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Theatrical papers of Augustin Daly 1863-1900.

Author: Augustin DalyAlfred Tennyson Tennyson, BaronL L DalyC A ByrneMarcus L MayerAll authors
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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These papers arose out of Daly's various theatrical enterprises. Some years are more fully documented than others. Contents: Deeds, including leases of theaters in New York and London, 1869-1893 (1-17); licenses to operate his New York theaters, and to employ children, and the Lord Chamberlain's permissions to perform various plays, 1873-1899 (18-40); insurance policies, 1872-1893, (41-56); agreements with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Inventories
Leases
Legal instruments
Receipts (financial records)
Memorandums
Invitations
Contracts
Manuscripts
Tickets
Plays
Songs
Poems
Cast lists
Menus
Deeds
Adaptations Manuscripts
Named Person: Augustin Daly; Edward Gordon Craig; Ada Rehan; Florence Marryat; Augustin Daly; Edwin Booth
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Augustin Daly; Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron; L L Daly; C A Byrne; Marcus L Mayer; Sarah Bernhardt; Henry Irving, Sir; Fanny Davenport; Franz von Schönthan; Paul von Schönthan; George Edwardes; Cissy Fitzgerald; Dion Boucicault; Strand Theatre (1832-1905); China. Wai wu bu.; Shakespeare Society of New York.; England and Wales. Lord Chamberlain's Office.; Daly's Theatre (London, England); Lyceum Theatre (London, England); Shakespeare Memorial (Stratford-upon-Avon, England); Daly's Theatre (New York, N.Y.); Fifth Avenue Theatre.; Daly's Opera House.
OCLC Number: 434080584
Notes: Poem listed in the Folger card index of first lines.
Description: 2285 items.

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These papers arose out of Daly's various theatrical enterprises. Some years are more fully documented than others. Contents: Deeds, including leases of theaters in New York and London, 1869-1893 (1-17); licenses to operate his New York theaters, and to employ children, and the Lord Chamberlain's permissions to perform various plays, 1873-1899 (18-40); insurance policies, 1872-1893, (41-56); agreements with theatrical producers, authors, actors and actresses and others, n.d., 1863-1900 (57-304) (includes agreements to sell his theatrical costumes to Fanny Davenport, 1877 (170-172), papers arising out of the performance of "Pique" (adapted from Mrs. Lean's novel, February 1884), (224), the agreement between Tennyson and Daly about the performance of The Foresters, January 25, 1892 (257), and a translation of Sarah Bernhardt's agreement with M.L. Mayer, Paris, September 22, 1894, (266)); receipts for salaries signed by his company mostly while on tour, 1867-1898 (305-462); bills and receipts, including several pay sheets, n.d., 1867-1898 (463-667); canceled checks, including a few promissory notes, 1871-1899 (668-1880); rules of the theater, n.d., ca. 1885-1898 (1881-1888); memoranda to his company concerning the day to day running of his theaters, bringing the members to heel, n.d., 1872-1899 (1889-2102) (including a memorandum of October 10, 1893 stating that Mr. Gordon Craig may have to play at short notice, (2028)); resolution of the company, January 1873 (2103); inventories of the Grand Opera House, ca. 1874 (2104-2105); notes relating to performances (2106-2114); cast lists (2115-2129); a song with music for Violet in "The life of an actress" and the synopsis of a play, by D. Boucicault (2130-2131); a draft of a scene for some play (2132); proposal for scenery for "The Merchant of Venice," 1896 (2133); a Chinese Consular passport for L.L. Daly, 1888 (2134); assignment of judgment in A. Daly v. C.A. Byrne, October 2, 1879 (2135); affidavit of Franz and Paul von Schonthan, May 18, 1885 (2136); brief for plaintiff in George Edwardes v. Cissy Fitzgerald, 1894 (2137); drafts of speeches, n.d., 1873-1894, including a copy of The Players, 1908 (2138-2146); a poem, December 13, 1878 (2147); a printed leaflet containing an invitation to Daly from The New York Shakespeare Society and Daly's answer, 1896 (2 copies, 2148-2149); Daly's Certificate of Governorship of the Shakespeare Memorial Association, 1888, and its resolution thanking him for his gift of a bust of Ada Rehan, April 23, 1898 (2150-2152); an address book (2153); menus, invitations and tickets, n.d., 1867-1900, including a ticket to Daly's funeral, June 19, 1899 (2154-2178); a translation of the extract from the minutes of Acts of Decease of the First Precinct of Paris reporting the death of Daly, June 8, 1899 (2179); miscellaneous newspaper cuttings and oddments (2180-2214). Some items undated. All items cataloged separately.

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