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MS Thr 751

Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.). Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.) drama and receipt records, undated: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 751
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.).
Title: Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.) drama and receipt records,
Date(s): undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscript transcript copies of receipt books and drama records of the Tremont Theatre (1827–1843) of Boston, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Source and date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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:

Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.) Drama and Receipt Records, undated (MS Thr 751). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Tremont Theatre (1827–1843) on 88 Tremont Street was a playhouse in Boston, Masschusetts. The Tremont never turned a profit during its 16-year life. On December 28, 1843, the Free Church Baptists bought the theater and renamed it the Tremont Temple. The building burned in 1852, and bore no relationship to the later theater of the same name.


Arranged alphabetically by title, then chronologically.

Scope and Contents

These records all appear to be manuscript transcripts of original records. All items are in the same unidentified manuscript hand. They cover the time period of 1834-1843, but it is not known when the transcripts were created or by whom.


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

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