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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Eng 896

George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates


Letters between the English dramatist George Colman and the Bow Street magistrates concerning the controversy over the performance of John Gay's Beggar's Opera.


  • 1773-1823

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes correspondence between George Colman the Elder, the Younger, and the Bow Street magistrates concerning an order to withdraw a performance of John Gay's Beggar's opera.

Biographical / Historical

Colman was an English dramatist; his son, George Colman the younger, was also an English dramatist.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-115. Purchased with the Norton Perkins fund; received: 1954 February 5.

Colman, George, 1732-1794. George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates,1773-1823: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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