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MS Thr 620

British Isles theater playbills: outside London, 1761-1903: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 620
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: British Isles theater playbills: outside London
Date(s): 1761-1903
Quantity: 1 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: English.
Abstract: Playbills for performances at various theaters across the British Isles, with the exception of London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2009MT-93 (lots 3, 6, 7, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28, 54, 58, 63). Purchased with the Frank E. Chase Bequest and the George and Faith Kahrl Fund for Theatre History; received: 2009 August 24.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Monique Duhaime and Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

British Isles Theater Playbills: Outside London, 1761-1903 (MS Thr 620). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by theater location.

Scope and Contents

Includes playbills from Barnwell (Cambridge, England), Brighton (England), Edinburgh (Scotland), Glasgow (Scotland), Hull (England), Ireland, Newcastle upon Tyne (England), Scotland, and miscellaneous provincial theaters. Primary show titles and, in some cases, performers and/or beneficiaries are listed.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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