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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1683

Eily Beadell papers

Scrapbooks covering her career from her debut through the 1940s; several hundred contracts and receipts from various theatrical agencies and variety halls; a passport; photographs; and other ephemera.

Dates

  • circa 1896-1971

Creator

Extent

.3 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Eily Kathleen Beadell (1890-1971) was an English music hall performer. In 1945, she and her friend Nelly Tollerton wrote a song, "Crusing Down the River", which won first prize in a contest promoted by Hammersmith Palais Ltd; the song became a hit, producing royalties for the two women.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-29. Purchased with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest, 2017 July 14.
Title
Beadell, Eily. Eily Beadell papers, circa 1896-1971 (MS Thr 1683): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Melanie Wisner
Date
2017 September 11
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02838

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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