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 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
Actors- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Actors – Kentucky
Education, primary – Louisville, Ky.
Horticulture – Kentucky
Prestonia School (Jefferson County, Ky.)
Schools – Kentucky – Jefferson County – Prestonia