Adams, William Davenport, 1851-1904

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William Davenport Adams was a British journalist and compiler, son of William Henry Davenport Adams. He was an editor of provincial papers, and dramatic critic from 1878 to 1904. He compiled an unfinished DICTIONARY OF THE DRAMA (1904) and other works such as DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: BEING A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ENGLISH AUTHORS AND THEIR WORKS; WITH POET AND PLAYER: ESSAYS ON LITERATURE AND THE STAGE; LATTER DAY LYRICS: BEING POEMS OF SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION BY LIVING WRITERS.

From the description of William Davenport Adams papers, 1882-1904. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 61275256

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001e1

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creatorOf Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. Album, 1853-1898. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Adams, William Davenport, 1851-1904. William Davenport Adams papers, 1882-1904. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Adams, William Davenport, 1851-1904,. Autograph letter signed from William Davenport Adams, Derbyshire, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1884 August 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Catherwood, Frederick. Account book, 1838 Nov.-1841 Oct. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Lita Smith theatre papers, circa 1890-1920 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Smith, Lita. Lita Smith theatre papers, circa 1890-1920. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adams, William Davenport, 1851-1904. Dictionary of the drama, circa 1904. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916. Letters to John H. Ingram on literary subjects, particularly on Edgar Allan Poe [manuscript] 1874-1902. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Grossmith, George, 1847-1912. Autograph letter signed : 28 Dorset Square, N.W., [London], to W. Davenport Adams, [n.d.] Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 346, A-G.includes:f. 1 Joseph Adams, MD; biographer of John Hunter: Letter to W. Clift: 1817. f. 3 William Davenport Adams, author: Letter to C. D. Sherborn: 1891. f. 4 William Harrison Ainsworth, alias 'Cheviot Ticheburn'; novelist: Le... British Library
creatorOf Dictionary of the drama, circa 1904 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Catherwood, Frederick. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith De Vere, Aubrey, 1814-1902. person
associatedWith Doyle, Francis Hastings, Sir, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Faithfull, Emily, 1836?-1895. person
associatedWith Gale, Norman, 1862-1942. person
associatedWith Grossmith, George, 1847-1912. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916. person
associatedWith Mallock, W. H. (William Hurrell), 1849-1923. person
associatedWith Marriott, Charles, 1869-1957. person
associatedWith Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922. person
associatedWith Smith, Lita. person
associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. person
associatedWith Trevelyan, George Otto, Sir, 1838-1928. person
associatedWith Wright, William Aldis, 1831-1914. person
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England
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English literature--19th century--Dictionaries
Drama--Dictionaries
English drama
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
Theater 19th century
Theater--England--London
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Birth 1851-12-28

Death 1904

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Britons

English

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