[ Edward Raleigh Moran, editor of The Globe. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('E. R. Moran') to the actor-manager Ben Webster, suggesting he produce a previously 'interdicted' play titled 'Where's His Regal Highness?'

E. R. Moran [ Edward Raleigh Moran ] (d.1852), editor of The Globe newspaper, London [ Ben Webster [ Benjamin Nottingham Webster ] (1797-1882), actor-manager ]
Publication details: 
Globe [ London newspaper ]. 3 February 1849.
SKU: 19901

3pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. For information on the eccentric Moran see F. David Roberts' article 'Who Ran the London "Globe" in the 1830's, 1840's, and 1850's?' (1971). The letter begins: 'My Dear Webster | If you want a useful subsidiary piece producible without cost or trouble. It contains a part that of Frederick William of Prussia admirably adapted for your own filling up. The piece turns on subjects which at this moment specially engage public attention – the aggrandizement of Prussia & Ranke's history just published gives the story & characters in the spirit of the play. The original was acted at Saxe Gotha before Queen Victoria during her German trip & has since been for some reason or other interdicted.' He briefly touches on the characters and the translation. Postscript reads: 'I forgot to say that the title is “Where's His Regal Highness?”' He forwards an address on the third page.