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    Ford's Theatre: Actress Jeannie Gourlay Autographed Letter Signed. 5 ΒΌ" x 8" ALS, 1p., Milford, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1918, written to Mr. Colville. In full: "I have played so many parts in my time. I scarcely know which is my favorite one. Our American Cousin in which I played Mary Meredith on the night of the assassination of President Lincoln has brought me into lasting Prominence. Respectfully, Miss Jeannie Gourlay". The playbill for that performance erroneously listed Gourlay as the actress playing Mary Trenchard. The next night, a benefit performance for Gourlay of "The Octoroon" was slated to be performed, but was cancelled in the wake of the tragedy. Her father and sister also appeared in the cast that night in April.



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