CLAYTON, John. 11934



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Alston, saying that he can not attend “your kettledrum” because he is going to a rehearsal of The School for Scandal, and then, after dinner, returning to the theatre. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches, monogram JAC, fine. 9 Alfred Place West, Thurloe Square, Tuesday 26 May, no year given. John Clayton (1843-1888), actor, whose real name was John Alfred Calthrop. “He was a good actor, both in drama and comedy, with a bluff, effective, breezy, and powerful, sometimes too powerful, style.” [DNB] 45