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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 434

A. Boycott drawings of interiors of London theaters


A collection of drawings of the interiors of nineteenth-century London theaters.


  • Creation: 1864-1873 and undated

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.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

Drawings in pencil, ink, and watercolor wash of the interiors of nineteenth-century London theaters, including the Adelphi Theatre, Covent Garden Theatre, and Drury Lane theatre, among others, attributed by the dealer to A. Boycott.


Arranged alphabetically by name of theater.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-132. Purchased with the Frank E. Chase Bequest fund; received: 1941 March.


Formerly in the collection of Edward A. Craig.

Purchased from David Low, Booksellers Ltd., 17 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2.

Boycott, A. Drawings of interiors of London theaters, 1864-1873: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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