PYNE, Louisa. 19908



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Moses, thanking her for the present of fruit, explaining that “I have been so much out of town singing at Concerts …” 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, overall creasing, two holes. 3 York Place, Portman Square, undated [watermark 1864]. Louisa Bodda-Pyne (1832 – 1904), English soprano and opera company manager. Louisa Pyne was the manager, with the tenor William Harrison, of the Pyne & Harrison Opera Company which toured the Americas in the 1850s. In 1857 she and Harrison founded the Pyne and Harrison English Opera Company at the Lyceum Theatre, London. The company later moved to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and, in 1858, under the shortened name of the Royal English Opera, gained a lease at what is now the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden from December 1858 until 1864.