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MS Thr 1036

Cook, Dutton, 1829-1883. Dutton Cook letters to W. Moy Thomas, 1870-1883: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 1036
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cook, Dutton, 1829-1883.
Title: Dutton Cook letters to W. Moy Thomas,
Date(s): 1870-1883.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from English dramatic critic Edward Dutton Cook to theater critic William Moy Thomas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2013MT-46. Purchase with the Jane W. Stedman Memorial Fund; received: 2014 June 20.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dutton Cook Letters to W. Moy Thomas, 1870-1883 (MS Thr 1036). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dutton Cook and W. Moy Thomas were both 19th-century English dramatic critics. Dutton Cook was known as Edward Dutton Cook (1829-1883), and W. Moy Thomas was William Moy Thomas (1828-1910).


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes 97 autograph manuscript letters written by Dutton Cook from November 23, 1870 to January 5, 1883. Letters discuss gossip on Mrs. Charles Dickens [Catherine Dickens], discussions of current plays, writers, actors, literature of the day, and many other topics.

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