Correspondence of the manager of Brighton Aquarium, 1873

Note from entertainer Adalbert Frikell to manager of Brighton Aquarium requesting a booking, 1881
Telegram to manager of Brighton Aquarium from Balmoral turning down request to the Queen, 1878

George Reeves Smith was the manager of Brighton Aquarium from c1873-1880. Some of his correspondence concerning variety acts at the Aquarium Theatre is in the private collection of Edward Scalé, who has shared them with the Letter in the Attic project.

Some of the letters solicit engagements, others concern arrangements for a booking.

Adalbert Frikell applies for a booking, 1881

Dear Sir, I have everything new, startling and successful in my Entertainment. Should you favour me with an engagement during February or onwards, you will indeed be pleased with my efforts and that I will guarantee.

A telegram from Balmoral turns down a request

Similar applications have been already declined and I regret that it would therefore be impossible for the Queen to comply with your request.

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