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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.

Dates

  • 1773-1823

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.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.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-115. Purchased with the Norton Perkins fund; received: 1954 February 5.
Title
Colman, George, 1732-1794. George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates,1773-1823: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01160

Repository Details

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