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  • Event:

    USED UP

    L'HOMME BLASE

    VICTOR AND HORTENSE

    LOLAH; OR, THE WRECK LIGHT

    LOVE IN A SACK

    MOTHER AND SON

    FOX AND THE GOOSE, THE

    DON CAESAR DE BAZAN; OR, LOVE AND HONOUR

    OLD HEADS AND YOUNG HEARTS

    INQUIRE WITHIN

    MR. PETER PIPER

    WHO DID IT; OR, WHAT'S IN THE WIND

    SCHOOL FOR SCHEMING, THE

  • Person:

    : Boucicault, Dion, (Dionysius Lardner), Mr., 1820-1890

    : Webster, Benjamin, Mr.

    : Guiot, Anne, Mme

  • Date:

    1844 = 1848

    17.11.1965

    9.1952

  • Brief description:

    Material relating to Dion Boucicault's activities between 1844 and 1848, in particular his sojourns in France and on Jersey

    item 1 -- typed excepts from The Era between 4th of February 1844 and 9th January 1848, mentioning which of Boucicault's plays were being performed in London and how they were received;

    item 2 -- handwritten excerpts from The Era between 6th June and 26th September 1847;

    item 3 -- handwritten excerpt from the Illustrated London News, 15th August 1846, quoting from a speech by Benjamin Webster on the closing night of the Haymarket season; "Bourcicault" is mentioned alonside the names of other playwrights;

    item 4 -- two air letters from Christopher Calthrop to Albert E. Johnson, citing extracts from The Era in 1846 and 1847; Calthrop has found "one indication that DB was in London during his 'French years'";

    item 5 -- a note headed "Research Line No. 1", suggesting that Boucicault managed a French theatre company at Drury Lane in 1848 after his return from france; Calthrop believed tracing this |french company will give a clue to Boucicault's activities in France 1845-1848;

    item 6 -- a newspaper cutting from The Times, Wednesday, November 17, 1965, titled "Battle to Save Old Paris Theatre"; is describes attempts to save the Ambigu Theatre from demolition. Boucicault is not mentioned in the article, but Calthrop has marked the cutting "1848";

    item 7 -- 3 letters from a Jersey Librarian in response to enquiries by Christopher Calthrop about Dion Boucicault staying on Jersey in the 1840s (apparently Boucicault sent at least one letter from St. Helier in 1846); the librarian reports that he has found no information at all; it seems that Calthrop also speculated about Anne Guiot dying on Jersey, but no information was found;

    item 8 -- photocopy of the September 1952 Bulletin of the Jersey Society in London, which includes an article titled "The Theatre in Jersey" by Advocate Raoul Lempriere; Boucicault is not mentioned;

    item 9 -- 2 letters from the Honorary Librarian of the Societe Jersiaise in response to enquiries about Boucicault's stay on Jersey in 1846, again without result.

  • Identifier: UKC-CALB-BIO.F205480
  • Theatre: Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket & Westminster & London & England
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  • Accession Number: F205480
  • Event:

    USED UP

    L'HOMME BLASE

    VICTOR AND HORTENSE

    LOLAH; OR, THE WRECK LIGHT

    LOVE IN A SACK

    MOTHER AND SON

    FOX AND THE GOOSE, THE

    DON CAESAR DE BAZAN; OR, LOVE AND HONOUR

    OLD HEADS AND YOUNG HEARTS

    INQUIRE WITHIN

    MR. PETER PIPER

    WHO DID IT; OR, WHAT'S IN THE WIND

    SCHOOL FOR SCHEMING, THE

  • Organisation:

    Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Westminster

    Ambigu Theatre, Paris

    Jersey Public Libraries, St. Helier, Jersey

    Societe Jersiaise, Jersey

  • Associated people:

    : Boucicault, Dion, (Dionysius Lardner), Mr., 1820-1890

    : Webster, Benjamin, Mr.

    : Guiot, Anne, Mme

  • Description level: 4
  • Language: English
  • Identity code: UKC/CALB/BIO : F205480
  • Location: Special Collections' Store
  • Part:

    Boucicault Collection

    Calthrop Boucicault Collection

  • Condition: 2
  • Physicaldescript summary: 9 items
  • Date:

    1844 = 1848

    17.11.1965

    9.1952

  • Recordcreation note: The letters are from the following correspondents -- Christopher Calthrop; Raymond Jalle, Deputy and Local History Librarian, Jersey Public Libraries, St. Helier; Mrs. B. de Veulle, Honorary Librarian of the Societe Jersiaise, Jersey
  • Theatre: Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket & Westminster & London & England
  • Repository: Special Collections, University of Kent at Canterbury

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