Durrett, Lydian (1880-1968) Papers, 1895-1918

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator:  Durrett, Lydian, 1880-1968

Title:  Papers, 1895-1918

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection:  0.66 cubic feet

Location Number:  Mss. A D965b

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Lydian Durrett to his mother, Sallie Phillips Durrett (Mrs. Robert O. Durrett) of Louisville, relating experiences in a Philadelphia drama school and as an actor in various touring companies. Also Durrett family correspondence including letters to Sallie P. and Lydian from relatives and friends re: family news and travel; theatre programs of plays in which Durrett acted; miscellaneous newspaper clippings, including one picturing Durrett, printed items; receipts; school compositions, etc. Also oversize broadside of an entertainment (Folder 20).


Folder List

Folder 1: Letters,1896, 1902

Folder 2: Letters, 1903

Folder 3: Letters, August 1904

Folder 4: Letters, September 1904

Folder 5: Letters, October 1904

Folder 6: Letters, November 1904

Folder 7: Letters, December 1904

Folder 8: Letters, January 1905

Folder 9: Letters, February 1905

Folder 10: Letters, March 1905

Folder 11: Letters, April 1905

Folder 12: Letters, May 1905

Folder 13: Letters, January-December, 1906

Folder 14: Letters, January-April, 1907

Folder 15: Cards and letters to Durrett, 1912-1918 (two with enclosures of photos and theatre programs)

Folder 16: Miscellaneous letters, undated

Folder 17: Prestonia School Entertainment program, 1895; miscellaneous school compositions, undated.

Folder 18: Cards, news clippings, theatre programs, assorted print matter, mostly undated.

Folder 19: Assorted receipts, 1904-1917, undated

Folder 20: Oversized broadside


Subject Headings

Actors- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.

Actors – Kentucky


Durrett family

Education, primary – Louisville, Ky.


Horticulture – Kentucky


Philadelphia, Pa.

Prestonia School (Jefferson County, Ky.)

Schools – Kentucky – Jefferson County – Prestonia