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MS Thr 441

Martin-Harvey, John, Sir, 1863-1944. Sir John Martin-Harvey papers, 1895-1945: 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 441
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Martin-Harvey, John, Sir, 1863-1944.
Title: Sir John Martin-Harvey papers,
Date(s): 1895-1945, (bulk) 1911-1924.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes, 1 oversized box, 12 scrapbooks (6 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scripts, scores, set and costume designs, correspondence, and photographs of the English actor and manager John Martin-Harvey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-142. Purchased.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir John Martin-Harvey Papers, 1895-1945 (MS Thr 441). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

English actor and manager, Martin-Harvey received his greatest critical acclaim for the role of Oedipus Rex, though he was best known for his romantic roles in melodrama.


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Scope and Contents

Contains annotated scripts,scores, costume and set designs, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks of clippings, 1895-1936, programs, and souvenir programs relating to Martin-Harvey's theatrical career. Included are scripts, scores, and production photographs of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (1912); scripts, scores, costume designs, and photographs of Hugo von Hoffmannsthal's Via Crucis (Everyman) (1923); and scene designs for Maurice Maeterlinck's Pelleas et Melisande (1911).

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