Colman, George, 1732-1794

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The Spanish barber was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre in London on 30 Aug. 1777.

From the description of The Spanish barber : or the fruitless precaution, a comic opera / by George Colman : manuscript, [ca. 1777]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612774129

Colman was an English dramatist; his son, George Colman the younger, was also an English dramatist.

From the description of Correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83716032

From the guide to the George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : London and Richmond, to Sir William (Johnstone) Pulteney, 1779 May 5-1786 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533653

George Colman, the Elder, was an English dramatist and theatre manager of Covent Garden and later the Haymarket. He wrote for David Garrick and produced works by Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, and Goldsmith and Gay.

From the description of George Colman letter to Mr. Cadell, and engraved portrait, 1784 Feb. 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57182230

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referencedIn Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1763-1830 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. The Spanish barber : or the fruitless precaution, a comic opera / by George Colman : manuscript, [ca. 1777]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter from David Garrick to Mr. Capell [manuscript], [1760 December 3?] Wednesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794,. Autograph letter signed from George Colman, Edinburgh, to an unknown recipient [manuscript], 1783 November 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Bond for the performance of covenants from George Colman to William Cracraft of Mark Lane, London [manuscript], 1760 July 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. [Clandestine marriage]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph poem signed [Obeon?] [manuscript], [1767?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. To my old school fell[ow] Colman upon reading his Terence and seeing his Jealous wife last Thursday [manuscript], [1765]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812,. Autograph letter signed from Isaac Bickerstaff, Somerset Yard, to George Colman [manuscript], 1767 December Monday evening. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Colman, George, 1762-1836. Papers of George Colman [manuscript], 1794-1831. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. George Colman letter to an unknown correspondent : ALS, [undated]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Flaxman, John, 1755-1826,. Autograph letters signed from John Flaxman to William Hayley [manuscript], 1784-1801. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807. Autograph letter signed (retained copy?) : Staple Inn, to [Mr. Sherlock], [1779] July 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. Richard Brinsley Sheridan additional papers, 1771-1809. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Comic scenes in ye jubilee of Covent Garden Theatre [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797. Autograph letter signed : London, to George Colman, 1774 Mar. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Autograph letter signed : Gower St., [London], to Mr. Cadell, bookseller of London, 1787 Aug. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. George Colman letter to Mr. Cadell, and engraved portrait, 1784 Feb. 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Nivernais, Louis Jules Barbon Mancini-Mazarini, duc de, 1716-1798,. Autograph letter signed from Louis Barbon Manicini-Mazarini, duc de Nivernais, St. Maur, to David Garrick, 1766 July. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Oliver Goldsmith papers, 1758-1798 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Smith, William, 1730-1819,. Autograph letter signed from William Smith, Luston, to G. Colman, Esqr., Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London [manuscript], [1775?] August 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Correspondence relating to The flitch of bacon (or The matrimonial relish) [manuscript], ca. 1775. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Frederick, 1764-1841. Papers, 1780? Florida State University
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Hampton, to Colman [manuscript], [ca. 1775 October] Sunday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ross, David, 1728-1790,. Autograph letter signed from D. Ross to George Colman, Esq. [manuscript], 18th century Tuesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Yates, Mrs (Mary Ann), 1728-1784,. Autograph letter from Mary Ann (Graham) Yates to an unamed man, possibly George Colman [manuscript], 1782 December 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Burney family. Burney family collection, 1767-1903 (bulk 1790-1825). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bannister, John, 1760-1836,. Autograph letter signed from John Bannister to George Colman [manuscript], 1813 February 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Braye, Sarah Otway-Cave, Baroness, 1768-1862,. Autograph letter signed from Baroness Sarah Cave Braye to Ellen (Tree) Kean [manuscript], [19th century] July 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Marmontel, Jean-François, 1723-1799,. Autograph letter signed from Jean François Marmontel to [Colman?] [manuscript], [ca. 1763?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Early American playbills, 1750-1812. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
referencedIn Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811,. Autograph letters signed from Richard Cumberland to various recipients [manuscript], 1770-1811. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph prologue by David Garrick with additions to the Prelude [to New brooms' by Colman] [manuscript], [1776]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Clive, Mrs (Catherine), 1711-1785,. Autograph letters signed from Mrs. Catherine Clive to various recipients [manuscript], 1756-1776. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Duncombe, John, 1729-1786,. Autograph letter signed from John Duncombe, Hornchurch, Essex, to George Colman the elder [manuscript], 1769 July 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. To George Colman, Christmas day, [1765]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to Colman, at Bath [manuscript], 1761 December 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph prologue by David Garrick to A lick at the town by Henry Woodward, [1751]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Essay on the opening of the Royalty Theatre [manuscript], ca. 1787. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Autograph manuscript of The clandestine marriage by George Colman and David Garrick [manuscript], ca. 1763-1765. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn British Library. Additional manuscript 33488 [microform]. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Lee, Mary Hutchinson. John Lee papers, 1763-1851. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. The Spanish barber ballad opera collection, 1778. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph prologue by David Garrick to The musical lady by George Colman, [1762]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Autograph letter signed : Gower St., [London], to Mr. Lowndes, bookseller, 1788 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, London, to the Rev. Dr. Hoadly, St. Marie's, Southampton [manuscript], 1772 [January] 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Herman Buchman papers, 1939-1990 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph letter signed : Turin, to George Colman, 1763 Oct. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Hampton, to Colman [manuscript], [1777] September 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bath, Thomas Thynne, Marquis of, 1734-1796,. Autograph letter signed from Thomas Thynne Bath to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 18th century Saturday noon. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Clive, Mrs (Catherine), 1711-1785,. Autograph letter signed from Mrs. Catherine Clive, Twickenham, to George Colman at Bath [manuscript], 1771 December 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820. Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1763-1830 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Richard Brinsley Sheridan papers connected with the Drury Lane Theatre, 1768-1825. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Alterations to Bonduca (fragment) in the hand of David Garrick [manuscript], ca. 1778. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Burney family collection, 1767-1903, 1790-1825 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to Colman [manuscript], [1776?] December 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Harley, John Pritt, 1786-1858,. Autograph letter signed from John Pritt Harley, London, to B.P. Bellamy [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter initialled from David Garrick to George Garrick, [manuscript], [ca. 1767 February 8] Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Autograph letters signed (9) : London and Richmond, to Sir William (Johnstone) Pulteney, 1779 May 5-1786 Dec. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820. Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1763-1830 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Records of Haymarket Theatre [manuscript], 1805-1829, 1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Notebook of David Garrick [manuscript], ca. 1777-ca. 1778. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Henderson, John, 1747-1785,. Autograph letters signed from John Henderson, Bath, to George Colman and David Garrick [manuscript], 1774-1777. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, [Bath?], to [George Colman] [manuscript], [1766] April 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Epilogue by David Garrick for The Spanish barber [manuscript], [1777]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ireland, Samuel, d. 1800,. Autograph letters signed from Samuel Ireland to various people [manuscript], 1776-1780. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Captain O'Cutter : Jealous wife, 4 lengths, Mr. Robertson. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Hull, Anna Maria, 1727-1805,. Autograph letter signed from Anna Maria Hull to Miss Eccles, Theatre Royal, York [manuscript], 1787 April 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed (draft) from David Garrick, [Mistly], Essex, to Hannah More [manuscript], 1778 July 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Winston, James, 1773-1843. Notes and transcripts relative to the management and finances of Covent Garden Theatre [manuscript], 1823. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn St. James's chronicle. Minute books of St. James's chronicle (London, England), 1761- 1815 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter initialled from David Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], [1767 February 8] Sunday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Epilogue by David Garrick to Polly Honeycombe [by George Colman] [manuscript], 1760 October. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn More, Hannah, 1745-1833,. Autograph letter signed from Hannah More, Bristol, to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], [1782?] November 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lacy, James, 1696-1774,. Autograph letter signed from James Lacy and David Garrick to the Lord Chamberlain [manuscript], 1767 February 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn John Lee papers, Lee, John papers, 1763-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Autograph letter signed from Frederic Reynolds (1764-1841) to Prince Hoare (1755-1834), undated and negative, 1780s
creatorOf George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831. Papers, 1792-1826 (inclusive), 1812-1820 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Commonplace book containing poetry, circa 1780-1790. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752. Music score of Polly : Gay : manuscript, [1777-1782] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Palmerston, Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount, 1739-1802. Album, 1766-1818. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Papers, 1752-1795. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Macklin to various recipients [manuscript], 1767-1788. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Collection of papers connected with the production of a version of A midsummer night's dream [manuscript], ca. 1763. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph epilogue [to The clandestine marriage by George Colman and Garrick] [manuscript], [1766]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Epilogue by David Garrick to The suicide [by George Colman], [1778]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. The Oxonian in town [microform] : a farce of two acts / [George Colman]. Indiana University
creatorOf Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801. Matrimonio segreto : Cimarosa : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to Colman [manuscript], [1760 November 21]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Autograph letter signed from Frederic Reynolds (1764-1841) to Prince Hoare (1755-1834), undated and negative, 1780s
referencedIn Chedworth, John Howe, Baron, 1754-1804,. Autograph letter signed from Baron Chedworth to Miss Elizabeth Edmead [manuscript], 18th or 19th century Tuesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to George Colman, [ca. 1760?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Polly Honeycombe / by George Colman, 1760 - script. University of Guelph
creatorOf Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797. Charles Macklin collection, 1743-1793. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Man and wife, or, The Shakespeare jubilee [microform] / [George Colman]. Indiana University
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Polly Honeycombe [microform] : a dramatic novel of one act / [George Coleman]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Tonson, Jacob, 1714-1767,. Autograph letter signed Jacob Tonson to Sir [manuscript], 1765 May 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794,. Autograph letters signed and unsigned from George Colman to Charles Burney, Thomas Cadell, David Garrick, Dennis O'Bryen, [William Woodfall] and others [manuscript], ca. 1765-1787. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph prologue to The musical lady [by George Colman], 1763. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Becket, Thomas, 1721?-1813. Autograph letter signed : "Adelphi", to David Garrick, "1777 Aug. 6." Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Orchestra and chorus parts for theater music. Yale University Library
creatorOf Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822,. Autograph note from Eva Maria Garrick to Mr. Colman [manuscript], [ca. 1760?] 21 Saturday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794,. Autograph letter signed from George Colman to Samuel Ireland [manuscript], 1776 August 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collection of playbills, newspaper and broadside advertisements [manuscript], [18th-19th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Lawford, to the Rev. Mr. Bate [manuscript], [1778] July 10 Friday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797,. Autograph letter signed (copy) from Charles Macklin, London, to George Colman [manuscript], 1774 March 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. The suicide [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797. Autograph papers of Charles Macklin [manuscript], [1754?]-1787. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Brightelmstow [Brightelmstone], to George Colman, Esqr. [manuscript], [1776 August 23], Friday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1732-1794. Correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820. person
correspondedWith Bannister, John, 1760-1836, person
associatedWith Bath, Thomas Thynne, Marquis of, 1734-1796, person
associatedWith Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Becket, Thomas, 1721?-1813. person
correspondedWith Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812, person
associatedWith Bow Street magistrates corporateBody
associatedWith Braye, Sarah Otway-Cave, Baroness, 1768-1862, person
associatedWith British Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Buchman, Herman person
correspondedWith Burney, Charles, 1757-1817 person
associatedWith Burney family. family
associatedWith Burney family. family
associatedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, person
associatedWith Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Chedworth, John Howe, Baron, 1754-1804, person
associatedWith Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801. person
correspondedWith Clive, Mrs (Catherine), 1711-1785, person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1762-1836. person
associatedWith Cracraft, William of Mark Lane, fl. 1760. person
correspondedWith Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811, person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre corporateBody
correspondedWith Duncombe, John, 1729-1786, person
associatedWith Elkins, William McIntire, 1882-1947 person
associatedWith Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831. person
associatedWith Flaxman, John, 1755-1826, person
associatedWith Foote, Samuel, 1720-1777. person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779. person
correspondedWith Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822, person
associatedWith Gay, John, 1685-1732, person
associatedWith George Colman person
associatedWith Great Britain. Magistrates' Court (London : Bow Street). corporateBody
associatedWith Harley, John Pritt, 1786-1858, person
associatedWith Haymarket Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
correspondedWith Henderson, John, 1747-1785, person
associatedWith Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hull, Anna Maria, 1727-1805, person
correspondedWith Ireland, Samuel, d. 1800, person
associatedWith John Gay's person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith John Wilson Croker person
associatedWith Lacy, James, 1696-1774, person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Hutchinson person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Hutchinson. person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Tabitha person
associatedWith Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804 person
associatedWith London. Bow Street magistrates. corporateBody
associatedWith Lowndes, William, bookseller, London, person
associatedWith Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797. person
correspondedWith Marmontel, Jean-François, 1723-1799, person
associatedWith More, Hannah, 1745-1833, person
associatedWith Nivernais, Louis Jules Barbon Mancini-Mazarini, duc de, 1716-1798, person
correspondedWith O'Bryen, D. (Dennis), 1755-1832 person
associatedWith Palmerston, Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount, 1739-1802. person
associatedWith Pulteney, William (Johnstone), Sir, person
associatedWith Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807. person
associatedWith Reynolds, Frederick, 1764-1841. person
associatedWith Robertson, J., fl. 1770-1790. person
correspondedWith Ross, David, 1728-1790, person
associatedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. person
correspondedWith Smith, William, 1730-1819, person
associatedWith St. James's chronicle. corporateBody
associatedWith Tonson, Jacob, 1714-1767, person
associatedWith Waller, William, of Tooks Court, fl. 1760. person
associatedWith Winston, James, 1773-1843. person
correspondedWith Woodfall, William, 1746-1803 person
correspondedWith Yates, Mrs (Mary Ann), 1728-1784, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England--London
London
Subject
Dramatists, English--Correspondence
Actors--Portraits--18th century
Theater--History--18th century
Prologues and epilogues--Manuscripts
English drama--18th century
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Function

Person

Birth 1732-04

Death 1794-08-14

Britons

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