Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860

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English theatrical manager and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 15 August 1846, to Mr. F. Seymour, 1846 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873190

Epithet: theatrical manager and writer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x0002bc

Theater manager.

From the description of Letter of Alfred Bunn, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452237

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referencedIn Scrapbook of reviews of Old England and New England [manuscript], [ca. 1853-1855]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXIX (ff. 914). Sept.-Dec. 1839. (1) 'Alive and Merry', by C. Dance. ff. 2-36. (2) 'His Last Legs', by W. B. Bernard. ff. 37-67 b. (3) 'The Fairy Lake or the Magic Veil' ('The Fairy Lake or the Enchanted Veil'), by C.... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXV (ff. 1127). Oct.-Nov. 1844. (1) 'Watch and Ward' altered from 'The Captain of the Watch', by A. S. Wigan, Scene 1. Autograph. ff. 2-18. (2) 'Sam Patch the Jumper'. ff. 19-32 b. (3) 'The Forest Princess or Two Centur... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860,. Autograph letters signed from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1832-1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Martin, Helena Faucit, 1814-1898,. Autograph letters signed from Helena Faucit Martin to various recipients [manuscript], 1837-1894. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Bradford – Butt (ff. 218); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 G. F. Sewell, Hon. Secretary, Bradford Festival Choral Society: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger from..., 1820-1913 British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXV (ff. 935). 1836 (artt. 1-8, Dec.). (1) 'The Parish Revolution', by G. A. À Beckett. ff. 2-25. (2) 'Harlequin and George Barnewell or the London 'Prentice', by 'H. Younge' (J. B. Buckstone). ff. 26-35 b. (3) 'The Mi..., 1836 British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXIII (ff. 1082). Oct.-Nov. 1846. (1) 'Family Arrangements', by C. Long. ff. 2-51. (2) 'Mary Livingstone or the Maiden's Murder', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 52-108. (3) 'Queen Mary's Bower', by J. R. Planché. ff. 109-127 b. ... British Library
creatorOf Timbs, John, 1801-1875,. Autograph letter signed from John Timbs, sub-editor of the Illustrated London news, London, to Alfred Bunn [manuscript], [1844] Saturday. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn AGREEMENTS between Alfred Bunn, of Drury Lane Theatre, and Michael William Balfe, for the sale of all rights in the words of "The Maid of Artois," to the composer; 16 May, 1836; for the payment of five guineas a night to the composer, during the perf... British Library
creatorOf Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870. The Bohemian girl [collection] : an opera in three acts / by Michael William Balfe ; the libretto by Alfred Bunn. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873,. Autograph letters signed from William Charles Macready to various recipients [manuscript], 1817-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Terry, Daniel, 1780?-1829. Autograph letter signed : to Alfred Bunn, theatrical manager, 1816 Jan. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXX (ff. 1135). April-May 1845 (see also 42983). (1) 'Who's the Papa? or my New Counterpane'. ff. 2-45. (2) 'L'Habeas Corpus ou Liberté Libertas', by C. Varin and 'L. Boyer'. French. Printed [1845]. ff. 46-55 b. (3) 'Le... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXIV (ff. 1081). Nov.-Dec. 1846. (1) 'The Two Rainbows', by T. H. Reynoldson. Autograph (?). ff. 2-55. (2) 'The Red Cap or the Prisoner of Vincennes', by T. Archer. ff. 56-120. (3) 'The Bondman', by A. Bunn. ff. 121... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 15 August 1846, to Mr. F. Seymour, 1846 Aug. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868,. Autograph letters signed and autograph drafts signed from Charles John Kean to various recipients [manuscript], 1828-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, chiefly of British actors, dramatists, authors, musicians, etc., addressed mainly to Morris Barnett, actor and dramatist (b. 1800, d. 1856), and to Wellington Guernsey, song-writer and composer (b. 1817, d. 1885); 182..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CVI (ff. 1089). Oct.-Dec. 1843. (1) 'The Shark of the Atlantic! or the Fight for the Beacon' al. 'Shark of the Atlantic or the Spectre of the Chapel' al. 'Shark of the Atlantic or the Spectre of the Ruins' altered from ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXII (ff. 806). April-May 1836. (1) 'Thérésina ou l'Héroine d'Andalousie' altered from 'Judith et Holopherne', by M. E. G. M. Théaulon de Lambert, T. Nézel and A. J. Overnay. French. Printed (1834). ff. 2-20 b. (2) 'Le... British Library
creatorOf Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. Letter to Alfred Bunn. Kensington, Eng. 1843 Oct. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Jule, T. J., fl. 1842,. Autograph letter signed from T.J. Jule, Drury Lane Theatre, London, to A.B. [Alfred Bunn?] [manuscript], 1842 October 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXV (ff. 794). Oct.-Dec. 1838 (see also 42950, art. 16). (1) 'The Bayaderes' ('Buy-em-dears alias Bay-a-deres'), by Miss E. Rouse. ff. 2-33. (2) 'The Printer's Devil', by J. R. Planché. ff. 34-51. (3) 'The Sign Manuel... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860. My neighbour's wife : manuscript, [1833]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXVI (ff. 901). Feb. 1847, except artt. 13-18 (Feb. 1848). (1) 'A School for Scheming', by 'D. Boucicault'. ff. 2-28. (2) 'The Yorkshire School or Life in Little', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 29-82. (3) 'Wildfire Dick and the... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXI (ff. 826). Jan.-April 1834-(1) 'The Ex-Minister' ('Dancing for Life'), by J. Kenney. ff. 1-42. (2) 'Lurline or the Revolt of the Naiades' altered from 'The Nymph of the Lurlei Berg', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 43-77 b. (3)... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXI (ff. 953). May-Aug. 1846 (see also 42996, art. 25). (1) 'Stradella', by A. Bunn. ff. 3-37 b. (2) 'The Shipwrecked Mother or the Vow of Silence!' ('Madaline or the Victim of Crime'), by T. Mildenhall, Act 1. ff. 38... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LIV ( ff. 333 ). 14 Feb. 1837-19 Nov. 1840.Richard Bentley, publisher (I): Agreements with authors and others: 1829-1871.: Mostly signed.includes:ff. 1-2 (signed), 3 (draft) Captain Sir John Ross, RN: Agreements with R. Bentley: 1837-1838.ff.... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860,. Autograph letter signed from Alfred Bunn, Covent Garden, to Hill [manuscript], 19th century Sunday. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letter book; 1831-44. All in the hand of William Watts.ff. 197. Largest size 230 x 185mm.includes:ff. 1, 64 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Pierre François Laporte, actor and impresario: Letters to Pierre François Laporte from Willi..., 1831-1844 British Library
referencedIn Dowton, William, 1764-1851,. Autograph letters signed from William Dowton to various recipients [manuscript], [1814]-1836. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870. Die Zigeuner [microform] : Oper in 3 Acten / musick von Balfe. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf ‘The devil’s in it’, opera in two acts , with libretto by Alfred Bunn. Licence sent 15 July 1852 for performance at the Surrey 21 July 1852. Letter from the stage manager requesting licence is bound with MS. Text written in two different hands; o... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860,. Autograph letters signed from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], 1819-1835. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXIX (ff. 864). Nov.-Dec. 1835. (1) 'The Barbers at Court', by H. Mayhew and G. Smith. ff. 1-41. (2) 'The Jewess!', by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 42-57 b. (3) 'Family Peculiarities' ('Family Peculiarities or the Sisters Three... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860,. Autograph letters from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1823-1839. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lovelace, Augusta Ada (Byron) King-Noel, countess of, 1815-1852. Autograph letter in third person : Ockham, to [Alfred] Bunn. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vieuxtemps, Henri, 1820-1881. Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 10 May 1847, to Count Mathieu Wielhorsky in St. Petersburg, 1847 May 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by "Boz, " extra-illustrated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. I (ff. 445). Feb.-March 1824. (1) 'Pride must have a Fall'('Pride shall have a Fall'), by the Rev. G. Croly. ff. 2-156. (2) 'Orestes' ('Orestes in Argos'), by P. Bayley. ff. 157-273. (3) 'The Stout Gentleman', by N. T. ... British Library
referencedIn Richard Brinsley Sheridan additional papers, 1753-1868. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Vol. CCXXXVII (ff. 356). 12-21 Mar. 1835.Sir John Thomas Briggs, Navy Accountant-General: Memorandum on voting of supplies: 1835.: Signed.includes:ff. 1-12 England; Parliament: Notes on the period covered by votes of supplies: 1835. f. 13 James Brow... British Library
creatorOf Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860. Letter of Alfred Bunn, undated. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bériot, Ch. de (Charles), 1802-1870,. Autograph letter signed from Charles de Bériot, [London], to [Alfred] Bunn, ca. 1835 May 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Barnes, Thomas, 1785-1841. Note : to Alfred Bunn, 1840 July 21. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Lee, John, 1795-1881,. Autograph letters signed from John Lee to various people [manuscript], 1831-1833. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf A Word With Punch by Alfred Bunn , 1847 British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXIV (ff. 1043). Sept.-Oct. 1844. (1) 'The Lilly of the Valley or the Dumb Boy of the Mill'. ff. 2-56. (2) 'Mother and Son!'. ff. 57-132. (3) 'Outgeneraled or a Hint to Bachelors' al. 'A Leaf for Bachelors'. ff. 133-149... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. XLVIII (ff. 771). July-Oct. 1831. (1) 'My Wife! or my Place!!', by T. J. Thackeray and C. Shannon. ff. 1-88. (2) 'The Evil Eye!', by R. B. Peake. ff. 89-122. (3) 'Arrangement', by J. T. Trueba y Cosío. ff. 123-146. (4) ... British Library
creatorOf Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870. The enchantress [collection] : a grand opera in three acts / written by Henri St. Georges and Alfred Bunn ; composed by M.W. Balfe. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXVIII (ff. 1072). Feb.-April 1846 (see also 43007, art. 7). (1) 'Crusaders' al. 'The Betrothed, a Tale of the Crusades', by A. Bunn. ff. 3-74 b. (2) 'The Marble Maiden or Playing at Marbles' al. 'Playing at Marbles', ... British Library
referencedIn Scrapbook of reviews of The stage : both before the curtain and behind by Alfred Bunn [manuscript], [ca. 1840-1842]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. LVII ( ff. 329 ). 17 June 1851-29 Sept. 1854.Richard Bentley, publisher (I): Agreements with authors and others: 1829-1871.: Mostly signed.includes:ff. 1-2 (drafts), 3 (signed) George Routledge, bookseller and publisher: Letter to, and agreem... British Library
creatorOf Drury Lane Theatre. Agreement between Alfred Bunn, manager of Drury Lane Theatre, and Charles Kean [manuscript], 1837 December 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876,. Autograph letters signed from Charlotte Cushman to various recipients [manuscript], 1843-1875. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Fitzwilliam, Fanny Elizabeth, 1801-1854,. Autograph letter signed from Fanny Elizabeth Fitzwilliam to [Alfred] Bunn [manuscript], 1835 July 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871,. Autograph letter signed from Richard Bentley to Rev. R.H. Barham [manuscript], 1840 February 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. III (ff. ii+147). Letters, etc., 'From Performers and others connected with the King's Theatre' (f. i); 1816-aft. 1831, n.d. S. E. Petroni: Letter to W. Ayrton,: circa 1821: Ital.includes:ff. 1-12b Giuseppe Naldi, Italian bass: ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LIX (ff. 702). July-Oct. 1833. (1) 'The Badge of Burgundy or a Citizen's Revenge'. ff. 1-35 b. (2) 'The Court Masque or Richmond in the Olden Time', by J. R. Planché. ff. 36-63 b. (3) 'Jessie the Flower of Dunblane or w... British Library
creatorOf ‘The Siccilian bride’ [sic], opera in four acts: libretto by Alfred Bunn ‘after St. Georges’, i.e., J. H. Vernoy de Saint-Georges (the music by Michael Balfe.) Licence sent 1 March 1852 for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 6 March 1852... British Library
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associatedWith Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870. person
associatedWith Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1809-1870. person
associatedWith Barnes, Thomas, 1785-1841. person
correspondedWith Barnett, M., 19th cent. person
correspondedWith Bedwell, Mr., 19th cent. person
associatedWith Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871, person
correspondedWith Bériot, Ch. de (Charles), 1802-1870, person
correspondedWith Bunn, George, fl. 1819-1835 person
associatedWith Burke, M., fl. 1819-1835 person
associatedWith Celeste, Madame (Céline), 1814-1882 person
correspondedWith Cooper, John, 1790-1870 person
correspondedWith Cooper, John, 1793-1870 person
associatedWith Covent Garden Theatre. corporateBody
correspondedWith Crouch, F. Nicholls person
correspondedWith Crouch, Mrs., fl. 1833 person
correspondedWith Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876, person
correspondedWith Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841 person
correspondedWith Dowton, William, 1764-1851, person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dunn, William, 1782-1855 person
correspondedWith Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831 person
correspondedWith Elliston, William Gore, 1798-1872 person
correspondedWith Fitzwilliam, Fanny Elizabeth, 1801-1854, person
correspondedWith Friswell, W., fl. 1836 person
associatedWith Grimaldi, Joseph, 1779-1837 person
correspondedWith Hendon, J., fl. 1819-1835 person
correspondedWith Hill, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. person
correspondedWith Jule, T. J., fl. 1842, person
correspondedWith Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868, person
correspondedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 person
correspondedWith Lee, John, 1795-1881, person
correspondedWith Lennox, William Pitt, Lord, 1799-1881 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lovelace, Augusta Ada (Byron) King-Noel, countess of, 1815-1852. person
correspondedWith Lowdham, L. A., fl. 1823-1839 person
correspondedWith Lowdham, Miss, fl. 1823-1839 person
correspondedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, person
correspondedWith Martin, Helena Faucit, 1814-1898, person
correspondedWith Mitchell, Mr., fl. 1832 person
correspondedWith Moore, W., fl. 1823-1839 person
correspondedWith Moran, E., fl. 1823-1839 person
correspondedWith Phillips, T., fl. 1823-1839 person
correspondedWith Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880 person
correspondedWith Settle, Mr., fl. 1823-1839 person
associatedWith Seymour, F., person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
correspondedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 person
associatedWith Terry, Daniel, 1780?-1829. person
correspondedWith Timbs, John, 1801-1875, person
correspondedWith Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906 person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Vieuxtemps, Henri, 1820-1881. person
correspondedWith Ward, C. J., fl. 1852 person
correspondedWith Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882 person
correspondedWith Westmacott, C. M. (Charles Molloy), 1787 or 8-1868 person
associatedWith Winston, James, 1773-1843, person
correspondedWith Winston, James, 1779-1843 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tynemouth, Northumberland
London, England
Manchester, Lancashire
India, Asia
Scotland, United Kingdom
Subject
Farces
Manuscripts--English
Occupation
Theatrical managers
Librettists
Function

Person

Birth 1796-04-08

Death 1860-12-20

Britons

English

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