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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006MT-148

Harvard Theatre Collection of printed plays inscribed by John Gilbert and George Pierce Baker

Summary

Printed plays and theatrical pamphlets signed by actor John Gilbert, 1828-1864, including some marked up as prompt books; and printed plays signed by George Peirce, 1886-1890.

Dates

  • circa 1823-1890

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

Retrieval requires permission of curator.

Extent

1 linear feet (1 box)

Arrangement

Unprocessed.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Melanie Wisner, 2020.

Creator

Title
Harvard Theatre Collection of printed plays inscribed by John Gilbert and George Pierce Baker, circa 1823-1890 (2006MT-148): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
November 16, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou04274

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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