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MS Thr 149

Covent Garden Theatre. Covent Garden Theatre documents concerning finances and personnel, 1807-1822: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Thr 149
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Covent Garden Theatre.
Title: Covent Garden Theatre documents concerning finances and personnel,
Date(s): 1807-1822.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Documents concerning the finances and personnel of the Covent Garden Theatre in London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-64. Purchased with the F.E. Chase fund from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London S.W.I.; received: 1965 October 13.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Covent Garden Theatre Documents Concerning Finances and Personnel, 1807-1822 (MS Thr 149). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Covent Garden Theatre was built by John Rich in London in 1732. Also known as the Royal Opera House.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts listing members of the company, plays performed with daily receipts, box and doorkeepers with salaries, new establishment of servants, servants and chairwomen, placekeepers, employees in the tailor's department, servants paid by the box-keeper Mr. Brandon, and a statement regarding salaries.

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