Papers, 1776-1831.


Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814. Papers, 1776-1831.

Papers, 1776-1831.

Contains letters of Dibdin to various correspondents and to the Sadler's Wells Theatre; manuscripts with lyrics and music for several of Dibdin's works, as well as lists of his songs; playbills; copyright agreement between Dibdin and John Candell concerning Metamorphosis; and Dibdin's manuscripts of untitled plays. Also includes 94 drawings by Ann Dibdin Dacre for Dibdin's The Professional Life; and two letters from Charles and Thomas Dibdin.

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

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Dacre, Ann Dibdin. (person)

Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841 (person)

English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1818 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514147 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Surrey Theatre, Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527801 English dramatist and songwriter Thomas John Dibdin was the son of songwriter Charles Dibdin and actress Mrs. Davenet. He ran away from an apprenticeship to join a company of travelling players, where he acted, worked as a...

Candell, John. (person)

Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833 (person)

Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin, theatre manager and writer. His parents, who separated while he was young, were actors Charles Dibdin and Harriet Pitt. As a child, he went by the name Charles Isaac Pitt, but later came to be known professionally as Charles Dibdin the younger. From the description of Charles Dibdin, the younger manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 173685918 ...

Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814 (person)

Dibdin was an English dramatist, actor and songwriter. His son Charles Isaac Mungo Pitt wrote plays and pantomimes and was for some time proprietor and manager of Sadler's Wells Theatre. A younger son, Thomas John Pitt, also took the name Dibdin about 1800. Thomas composed some 2,000 songs in the style of the elder Dibdin; his most successful dramatic work was the pantomime of Mother Goose. From the description of Papers, 1776-1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122521518 C...

Sadler's Wells Theatre (London, England) (corporateBody)