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MS Eng 896

Colman, George, 1732-1794. George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates,1773-1823: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Eng 896
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Colman, George, 1732-1794.
Title: George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates,
Date(s): 1773-1823.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters between the English dramatist George Colman and the Bow Street magistrates concerning the controversy over the performance of John Gay's Beggar's Opera.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

53M-115. Purchased with the Norton Perkins fund; received: 1954 February 5.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Colman Correspondence with Bow Street Magistrates, 1773-1823 (MS Eng 896). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Colman was an English dramatist; his son, George Colman the younger, was also an English dramatist.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between George Colman the Elder, the Younger, and the Bow Street magistrates concerning an order to withdraw a performance of John Gay's Beggar's opera.

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