Gay, John, 1685-1732

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referencedIn Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803. A tour to Celbridge, by Dr. S. Johnson, circa 1776 / By Robert Jephson Esq. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Benjamin Motte, [1728/9 Jan. 13]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Autograph letters signed (6) : "Twitnam," to Benjamin Motte, [1727] June 30-1732 Aug. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Miscellaneous collections and selections vol. VII; circa 1733. Copy. Full scores. Aylesford Collection. ff. i + 104. 9 x 11.25 in.1. ff. 2-38v. Selections from Orlando (H-G. LXXXII).(a) ff. 2-3. ‘Gieroglifici eter..., approximately 1733 British Library
referencedIn Davis, Arthur Kyle, 1897-1972. Virginia! (mimeograph typescript), [manuscript], 1968 ca. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Binns, Thomas. [Commonplace book]; Liverpool, 1789. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Autograph letter signed with initials : place not specified, to Benjamin Motte, [1728/9 Mar. 8]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. The modern wife [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; [HWV 72] circa 1732. Copy. (Händel-Gesellschaft LIII). An incomplete score of the version produced in 1732, with many alterations and notes (in ink and pencil), some in Handel’s hand-writi..., approximately 1732 British Library
creatorOf Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758. The songs in ye Beggar's opera parodied : manuscript, [17--]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Carter, Elliott, 1908-. Women's chorus from John Gay's Beggar's opera : act II scene IV / newly set by Elliott Carter. Library of Congress
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Les amusements champetres georgique adresses a M Pope par M Gay. Traduites de l'anglois par le Marquis de St. Simon; [Paris], [1754 May 20]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 239). The 'Odyssey'. Contains the following books: I (ff. 1-1lb), III (ff. 13-27), IV (ff. 28-38b), V (ff. 40-53), VII (ff. 55-69), IX (ff. 71-89), X (part; ff. 92-lllb), XIII (ff. 112-123), XIV (ff. 125-143), XV (part; ff. 145-152b), X..., 1712-1730 British Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Fables : manuscript, 1749. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Notes on John Gay, 1908-1913 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Miscellaneous collections and selections vol. II (HWV 49, 22, 6, 20, 21, A14, 73, 27, 27, 28, 12, 19, 18, A5, 25); circa 1708 -circa 1739. Autograph. f. 14v, 16v, 23v, 30v, 34v, 38v and 52v are ruled with staves ..., approximately 1708-approximately 1739 British Library
referencedIn Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773. Drawings, 1738-1764. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Fables choisies de John Gay, [18th Century]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. The owls, the bats & the sun : a fable / by the late Mr. Gay : manuscript, [after 1732] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Parnell, Thomas, 1679-1718. Autograph letter signed : Binfield, to Charles Ford, 1714 Sept. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Benjamin Motte, [1732] Aug. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 243includes:f. 1 Charles Berkeley, Viscount Dursley; 2nd Earl of Berkeley (1698); Envoy to the Hague: Letter to J. Swift: 1709.ff. 3, 15, 17, 19, 25, 30 Joseph Addison, dramatist and essayist: Letters to J. Swift: 1708-1718.ff. 5, 7, ... British Library
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Charles Ford, Wednesday [1718?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dufour, Camilla, d. 1846,. Autograph letter from Camilla (Dufour) Sarratt to [James] Winston [manuscript], 1822 March 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf CHARNWOOD AUTOGRAPHS. Vol. II. English literary autographs; circa 16th-20th cent. Included are Edmund Waller, Andrew Marvell, John Evelyn, John Locke, John Dryden, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, William Congreve, Sir Richard Steele, ..., approximately 16th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. II, ff. 210Dr John Arbuthnot, physician and wit: Letters to J. Swift: 1714-1729.includes:ff. 2, 11 Dr John Arbuthnot, physician and wit: Letters to C. Ford: 1714.f. 7 Robert Freind, DD, Head Master of Westminster School: Letter to J. Swift: ... British Library
referencedIn Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 1571-1896 The University of Nottingham
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Miscellaneous collections and selections vol. V; circa 1736. Copy. Full scores, unless otherwise stated. Aylesford Collection. Selections from Atalanta (H-G. LXXXVII), the 1732 version of Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (..., approximately 1736 British Library
referencedIn Colman, George, 1732-1794. Correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Papers : concerning John Gay, 1913-1916 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Letter in the autograph of John Gay and signed "Richard Sympson" : London, to Benjamin Motte, 1726 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916,. Papers concerning the Mohocks and Hawkubites, 1711-1712. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Original assignment by him of his "Fifty fables" and "Beggar's opera" : to Jacob Tonson and John Watts : manuscript, 1727 Feb. 6. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Papers, 1901-1914. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf TRUMBULL PAPERS. Vol. CCXXXVII (ff. 138). Family and occasional verse; circa 1625-1726, n.d. Partly autograph drafts. Partly Latin and French. While several of these pieces date from the reign of Charles I, most belong to the period between the Resto..., 1595-1726 British Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. The beggar's opera ballad opera collection, 1771-1980. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921. Letters : London, Buntingford, to Alistair N. Tayler, 1920-1921. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Vol. III, ff. 230includes:ff. 1, 25, 93, 193, 197 Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst: Letters to J. Swift: 1730-1737.ff. 5-82 passim John Gay, poet: Letters to J. Swift: 1714-1732.ff. 6, 12b, 22b, 32, 68b, 73b, 89, 97, 101, 107, 109, 115 Catheri... British Library
referencedIn Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807,. Autograph letter signed from Isaac Reed to [Ralph Griffiths, the editor of the Monthly Review (?)] [manuscript], 1791(?) April 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. The Ernest Gay collection of John Gay material. Manuscript. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Note in the autograph of John Gay and signed "R. Sympson" : London, to Benjamin Motte, 1726 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. O kenntest du die Qual einsamer Liebe / Händel. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Miscellaneous collections and selections vol. XI; circa 1742. Copy. Selections from Operas, Oratorios, etc., in full score. Aylesford Collection. ff. i + 225. 9 x 11.25 in.1. ff. 2-71v. ‘Songs in Trionfo del Tempo..., approximately 1742 British Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Le fabuliste anglois : ou les fables de M. Gay traduites de l'anglois : manuscript, [17--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Davis, Arthur Kyle, 1897-1972. Virginia! (mimeograph typescript), 1968 ca. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf COLLECTION OF PASTORAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL POEMS, 1628-circa 1714. Copies, circa but after 1739. Partly printed and engraved. Besides some longer works, listed below, the collection includes pieces by Dryden (ff. 87v-89), Roscommon (ff. 80v-83v), John ... British Library
referencedIn Fortescue, William, 1687-1749. Incomplete manuscript (from a letter?), [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn [Collection of poetry], [circa 1725]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Gay : pamphlet collection. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752. Music score of Polly : Gay : manuscript, [1777-1782] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Autograph letter signed : [The Hague], to Charles Ford, 1714 July 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Scene by David Garrick for The beggar's opera by John Gay [manuscript], [18th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous letters, originals and copies, collected by Thomas Birch. The names of the writers will be found in the Index of the present Catalogue. The contents include:-(1) Charles Davenant, Inspector-General of Imports, etc., to his son Henry Da..., 17th century-18th century British Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Manuscript book of miscellaneous English songs : among them being those in H. Carey's "Honest Yorkshire Man," and Gay's "Beggars Opera" and "Polly" : manuscript, ca. 1774. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916,. Gay search : manuscript, [ca. 1905] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. The beggar's opera [microform], op. 43 : a ballad-opera in three acts by John Gay (1728) : realized from the original airs / by Benjamin Britten. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf LITERARY COMMONPLACE-BOOK in several hands; circa 1783. Partly printed. Included in the original core of the book, now ff. 66-166, 172, are (ff. 89-93v, 96-97) verses by William Hayley and Anna Seward mostly relating to her visit to Eartham, co. Suss..., approximately 1783 British Library
referencedIn Rowe, Richard, fl. 1797. Calligraphy exercise book, 1797. Yale University, Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Collection of autograph letters and documents signed, 1708-1768 1714-1744. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. A Receipt to make a Soupe By Mr. Pope to Dean Swift : poem : copy written in the hand of John Gay. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. The beggar's opera promptbook : manuscript, 1920. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Cercello, Marchioness de. Portraits, 1806. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Miscellaneous collections and selections vol. XXV; 18th century. Copy. Full scores. ‘Additional Songs, &c. 1’ (Lettering on binding).ff. 97. 9.25 x 11.5 in.1. ff. 2-25v. ‘Ah crudel nel pianto mio’. Cantata (H-G. L..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn Grubb, John, 18th/19th cent. Autograph letter signed from John Grubb, Drury Lane, London, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1798 November 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. G.F. Handel: Acis and Galatea, (masque by John Gay, with texts by Alexander Pope and John Hughes) (HWV 49); [circa 1720]; [1732]. Autograph. (Händel-Gesellschaft III; Hallische Händel-Ausgabe I/9/1, 1991). The preface to H.G. ..., 1715-1732 British Library
referencedIn Herman Buchman papers, 1939-1990 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Hark ye pretty warbling : Acis & Galatea. University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Library
referencedIn includes:ff. 10-10b John Gay, poet: Geoffrey Faber, publisher, of Faber and Gwyer Ltd, London: Thomas James Wise, book collector: Letter to T. J. Wise from G. Faber rel. to 'The Banish'd Beauty' attrib. by Wise to John Gay: 1926. British Library
creatorOf Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. So wie die Taube / Händel. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Coats, Joseph. Recipe book, account book, and notebook. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862-. Beggar's opera and all other works by John Gay. Compiled from the E.L. Gay collection in the Harvard College Library : typescript, [194-]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758. Epistle to Mr. John Gay : manuscript, 1729 Aug. 10. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Schultz, William Eben. Gay's Beggar's Opera : New Haven, 1923. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Laing, David, 1793-1878. Letter: 1859 Feb. 1, Signet Library, Edin. / D. Laing. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The threepenny opera / [music by] Kurt Weill ; [libretto and lyrics] by Bertolt Brecht ; in a new translation by Wallace Shawn ; based on Elisabeth Hauptmann's German translation of John Gay's The beggar's opera, 2006. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Barnett, Carol, 1949-. Dance and sing / [music by] Carol Barnett ; [words] by John Gay. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Price, Jill. Partie of dance #2 : a dance suite from A & G, an American opera / composer: Jill Price, American ; lyricist: John Gay, English (from his 1732 production of Acis & Galatea). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Britten Manuscripts: Musical compositions of Benjamin Britten, 1925-1979 British Library: Music Collections
referencedIn Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Benjamin Motte, [1727] June 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Serenata Acis und Galatea von Haendel. Mozarts Originalhandschrift der von ihm instrumentieren. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Queensberry, Catherine Douglas, Duchess of, 1700 or 1-1777. Letter : to George II, [1729] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1854?-1902. The beggar's opera : arranged for Mr. Sims Reeves / by George Fox : manuscript, 1885. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf B. Joint letter from John Gay and Alexander Pope to William Fortescue; 23 Sept. 1725. Autograph (signed with initials only by Gay). Printed (not from the original manuscript) in The Correspondence of Alexander Pope, ed. G. Sherburn (Oxford, 1956), II... British Library
referencedIn BLECHYNDEN PAPERS. Vol. III. (1) A collection of naval songs (words only), numbered i-xl, made by R. Blechynden; 1781. Imperfect by the loss of one leaf between ff. 22 and 23 containing part of song xxvii and the whole of song xxviii. As follows:-(i..., 1781 British Library
referencedIn Schultz, William Eben. Gay's Beggar's Opera : New Haven, 1923. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. The begger's opera, 1730? Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Price, Jill. Partie of dance #1 : a dance suite from A & G, an American opera / composer: Jill Price, American ; lyricist: John Gay, English (from his 1732 production of Acis & Galatea). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herd, David, 1732-1810. Theatrical notes on Scottish drama [manuscript], 1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
referencedIn Letters to, and note by, T. J. Wise concerning the bibliography of John Gay's songs 'The Poor Shepherd', 'Molly Mogg', and 'Sweet William's Farewell to Black Ey'd Susan'; 1923-1927, n.d. [Ashley Library Catalogue, ii, p. 138]. As follows:―1. Letter f..., 1923-1927 British Library
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. [Poetical miscellany] University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Cumby, William. [Commonplace book], [ca. 1835]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brackenridg, Helen. [Cookery manuscript and literary miscellanies] University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Early American playbills, 1750-1812. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Fortescue, [1713] Oct. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gay, John, 1685-1732. Letters, 1730-32. [microform]. University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, Langsam Library
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associatedWith Barnett, Carol, 1949- person
associatedWith Bentinck family, Earls of Portland person
associatedWith Binns, Thomas. person
associatedWith Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. person
associatedWith Buchman, Herman person
associatedWith Carter, Elliott, 1908- person
associatedWith Cavendish-Bentinck family, Dukes of Portland of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire person
associatedWith Cercello, Marchioness de. person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1732-1794. person
associatedWith Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) person
associatedWith Cumby, William person
associatedWith Davis, Arthur Kyle, 1897-1972. person
associatedWith Dufour, Camilla, d. 1846, person
associatedWith Ford, Charles, 1682-1743, person
associatedWith Fortescue, William, 1687-1749. person
associatedWith Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921. person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779. person
associatedWith Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. person
associatedWith Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773. person
associatedWith Grubb, John, 18th/19th cent. person
associatedWith Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. person
associatedWith Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Herd, David, 1732-1810. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Laing, David, 1793-1878. person
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
associatedWith Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 person
associatedWith Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith, London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Mellefont, Catherine, person
associatedWith Parnell, Thomas, 1679-1718. person
associatedWith Playfair, Nigel, Sir, 1874-1934. person
associatedWith Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. person
associatedWith Price, Jill. person
associatedWith Queensberry, Catherine Douglas, Duchess of, 1700 or 1-1777. person
associatedWith Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758. person
associatedWith Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807, person
associatedWith Rowe, Richard, fl. 1797. person
associatedWith Schultz, William Eben. person
associatedWith Steele, Robert. person
associatedWith Steele, Thomas. person
associatedWith Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. person
associatedWith Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736. person
associatedWith Watts, John, d. 1763. person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
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Algiers, Africa
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Beggar's opera
English poetry--18th century
Ballad operas--Librettos
Animals in literature
French literature 18th century
Contracts
English literature--18th century
Copyright licenses
Fables
Fables, French
French poetry--18th century
Fables, English
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Birth 1685-06-30

Death 1732-12-04

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