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Manuscripts: Samuel Atkyns fl.1844-1850 (actor and dramatist)

Adeline; or, The grave of the forsaken : a domestic drama in 3 acts / Saml. Atkyns.
No date given

1 v. ; 23 cm.

Title from p. [1]. Said by G.S. Darlow to be holograph. Ms., in one volume, bound in card, with part of a playbill pasted onto the inside of the front cover. P. [2] has been obscured by a typewritten cast list for an unnamed production, added by Arthur Williams.

Shelved at PETT MSS.A.13 Spec Coll

Item:- 0596925

Afloat and ashore; or, British tars in storm and sunshine : a nautical drama in two acts / by Saml. Atkyns.
No date given

2 v. in 1 ; 24 cm.

Ms., in two parts, bound together in a cardboard cover. Said by G.S. Darlow to be holograph. Title from first page. Also contains parts of two playbills, one printed on yellow paper and one on white, which are pasted in at the beginning of acts 1 and 2. Part of the yellow one is pasted onto the cover to show the title of the piece within. There is an ms. cast list for Liverpool on the verso of the first page, in Atkyns's hand. The "original London" cast list (typewritten) has been pasted in next to it by Arthur Williams.

Shelved at PETT MSS.A.22 Spec Coll

Item:- 0596934

Ashgrove Dell; or, The warning dream : a domestic drama in two acts / by Saml. Atkyns.

Date:- 1837.

1 v. ; 23 cm.

Ms., in one volume, bound in brown card. Holograph, signed by Saml. Atkyns, April 3rd, 1837. Title from p. [1]. Contains an ms. cast list from "1848, October 30th," and a typewritten cast list as performed "Feb. 19, 1845." - p. [2]. Also contains cast lists from two playbills, pasted on to the insides of the cover. One is from 2.4.1852, with the changed title of "Cobham Wood," and the second lacks a date. Both lack any mention of the theatre.

Shelved at PETT MSS.A.61 Spec Coll

Item:- 0596972

Bill Jones.

Date:- [18-?]

1 v. ; 26 cm.

Ms. in one volume, unbound. Signed by S. Atkyns on first page, but ms. not in his holograph. Is he the author? No date or evidence of production. Title from first page. Condition poor.

Shelved at PETT MSS.B.44 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597467

Brigands of Palermo : two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- 1845.

73 p ; 24 cm.

Ms. in one volume, bound in a brown paper cover. Holograph, signed by S. Atkyns, March 10th, 1845, on last page. Prompt marks in ink. Also includes a typewritten cast list as played on March 10th, 1845, added by Arthur Williams.

Shelved at PETT MSS.B.93 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597516

Bright eyed Emma; or, The sons of the ocean : an original drama in 3 acts / by Saml Atkyns.
No date given

3 v. ; 24 cm.

Ms. in three parts, unbound. Title from t.p. of Act 2. Holograph, undated. Part of an undated playbill has been pasted on to the first page of Act 1, with part of another playbill, dated 31.12.1858, pasted on to the verso. Both give cast lists. The title of the play on the second playbill is "The harvest moon; or, Bright eyed Susan".

Shelved at PETT MSS.B.94 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597517

The corsair; or, The Greek pirates of the gulf : a romantic drama in 2 acts / Saml. Atkyns.

Date:- 1849-1851.

2 v. ; 24 cm.

Ms. in two volumes, each bound in brown paper covers. Holograph of S. Atkyns. Signed by him on t.p. of first volume, and dated March 31st, 1849. Title from t.p. of first volume. However the cover title is "Corsairs". Also includes three sections from one or more playbills advertising this play on Friday, March 7th, 1851, with S. Atkyns appearing as Alexis for the 10th time. These sections of playbills are pasted on to the front and back covers of Act 1 and on to the front cover of Act 2.

Shelved at PETT MSS.C.57 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597589

The farmer's daughter : a melodrama in three acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1839]

1 v. (56p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be holograph. Contains a handwritten cast list, in an unidentified hand, as played in 1847. There is no mention of a theatre. Contains a playbill pasted onto the inside of the front cover. The theatre and date are unknown. Contains annotations and stage directions.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.26 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597765

The female sailor or lover's perils by sea and land : an original drama in three acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1835]

1 v. (50p) ; 28 cm.

Play is in three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of S. Atkyns. Contains handwritten cast lists as originally played in Ramsgate in 1835 and subsequently played at the Albert Theatre in 1844. Contains some annotations to the text.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.45 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597785

The fire of London or The murder and the mystery : a grand historical drama in two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1853]

1 v. (48p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains a playbill, pasted on the inside front cover, giving details of the date of production but no names of theatres.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.54 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597794

The foresters or The merry men of Englewood.
No date given

1 v. (54p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a several pasted fragments of playbills. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. Contains a handwritten cast list, starring S. Atkyns. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. The handwriting is unidentified.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.63 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597803

Glenmore the outlaw : a romantic drama in two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1849]

1 v. (50p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of S. Atkyns. Contains parts of playbills pasted onto the front cover and the inside front cover. Contains a handwritten dramatis personae with a cast list added in pencil. There is no mention of a theatre or a definite date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.G.17 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597841

Goodwin Sands or The earthquake and inundation : a romantic drama in two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1835]

1 v. (76p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains playbills as originally played at the Theatre Royal, Ramsgate in 1835 and subsequently at the Theatre Royal, Rochester in 1843 and the Royal Albert Saloon in 1844. Contains playbills pasted at the back of the text detailing individual acts and the scenery and incidents. Contains a printed factual description of Goodwin Sands, Kent. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of S. Atkyns. Contains annotations and stage directions. Original playbill gives the title as Goodwin Sands or The fair maid of Kent.

Shelved at PETT MSS.G.23 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597847

The guerillas or The siege of St. Sebastian : a romantic military drama in two acts / by Saul Atkyns.

Date:- [1850]

1 v. (62p) ; 23 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains handwritten cast lists as played in London in 1850, Liverpool in 1851 and Leeds in 1853. The handwriting is unconfirmed and the theatres are unspecified. Contains annotations in an unconfirmed hand. Contains a handwritten properties list on the final page of the text. The handwriting is unconfirmed. Contains part of playbill on the front cover and the inside front cover.

Shelved at PETT MSS.G.37 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597861

The life of a labourer : a domestic drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1848]

1 v. (58p) ; 23 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a handwritten cast list, in an unidentified hand, as played in 1848. There is no mention of a theatre. Contains a playbill, on the reverse of the front page. There is no mention of a theatre or a specific date of production. Contains a handwritten note, in an unidentified hand, on the title page giving two alternative titles, "England and Australia or The life of a labourer in the old world and the new".

Shelved at PETT MSS.L.47 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598070

Lily Dawson or A poor girl's story : a domestic drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1847]

1 v. (50p) ; 25 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains handwritten cast list as played at the Olympic Theatre and the Albert Saloon in 1847. The handwriting is unidentified. Contains a playbill fragment, on the reverse of the title page. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. Contains some annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand.

Shelved at PETT MSS.L.58 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598081

The Maiden Lane murder or The suicide of Battle Bridge : a drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1841]

1 v. (28p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains a playbill fragment on the inside front cover. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. Contains a playbill fragment on the inside back cover advertising another play written by Samuel Atkyns entitled, "Prodigal or The fratricide's fate". There is no mention of a theatre, however the dates of December 26th and 27th are advertised without the year. Samuel Atkyns is advertised as performing in both productions. In the production of this text, Mr. Atkyns played the character of Archibald Fitz-Eustace.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.7 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598132

The old friends : a domestic drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1847]

1 v. (48p) ; 23 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a typewritten cast list as played at the Albert Saloon in 1847. Contains some annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand.

Shelved at PETT MSS.O.17 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598282

Pascal Bruno, the brigand of Sicily : a romantic drama in two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1837]

2 v. (26p in v.1; 34p in v.2) ; 26 cm.

Play is in two acts. Each act is individually bound. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of S. Atkyns. Contains a handwritten note, added by S. Atkyns, on the title page, "This is an Ms. of the piece as I originally produced it, since which I have omitted the 'Silver mask' and rechristened the drama "Pascal Bruno, the brigand of Sicily",according to the romance upon which it is founded". The note is initialled "S. A.". Contains a playbill fragment as played in 1847. The play is entitled "Silver mask or The brigand's bride". There is no mention of a theatre. Contains annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand. This copy of the play is entitled "Pascal Bruno" on the front cover and "The silver mask or The brigand's bride" on the title page.

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.9 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598355

The poacher's wife : a story of the times ; a domestic drama in two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1847]

1 v. (56p) ; 26 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains three playbill fragments which include illustrations of the text. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns.

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.61 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598407

Proud Prudence or Hawk the highwayman : a domestic drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1849]

1 v. (58p) ; 23 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains two playbill fragments, on the front cover and the reverse of the front cover. There is no mention of a theatre or a definite date of production. The date is provided on the title page. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns.

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.97 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598443

The red barn or The murder of Maria Marten / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1841]

1 v. (46p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains handwritten cast lists as played in 1841 and 1849. There is no mention of a theatre. Play is bound, in the words of G.S. Darlow, "with an untitled piece in an unidentified hand, signed by Atkyns, 4.2.37...".

Shelved at PETT MSS.R.13 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598477

The red rose knights or The two sisters of the Reculver Rock and the wars of York and Lancaster : an original romantic drama / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1836]

2 v. (28p in v.1; 16p in v.2) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Each act is individually bound. Contains playbill fragment on the reverse of the front pages in Acts one and two. Act one also contains a playbill fragment which provides an alternative title, "Reculver or The two sisters. The playbill in Act two mentions the Princess' Theatre, Leeds. There is no further mention of theatres or dates of production. Samuel Atkyns also provides alternative titles on the title page, "The two sisters or The spectre of Reculver Rock" and "The red rose knights or The wars of York and Lancaster. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns.

Shelved at PETT MSS.R.19 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598483

Rookwood or Dick Turpin, the highwayman : a romantic legendary drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1845]

2 v. (28p in v.1; 32p in v.2) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Each act is individually bound. Contains typewritten cast lists as played at the Victoria Theatre in 1845, Astley's Theatre in 1855 and the Grecian Theatre in 1859. Contains playbill fragments on the front covers of Acts one and two. A playbill fragment is also pasted onto the reverse side of the front page of Act one. Samuel Atkyns provides an alternative title on the title page of Act one, "Rookwood or The tree of fate". Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns.

Shelved at PETT MSS.R.43 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598508

The sea wolf or The smuggler of Sheppey and the prophet of the bell / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1858]

1 v. (54p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains two playbill fragments pasted at the front of the text, as played at the Victoria Theatre in 1858, the theatre and date added in a handwritten note by Arthur Williams, and under the title, "Sea wolf or The prophet of the bell" in 1846. There is no theatre mentioned with the 1846 production of the play. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.24 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598542

The spectre lady or The murder near the old church : a legendary drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1848]

1 v. (32p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains handwritten cast lists, added by Samuel Atkyns, as played in 1848 (no mention of a theatre) and at the Adelphi Theatre in 1851. Contains stage directions in an unidentified hand. Contains a printed playbill fragment, pasted on the front page and the reverse of this page. The playbill provides an alternative title, "The spectre lady or The murder near the old Walton Church". There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.95 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598613

The spy of the Bastille : an historical drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.
No date given

1 v. (78p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a loose printed playbill providing an alternative title, "The Bastille or The spy and the avenger". There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. Contains an alternative title, written by Samuel Atkyns, on the title page, "Jacques. The spy of the Bastille". The cover title is taken from a playbill.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.102 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598620

Tilbury Fort : an historical drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1844]

1 v. (152p) ; 20 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a typewritten cast list as played at the Royal Albert Saloon in 1844. Contains playbill fragments, one providing the title on the front cover and the second at the end of the text, providing an alternative title, "Tilbury Fort or The days of Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada".

Shelved at PETT MSS.T.26 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598673

Tyburn tree or The fate of Richard the fourth : an historical and romantic drama in three acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1851]

1 v. (64p) ; 26 cm.

Play is in three acts. Contains playbill fragments. One on the front cover provides the title written on the title page. The second playbill, on the reverse of the front cover, provides an alternative title, "Tyburn tree or A tale of terror". There is no mention of theatres or dates of production on either playbill. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains a typewrittten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the Bower Saloon in 1851.

Shelved at PETT MSS.T.67 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598714

Walpurgis Night or The wolf hunter of Hartzberg and the spirits of the warte and wild : a romantic drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1859]

1 v. (64p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Contains a typewritten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the Marylebone Theatre in 1859. Contains annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand. Prompt copy. Contains a handwritten list of the original cast. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.W.4 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598764

The wandering Jew or The veteran, the brute tamer and the orphan girl : a drama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1844]

1 v. (134p) ; 20 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a handwritten cast list as played in 1844. There is no mention of a theatre. Contains annotations in an unidentified hand. Also contains printed illustrations of the text. Prompt copy.

Shelved at PETT MSS.W.6 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598766

The white slave or Life in Virginia / by Samuel Atkyns.
No date given

1 v. (72p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a handwritten note on page twelve of Act two, "For the benefit of Mr. S. Atkyns". There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns.

Shelved at PETT MSS.W.38 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598798

The witch's stone : an historical melodrama in two acts / by Samuel Atkyns.

Date:- [1843]

1 v. (164p) ; 21 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of Samuel Atkyns. Title page provides an alternative title, "Kit's coty house or The witch's stone". Contains printed playbill fragments on the front cover, the reverse of the front cover, the reverse of the title page and the back cover. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. The date is provided on the title page. Contains a printed illustration at the beginning of Act one.

Shelved at PETT MSS.W.67 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598827

Zulema the Circassian beauty or The robbers of Mount Caucasus : an equestrian drama in two acts / by S. Atkyns.

Date:- [1844]

1 v. (126p) ; 20 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains printed playbill fragments on the front cover and the reverse of the front cover. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production. The date is provided on the title page in a handwritten note. The handwriting is unidentified. Contains some annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand. Contains a handwritten cast list as originally played at the Royal Albert Theatre. There is no mention of a date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.Z.6 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598874

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