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Tony Pastor Letter

A description of his letter at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908.
Title: Tony Pastor Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1893
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: A letter written by Tony Pastor, the American Vaudeville performer and songwriter.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Tony Pastor (1837-1908) was an American variety performer, songwriter, and theater owner. Known as the "Father of Vaudeville," he became famous for his comic songs in the 1860s. As an impresario, he developed family-friendly variety shows that served as an alternative to the bawdy and male-oriented Vaudeville performances of the time.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Tony Pastor Letter consists of a handwritten letter by Pastor. It is written on "Clark Street Theater" of Chicago letterhead and addressed to Edward Frueberger. In the letter, Pastor sends his regrets to Frueberger, informing him that he will be unable to meet him that Sunday as they had originally planned.

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings


Frueberger, Edward.
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Tony Pastor Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 08 December 2009
Revision history:

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