Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880

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English dramatist, librettsit, antiquarian, and costume authority.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 30 May 1878, to Lewis Wingfield, 1878 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675035

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : East Retford, 8 April 1864, to Mrs. Skeffington Smith, 1864 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675030

James Robinson Planché, a dramatist, antiquary, and officer of arms, was born in Piccadilly, London, on February 27, 1796; the son of Huguenot refugees. He wrote or adapted over 170 plays over the course of his 60 year career; these included extravaganzas, farces, comedies, burlettas, melodramas, and operas. Planche was also the first to introduce historically accurate costume into 19th century British theatre; he also wrote several important works on costume as an acknowledged expert. His antiquary research led him to be appointed Rogue Croix Pursuivant in 1854 and promoted to Somerset Herald in 1866. Planché married Elizabeth St. George (1796-1846), on April 26, 1821; she was also a published playwright. They had two daughters, Katherine Frances (b. 1823), who later married William Curteis, and Matilda Anne (b. 1826), who became a children's author under her married name of Mackarness. Planché continued to write and pursue his antiquarian studies until the last year of his life; he died in Chelsea, on May 30, 1880.

From the description of Papers of James Robinson Planché, 1794-1882. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 779354034

James Robinson Planché (1796-1880) was an English dramatist.

From the description of Papers of J. R. Planché, ca. 1794-1880. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122545601

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creatorOf Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865. Letter, [184-?] Dec. 16, 13 Up[per] Fitzroy St[reet, London] to Planché, Esq. [i.e. , James Robinson Planché, n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. Puss in Boots [microform] / [C. Dance and J.R. Planché]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Poverty parts good company : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Oxenford, John, 1812-1877. John Oxenford letters, 1835-1874. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Milton, John, 1608-1674. Comus : as acted at the T[heatre] R[oyal], Cov[en]t Garden : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835,. Autograph letters signed from C. Mathews, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1826-1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Macdonald, Laurence. Collection of players' parts for 12 plays [manuscript], ca.1825. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855. Cortez; / or, The Conquest of Mexico. / Opera / in Three Acts / Performed at The Theatre Royal Covent Garden / November 5t. 1823. / The Whole of the Music / composed by / Henry R. Bishop / 1823. / NB: The Overture to "The Law of Java" was used instead / of this Introduction. [manuscript]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. The bee and the orange treea [microform] / by Planché. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852. Autograph letter signed : Newport, I.O.W., to Planché [James Robinson], 1850 July 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Robinson Planch: The Vampire, 1829 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Proclamation relating to the care of foundlings [manuscript], late 18th century or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880,. Autograph letters signed from Ellen (Tree) Kean to various recipients [manuscript], 1827-1876. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851. Uprouse ye, then, my merry men : [clipping of poem, accompanied by ten parodies]. Indiana University
creatorOf Tree, Miss,. Autograph letters signed from Martha Tree, London, to various people [manuscript], [1846-1854?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878,. Papers of Charles James Mathews, 1839-1875. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911. Autograph letter signed : 8 Essex Villas, Kensington, [London], to J.R. Planché, 1873 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Breach of promise [microform] / by J.R. Planché. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
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
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 30 May 1878, to Lewis Wingfield, 1878 May 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cooke, T. (Thomas), 1782-1848,. Autograph letters signed from Thomas Cooke to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1820-1845. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. Originalpartitur zu "Oberon," romantische Oper in drei Akten von Carl Maria von Weber. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Autograph letters signed from James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Middle Hill [Worcester], and Oxfordshire, to James Robinson Planche [manuscript], [1842]-1845. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. Oberon. 1826. Composed by Carl Maria von Weber. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Letter to F[?] Latreille. Brompton, Eng. [18--] July 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Autograph letter signed, dated : East Retford, 8 April 1864, to Mrs. Skeffington Smith, 1864 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Planché, J.R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Papers of James Robinson Planché, 1794-1882. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph, 1791-1865. Pettigrew papers, 1815-1863. Yale University Library
creatorOf 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 Pettigrew papers, 1797-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Meyrick, Samuel Rush, Sir, 1783-1848,. Autograph letter signed from Samuel R. Meyrick, Goodrich Court, to J.R. Planché [manuscript], 1836 February 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Half an hour's courtship : an interlude in one act : founded on an anecdote of the Duke de Richelieu, the Rochester of France / by J.R. Planché. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Brough, Robert B. (Robert Barnabas), 1829-1867. Drama, burletta [electronic resource] 1843-1851. OCLC Econtent Synchronization Program
referencedIn Garrick Club, London. Records of the Garrick Club, 1830-1903 (inclusive), (1831-1847) bulk. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph, 1791-1865. Pettigrew papers, 1797-1865. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Papers of J. R. Planché, ca. 1794-1880. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Autograph letter signed : to J.E. Millais, 1877 Nov. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hervé, 1825-1892. Le petit Faust [collection] : opera-bouffe en 3 actes [et] 4 tableaux / paroles de Hector Crémieux et Jaime fils ; musique de Hervé. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Marschner, Heinrich, 1795-1861. The vampire [collection] : a grand romantic opera in two acts with an introduction / by Wilhelm Aug. Wohlbrück ; music by Heinrich Marschner. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Letter to Richard Ryan. [London, Eng.] [18--] June 22. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Letter to [?]. London, Eng. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Autograph letter signed : College of Arms, to Alfred W. MacKenzie, [no year] Feb. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860,. Autograph letters signed from Alfred Bunn to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1832-1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. [Fragments of Act 2 of Oberon [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906,. John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Farren, William, 1786-1861,. Autograph letters signed from W. Farren to various recipients [manuscript], 18th-19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. Oberon. Composed by Carl Maria von Weber. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. [Miscellaneous plays]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. Abraham Hayward correspondence files : 1063 items, 1790-1889 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Abraham Hayward correspondence files : 1063 items, 1790-1889 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880,. Autograph letter signed from James Robinson Planché, London, to C. Law [manuscript], [1872?] July 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Philbrick, Norman, 1913-. Irving/Terry/Craig collection, 1715-1984. The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
creatorOf Smith, Charles Roach, 1807-1890,. Shakespeareana [manuscript] : autograph letters of Shakespearean interest, 1836-1890 / written ... by and to Charles Roach Smith and other celebrated antiquaries. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880,. Autograph letter signed from James Robinson Planché, Chelsea, London, to Frances Anne Kemble [manuscript], 1879 September 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Boyle, Miss. person
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correspondedWith Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860, person
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associatedWith Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. person
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associatedWith James Robinson Planch person
correspondedWith Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868, person
correspondedWith Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880, person
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associatedWith MacKenzie, Alfred W., person
associatedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873. person
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associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
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Birth 1796-02-27

Death 1880-05-30

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