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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1855

The Georgie Minstrals, My Friend from India, Number 973, and The Mud Town Minstrels : typescripts


Four typescript plays by American dramatist, Henry A. Du Souchet.


  • 1900

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Open for research.


.08 linear feet (4 volumes in 1 folder)

Four dramas, My Friend from India definitely the work of H. A. Du Souchet and the other three matching in appearance. Three volumes have hand-made string bindings and one is stapled; all four have manuscript corrections.

Biographical / Historical

Henry A. Du Souchet was an American dramatist. Having worked in his youth as a telegraph operator and having been elected a justice of the peace in Prescott, Arizona, he acted in the first theater in Arizona and went on to manage and perform in theater and vaudeville.


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Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-27. Purchased from Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents with funds from the Robert Gould Shaw Fund, 2018.

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Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.

Du Souchet, H. A. (Henry A.), 1852-1922. The Georgie minstrals, My friend from India, Number 973, and The mud town minstrels : typescripts, circa 1900.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2018 October 2
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