Mrs. James T., 313
Fitzgerald, Edward, 192
Fleming, Albert, 264
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, 92, 125-6, 136, 153, 244 _et sqq._, 390
--Norman, 159, 300, 324-5, 361
Forrest, Edwin, 175, 281
Forrester, Mr., 172
"Friends and Foes," 69
"Frou-Frou" ("Butterfly"), 175
Furness, Dr. Horace Howard, 323
Furnivall, Dr., 202
Fussie (Irving's dog), 180, 305 _et sqq._, 395, 397

Garden, Miss Mary, 382
Gardiner, Mrs. Jack, 314-5
Garrick, David, 192
Gay, Maria, 382
Gilbert, Alfred, 118, 368 _et sqq._
Gilbert, Sir John, 200
Gilbert, Sir W.S., 127, 270
Gilder, Mr. R.W., 285
Gillespie, Mrs., 313
Gladstone, Right Hon. W.E., 58-9, 379, 396
Glasgow, 4, 8
Glenesk, Lady, 397
Godwin, Mr., 49, 50-1, 111, 164, 216
Got, 74
"Governor's Wife, The," 43
Grieve, Mrs., 17
Grisi, Madame, 381-2

Haas, Frederick, 136
"Hamlet," 107, 136-7, 166 _et sqq._, 191
Harcourt, Sir William V., 63-4
--Right Hon. Lewis, 64
Hare, John, 148 _et sqq._, 165
Harley, Mr., 26-7
Harries, Miss, 279
Harvey, Martin, 337
Haymarket Theatre, 49, 53, 72
"Henry VIII.," 24, 337 _et sqq._, 377
Herbert, Miss, 69, 71
Hicks, Seymour, 268
Hine, Mr., 51
Hodson, Henrietta (Mrs. Labouchere), 47 _et sqq._, 49, 76
Holland, Sarah, 240 _et sqq._
Holmes, O.W., 315
"Home for the Holidays," 35-6
Houghton, Lord, 208, 274-5
"House of Darnley, The," 153
_Household Words_, 74
Housman, Mr. Laurence, 351
Howe, Mr., 52, 219-20, 301, 337
"Hunchback, The," 75
Hunt, Holman, 266

"If the Cap Fits," 26
Imperial Theatre, 352 _et sqq._
Ingelow, Miss Jean, 265
"Iolanthe," 191, 206
"Iris," 164
Irving, Sir Henry, 59;
first appearance with Ellen Terry, 76;
Miss Terry's first impressions of, 79 _et sqq._;
in "The Taming of the Shrew," 80;
in "Hunted Down," 81;
his genius of will, 107;
as King Philip, 134 _et sqq._, 145;
as Hamlet in 1874, 136 _et sqq._;
in "Louis XI." and "Richelieu," 136;
what critics have said of him, 141;
the infinite variety of his acting, 142;
takes the Lyceum Theatre, 160;
his Hamlet in 1878, 166 _et sqq._, 180 _et sqq._;
his musical director, 168;
his characteristics, 169 _et sqq._;
in "Much Ado About Nothing," 178;
in "The Merchant of Venice," 179, 350;
his dog Fussie, 180, 305-6 _et sqq._;
his childhood, 182 _et sqq._;
as stage manager, 188 _et sqq._;
his best parts, 190;
as Claude Melnotte, 194;
as Eugene Aram, 195;
as Charles I., 197, 350;
as Shylock, 203-4;
in "The Corsican Brothers," 212;
in "The Cup," 213 _et sqq._;
in "The Bells," 217;
and Edwin Booth, 221 _et sqq._;
in "Othello," 221 _et sqq._;
his Romeo, 224;
in "The Two Roses," 227;
and Terriss, 246 _et sqq._;
his "Much Ado About Nothing," 244 _et sqq._;
in "Twelfth Night," 254;
in "Olivia," 256 _et sqq._;
in "Faust," 260 _et sqq._, 344;
his address on "Four Actors," 263;
in "Macaire," 270;
in "Werner," 270-1;
touring in America, 273;
American criticism of his accent, 296-7;
his early appearances in America, 280, 298;
his cat, 311;
other tours in America, 325 _et seq_.;
in "Godefroi and Yolande," 326;
produces "Macbeth," 328 _et sqq._;
painted by Sargent, 331;
produces "The Dead Heart," 334;
produces "Ravenswood," 337;
in "Henry VIII.," 338 _et sqq._;
at the Devonshire House fancy dress ball, 339;
in "King Lear," "Becket," "King Arthur," "Cymbeline," "Madame
Sans-Gene," "The Medicine Man," "Peter the Great," 343;
in "Robespierre," 344;
"Dante," 344, 350;
his last illness, 360 _et sqq._;
plays in "The Bells," for the last time, 365;
plays in "Becket"; his death, 365;
buried in Westminster Abbey, 366 _et sqq._;
his death-mask, taken by Mr. Frampton, 371;
his portraits, 371 _et sqq._;
his portrait as Dubosc by Mr. Pryde, 375;
at Mrs. Craigie's play, 391;
and the Marionettes, 395
Irving, Laurence, 326, 337, 397
Irwin, May, 320

Jackson, Mrs., 58
Jefferson, Joe, 324-5
"John, King," 10, 29, 31
Johnson, Dr., 156
"Journeys End in Lovers' Meeting," 391

Kean, Charles, 10 _et sqq._, 21 _et sqq._, 136, 171, 211, 357
--Mrs. Charles, 11 _et sqq._, 20 _et sqq._, 29 _et sqq._, 203
--Edmund, 11-2, 33, 46, 192
Keeley, Mr. and Mrs., 23
--Louise, 56
Kelly, Charles (Mr. Wardell), 96, 150, 153, 164, 173, 176, 177, 211
Kembles, The, 6, 46
--Adelaide, 194
--Henry, 152, 176, 349
--Fanny, 192 _et sqq._
Kendal, W.H., 44, 114 _et sqq._, 165
--Mrs. _See_ Madge Robertson.
"King Arthur," 343, 377, 383
Knowles, Sir J., 212

Labouchere, Henry, 76
--Mrs. _See_ Henrietta Hodson
Lacy, Walter, 32, 171, 180
"Lady of Lyons, The," 107, 119, 191
Lamb, Charles, 128
Langtry, Mrs., 153 _et sqq._, 275
Lavender Sweep--Tom Taylor's house, 53, 68 _et sqq._, 123, 127 _et sqq._
"Lear, King," 24, 343, 396
Leathes, Edmund, 92
Leclercq, Carlotta, 20, 32
--Rose, 32, 253-4
Leighton, Lord, 117
Lepage, Bastien, 135
Leslie, Fred, 266, 396
Lewis, Mr. Arthur, 72, 73
Linden, Marie, 266
Little Holland House, 53, 58 _et sqq._
"Little Treasure, The," 51-2
Liverpool, 10-11
Lockwood, Mrs. Benoni, 286
Long, Edwin, 197
"Louis XI.," 136, 190, 297
Loveday, H.J., 180 _et sqq._, 299
Lowther, Miss Aimee, 288
Lucas, Seymour, 336, 377
Lyceum Theatre, The, 138, 141, 152 _et sqq._, 159-60 _et sqq._, 188 _et
sqq._; _et passim_, 343 _et sqq._
"Lyons Mail, The," 190, 250-1
Lytton, Lord, 119-20, 153, 219

"Macaire," 270 _et sqq._
"Macbeth," 31, 191, 328 _et sqq._
Macdonald, George, 266
Mackail, J.W., 338
Mackaye, Steele, 128
Mackenzie, Sir Alexander, 268
--Dr. Morell, 102, 396
Macready, W.C., 9, 10, 28, 46, 192
"Madame Sans-Gene," 343
"Man of Destiny, A," 345, 397
Manning, Cardinal, 396
Mario, 381-2
Martin, Lady (Helen Faucit), 206-7
Maurel, Victor, 381
Mazzini, 128
Mead, Tom, 172, 207, 210, 229, 244, 250 _et sqq._, 300, 305
"Medicine Man, The," 343
Meissonier, 75
Melba, Madame, 264, 381, 383
"Merchant of Venice, The," 24, 26, 110, 179, 180, 191, 204, 206, 208, 298
Meredith, George, 59
Merivale, Herman C., 336
"Merry Wives of Windsor," 114, 348
"Midsummer Night's Dream, A," 19, 21 _et sqq._
Millais, Sir J.E., 135
Millward, Miss, 245-6
Modjeska, 321
"Money," 119, 120-1, 165-6
Montagu, Mr., 72
Montgomery, Walter, 72
Moore, Albert, 76
--Frankfort, 235
Morris, Mrs. William, 69
"Much Ado About Nothing," 56, 72, 150, 177-8, 179, 191, 248 _et sqq._
Murray, Leigh, 248

"Nance Oldfield," 337
Naylor, Sydney, 38
Neilson, Adelaide, 72, 166
Nettleship, Mrs., 331, 377-8, 383
Nevill, Lady Dorothy, 381
Neville, Henry, 165
"New Men and Old Acres," 124, 146, 150, 152
New Queen's Theatre, 76, 80 _et sqq._
"Nice Quiet Day, A," 44
Nicholson, William, 352, 372, 375, 397

"Olivia," 150, 153 _et sqq._, 179, 188, 191, 256
Orpen, William, 372
O'Shaughnessy, 118
"Othello," 72, 175, 191, 221 _et sqq._
"Our Seaman," 94

Paderewski, I., 397
Partridge, Bernard, 372
Patti, Adelina, 381, 383
"Peter Pan," 388-9
"Peter the Great," 285, 343
Pinches, Dr., 139
Pinero, A.W., 173, 225, 248-9
"Pizarro," 29
Planche, J.R., 12, 28
Pollock, Sir Frederick, 117
--Lady, 117, 160-1, 203
Pounds, Courtice, 349
Prince of Wales's Theatre, 92, 108 _et sqq._, 131 _et sqq._, 145, 148-9
Princess's Theatre, 10, 19, 28, 32, 72, 357
Prinsep, Mrs., 58
Pritchard, Mrs., 156
Pryde, James, 372, 375, 397

"Queen Mary," Tennyson's, 133, 134

"Raising the Wind," 191
"Ravenswood," 337, 354, 392, 396
Reade, Charles, 54, 65, 68, 90 _et sqq._, 99 _et sqq._, 109, 112 _et
sqq._, 121, 149, 273
--Mrs. Charles, 54
Reeves, Sims, 381
Rehan, Ada, 318 _et sqq._
Rhona, Madame de, 39 _et sqq._
"Richard II.," 24
"Richard III.," 9, 190, 329, 351, 360
"Rivals, The," 52, 55
Robertson, Graham, 376, 397
--Madge (Mrs. Kendal), 47, 91, 114 _et sqq._, 152, 320, 348 _et sqq._
--T., 109
"Robespierre," 344
Robson, 23
"Romeo and Juliet," 37-8, 179, 189, 191, 206
Rorke, Kate, 159
Rossetti, D.G., 69 _et sqq._
Rossi, 136
Rothenstein, William, 376, 397
Rousseau, 127
Royal Colosseum, The, 35
Royalty Theatre (Royal Soho), 39 _et sqq._
Ruskin, John, 264
Rutland, Duchess of, 375
Ryde, 19, 23, 34 _et sqq._, 39
Ryder, Mr., 30, 31

Saint-Gaudens, 283 _et sqq._
St. James's Theatre, 69, 71
Salvini, 122, 163, 222-3
Sargent, J.S., 135, 331-2, 371-2
"School for Scandal, The," 165
Schumann, Madame, 68
Scott, Sir Walter, 4, 150
Seward, Miss Olive, 291
Seymour, Mrs., 112 _et sqq._
"Coriolanus," 189, 206, 398;
"Cymbeline," 343, 377;
"Hamlet," 107, 136-7, 166 _et sqq._, 191;
"Henry VIII.," 24-5, 338 _et sqq._, 377;
"John, King," 10, 29, 31;
"Lear, King," 24, 343, 396;
"Macbeth," 31, 191, 328 _et sqq._;
"Merchant of Venice," 24, 26, 110, 179-80, 191, 204, 206, 208, 298, 350;
"Merry Wives of Windsor," 114-5, 348;
"Midsummer Night's Dream," 19, 21 _et sqq._, 51;
"Much Ado About Nothing," 56, 72, 150, 177-8, 179, 191, 248 _et sqq._;
"Othello," 72, 175, 191, 221 _et sqq._;
"Richard II.," 24-5;
"Richard III.," 9, 190, 329, 351, 360;
"Romeo and Juliet," 37-8,179, 189, 191, 206;
"Taming of the Shrew," 80, 107;
"Twelfth Night," 191, 253;
"Winter's Tale, A," 10, 15, _et sqq._, 355
Shaw, Byam, 372
--G. Bernard, 345 _et sqq._, 353, 397
--Mary, 324
Sheridan, R.B., 54
Siddons, Mrs., 6, 46
Skey, Mr., 20
Smith, Milly (Mrs. Thorn), 22
Somers, Mrs., 58
Sothern, E.A., 51-2
Spedding, James, 117, 122
Sterling, Madame Antoinette, 265-6
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 270, 284
"Still Waters Run Deep," 79
Stirling, Mrs., 229 _et sqq._, 261, 396
Stoker, Bram, 180-1-2
Stoker, Dr., 254-5
Stratford-on-Avon, 7, 339
Sue, Eugene, 41
Sullivan, Sir Arthur, 127, 330
Swinburne, A.C., 118

Taber, Robert, 285
Tamagno, Sig., 381
"Taming of the Shrew," 80, 107
Taylor, Tom, 53, 67 _et sqq._, 76, 95, 106, 121 _et sqq._, 152
--Mrs. Tom, 68, 121-2, 125
Teck, Princess Mary of, 265, 381
Telbin, 76
Tennyson, Lord, 16, 59, 60 _et sqq._, 141, 151, 212-3, 367, 396
--Lady, 60
--Hallam, 62, 212-3, 216
--Lionel, 62
Terriss, William, 32, 151, 153, 156 _et sqq._, 196, 211, 212, 231 _et
sqq._, 247, 258, 300, 312, 397
Terry, B., Ellen Terry's father, 3, 4, 5, 9 _et sqq._, 18, 122-3, 179, 192
--Ben, Ellen Terry's brother, 8
--Mrs. B., Ellen Terry's mother, 3, 4, 8, 10, 48, 67, 396
--Charles, 8
--Daniel, 4
--Ellen, early recollections
her birth, 3-5;
acts at Stratford-on-Avon, 7;
impersonates a mustard-pot, 8-9;
her first appearance as Mamilius in "A Winter's Tale," 10, 15 _et
and Mrs. Charles Kean, _13 et sqq._;
training in Shakespeare, _19 et sqq._;
hurts her foot, 20;
plays Puck, 20 _et sqq._, 33;
learns about vowels, 21;
plays in the Christmas pantomime for 1857, 22;
learns to walk, plays in "Faust and Marguerite," "Merchant of Venice,"
"Richard II.," and "Henry VIII.," 24;
plays in "If the Cap Fits," 26;
and Macready, 28;
plays in "Pizarro" and "King John," 29;
in "A Drawing-room Entertainment," 32, 35 _et sqq._;
her salary, 33;
in "To Parents and Guardians," 34;
at the Royal Soho Theatre, 39 _et sqq._;
in "Attar Gull," 41-2;
in "The Governor's Wife," 43;
in "A Nice Quiet Day," 44;
life in a stock company, 46 _et sqq._;
at Bristol in Mr. Chute's company, 46 _et sqq._;
as Cupid in "Endymion," 49;
as Dictys in "Perseus and Andromeda," 49;
at the Haymarket Theatre, 49;
plays Titania at Bath, 51;
in "The Little Treasure" and "The Rivals," 51-2, 55;
meets Mr. G.F. Watts, and painted by him with Kate Terry as "The
Sisters," 53;
as Hero in "Much Ado About Nothing," 56, 72;
in "The Belle's Stratagem," 56;
in "Buckstone at Home," playing to royalty, 56;
in "The American Cousin," 57;
married to Mr. Watts, 58-9 _et sqq._;
returns to the stage, 67;
and the Tom Taylors, 68 _et sqq._,
plays Desdemona, 72-3;
visits Paris, 73 _et sqq.;
plays Helen in "The Hunchback," 75;
plays in "The Antipodes," 76;
first appearance with Henry Irving, 76;
plays in "The House of Darnley," 77;
and Mrs. Wigan, 76 _et sqq._;
plays in "The Double Marriage," 78;
plays in "Still Waters Run Deep," 79;
first impressions of Henry Irving, 79 _et sqq._;
plays in "The Taming of the Shrew," 80;
plays in "The Household Fairy," 82;
withdraws from the stage, 83 _et sqq._;
adventures in cooking, 86;
her children, 86 _et sqq., 146 _et sqq._;
and Charles Reade, 90 _et sqq._;
returns to the stage, 91 _et sqq._;
plays in "The Wandering Heir," 91 _et sqq._;
engagement with the Bancrofts, 92;
lives at Hampton Court, 93, 146;
plays in Charles Reade's "Our Seamen," 94;
and Charles Reade, 99 _et sqq._;
plays in "The Lady of Lyons," 107, 119;
engagement with the Bancrofts, plays Portia, 110 _et sqq._;
performs in "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 1902, 114, 348 _et sqq._;
playing to aesthetic audiences, 117;
plays in "Money," 119, 120-1;
and Tom Taylor, 121 _et sqq._;
in "New Men and Old Acres," 124, 146, 152;
and the Bancrofts, 131;
as Mabel Vane, 131;
as Blanche Hayes in "Ours," 132;
goes to see Irving act, 133, 134, 137;
and Irving's Hamlet, 136 _et sqq._;
as Ophelia, 137-41;
engagement with John Hare, 148 _et sqq._;
her marriage with Mr. Wardell (Charles Kelly), 150;
acts with him, 150 _et sqq._;
in "Olivia," 150, 153_ et sqq._, 159 _et sqq._;
in "Dora," 151;
in "Brothers," 152;
in "The House of Darnley," 153;
a visit from Henry Irving, 161;
Ellen Terry's description of him, 161 _et sqq._;
on tour with Charles Kelly in "Dora" and "Iris," 164;
in "The School for Scandal," 165;
plays in "Money," 165;
in Irving's "Hamlet," 166 _et sqq._;
touring in the provinces, 174 _et sqq._;
in "Butterfly," 175;
in "Much Ado About Nothing," 177-8;
her dress for "The Cup," 187;
in plays at the Lyceum, 191;
in "Charles I.," 197;
and "Lewis Carroll," 201;
as Portia, 201 _et sqq._, 209;
in "Othello," 222-3 _et sqq._;
her "Letters in Shakespeare's Plays," 226;
as Juliet, 227 _et sqq._;
and Terriss, 231;
her opinion of Sarah Bernhardt, 236-7 _et sqq._;
her Jubilee, 245;
in "Much Ado About Nothing," 250 _et sqq._;
in "The Lyons Mail," 250-1;
in "Twelfth Night," 253;
as Olivia, 256;
in "Faust," 260 _et sqq._, 344;
in "The Amber Heart," 271;
First Tour in America, 273 _et sqq._;
first appearance in America, 280-1;
an "American" interview, 288-9;
on colored servants, 291;
some opinions on America, 294 _et sqq._;
her first speech, 304-5;
at Niagara, 311-12;
other tours in America, 325 _et sqq._;
in "Godefroi and Yolande," 326;
her third marriage, 327;
in "Macbeth," 328 _et sqq._;
painted as Lady Macbeth by Sargent, 331-2, 371-2;
plays in the "Dead Heart," 334;
plays in "Ravenswood," 337;
plays in "Nance Oldfield," 337 _et sqq._;
in "Henry VIII.," 338;
at Stratford-on-Avon, 339 et sqq._;
in "King Lear," "Becket," "King Arthur," "Cymbeline," "Madame
Sans-Gene," "The Medicine Man," "Peter the Great," 343;
in Robespierre, 344;
in "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire," 345;
in "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," 345;
in "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 114, 348 _et sqq._;
in Ibsen's "Vikings," at the Imperial Theatre, 351;
produces "The Good Hope," 354;
in "Ravenswood," 354;
her last Shakespearean part, Hermione, 355;
her Stage Jubilee, 355 _et sqq._;
her theatre dresses, 377 _et sqq._, 383;
in "Journeys End in Lovers' Meeting," 391;
"Bits from her Diary," 394 _et sqq._;
and the Marionettes, 395
--Eliza, 4
--Florence, 8, 83, 122, 125, 209, 257-8, 387
--Fred, 8, 83
--George, 8, 174-5
--Kate (Mrs. Arthur James Lewis), 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 20, 24 _et sqq._,
29 _et sqq._, 35, 47, 48 _et sqq._, 67
--Marion, 8, 83, 125, 257
--Tom, 8, 126
Tetrazzini, 383
Thackeray, W.M., 314
_Times, The_, 18
Toole, J.L., 266, 270
"To Parents and Guardians," 34
Trebelli, Madame, 382
Tree, H. Beerbohm, 114, 271, 320, 348 _et sqq._
--Mrs., 349
"Twelfth Night," 191, 253
"Two Roses, The," 227
Tyars, Mr., 210, 252

Vanbrugh, Irene, 268
Vanbrugh, Violet (Mrs. Arthur Bourchier), 267 _et sqq._, 391
"Vanderdecken," 395
Verdi, 382
Victoria, Queen, 18, 57, 110, 397, 398
Victoria (Princess Royal), 18
"Vikings," Ibsen's, 351
Vining, George, 334

Wales, Princess of, 381
Walkley, A.B., 224
"Wandering Heir, The," 91 _et sqq._, 100, 109, 244, 273
Wardell, Charles. _See_ Charles Kelly
Warner, Charles, 113
Watts, George Frederick, R.A., 53, 58 _et sqq._, 164
Watts-Dunton, T., 118
Webster, Benjamin, 165, 230, 334
Wenman, 300
"Werner," 270-1
Whistler, J.M., 129, 134-5, 199, 306
White, Stanford, 283
Wigan, Alfred, 76, 79, 211-2
--Mrs., 76 _et sqq._, 176
Wilde, Oscar, 118, 134-5, 198-9, 275
Williams, Harcourt, 337, 340
Wills, W.G., 150, 152, 336
Wilton, Miss Marie. _See_ Lady Bancroft
Winchilsea, Lady, 177, 216
Winter, William, 158, 286 _et sqq._
"Winter's Tale, A," 10, 15 _et sqq._, 355
Wood, Arthur, 48
--Mrs. John, 91
Woodhouse, Mr., 37
_World, The_, 26
Wyndham, Charles, Sir, 76 _et sqq._

Yates, Edmund, 26

[Illustration: _From a photograph by Lewis Carroll_


The father and mother of Ellen Terry]


As they appeared in "The Winter's Tale." This was Miss Terry's debut on
the stage.]

[Illustration: ELLEN TERRY IN 1856]


[Illustration: _Photograph by the Autotype Company, London_


From the painting by George Frederick Watts]

[Illustration: _From a photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron_


After her marriage to George Frederick Watts]


From a photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron, made about the time of his
marriage to Ellen Terry]


[Illustration: _Photograph by the London Stereoscopic Co._


[Illustration: _Photograph by Braun, Clement & Co._


From the painting by George Frederick Watts, in the collection of
Alexander Henderson, Esq., M.P.]

[Illustration: HENRY IRVING

From a photograph in the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]


The part in which Irving made his first appearance in America

From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]


From the painting by Whistler]


From the statue by E. Onslow Ford, R.A., in the Guildhall of the City of

[Illustration: _Photograph by the Vander Weyde Light_




From a photograph taken in 1878, in the collection of Miss Evelyn


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]

[Illustration: SIR HENRY IRVING

From the painting by Sir John Millais, Bart., P.R.A.]

[Illustration: IRVING AS LOUIS XI]





[Illustration: _Photograph by Sarony, in the collection of Robert




From the collection of Miss Frances Johnston]


From the collection of Miss Frances Johnston]


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]


From the painting by Franz von Lenbach]



From the collection of Miss Frances Johnston]

[Illustration: _From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley_


From a photograph taken at the time of her first appearance in America]


Modeled by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the St. Giles Cathedral,
Edinburgh. Saint-Gaudens gave a cast of this portrait to Miss Terry's
daughter, Edith Craig]

[Illustration: MISS ELLEN TERRY

From a snap-shot taken in the United States]

[Illustration: SIR HENRY IRVING

From a snap-shot taken in the United States]

[Illustration: _Photographed by Miss Alice Boughton_


[Illustration: MISS ROSA CORDER

From the painting by James McNeill Whistler]

[Illustration: ELLEN TERRY

With her fox-terriers, Dummy and Fussie; from a photograph taken in

[Illustration: _Photographed by T.R. Annan_


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]

[Illustration: SIR HENRY IRVING

From a portrait given by him to Miss Evelyn Smalley in 1896]

[Illustration: MISS ELLEN TERRY

From a photograph taken on her last tour in America]


From the painting by Sargent, in the Tate Gallery, London]

[Illustration: _Photographed by Crook, Edinburgh_


From a photograph in the possession of Miss Evelyn Smalley]



From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]


From a hitherto unpublished portrait]

[Illustration: _From the collection of H. McM. Painter_


Taken on the beach at Swansea, Wales, in 1906, by Edward Craig.]


Drawn by Alma-Tadema for Miss Terry's jubilee in 1906]

[Illustration: _Photographed by H.H. Hay Cameron_


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]

[Illustration: SIR HENRY IRVING

From the painting by Jules Bastien-Lepage]


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]

[Illustration: _From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley_


Drawn by Sir Edwin Abbey for Miss Terry's Jubilee Programme]


From a photograph given by her to Miss Evelyn Smalley]


From the collection of Miss Evelyn Smalley]

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