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MS Thr 1107

Plays and librettos by W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and associated persons, 1871-2000: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1107
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Plays and librettos by W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and associated persons,
Date(s): 1871-12000.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 linear feet (15 boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English. Some material in German, Italian, and French.
Abstract: 19th and 20th-century printed plays and librettos from Gilbert and Sullivan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Plays and Librettos by W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and Associated Persons, 1871-2000 (MS Thr 1107). Harvard Theatre Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer and conductor. W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911) was a English dramatist and librettist. They formed a Victorian-era theatrical partnership, collaborating on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H. M. S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, or, The town of Titipu are among the best known.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by production title.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes printed play scripts and librettos written, composed, and/or arranged by W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and their peers.

General

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

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