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.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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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.
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.
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