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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 620

British Isles theater playbills: outside London

Playbills for performances at various theaters across the British Isles, with the exception of London.


  • 1761-1903

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


1 linear feet (4 boxes)

Includes playbills from Barnwell (Cambridge, England), Brighton (England), Edinburgh (Scotland), Glasgow (Scotland), Hull (England), Ireland, Newcastle upon Tyne (England), Scotland, and miscellaneous provincial theaters. Primary show titles and, in some cases, performers and/or beneficiaries are listed.


Arranged alphabetically by theater location.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2009MT-93 (lots 3, 6, 7, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28, 54, 58, 63). Purchased with the Frank E. Chase Bequest and the George and Faith Kahrl Fund for Theatre History; received: 2009 August 24.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Monique Duhaime and Melanie Wisner
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British Isles theater playbills: outside London, 1761-1903: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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