Collection of scene plots and set and property requirements for 19th century plays
Scope and Contents
Includes manuscript and typescript lists of sets and scenery for various plays.
- circa 1857-1888
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent3.3 linear feet (11 boxes)
Arranged alphabetically by the title of the play.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Boothbay Theatre Museum, purchased at auction - Lot 657, unknown date.
Description converted to online finding aid by Adrien Hilton, 2018.
- Collection of scene plots and set and property requirements for 19th century plays, circa 1857-1888 (MS Thr 405): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- October 4, 2018
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