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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006MT-272

Sir Henry Irving records from tours of Great Britain


Financial records from several of Irving's tours of Great Britain with his Lyceum Company. Includes 5 account books from tours in 1881, 1888, 1891, 1897, 1902-1903, mostly kept by manager Bram Stoker; and an incomplete group of receipted bills, nightly returns, and weekly summaries from the 1881 and 1904 tours.


  • 1881-1904

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Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


.8 linear feet (2 boxes)



Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Charles C. Titcomb Collection, date unknown.

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased by Charles C. Titcomb from Puttick & Simpson, 1934 March 7 catalog, lot 211.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905. Sir Henry Irving records from tours of Great Britain, 1881-1904 (2006MT-272): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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