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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1477

Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy


Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy by O. Henry and Franklin P. Adams.


  • 1909-1910

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes contract, scenario, script, playbills, box-office reports, clippings, and correspondence concerning the writing, production, and performances of Lo. Nearly all the correspondence is to Franklin P. Adams, and the bulk of it is from Harry Askin, the production's manager.

Biographical / Historical

The two-act musical comedy 'Lo,' written by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) and Franklin P. Adams, premiered in Aurora, Ill. on 25 August 1909. The production toured the midwest and far west for 14 weeks. The last performance was at the Tootle Theatre, St. Joseph, Mo. on 5 December 1909.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

44M-412 - 44M-432. Purchased with the Wendell Fund from Arthur Pforzheimer; received: 1945.
Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy, 1909-1910: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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