Large collection of items belonging to popular tenor Arthur Hackett including a signed and inscribed photograph from Nellie Melba with whom he toured [University of Michigan]

vp, 1916-1969. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-6110

Nellie Melba: signed/inscribed photo, two (one duplicate) 1925 farewell programs (one lacks the center section), seating chart for a 1926 dinner given for her by the Lord Mayor of London (Hackett's name is underlined), an unidentified portrait of a young woman who looks like Melba and a small amount of newspaper clippings. Geraldine Farrar: handwritten note with envelope congratulating him on his new job as Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan. M.C. Weatherall: one framed photograph. Constance Hackett: matted photo (Hammond) pianist, Arthur's wife. Charles Hackett, tenor, his brother, two photographs. Arthur Hackett: seven photos (only one is labeled), one shows him at a piano with Melba(?), one framed photograph of him, framed photo of Hackett, his wife(?) and another woman standing next to sign "To-Day's Chautauqua Program...A Talented Trio Hackett Company...", program attached to fiber board listing his performances ie. symphony orchestras Boston and Detroit, one large green scrapbook (cover detached)m 1916-1930, half filled in with newspaper clippings about his appearances which included Geraldine Farrar, Nellie Melba and others. Also inside is a letter from the White House indicating that signed portraits of President and Mrs. Coolidge were being sent (no portraits in this lot), a large black scrapbook with the University of Michigan logo and filled with programs (almost all loose) from the U of M Recital series and the University Musical Society, a small amount of obituary notices. Arthur Hackett, 1884-1969, enjoyed a lengthy career in the theatre before taking up a teaching position at the University of Michigan from 1930-1954 as a professor of voice. Overall good condition, soiling, light wear, etc. Scrapbook covers are worn. Arthur Hackett also performed under the name of Arthur Hackett-Granville. Extra postage required.

Price: $995.00

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