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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1893

Harvard Theatre Collection of Marshall the Mystic papers and photographs

Overview

Papers, photographs, and ephemera documenting Robert Marshall, an American performer known as Marshall the Mystic.

Dates

  • circa 1888-1906

Language of Materials

English, German

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection includes material both loose and sleeved in six three-ring binders: playbills, programs, a poster, advertisements, cabinet photographs, glass plate negatives, letterhead, clippings, corrrespondence, drawings, manuscript notes, a copper printing block, and three collapsible hats (possibly used by Marshall in his juggling act).

Biographical / Historical

Robert Marshall (1876-1943), born Robert Marschall in Germany, was a hat juggler, magician, pantomime performer, and medical lecturer who worked in the United States.

Arrangement

Arranged in rough series; in order as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-86. Purchased from Potter & Potter Auctions with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest, 2018 December.

2020MT-73. Purchased from Potter & Potter Auctions with funds from the Robert Gould Shaw Fund, 2019 October.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Theatre Collection of Marshall the Mystic papers and photographs, circa 1888-1906 (MS Thr 1893): Guide
Status
in_progress
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 January 23
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03083

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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