[William Henderson collection of playbills, etc.] [ca. 1750-1889, bulk 1801-1889].

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Henderson, William, 1831-1891,. [William Henderson collection of playbills, etc.]

[William Henderson collection of playbills, etc.] [ca. 1750-1889, bulk 1801-1889].

Materials assembled by the music printer and composer William Henderson and originally intended for publication. The bulk of the collection consists of 7,188 playbills. Also includes portraits and significant manuscript material: over 500 autograph letters of actors, authors, composers and artists, along with annotations, clipped signatures, and fragments of manuscript music. The materials concern the progress music on the British stage from the mid-18th through the 19th centuries, productions of Shakespeare's plays and 5 plays relating to Shakespeare, stage adaptations of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels, and Scottish plays (or plays containing Scottish characters).

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Henderson, William, 1831-1891

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Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1818] Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June [3]. (Unknown). W...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899

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Playwright, producer; owner of Daly's Theatre in New York City. From the description of [John] Augustin Daly letter to Mr. [William A. ]Jenner [manuscript], 1892 Dec 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191870954 American dramatist and theatrical manager. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Bouton (bookseller in New York), 1882 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526011 From the description of Autograph l...