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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1843

Printed ephemera relating to theatricals at Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham, London, England)

Early 19th century printed ephemera relating to theatricals at Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England).

Dates

  • 1801-1804

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.04 linear feet (1 folder)

Two printed epilogues, a prologue, and a handbill relating to private theatrical presentations held at Strawberry Hill House under the auspices of Anne Seymour Damer, Horace Walpole's niece, his heir to the house, and a member of notable literary and theatrical circles.

Biographical / Historical

Strawberry Hill in Twickenham (southwest London), is known in part for Strawberry Hill House, the Gothic Revival villa built by Horace Walpole (1717–1797); Walpole was a patron of the arts, playwright, and politician. Private theatricals staged in private homes were popular in Walpole’s circle. His niece, the sculptress Anne Damer, who inherited responsibility for Strawberry Hill House, continued to stage performances there.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018T-372, -373, -374, -375. Purchased from Simon Beattie with funds from the Robert Gould Shaw Fund, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham, London, England). Printed Ephemera Relating to Theatricals at Strawberry Hill House, 1801-1804 (MS Thr 1843): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 August 20
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02994

Repository Details

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