The Edwin Booth Family Collection contains photographs, correspondence, and ephemera related to Edwin Booth and his descendants. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Edwin Booth (1865-1891), Series II: Booth Family (1870-1962).
Series I, Edwin Booth, consists of correspondence written by Edwin, theater programs, autographs, and ephemera from Edwin’s lifetime, as well as photographs of Edwin and contemporary actors. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Series II, Booth Family, contains correspondence written by Edwin’s family members and newspaper clippings collected by family members about Edwin’s career and legacy after his death. It also includes correspondence and ephemera related to Booth’s granddaughter Mildred Booth Grossman Waterbury Tilton, great granddaughter Edwina Booth Waterbury Cutting, Edwina’s stepfather Arthur Colburn Tilton, and other relatives. The press, photographs, and publications document the installation of the Edwin Booth statue in Gramercy Park, Mildred's husband Cleveland Livingston Waterbury's World War I training, family trips on the RMS Lucania in 1894, trips to Jamaica, and Mildred's last husband Arthur C. Tilton's Harvard College ephemera. There are also a small number of materials related to the Players Club founded by Edwin in 1888, Edwin's home Boothden built in 1883 in Middletown, Rhode Island, and the Booth family home Tudor Hall in Bel Air, Maryland. Materials are arranged chronologically, with female family members described by their maiden names.