MS Thr 267

Adelphi Theatre (London, England). Adelphi Theatre (London, England) records: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 267
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Adelphi Theatre (London, England).
Title: Adelphi Theatre (London, England) records,
Date(s): 1787-1850.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and business papers concerning the Adelphi Theatre and the Covent Garden Theatre in London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

68M-166. Purchased with the F. E. Chase fund; received: 1964 November.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Adelphi Theatre (London, England) Records, 1787-1850 (MS Thr 267). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Sans Pareil Theatre of London opened in 1806 and was renamed the Adelphi Theatre in 1819. Other names included: Theatre Royal, Adelphi (1829-1858); Theatre Royal, New Adelphi (1858-1867); Royal Adelphi Theatre (1867); Century Theatre (1901-1902); Adelphi Theatre (1902-1930); and Royal Adelphi Theatre (1930-1940). Frederick Henry Yates managed the Adelphi Theatre with Daniel Terry in 1825. On Terry's death in 1829, he was joined by Charles Mathews. The Covent Garden Theatre, also known as the Royal Opera House, was built in 1732.


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Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of Frederick Henry Yates, Daniel Terry, Charles James Mathews and others concerning the Adelphi Theatre. Also contains financial and business records, including deeds, bonds, receipts, and correspondence concerning rent, salaries and lawsuits. Covent Garden Theatre papers include correspondence of Henry Harris, among others, and financial and business papers, which include deeds, agreements, receipts, lists of salaries, and expenses.

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