Samuel French, Inc.

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Founded by Samuel French (1821-1898) in New York City in 1846, Samuel French, Inc. is the largest and oldest publisher and supplier of plays for amateur and stock theatre in the world. Moreover, the company also serves as a licensing agent for performance rights and runs a theatrical bookshop.
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creatorOf Samuel French, Inc. [Collection of plays from French's acting edition series]. Stanford university libraries
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lillian Hellman Papers TXRC05-A10005., 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Samuel French, Inc. Samuel French, Inc. Correspondence, 1949. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Paul Green Papers, 1880-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Samuel French, Inc. [Collection of plays from Dicks' standard plays series]. Stanford university libraries
referencedIn Edward Chodorov Papers None., 1936-1997 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Samuel French, Inc. [Collection of plays from Dicks' standard plays series]. Stanford university libraries
referencedIn Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Samuel French Ltd. Samuel French Ltd. play scripts, circa 1875-1950 Houghton Library
referencedIn Bronson Howard papers, 1852-1895 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Samuel French, Inc. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1920-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William F. Talbot Papers, circa 1954-1993 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Bibliographischer Zentral Verlag. Trade catalogs of booksellers, 1911-1944. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Lynn Riggs Collection, 1931, 1941 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Letters, 1913-1917, to Samuel French, Inc. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Rattigan Papers. Vol. ccxvii (ff. 87). Correspondence relating to the production of 'In praise of love', 1973-1975. Typewritten, including copies.Mary Herring, secretary to Sir T M Rattigan: Jan Van Loewen, copyright agent: Peggy French, secretary to..., 1973-1975 British Library
referencedIn Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Papers, 1852-1895. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Brown, Thomas P. Thomas P. Brown papers, 1934-1982. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Barney Rosset - Samuel Beckett Collection, 1949-1989, (bulk 1970-1989). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
referencedIn The M. Abbott Van Nostrand Theatre Collection, Samuel French Company Theatre Scrapbooks, 1885-1947 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Thomas P. Brown papers, 1934-1982 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
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associatedWith Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. person
associatedWith Brown, Thomas P person
associatedWith Brown, Thomas P. person
associatedWith Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. person
correspondedWith Chodorov, Edward, 1904-1988 person
associatedWith Clark, Barrett H. 1890-1953. person
associatedWith Dyer, Harold, F. person
associatedWith Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915 person
associatedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981 person
associatedWith Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 person
associatedWith Hogg, Cyril W. person
associatedWith Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. person
associatedWith McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Sheil, Frank J. person
associatedWith Stephens, J. Frank. person
associatedWith Talbot, William F. person
associatedWith Van Nostrand, M. Abbott. person
associatedWith Van Nostrand, M. Abbott (Morris Abbott), collector person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York City NY US
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Theatrical publishing--History
Publishers and publishing--History
Drama--Publishing
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Establishment 1846

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