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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 621

British Isles theater playbills: London


Playbills for performances at various theaters in London (England).


  • 1757-1870

Language of Materials

Materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

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.


.5 linear feet (4 boxes)

Playbills for performances at various theaters in London (England). Primary show titles and, in some cases, performers and/or beneficiaries are listed.


Arranged in series alphabetically by theater name.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2009MT-93 (lots 35, 37, 38). Purchased with the Frank E. Chase Bequest and the George and Faith Kahrl Fund for Theatre History; received: 2009 August 24.

Related Materials

Related playbills are held in arranged series by the Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library; consult Public Services staff for more information.

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

British Isles theater playbills: London, 1757-1870: Guide.
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Repository Details

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