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Edwin Scribner papers (MS.2012.005)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
Fax: 401-863-2093

Scope & content

This collection contains unpublished typescripts for plays written by Edwin Scribner. The photographs include 5 portraits of Edwin and 5 scenes from a play in which he starred. The collection also contains a 2 volume diary written by Edwin from 1898-1921. The diary contains a running tally of all the plays in which he performed and the cities and towns he visited as part of various acting troupes. He also lists all the plays and movies he goes to see. It is an interesting and intimate record of the life of an actor who is constantly travelling.