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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006MT-165

St. John Emile Clavering Hankin plays


Includes undated manuscripts or typescripts of the following plays by Hankin: The Allington separation; Benjamin's here; The burglar who failed; The Cassilus engagement; The charity that begins at home; A gentleman of quality; The honour of the family; The inspector general; The last of the De Mullins; A little dissipation; Miss Willoughby's companions; Mrs. Warrington's house party; The return of the prodigal; The sport of fortune; Thompson; The three daughters of Monsieur Dupont (translation); and The two Mr. Wetherbys.


  • Majority of material found within circa 1902-1909

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

Retrieval requires permission of curator.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


1.1 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

St. John Hankin was an English playwright.



Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Processing Information

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

Hankin, St. John, 1869-1909. St. John Emile Clavering Hankin plays, circa 1902-1909 (2006MT-165): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
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