"Address to Henry Irving, Esq."was a nonfiction speech written by Bram Stoker. It was an address presented to the English stage actor Henry Irving in December 1876 by the graduates and undergraduates of Dublin University, Dublin.
In 1884 "Address to Henry Irving, Esq." was first published in book form under the title "Address to Henry Irving, Esq., presented by the Graduates and Undergraduates of Trinity College, Dublin." It appeared in "Chapter V" of the book Henry Irving: A Bibliographical Sketch, Scribner and Welford, New York, by Austin Brereton. According to Brereton, the address was read by Mr. Edward Gibson on December 9, 1876.
In 1906 Stoker published an untitled excerpt from "Address to Henry Irving, Esq." Two paragraphs from the middle of this address appeared in "Chapter IV: Honours from Dublin University" of Stoker's book Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving, William Heinemann, London. According to Stoker, it was presented by the graduates and undergraduates of the university on December 11, 1876. Stoker goes on to say that he was asked to write the address since it was his idea to begin with.
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Henry Irving: A Biographical Sketch, New York, 1884