Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)KWH/O/54
TitleLetter from Marion Terry to Miss Fison
Extent1 item
DescriptionShe asks that neither herself or her brother be announced until she hears further from her
6 May 1902; in envelope
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryMarion Bessie Terry (1853 –1930) was an English actress. In a career spanning half a century, she played leading roles in more than 125 plays. Always in the shadow of her older and more famous sister Ellen, Terry nevertheless achieved considerable success in the plays of W. S. Gilbert, Oscar Wilde, Henry James and others.
Terry was born in England, into a theatrical family. Her birth name was Mary Ann Bessy Terry, and she was nicknamed 'Polly'. Her parents, Benjamin (1818–1896), of Irish descent, and Sarah (née Ballard) (1819–1892), of Scottish ancestry, were comic actors in a touring company based in Portsmouth and had eleven children. At least five of these became actors: Kate, Ellen, Marion, Florence and Fred.
Source: accessed May 2016


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