Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852

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Samuel James Arnold was a British dramatist and impresario who produced plays from 1794 at various London theatres. In 1809 he obtained permission to stage opera and other musical dramas at the Lyceum. In 1815 he obtained the lease, renamed it the English Opera House, and had the theatre almost completely rebuilt for 80,000 pounds.

From the description of S.J. Arnold letter to C. Wheatstone, between 1829-1841. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358497

English dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified recipient, 1815 Nov. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131587

Author and dramatist.

From the description of Samuel James Arnold letters, 1812-1816. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64068381

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creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852,. Autograph letter signed from Samuel James Arnold to James Perry [manuscript], 1815 March 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. The Blank Cartridge [microform] : a musical entertainment in two acts. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Brinsley Sheridan additional papers, 1753-1868. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Macdonald, Laurence. Collection of players' parts for 12 plays [manuscript], ca.1825. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Raymond, James Grant, d. 1817,. Autograph letters signed from James Grant Raymond to various people [manuscript], ca. 1808-ca. 1809. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852,. Letter from Samuel James Arnold, Drury Lane Theatre, to T. L. Bellamy [manuscript], 1817 May 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. Who pays the reckoning? [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel, 1740-1802. Auld Robin Gray ballad opera collection, 1794. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852,. Autograph letter initialed from Samuel James Arnold to Peake [manuscript], 1813 or 1814. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ward, Charles William, 18th/19th cent. Autograph letter signed from C.W. Ward, secretary of Drury Lane Theater, to T. L. Bellamy [manuscript], 1817 May 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Edmund Kean correspondence, 1826-1828 (bulk), 1791-1836 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. Papers arising out of the destruction of Drury Lane Theatre [manuscript], 1809-1819. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. Samuel James Arnold letters, 1812-1816. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Aubigny, M. d'. The maid and the magpye, or Which is the thief? [microform] : an historical melodrame. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Early American playbills, 1750-1812. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
creatorOf Lyceum Theatre (London, England). Contracts, specifications and plans for the building and rebuilding of the Lyceum Theatre, London : 1834-1860. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. Auld Robin Gray [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Samuel Arnold, n.p., [18--?]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by "Boz, " extra-illustrated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Horn, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1786-1849. The devil's bridge ballad opera collection, 1825. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library
referencedIn Frances Maria Kelly, 1800-1883, bulk dates: 1816-1849 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Bew, Marian Jemima, 1791 or 2-1853,. Autograph letter signed from Marian (Johnstone) Vining to S.J. Arnold, Lyceum Theatre [manuscript], 1812 June 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852,. Letter (draft) from Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum Theatre, London, to [Maria] Dickons [manuscript], 1812 April 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Raymond, James Grant, d. 1817,. Autograph letters signed from James Grant Raymond to Samuel James Arnold [manuscript], ca. 1808-ca. 1809. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Dickons, Maria, ca. 1774-1833,. Autograph letters signed from Caroline Dickens [i.e. Maria Dickons], London and Worthing, to various recipients [manuscript], [1809?]-1812. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified recipient, 1815 Nov. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852. S.J. Arnold letter to C. Wheatstone, between 1829-1841. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Appleton, William Worthen person
associatedWith Arnold, Samuel, 1740-1802. person
associatedWith Aubigny, M. d' person
correspondedWith Bellamy, Thomas Ludford, 1771-1843 person
correspondedWith Bew, Marian Jemima, 1791 or 2-1853, person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
correspondedWith Dickons, Maria, ca. 1774-1833, person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Grimaldi, Joseph, 1779-1837 person
associatedWith Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 person
correspondedWith Kelly, Frances Maria, 1800-1883 person
associatedWith Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854. person
associatedWith King's Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Larpent, J. person
associatedWith Lyceum Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Marschner, Heinrich, 1795-1861. person
correspondedWith Peake, Richard person
correspondedWith Perry, James, 1756-1821 person
correspondedWith Raymond, James Grant, d. 1817, person
correspondedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 person
associatedWith Ward, Charles William, 18th/19th cent. person
associatedWith Wheatstone, Charles, Sir, 1802-1875, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England--London
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Impresarios--Correspondence
Theater--History--19th century
Musicals--Librettos
Operas--Librettos
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Birth 1774-12-28

Death 1852-08-16

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