Commonplace book, 1775-1780.


Commonplace book, 1775-1780.

These manuscripts contain accounts of the theatrical and carnival performances produced by the Tories for the entertainment of British soldiers during the Revolution. Included is a prologue to the "Tragedy of Zara," spoken at the opening of the theatre at Boston, written by General John Burgoyne; prologue spoken by Major Robert Chew, at the opening of the theatre in Philadelphia, written by the Rev. Jonathan Odell; an account of the Meschianza, held at Philadelphia in 1778, by one of the company; miscellaneous verse by Philadelphia writers.

1 v. ; 18 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 6777142

Related Entities

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Chew, Robert L. (Robert Levering), 1936- (person)

Burgoyne, John (person)

Odell, Jonathan, 1737-1818 (person)

American poet, loyalist. From the description of Papers of Jonathan Odell [manuscript], 1768, 1776, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813273 From the description of Collection, 1768-1776, and undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122529898 Jonathan Odell, a clergyman, was born in Newark, New Jersey, and died in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the son of John Odell and Temperance, a daughter of ...