Florence Bayard Kane collection of European travel and theater ephemera
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Florence Bayard Kane (1868-1943) was born in New Castle to John Kintzing Kane and Mabel Bayard. A member of the prominent Kane family of Pennsylvania, she was a volunteer worker and much-traveled individual who briefly worked as a librarian and manuscript processor. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania, collection 2055). Between 1899 and 1900, Kane traveled in Paris, presumably staying in Mrs. Edward Ferris' home for young ladies abroad. She collected playbills and other ephemera during her stay, and later during other trips to Europe in 1909 and 1914. She was a Quaker who attended the Germantown Friends Meeting. She never married.
Series one contains ephemera of a young lady's visits to Paris between 1899 and 1914, including calendars, a horse racing pamphlet, and information about housing and traveling throughout Europe. This series is arranged chronologically.
Series two demonstrates Miss Kane's love of theater, and contains playbills and libretti, largely collected during her 1899 to 1900 trip to Paris, although some were collected later. This series is arranged chronologically.
Gift of Jean Kane Foulke duPont, 1968.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Devorah Sperling-Billings
- Finding Aid Date
- 2014 July 10
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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