Lumley, Benjamin, 1812-1875

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English author and operatic manager.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] May 14 1873, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1873 May 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668354

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 21 August 1849, to Robt. Nunn, 1849 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873523

Manager of Her Majesty's and Haymarket theatres

Epithet: solicitor, author and theatre manager

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x000038

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referencedIn Proch, Heinrich, 1809-1878. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Vienna?], 13 July 1851, to an unidentified recipient, 1851 July 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Her Majesty's Theatre (London, England). Printed document, dated : [S.l., 184? [184?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jullien, Louis, 1812-1860. Document signed, dated : London, 25 November 1856, 1856 Nov. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Loewe – Macintyre (ff. 226); 1828-1910, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Sophie Johanna Christina Loewe, soprano: Letter from Sophie Johanna Christina Loewe: 1841.ff. 3-4 Sophie Löwe, singer: Letter to the Directors of the Philharmonic So..., 1828-1910 British Library
creatorOf Her Majesty's Theatre (London, England). Letters from Her Majesty's Theatre to various recipients [manuscript], 1846. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lumley, Benjamin, 1811-1875. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 21 August 1849, to Robt. Nunn, 1849 Aug. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Letter book; 1859-66.ff. 91. 226 x 187mm.includes:f. 1 Robert Addison, music publisher: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Robert Addison from George Hogarth: 1851, 1854, 1858: Copies. ff. 1, 12v, ..., 1859-1866 British Library
creatorOf Lumley, Benjamin, 1811-1875. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] May 14 1873, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1873 May 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lumley, Benjamin, 1811-1875. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXIV (ff. 439). 9-21 Mar. 1842.includes:ff. 1, 3 Colonel Marcus Beresford: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842, 1845. ff. 5-9 Sir Aubrey de Vere De Vere, 2nd Baronet 1818; formerly Hunt; poet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1815-1842. f... British Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens, London, to Mark Lemon [manuscript], 1848 April 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Her Majesty's Theatre (London, England). Contract : with Enrico Piatti, cellist, signed by Michael William Balfe for Benjamin Lumley, 1848 Feb. 15, "to the close of season." Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf 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
creatorOf Grisi, Giulia, 1811-1869. Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 19 August 1846, to [Benjamin Lumley?], 1846 Aug. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn ORIGINAL, LETTERS Of musicians, arranged as in the preceding volume ; 16th-19th centt. The names of writers are given in the Index. Among them are:-Dr. Thomas Augustus Arne. Sir Henry Rowley Bishop. Dr. William Boyce. Orlando Gibbons. Henry Lawes. Ma..., 16th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1850-58.ff. 179. 225 x 184mm.includes:ff. 2, 10, 34, 54, 56, 60v, 75r, 75v, 77, 95, 96, 97 Sir Michael Costa, composer: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Sir Michael Costa from Georg..., 1850-1858 British Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to William Charles Macready, 1843 July 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884. Letter, 1875 Nov. 25, Londres, to Lucile [Grahn?, n.p.] [4] p. on 1 fold. l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Costa, Michael, Sir, 1808-1884. Contract with Her Majesty's Theatre, and letter from B. Lumley, 1843 and 1856. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Vol. XII. (ff. 551). 1844-May, 1847.includes:ff. 1, 15, 25, 96, 111, 122, 137, 142, 148, 295, 297, 336, 343, 478, 482, 546 Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet; geologist: Letters to C. Babbage: 1826-1854. f. 2 Reverend William Pulling: Letter to C. Babba..., 1844-1847 British Library
creatorOf Her Majesty's Theatre (London, England). Contract : between Luisa Taglioni, dancer, and Benjamin Lumley, manager of the Italian opera at Her Majesty's Theatre : manuscript, 1845 Dec. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873,. Autograph letters signed from William Charles Macready to various recipients [manuscript], 1817-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Romani, Felice, 1788-1865. Autograph letter signed, dated : Turin, 23 November 1841, to [Gaetano] Donizetti, 1841 Nov. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. XXI (ff. 279). 1. ff. 1-103. Personal correspondence of W. S. Ayrton; 1821-1884. 2. ff. 104-279. Business correspondence, etc., of W. S. Ayrton; 1829-1871.William Scrope Ayrton, son of William Ayrton, barrister: Letters, etc., to,..., 1821-1884 British Library
creatorOf Lumley, Benjamin, 1811-1875. Letter, 1865 Aug. 3, London, to W[illiam] Jerdan?, London. [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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associatedWith Bennett, Joseph, 1831-1911, person
associatedWith Calzolari, Enrico, 1823-1888. person
associatedWith Costa, Michael, Sir, 1808-1884. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Grisi, Giulia, 1811-1869. person
associatedWith Her Majesty's Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Jullien, Louis, 1812-1860. person
associatedWith Lablache, Federico. person
associatedWith Lablache, Luigi, 1794-1858. person
correspondedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Nunn, Robert, person
associatedWith Proch, Heinrich, 1809-1878. person
associatedWith Romani, Felice, 1788-1865. person
associatedWith Sontag, Henriette, 1806-1854. person
associatedWith Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884. person
associatedWith Thalberg, Sigismond, 1812-1871. person
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Avranches, France
Schortau, Saxony
Afghanistan, Asia
Glasgow, Scotland
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Death 1875

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