Colman, George, 1762-1836 ,

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George Colman (1762-1836) was a British dramatist and, since July 1789, manager of the Haymarket Theatre.

From the description of Letter by George Colman to Robert William Elliston, 1802. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 82677104

English actor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the manager of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129692

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to David Garrick, Wednesday morning. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129804

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Shaw, 1811 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129802

From the description of An address ... for the widow and children of the late John Emery : signed (initials), 1822 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129695

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brompton Square, to R.B. Peake, 1831 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129723

George Colman, the Younger, son of George Colman, the Elder (a famous actor-manager), was educated at Westminster and Oxford, became a dramatist and theatre manager, and was associated with Drury Lane and the Haymarket theatres from 1794-1805. In 1824, he became Examiner of Plays. He introduced most of his farces under the name Arthur Griffinhoof.

From the description of George Colman, the Younger, correspondence, 1815-1829. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57188187

English dramatist.

From the description of Quotation from a poem, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 68116990

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir George Beaumont, 1812 Jun. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270521976

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Piccadilly, to Mr. Woodfall, 1800 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527138

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : [London], to an unidentified lady, 1818 Mar. 26 and Nov. 9 and 1819 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870562

British dramatist.

From the description of Letters : London, to "My dear Madam," 1818-1819. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 29400893

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creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letters signed (3) : [London], to an unidentified lady, 1818 Mar. 26 and Nov. 9 and 1819 Feb. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. George Colman, the Younger, correspondence, 1815-1829. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. A match in the dark [microform] : burletta / [by C. Dance]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833. [Eighteenth century English drama printed in Dublin and Belfast : a collection of ten plays]. University of Florida
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. Mis-apprehension [microform] : a comic interlude in one act, founded on fact / [by C. Dance]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Heartwell, Henry. Castle of Sorrento [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf A'Becket family. Diaries and Prompt Books, 1840-1890. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Erskine, Thomas Erskine, Baron, 1750-1823. Autograph letter signed : [London], to [George Colman, the younger?] at the Haymarket Theatre, 1814. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Fitzpatrick, Richard, 1747-1813. Prologue and epilogue for Shakespeare's Macbeth at Drury Lane [manuscript], 1794 April 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. My night-gown and slippers, or Tales in verse [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Letters : London, to "My dear Madam," 1818-1819. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. Autograph Collection of Alexander Irvine. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Haymarket Theatre financial accounts, receipts, and letters, 1816-1855. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : to James Winton, 1810 Jan. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Diary of the business transacted under George Colman at the Haymarket Theatre, v.2 [manuscript], 1804-1810. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833. The eleventh of June, or, The Daggerwoods at Dunstable [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Papers of George Colman [manuscript], 1794-1831. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn George Wiley Sherburn collection of letters and documents, 1655-1834. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831. Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to George Colman, 1802 Nov. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Turk and no Turk : manuscript, [1785] Texas Christian University
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. Forgive & forget [microform] : a comedietta in one act / [by C. Dance]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. The surrender of Calais ballad opera collection, 1791-1792. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Letter to Cadell & Davies. [s.l.] 1804 Apr. 9. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hoare, Prince, 1755-1834. Prince Hoare manuscript material : 5 items, 1790-1819 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed, 1805 Jul. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir George Beaumont, 1812 Jun. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kelly, Michael, 1762-1826. Romance [music]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Letters from George Colman to various recipients [manuscript], 1796-1830, 1861. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Letters from George Colman, [London], to [James Winston?] [manuscript], ca. 1816. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831. Autograph letter signed (retained draft?) : [Bath], to George Colman, 1802 Nov. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : Piccadilly, to Mr. Woodfall, 1800 Feb. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : Brighton, to R.W. Elliston, 1822 Sept. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Letter by George Colman to Robert William Elliston, 1802. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. The wags ballad opera collection, 1790-1808. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. Look at home, or, My system [microform] : burletta / [by C. Dance]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Inkle and Yarico ballad opera collection, 1787-1802. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871. The love spell, or, The flirts of the village [microform] : new burletta. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847. Richard Brinsley Peake letter, T.R. Adelphi, to George Colman, 1833 June 12. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn James Winston papers, 1733-1871 Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Arnold, Samuel, 1740-1802. The mountaineers ballad opera collection, 1794. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn Samuels, Jack Harris, d. 1966,. English and American literary manuscripts and letters collection, 1663-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Powell, William, 1762-1812,. Autograph letter signed from William Powell, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1799 March 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. I will have an uncle [microform] : one act / [by C. Dance]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Blue beard ballad opera collection, 1798. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. Autograph letter signed : [London?], to George Colman, [1806] Aug. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Address leaf in the hand of George Colman [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Autograph letter signed from George Colman to J. Pratt [manuscript], 1797 May 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : Brompton Square, to R.B. Peake, 1831 Sept. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Blissett, Francis, 1742?-1824,. Autograph letter signed from Francis Blissett, Bath, to George Colman [manuscript], 1814 February 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Records of Haymarket Theatre [manuscript], 1805-1829, 1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Part of Edmund Kean for the role of Dubbs in The review, or, The wags of Windsor [manuscript], 1806. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Early American playbills, 1750-1812. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
creatorOf Sherburn, George, 1884-1962,. George Wiley Sherburn collection of letters and documents, 1655-1834. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Macdonald, Laurence. Collection of players' parts for 12 plays [manuscript], ca.1825. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Knight, George Wilson, 1897-. Autograph letters and postcards signed or initialed : Leeds, to Major Trevor Moilliet, Sept. 11, 1954-May 17, 1957. Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
referencedIn Phillips, John, fl. 1817,. Autograph letter signed from John Phillips, London, to Sophia Musters [manuscript], 1817 June 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823. Autograph manuscript of Kemble's parts in 34 plays in the hand of John Philip Kemble [manuscript], 1783-1805. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Harley, John Pritt, 1786-1858,. Autograph letter in verse from J.P. Harley to "Oscar" [manuscript], 1854 July 3 Monday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Autograph letter signed from George Colman to -- Plase [manuscript], 1833 June 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Kelly, Michael, 1762-1826. The forty thieves ballad opera collection, 1806-1808. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Liston, John, 1776-1846,. Autograph letter signed from John Liston to George Coleman [manuscript], 1817 January 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. The surrender of Calais [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : to Lord -, 1813 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. More ways than means [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Song (for Mr. Mathews) : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : [n.p.], 1815 Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Colman, George, 1732-1794. Correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn C. A. Muller actors portraits, circa 1870-1897 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Autograph letters signed from George Colman to various people [manuscript], 1831-1834. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Smith, William Henry Sedley, 1806-1872,. William Henry Sedley Smith colleciton of prompt books, marked editions and manuscript sides, 1769-1869. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Poor old Hay Market, or, Two sides of the gutter [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Winston, James, 1773-1843,. Collection of miscellaneous theatrical papers compiled by James Winston, George Colman, J.H. Burn and others [manuscript], compiled ca. 1800-ca. 1845, ca. 1905. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Quotation from a poem, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Autograph letter signed from George Colman to Stephen Price [manuscript], 1828 January 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Love laughs at locksmiths : a comick [sic] opera in two acts : manuscript, [1810?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831. Autograph letter not signed (retained draft?) : [Bath], to George Colman, [ca. 1803-04?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Letter to Charles Mathews. [London, Eng.] 1817 Jan. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Turk and no Turk : manuscript, [1785]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph prologue by George Colman for the tragedy of Retribution, [by John Dillon] [manuscript], 1817 December 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sheridan-Grubb papers concerning the Drury Lane Theatre, 1765-1841 (inclusive), 1795-1806 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Ross, David, 1728-1790,. Autograph letter signed from D. Ross to George Colman, Esq. [manuscript], 18th century Tuesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Shaw, 1811 Mar. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Feudal times, or, The banquet gallery [microform] : a drama in two acts / [George Colman, the Younger]. Indiana University
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. An address ... for the widow and children of the late John Emery : signed (initials), 1822 Aug. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. A little pleasure [microform] : burletta one act / [by C. Dance]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
referencedIn Miscellaneous photostatic and photographic reproductions of manuscripts, circa, 1900-1999 Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Letter. 1830 Feb. 10. American Primers
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph song by George Colman for Mr. Liston in Kamtchatka, [by Charles Kemble] [manuscript], 1811 October 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : to the manager of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833 Mar. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn A'Becket family diaries and prompt books, 1840-1890 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Song of the little farthing rushlight : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Two to one [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Autograph letter signed : to David Garrick, Wednesday morning. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith A'Becket family family
associatedWith A'Becket family. family
associatedWith Adelphi Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Appleton, William Worthen person
associatedWith Arnold, Samuel, 1740-1802. person
associatedWith Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871. person
associatedWith Beaumont, George Howland, Sir, 1753-1827, person
correspondedWith Bellamy, Thomas, 1745-1800 person
correspondedWith Blissett, Francis, 1742?-1824, person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
correspondedWith Byng, Edmund, 1774-1854 person
associatedWith Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836. person
associatedWith Carles, M., person
associatedWith Coleman, George, 1762-1836 person
associatedWith Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883 person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1732-1794. person
associatedWith Covent Garden Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Cremin, Robert, person
associatedWith Cremin, Robert, Mrs, person
associatedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, person
associatedWith Dance, Charles, 1794-1863. person
associatedWith Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish, Duke of, 1790-1858 person
correspondedWith Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841 person
associatedWith Dillon, John, fl. 1818. person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831. person
associatedWith Erskine, Thomas Erskine, Baron, 1750-1823. person
associatedWith Fitzpatrick, Richard, 1747-1813. person
correspondedWith Fladgate, Frank, 1799-1892 person
correspondedWith Freeman, Mr., fl. 1796-1830 person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779, person
correspondedWith Glossop, Joseph, d. 1835 person
associatedWith Harley, John Pritt, 1786-1858, person
associatedWith Haymarket Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Heartwell, Henry. person
associatedWith Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoare, Prince, 1755-1834. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Joseph, 1774-1832. person
correspondedWith Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868 person
associatedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833. person
associatedWith Kelly, Michael, 1762-1826. person
associatedWith Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854. person
associatedWith Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823. person
associatedWith Knight, George Wilson, 1897- person
correspondedWith Liston, John, 1776-1846, person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 person
correspondedWith Marsh, Mr., fl. 1796-1830 person
associatedWith Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835. person
correspondedWith Moore, William, fl. 1796-1830 person
correspondedWith Morris, David E., d. 1842 person
associatedWith Muller, C. A person
associatedWith O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833. person
associatedWith Peake, R. B., person
associatedWith Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847. person
correspondedWith Phillips, John, fl. 1817, person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Cremin Gift Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Place, Francis, 1771-1854 person
correspondedWith Powell, William, 1762-1812, person
correspondedWith Pratt, J., fl. 1797 person
correspondedWith Price, Stephen, 1782 or 3-1840 person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
correspondedWith Ross, David, 1728-1790, person
associatedWith Samuels, Jack Harris, d. 1966, person
associatedWith Shaw, Thomas, person
associatedWith Sherburn, George, 1884-1962, person
associatedWith Smith, William Henry Sedley, 1806-1872, person
correspondedWith Stapleton, Mr., fl. 1810 person
associatedWith Stokes, James, d. ca. 1818, person
correspondedWith Taylor, John, 1757-1832 person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Wightman, Julia P., person
associatedWith Winston, James, 1773-1843, person
correspondedWith Winston, James, 1779-1843 person
associatedWith Winton, James, person
associatedWith Woodfall, William, 1746-1803, person
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Great Britain
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Manuscripts--English
Dramatists, English--Correspondence
Operas--Librettos
Theater--Law and legislation--Manuscripts
Dramatists, English--19th century
Dubbs (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
Theater--History--19th century--Sources
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Compilers
Librettists
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Birth 1762-10-21

Death 1836-10-17

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