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Manuscripts: Charles H Stephenson 1824-1905

Ample security : farce in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1872]

1 v. ; 27 cm.

Ms., in one volume. Holograph, signed by C.H. Stephenson. Title from typewritten t.p. added by Arthur Williams. This page also includes a cast list from the Theatre Royal, Southampton, production, 5.9.1872. Underlining in red and blue ink.

Shelved at PETT MSS.A.45 Spec Coll

Item:- 0596956


The angel of truth and demon of destiny : a romantic and legendary drama in three acts, founded on Dumas' mystere, "Don Juan de Marana" and a Black Forest legend / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- 1862-1863.

3 v. ; 24 cm.

Ms., in three parts, unbound. Holograph. Signed by C.H. Hazlewood, 1862+3, at the beginning of each act. Title - and two of Stephenson's addresses - from t.p. of Act 1. No evidence of production or publication. Not in Nicoll's History of English Drama, 1660-1900.

Shelved at PETT MSS.A.50 Spec Coll

Item:- 0596961


The birthday; or, The veterans ashore : a comedy in two acts.

Date:- 1860.

1 v. ; 21 cm.

Ms. in one volume, half bound in leather, with marbling on endpapers and cover. Signed by C.H. Stephenson, Stage Manager, TRs Portsmouth and Southampton, 1860, at the end of Act 1. Written by him? Title from t.p. Also includes part of a playbill advertising the play on Friday, March 30th, [18-?, 19-?],printed on green paper and pasted onto the inside front cover. Bears the stamp of Arthur Williams.

Shelved at PETT MSS.B.45 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597468


Charles O'Malley, the Irish dragoon : a drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

3 v. in 1 ; 25 cm.

Ms. in three parts, bound together in a paper cover. Holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Title from original t.p. At foot of title: "To be returned to Douglas Cox, Dramatic Authors Agency, 28 King St(?), Covent Garden.". Each act has a title: College life; The peninsula; The return home. No evidence of production. Also includes a typewritten list of the characters, and a cast list from "a version played at Drury Lane Nov 1865 by Edmund Falconer entitled 'Galway go bragh; or, Love, fun and fighting,'" pasted in by Arthur Williams. Based on: Charles O'Malley, the Irish dragoon/ C.J. Lever. Another version of the play: PETT MSS.C.26.

Shelved at PETT MSS.C.25 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597557


The cosmopolite; or, Long cut, short cut and returns : a farce in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- London, 1855.

24 leaves ; 26 cm.

Ms. in one volume, bound in a brown paper cover. Holograph of C.H. Stephenson? Title from cover and dated 1855. Also contains a typewritten cast list as played at the Britannia, 1855, pasted over the top of the original ms. cast list by Arthur Williams. At some point this ms. has been sent through the post, as the remains of an address label and a one penny stamp on the back cover show.

Shelved at PETT MSS.C.59 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597591


Dolly and Dick; or, The War Office Adonis : a quizzical quirk for Xmas / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [18-?]

26 leaves ; 21 cm.

Ms. in an exercise book, lacking a cover. Title from t.p. "To be performed, in one act, at the Theatre Royal, Back Drawing-room, Coach-house, Stable, or School-room, the younger the illustrator the better." - at foot of title. Undated fair copy, ascribed to C.H. Stephenson. Stamped "property of Arthur Williams."

Shelved at PETT MSS.D.56 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597660


A fable of the Fenians or physic in a fix.

Date:- [1866] 1 v. (44p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Adapted from the German farce "Sein hertz ist im Potsdam". Signed by C.H. Stephenson. Said to be a holograph copy by G.S. Darlow.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.1 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597740


Federation : an allegorical masque / by C.H. Stephenson and H. Templeton.
No date given

1 v. (24p) ; 21 cm.

Play is in one act. Contains a newspaper cartoon dated 1901 showing the "Duke and Duchess of Cornwall viewing the Neptune carnival on the Ophir when crossing the Equator".

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.42 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597782


Fifteen years of a seaman's life : in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

3 v. (68p in v.1; 60p in v.2;50p in v.3) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Each act is in an individual volume. Contains a playbill pasted onto the first page of each act. There is no mention of theatre or date. Said to be holograph by G.S. Darlow.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.49 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597789


The forest fairy or Love and it's shadows.
No date given

3 v. (106p in v.1; 60p in v.2;98p in v.3) ; 24 cm.

Play is in four or five acts. Act two is missing from this text. Said, by G.S. Darlow, to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the final page of v.3 "This piece can by played in five Acts-by making the 1st Scene the first Act, and 4th Act at the end of Scene 2nd 3rd Act-or in four acts by the first mentioned division". Contains, on page 34, a detailed description of the stage set. Contains a handwritten dramatis personae. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.65 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597805


The forest fairy or Love and it's shadows : a new domestic comedy in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

2 v. (180p in v.1; 160p in v.2) ; 20 cm.

Play is in three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on p.31 "If desirable the first scene can be made an Act, scenes 2nd and 3rd run into one for a 2nd act and so make the play in four acts". Contains a detailed stage plan at the beginning of Act two. Contains a handwritten note on the title page of Act one with the name of a person to whom the play was dedicated blanked out. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.F.64 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597804 (Charles Henry)


How he did it or Love in a skein of wool : a new comedietta in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (78p) ; 25 cm.

Play is in one act. Contains a typewritten dramatis personae, added by Arthur Williams. Handwriting on the final page of the text gives the date 1875. However there is no evidence of production. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a drawing of the set and properties at the beginning of the text.

Shelved at PETT MSS.H.35 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597931


I.C.U.R. or All right at last : a Yankee notion in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1863]

1 v. (112p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.I.1 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597937 (Charles)


Julie De Launay or The cabman and painter of Paris : a startling drama in two acts founded on historical events which occurred during the year 1816 in the city of Paris / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1860]

1 v. (62p) ; 25 cm.

Play is in two acts. Signature on final page said, by G.S. Darlow, to be that of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a fragment of a playbill as produced in 1860. There is no mention of a theatre in this copy of the text, possibly the Britannia Theatre. The first two pages of the text are very fragile. Contains annotations, stage directions and a drawing of the set in Act two, scene two. The handwriting is unidentified.

Shelved at PETT MSS.J.44 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597996 (Charles)


Julie de Launay or The foundlings of Notre Dame : a drama in two acts founded upon historical events which took place in Paris during 1814 / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1860]

1 v. (66p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Signature on title page of Act two said, by G.S. Darlow, to be that of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten cast list, "As originally sustained at the New Britannia Theatre, London, on September 3rd 1860 and 30 following nights". The handwriting is unidentified. Contains a handwritten note underneath cast list, "The original of this drama was 'The painter of Paris or The foundlings of Notre Dame'. But the Britannia management preferred the Heroine's name as the first Title". The handwriting is unidentified. Contains a handwritten note underneath costume list, "The representation of this drama in London is the sole property of S. Lane Esq Royal Britannia Theatre". The handwriting is unidentified. Contains a handwritten note on title page, "By virtue of purchase I hereby assign to Mr._________ a perpetual right to perform my drama of 'Julie de Launay' in any theatre in Great Britain (London excepted) wherein he may be engaged as star, Manager or actor. The said right not transferable." The name has been left blank and the handwriting has not been identified. Contains a drawing of the set in Act two, scene one.

Shelved at PETT MSS.J.43 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597995


Knaves of the pack : a new drama in four acts and a prologue / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1865]

2 v. (134p in v.1; 140p in v.2) ; 25 cm.

Play is in a prologue and four acts. Contains cast lists, added by Arthur Williams, as played at Sadlers Wells Theatre, under the title "Baccarat",in 1865 and the Victoria Theatre, under the title "The rats of the river", in 1868. Contains stage directions in an unidentified hand. Said, by G.S. Darlow, to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson.

Shelved at PETT MSS.K.29 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598026


Lobster salad : a comedietta in one act ; adapted to the English stage / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (60p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Said, by G.S. Darlow, to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no evidence of production. Contains a note on title page, written by Arthur Williams, "Too long-not as good as Seaman's farce with same title". The note is initialled "A.W." and dated "28/9/07".

Shelved at PETT MSS.L.73 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598095


Love and hate or The Italian foster-brothers, and the rose of Friesland : an historical drama in two acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1864]

1 v. (58p) ; 23 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said, by G.S. Darlow, to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "Translated from the Dutch of J. Van Lennepby Frank Woodley, A.B., and adapted by C.H. Stephenson, Comedian". There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.L.95 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598116


Man and wife or Family secrets / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1870]

3 v. (86p in v.1; 76p in v.2;102p in v.3;) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Each act is individually bound. Contains a playbill on the third and fourth pages of the text as played at the Theatre Royal, Belfast in 1870. The first fragment of playbill has been pasted on top of a typewritten cast list. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "A comedy drama by Sam. James Arnold, Esq. Altered, adapted and compressed into three acts by C.H. Stephenson". The handwriting is unidentified. Contains a handwritten note at the bottom of the title page, "N.B. This comedy may be called "Secrets" or "The Worretts". The handwriting is unidentified.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.17 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598142


Marco Sciarro the brigand chief or The viceroy's daughter : in two acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1858]

1 v. (94p) ; 22 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a typewritten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the Victoria Theatre in 1854. Contains two playbills at the front of the text. The details correspond with those on the cast list. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.27 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598152


Marie Antoinette or The lost necklace : a comedietta in two acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (114p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.33 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598158 (Charles)


Martha or Richmond Market : a novel and petite drama in two acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1859]

1 v. (110p) ; 21 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a handwritten note at the back of the text, "1st night Sept 12th 1859". The handwriting is unidentified. There is no mention of a theatre in this copy of the play. This copy of the text said by G.S. Darlow to contain some textual changes. The alternative title is also different and is written as "Richmond market" rather than "The richmond statue fair". Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "Translated and adapted from Flotow's celebrated German opera by C.H. Stephenson". The handwriting is unidentified. Contains annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.40 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598165 (Charles)


Martha or The richmond statue fair : a serio-comic drama / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1859]

1 v. (104p) ; 20 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a typewritten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as originally played at the Britannia Theatre in 1859. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "Translated and adapted from Flotow's opera of the same name by C.H. Stephenson.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.39 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598164


The milky waye : a new and farcical notion / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1873]

1 v. (92p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a list of alternative titles on title page, "Under the seal"; "Near the truth"; "The telegram"; "Faults on all sides"; "Printers copy"; "Faultless"; "Damp matches"; Bifflers book". The titles are described in a handwritten note as, "other titles thought of". There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.58 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598182


Missing proofs : a new emotional drama in four acts freely adapted to the English stage / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (266p) ; 23 cm.

Play is in four acts. The jotters containing the play have been glued together. Acts three and four have been placed in front of Acts one and two. Contains a note written by Arthur Williams on the first page of Act one, "A big leading lady-special. A very good drama rather talky in first act". The note is initialled "A.W." and dated "23/6/06". Contains a rough, painted sketch of Act three, scene two. Contains printed pictures taken from the Penny Illustrated Paper throughout the text. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no mention of a theatre or a definite date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.66 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598190


The missing word : an apropos bagatelle in one scene / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (80p) ; 20 cm.

Play is in one act. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.67 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598191


Monte Christo : a drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1866]

1 v. (110p) ; 27 cm.

Play is in three acts. Typewritten copy of the play. Contains typewritten cast lists, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the [Alexandra Theatre, Bradford] in 1866 and the Grecian Theatre in 1874. Arthur Williams played the part of Caderousee in both productions of the play. Contains a handwritten note, added by Arthur Williams, on the title page, "Page 12 sewn in wrong in Act 3". Contains some annotations in Arthur Williams' handwriting.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.78 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598202


Monte Christo or The Chateau D'If : a melodrama in three acts and one tableau / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1873]

2 v. (108p in v.1; 122p in v.2) ; 21 cm.

Play is in three acts. Contains a typewritten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the Grecian Theatre in 1873. Handwritten title page gives the date as "1852". Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains some annotations.

Shelved at PETT MSS.M.77 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598201


Never despair or The poet's vision : in two acts by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1868]

1 v. (166p) ; 25 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a note, written by Arthur Williams, on the title page, "Played originally at the Victoria August 30 1868". Contains a note, written by C.H. Stephenson, on the title page, "An original drama founded on an epoch in the life of two students of Heidelberg shewing the power of pen and pencil when wielded by opposite natures".

Shelved at PETT MSS.N.11 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598246


A new domestic and moral drama in three acts by C.H. Stephenson. Titles thought of - Bond of honour, Drunkard's daughter.

Date:- 1864.

3 v. ; 21 cm.

Ms. in three volumes, bound in brown paper covers. Title from original t.p. of first volume. Cover title (added later): Drunkard's daughter. Signed by C.H. Stephenson, 1864. Each volume has his label on the cover: "Mr. C.H. Stephenson. Permanent address, 22, Sefton-street, Southport.". No evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.D.77 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597681


A new domestic drama in one act, founded on and adapted to the stage from a romantic Kentish tale called "Briarly Farm" to be entitled Done in the dark; or, Love and crime / C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- 1868.

1 v. ; 24 cm.

Ms. in one volume, bound in a paper cover. Holograph, signed by C.H.S., 1868 on the final leaf. Also signed on t.p., with a note: "Private ms. To be returned" and five different addresses. Title from original t.p. A typewritten list of the characters has been pasted over the original ms. one by Arthur Williams. No evidence of production. Stamped "property of Arthur Williams."

Shelved at PETT MSS.D.59 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597663


A new drama in four acts preceded by a prologue, written by C.H. Stephenson and duly licensed by the Lord Chamberlain, entitled The convict's vow, "Never despair".

Date:- [1874]

5 v. in 1 ; 25 cm.

Ms. in five parts, bound together in a brown paper cover. Holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Signed by him on the t.p. of the first part, with his address, 80 Crowndale Road, Camden Town. A later ms. note gives a change of address to 1 West End Villas, Lilian Road, Barnes, Surrey, and is dated 1874. Title from original t.p. Arthur Williams adds an alternative title in an ms. note on the t.p.: "The convict; or, Hunted to death". Also includes typewritten cast lists from productions at the Pavilion Theatre, 1.2.1868, and the Grecian (no date), pasted in by Arthur Williams.

Shelved at PETT MSS.C.54 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597586


A new drama in three acts entitled Charles O'Malley, the Irish dragoon / C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- 1883.

3 v. (130 p) ; 27 cm.

Ms. in three parts, each bound in a brown paper cover. Holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Title from original t.p. "C.H. Stephenson, Crichton Club, London [...] Member of the Dramatic Authors Society." - at foot of title. Acts 1 and 2 have titles: College life; Camp life. There is a note on the t.p. of Act 3: "Freely adapted from Lever's novel expressly for Mr Chas Sullivan by Mr C.H. Stephenson, Member of the Dramatic Authors Society.". Dated 1883 on t.p. of Act 2. Pages loose. Another version of the play: PETT MSS.C.25.

Shelved at PETT MSS.C.26 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597558


A new drama in three acts, founded on Meyerbeer's opera of L'Africaine, translated and adapted to the English stage by C.H. Stephenson and entitled The death flower; or, The queen of Inde.
No date given

1 v. ; 24 cm.

Ms. in one volume, bound, with a paper cover. Title from original t.p. Undated, no evidence of production. Also contains a printed illustration, bound next to the first scene. Cover and t.p. loose. Stamped "property of Arthur Williams."

Shelved at PETT MSS.D.24 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597628 (Charles)


Nora-na-sugan : a new and original Irish drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1866]

1 v. (222p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "Founded upon two poems by Sam [Lover] Esq. written by C.H. Stephenson without reference to faith or politics. The only object being to present at one view the amusement,fun,superstition,piety,love,virtue,crime and savour of a light-hearted hospitable people". The note also includes four alternative titles, "Nora-na-sugan", "Father Roach", "Fate at the forge", "Shot for shot". Stephenson also adds, "or any other title thought most appropriate". The note is initialled "CHS". There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.N.26 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598260


Nora-na-sugan : a new Irish drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1866]

1 v. (130p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the first page of Act one, "A new Irish drama in three acts by C.H. Stephenson to be entitled". This copy of the play has no definite title. The title came from later copies of the play. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.N.25 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598259 (Charles)


Nora-na-sugan : an original drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1866]

1 v. (84p) ; 28 cm.

Play is in three acts. This copy contains Act one only. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "This drama is founded upon a poem by the late Sam Lover. The object in adapting it to the stage being without reference to creed or politics to present at one view the amusement,fun,superstition,piety,love,virtue,sorrow and crime of a light-hearted hospitable people". In another handwritten note the name of the "Royal Adelphi Theatre London" is mentioned. However, there is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.N.28 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598262 (Charles)


Nora-na-sugan : an original Irish drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1866]

3 v. (128p in v.1; 110p in v.2;122p in v.3) ; 21 cm.

Play is in three acts. Contains a handwritten note by Arthur Williams on the first page of the text, "A very good drama rather talky-situation at end of 2nd act new and effective". There is no evidence of production. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson.

Shelved at PETT MSS.N.27 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598261 (Charles)


Not dead yet : a drama in two acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (132p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Contains a note written by Arthur Williams added to the typewritten dramatis personae, "Played originally at the Standard-London". There is no mention of a date of production. Fair copy.

Shelved at PETT MSS.N.30 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598264 (Charles)


Patience or The purpose of a life : drama in four acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1866]

4 v. (72p in v.1; 44p in v.2;92p in v.3;84p in v.4) ; 25-27 cm.

Play is in four acts. Each act is individually bound. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a typewritten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the Theatre Royal Sadlers Wells in 1866. The play is said, by G.S. Darlow, to be "corrected, but not used as prompt".

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.10 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598356


Put on bread and water : a scholastic squib in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

2 v. (60p in v.1; 58p in v.2) ; 20-26 cm.

Play is in one act. Contains final manuscript text and part of a rough copy. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no mention of a theatre or a date of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.101 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598447


Pyramus and Thisbe or The Margate milkmaid : a quizzical quirk in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1864]

1 v. (78p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Arthur Williams provides some actor's name, added in a handwritten note to the dramatis personae. 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 C.H. Stephenson. Contains a glossary of Kentish terms at the end of the text. Manuscript PETT MSS.P.104 is stored in the same envelope. This text is stored with manuscript PETT MSS.P.104.

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.103 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598449


Pyramus and Thisbe or The Margate milkmaid : a quizzical quirk in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1877]

1 v. (80p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in one act. Contains a printed programme as played at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester in 1877. Arthur Williams has added a handwritten cast list to the dramatis personae as played at the Sadlers Wells Theatre in 1866. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. This text is stored with manuscript PETT MSS.P.103.

Shelved at PETT MSS.P.104 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598450


Quits or The lucky bag of life / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

3 v. (96p in v.1; 66p in v.2;74p in v.3) ; 20 cm.

Play is in three acts. Each act is individually bound. The name of John Brougham has been added to the title page. The names of the Junior Garrick Club and the Junior Crichton Club have been added in a handwritten note to the title page. The handwriting is unidentified.

Shelved at PETT MSS.Q.14 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598464


Quits or The lucky bag of life : drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1870]

3 v. (82p in v.1; 48p in v.2;58p in v.3) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Each act is individually bound. Contains a typewritten cast list as played at the Theatre Royal, Belfast. Contains a copy of a Belfast newspaper notice, "The Northern Whig, Aug 30 1870".

Shelved at PETT MSS.Q.13 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598463


Sakoontala or The hermit's daughter : an Indian passion play ; in a prologue and three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (298p) ; 27 cm.

Play is in a prologue and three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.7 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598525


Sally and Sam or The minister milkmaid / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (56p) ; 26 cm.

Play is in one act. Described in an unidentified hand on the front page as "A quizzical quirk for Xmas". The note mentions a "Theatre Royal" but does not mention a place or a date of production. There is no evidence of production. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.8 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598526


Salmon for supper : a farce in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

1 v. (40p) ; 26 cm.

Play is in one act. Contains a note, written in an unidentified hand, on the title page, "freely adapted from the French authors M.M. Labiche et Adolphe Choler...". There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.9 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598527


So much to do : a comical commercial comedy in three consignments / by Messrs. James Mew and C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

2 v. (136p in v.1; 140p in v.2) ; 20 cm.

Play is in three acts. Act one is individually bound. Acts two and three are bound together. Fair copy. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.85 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598603


Strive and wait or The dream of a life : a new drama in two acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1859-60]

1 v. (100p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in two acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no mention of a theatre. The date is provided in a handwritten note on the front page. Contains printed illustrations of the text.

Shelved at PETT MSS.S.120 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598639


Tambourine Tom / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

4 v. (64p in v.1; 84p in v.2;102p in v.3;58p in v.4) ; 20-26 cm.

Play is in a prologue and three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.T.8 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598655


The toodles : a serio-comic drama in one act / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1858]

9 v. (80p in v.1; 8p in v.2;6p in v.3;12p in v.4;12p in v.5;4p in v.6;26p in v.7;1p in v.8;4p in v.9) ; 21-24 cm.

Play is in one act. Also contains 7 parts and a playbill. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "Altered and adapted by C.H. Stephenson from a domestic drama in two acts by R.J. Raymond Esqr entitled 'The farmer's daughter' for Sir Wm. Don Bart". The note is signed by C.H. Stephenson and dated 1858. Contains typewritten cast lists as originally played in 1831 (theatre unidentified) and at Plymouth in 1859. Contains a playbill as played at the Theatre Royal in 1873.

Shelved at PETT MSS.T.34 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598681


Victims of dark deeds : an English drama of domestic interest ; in three acts preceded by a prologue / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

4 v. (62p in v.1; 76p in v.2;80p in v.3;70p in v.4) ; 21 cm.

Play is in a prologue and three acts. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.V.18 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598749


Victoire; or, The convict count.
No date given

3 v. in 1 ; 22 cm.

Ms. in three parts, bound together in a brown paper cover. Holograph. Signed "C.H. Stephenson's property" on each part. Title from t.p. of first part (Act 1). Title on cover is "The convict count". Undated. No evidence of production. Also contains a typewritten cast list for an unnamed production, pasted on to the first page of the first part by Arthur Williams. Stamped "property of Arthur Williams."

Shelved at PETT MSS.C.53 Spec Coll

Item:- 0597585


Virtue : a domestic drama in five acts / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

4 v. (110p in v.1; 72p in v.2;78p in v.3;96p in v.4) ; 21 cm.

Play is in five acts. Acts one - three are individually bound. Acts four and five are bound together. Contains a handwritten note on the title page, "Freely adapted from the French of Octave Feuillet". The handwriting is unidentified. Contains alternative titles on an added sheet of paper at the front of Act one, "Within anace"; "On the verge"; "Life and love"; "The nugents". There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.V.24 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598755


Virtue / by C.H. Stephenson.
No date given

2 v. (78p in v.1; 144p in v.2) ; 26 cm.

Play is in five acts. This copy of the play contains Acts one and two only. There is no evidence of production.

Shelved at PETT MSS.V.25 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598756


The wheel of life : drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1855]

1 v. (120p) ; 28 cm.

Play is in three acts. Contains a typewritten cast list, added by Arthur Williams, as played at the Britannia Theatre. There is no mention of a date of production. The date is provided at the end of the play. Said by G.S. Darlow to be a holograph of C.H. Stephenson. Contains annotations and stage directions in an unidentified hand.

Shelved at PETT MSS.W.32 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598792


Wrecked not lost : drama in three acts / by C.H. Stephenson.

Date:- [1867]

1 v. (152p) ; 24 cm.

Play is in three acts. Contains a typewritten cast list as played at the City of London Theatre in 1867.

Shelved at PETT MSS.W.96 Spec Coll

Item:- 0598855

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