Guide to the Jean M. Lander collection, 1837-1896

Jean M. Lander C0118

Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444


Phone: (703) 993-2220

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Lander, J.M. (Jean Margaret), 1829-1903
Title George Mason University Jean M. Lander collection
Date 1837-1896
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract This collection contains eleven handwritten letters from Jean Lander and others dated between 1837 - 1896.
Collection Number C0118
Language English

Biographical Information

Jean Margaret Davenport Lander was a well-known 19th century actress. Born in England, she made her home in Washington, D.C., following her marriage to Fredrick W. Lander in 1860. She performed in plays in both the United States and Europe. Lander passed away on August 3, 1903 at her residence in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains eleven hand-written letters from Jean Lander and others, as well as a partial transcript of the letters.

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Arranged chronologically.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds many other performing arts collections, and several other 19th century correspondence collections such as the Milton Barnes papers and the Alexander Haight family collection.

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Index Terms


Lander, Jean Margaret

Geographical Names:

United States.


Actors--United States.
Theater--Washington (D.C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jean M. Landers collection, C0118, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009. Partial transcription of letters by Leigh Norman in October 2017. Reprocessed by Amy Blake in September 2018. EAD markup updated by Amy Blake in September 2018.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Notes and Letters of Appreciation, 1837-1896
2 Partial Transcription, 2017
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