Williamson family journal  1828-1874
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Collection Scope and Content Note

The Inez Mecusker collection includes correspondence, bills and receipts, box office statements, calling cards, contracts, a daybook, diaries, theatre patron lists, publicity materials, programs, salary lists, telegrams, theatre schedules, and sheet music related to opera singer Inez Mecusker from 1882 until 1927.

The correspondence (1882-1927) primarily consists of letters to Inez from her mother and other family members about family and friends, and to her second husband Thomas Van Osten regarding business matters. The other letters are addressed to Inez and Thomas and relate to her career, booking dates for her to perform, and other details related to business matters.

The collection also includes Inez Mecusker's copy of Elinore, or, the Border Bride from a May 1888 performance in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

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