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Call No.: MS Thr 1683
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Beadell, Eily
Title: Eily Beadell papers
Date(s): circa 1896-1971
Quantity: .3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: English
Eily Kathleen Beadell (1890-1971) was an English music hall performer. In 1945, she and her friend Nelly Tollerton wrote a song, "Crusing Down the River", which won first prize in a contest promoted by Hammersmith Palais Ltd; the song became a hit, producing royalties for the two women.
Scrapbooks covering her career from her debut through the 1940s; several hundred contracts and receipts from various theatrical agencies and variety halls; a passport; photographs; and other ephemera.