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MS Am 1477

Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy, 1909-1910: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1477
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy,
Date(s): 1909-1910.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy by O. Henry and Franklin P. Adams.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

44M-412 - 44M-432. Purchased with the Wendell Fund from Arthur Pforzheimer; received: 1945.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Papers Relating to Lo, a musical comedy, 1909-1910 (MS Am 1477). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The two-act musical comedy 'Lo,' written by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) and Franklin P. Adams, premiered in Aurora, Ill. on 25 August 1909. The production toured the midwest and far west for 14 weeks. The last performance was at the Tootle Theatre, St. Joseph, Mo. on 5 December 1909.

Scope and Contents

Includes contract, scenario, script, playbills, box-office reports, clippings, and correspondence concerning the writing, production, and performances of Lo. Nearly all the correspondence is to Franklin P. Adams, and the bulk of it is from Harry Askin, the production's manager.

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