Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

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Dibdin was an English dramatist, actor and songwriter. His son Charles Isaac Mungo Pitt wrote plays and pantomimes and was for some time proprietor and manager of Sadler's Wells Theatre. A younger son, Thomas John Pitt, also took the name Dibdin about 1800. Thomas composed some 2,000 songs in the style of the elder Dibdin; his most successful dramatic work was the pantomime of Mother Goose.

From the description of Papers, 1776-1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122521518

Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin, theatre manager and writer. His parents, who separated while he was young, were actors Charles Dibdin and Harriet Pitt. As a child, he went by the name Charles Isaac Pitt, but later came to be known professionally as Charles Dibdin the younger.

From the guide to the Charles Dibdin, the younger manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English actor and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, "Tuesday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530548

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to David Garrick, (1778?). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529343

Charles Dibdin was an English dramatist, actor and songwriter. His son Charles Isaac Mungo Pitt Dibdin wrote plays and pantomimes, and owned and managed Sadler's Wells Theatre. A younger son, Thomas John Pitt Dibdin composed some 2,000 songs in the style of the elder Dibdin; his most successful dramatic work was the pantomime of Mother Goose.

From the guide to the Papers, 1776-1927 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Harvest home [microform] : a comic opera in two acts / [Charles Dibdin]. Indiana University
creatorOf O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833. [Eighteenth century English drama printed in Dublin and Belfast : a collection of ten plays]. University of Florida
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Autograph letter signed, "Tuesday." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre, 1729-1817. The deserter ballad opera collection, 1773-1786. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn James Winston papers, 1733-1871 Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The Seraglio [microform] : a comic opera in two acts / [Charles Dibdin]. Indiana University
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Poor Vulcan [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The deserter [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The trip to Portsmouth : a comic sketch of one act, with songs. Nolan, Norton & Company, Incorporated
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The touchstone ballad opera collection, 1779. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Columbus [microform] : drama in two acts / by Charles Dibdin. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Autograph letter signed : London, to Cassandra Austen, 1814 Mar. 5-8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The touchstone : an operatical pantomime [manuscript], [ca. 1778]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Papers, 1776-1831. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lough, Edward. Vocal compositions : manuscript, 1804. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Cymon ballad opera collection, 1767. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Annette and Lubin [microform] / [Charles Dibdin]. Indiana University
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Liberty-Hall, or, The test of good-fellowship [manuscript] : a comic opera in two acts as it is performed with the greatest applause at the Theatre-Royal, in Drury-Lane. Nolan, Norton & Company, Incorporated
referencedIn Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833. Charles Dibdin, the younger manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. A cure for a coxcomb, or, The beau bedevil'd [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The touchstone of truth, or, The harlequin travellers [microform]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Finney, Theodore M. (Theodore Mitchell), 1902-1978. Theodore M. Finney Music Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-1850. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The quizes ballad opera collection, 1792. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Lee, John, 1733-1793. Opinion as to whether libel has been committed by a quotation from King Lear [manuscript], 1778. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Early American playbills, 1750-1812. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. New airs, songs & chorusses &c. in the revived pantomime of Harlequin touchstone [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Jupiter and Alcmena [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf King, Thomas, 1730-1805. Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles Dibdin in Liverpool, 1800 May 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bowley, Mary,. [Collection of English broadside ballads]. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Theodore M. Finney Music Manuscript Collection TXRC98-A25., ca. 1700-1850 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822,. Autograph note from Eva Maria Garrick, the Adelphi, to Mr. Dibden [manuscript], 18th or 19th century, April 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. The jubilee ballad opera collection, 1770-1809. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. A loyal effusion [microform] : consisting of dialogue, music & spectacle to conclude with a song & chorus in honor of His Majesty's birth-day. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Hannah Hewitt, or, The female Crusoe [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Papers, 1776-1927 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Memorial Library of Music collection Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. The Christmas tale [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. [Catches and glees] [microform] / Charles Dibdin. Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. A school for fathers ballad opera collection, 1748-1770. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. The jubilee [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The harlequin freemason ballad opera collection, 1915. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Bath, to John Moody [manuscript], 1775 April 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. [Overtures in score. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Autograph letter signed : London, to Cassandra Austen, 1814 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Charles Dibdin, the younger manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Collection of songs, written, composed and sung by Dibdin : manuscript, [18--]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Neville, Edward, fl. 1779. Plymouth in an uproar [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Autograph letter signed : to David Garrick, (1778?). Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812,. Autograph letter signed from Isaac Bickerstaff to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 18th or 19th century Friday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The waterman ballad opera collection, 1783-1790. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The waterman, or, The first of August [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Poor Vulcan ballad opera collection, 1778. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Songs, duetts, trios, &c. in the pantomime entertainment of Harlequin Free Mason [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The mirror, or, Harlequin every where [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Prints, 1781-1818 (inclusive), 1781-1810 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The oddities ballad opera collection, 1790. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Dibdin to B.J. Broad [manuscript], 1808 July 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812. Love in the city ballad opera collection, 1767. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collection of sheet music featuring British composers, ca. 1775-1986 (inclusive), 1830-1930 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Drury Lane Theatre. Playbill from Drury Lane Theatre for performance of The alchymist [manuscript], 1774 December 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Autograph verse : to J.R. Honeyman, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The shepherd's artifice [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The wags ballad opera collection, 1790-1808. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812. The sultan ballad opera collection, 1775. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The blind man, or, The manavre [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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correspondedWith Addington, John Hiley, 1760-1818 person
correspondedWith Allen, Henry R. person
associatedWith Ann (Dibdin) Dacre person
associatedWith Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778. person
associatedWith Arnold, Samuel, 1740-1802. person
correspondedWith Ashe, (Mrs.) Lovat. person
associatedWith Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. person
correspondedWith Bellamy, Thomas Ludford, 1770-1843 person
associatedWith Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812, person
correspondedWith Bishop, Sir Henry Rowley, 1786-1855 person
correspondedWith B. J. Broad person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith British Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Broad, B. J., fl. 1808 person
correspondedWith Broom, Harris & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brownsmith, J. L. person
correspondedWith Bullock, Edward. person
correspondedWith Callcott, William Hutchins, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Candell, John. person
correspondedWith Cane, Thomas. person
associatedWith Castigator) person
correspondedWith C. Chapple person
correspondedWith Chapple, C. person
associatedWith Charles Bennett person
correspondedWith Charles Dibdin person
associatedWith Charles Dibdin's person
correspondedWith Charles Kennet person
correspondedWith Clayton, E. W. person
correspondedWith Colman person
correspondedWith Conant, Nathaniel. person
correspondedWith Cooke, Thomas Potter, 1786-1864 person
correspondedWith Cramer, François, 1772-1848 person
correspondedWith Crotch, William, 1775-1847 person
associatedWith Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756? -1811? person
associatedWith Dacre, Ann Dibdin. person
correspondedWith Dacre, Ann (Dibdin), 1787- person
correspondedWith Dartmouth, George Legge, 3d earl, 1755-1810 person
associatedWith Davidson person
correspondedWith Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833. person
correspondedWith Dibdin, Charles Alexander. person
associatedWith Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841, person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Dryden, John, 1631-1700. person
correspondedWith Edward Bullock person
correspondedWith Elliott, James. person
correspondedWith Elvey, Sir George Job, 1816-1893 person
correspondedWith Elwin, Robert. person
correspondedWith Farley, Charles, 1771-1859 person
associatedWith Finney, Theodore M. person
correspondedWith Fisher person
correspondedWith Francis, Thomas. person
correspondedWith Freemantle, W. T. person
associatedWith Freemasons corporateBody
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779. person
correspondedWith Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822, person
correspondedWith G. B. Davidge person
associatedWith George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 person
correspondedWith Henry Addington, 1st viscount Sidmont person
associatedWith Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. corporateBody
correspondedWith Henry Phillips person
correspondedWith Hobbs, John William. person
associatedWith Honeyman, J. R., person
correspondedWith Horsley, William, 1774-1858 person
associatedWith J. Alexander Symington. person
correspondedWith James Heath person
associatedWith James Longman person
correspondedWith James Rickin person
associatedWith John Candell person
correspondedWith John Galt person
associatedWith John Hobbs. person
correspondedWith Jordan person
correspondedWith J. Taylor person
associatedWith Julian Marshall person
associatedWith Keating, George T., b. 1892 person
correspondedWith Kensington, E. person
associatedWith King, Thomas, 1730-1805. person
correspondedWith Knyvett, William, 1779-1856 person
associatedWith Lee, John, 1733-1793. person
correspondedWith Loder, John. person
associatedWith Lough, Edward. person
associatedWith Messink. person
associatedWith Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre, 1729-1817. person
correspondedWith Morris person
correspondedWith Mr. Dibdin person
associatedWith Neville, Edward, fl. 1779. person
correspondedWith Noakes, Thomas. person
correspondedWith Norbury, Edward. person
associatedWith O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833. person
associatedWith Parker, John William, 1792-1870 person
correspondedWith Parry, John, 1776-1851 person
correspondedWith Parry, John, Jr. person
associatedWith Pettingell, Frank person
correspondedWith Phillips, Henry person
correspondedWith Robert Gould Shaw person
correspondedWith Robert William Elliston person
correspondedWith Rudolph Ackermann person
associatedWith Sadler's Wells person
associatedWith Sadler's Wells Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
correspondedWith Sale, John Bernard, 1779-1856 person
correspondedWith Salisbury, James Cecil, 1st marquis of, 1748-1823 person
correspondedWith Samuel Arnold person
associatedWith Sans Pareil Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Sans Souci person
associatedWith Sedaine, 1719-1797. person
correspondedWith Smart, Sir George Thomas, 1776-1867 person
associatedWith Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784. person
correspondedWith Stevenson, James. person
correspondedWith Surman, J. person
correspondedWith Swift, Edmund Lenthal, 1775-1875 person
correspondedWith Taylor, Charles. person
correspondedWith Taylor, Edward, 1784-1863 person
correspondedWith T. Free person
associatedWith Theatre of Sans Souci. corporateBody
correspondedWith Thomas Cane person
correspondedWith Thomas Hill person
correspondedWith Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906 person
correspondedWith Turle, James, 1802-1882 person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Kent at Canterbury. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
correspondedWith Wesley, Samuel Sebastian, 1810-1876 person
correspondedWith White, H., and son. family
correspondedWith William Kitchiner person
correspondedWith Wilson, J. person
associatedWith Winston, James, 1773-1843 person
associatedWith W. T. Freemantle person
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Subject
ballads
English drama--19th century
Music--Manuscripts
Pantomimes with music--Librettos
Ballad operas--Librettos
Pastoral music (Secular)--Librettos
Music, Popular (Songs, etc.)--Writing and publishing
Pantomimes--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Songs
Operas--Librettos
Glees, catches, rounds, etc
Overtures--Scores
Part songs, English
Musicals--Librettos
Theatrical managers--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Occupation
Dramatists
Composers
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Birth 1745-03-04

Death 1814-07-25

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