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Accession: Grey and Byron Collection, B458

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2023.095

Content Description

Collection contains jewelry, clothing, scrapbooks, ledgers, scripts, clippings, promotional photos, family photos, travel photos, postcards, copies of vital records, and Bert Byron's revolver.

Acquisition Type



The collection was donated by Lori Longman whose grandmother was married to Bert Byron.

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  • 1908 - 1964


The material culture within this collection includes a brass clasp; a rhinestone clasp; a tie clasp with the letter "B"; a square gold pin with initials "B.B."; a Forehand and Wadsworth revolver; a round clasp with initials "B.B."; Byron's three piece suit with matching wool cape; Grey's mink coat with matching muff; Grey's assuit shawl, Grey's crochet and leather gloves; Grey's fur collars; and Grey's pearl collar. The collection includes four [4] scrapbooks. There is a scrapbook of clippings about the pair's vaudeville acts; a disassembled scrapbook detailing their 1926 vaudeville tour; a travel scrapbook; and a scrapbook detailing a trip Bryon and Grey took to Europe, which ended abruptly because WWI was declared. The collection includes promotional and portrait photos of Grey and Byron as well as loose photos of Byron and his second wife Clara in Florida. The donation contains loose newspaper clippings; ledgers from vaudeville tours 1917 through 1929; play scripts and music written by Bert Byron; copies of vital records; and papers from the purchase of Bert and Clara's Florida property.