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MS Thr 12

Drury Lane Theatre. Drury Lane Theatre financial records, 1747-1817: 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 12
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Drury Lane Theatre.
Title: Drury Lane Theatre financial records,
Date(s): 1747-1817.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Documents and letters concerning the financial state of the Drury Lane Theatre, the oldest English theater still in use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*49M-216F. Purchased with the F.E. Chase fund from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 12 Lansdown Road, Wimbledon, London, S.W.20; received: 1950 Apr. 7.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Drury Lane Theatre Financial Records, 1747-1817 (MS Thr 12). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Drury Lane Theatre in London is the oldest English theater still in use.

Scope and Contents

Includes a manuscript of financial statements for the theater, several unsigned manuscripts in a clerk's hand of articles of agreement between Willoughby Lacy and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, an autograph letter from Willoughby Lacy to Robert Langford concerning the sale of his share of the theater, a manuscript letter from Richard Brinsley Sheridan concerning the financial straits of the theater, among other documents.
[Note: these MSS. comprise items 186-192 and 199 in I. K. Fletcher's catalogue 134]

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