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  • Event:

    FORMOSA, "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL"; OR, THE RAILROAD TO RUIN

    SHAUGHRAUN, THE

    ARRAH-NA-POGUE

    STREETS OF LONDON, THE

    BOUCICAULT IN CALIFORNIA

    STRUCK OIL

    PIKE O'CALLAGHAN

    COLLEEN BAWN, THE

  • Person:

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

    : Hollingshead, John, Mr.

    : Chatterton, Frederick Balsir, Mr., 1834-1886

    : Williamson, James Cassius, Mr., 1845-1913 (American actor, and theatrical manager in Australia)

    : Mathews, Charles James, Mr., 1803-1878 (sometimes credited as Charles Mathews)

    : Jefferson, Joe, Mr.

    : Hall, Mark, Mr.

  • Date:

    11.5.1870

    11.11.1876

    20.1.1877

    20.3.1880

    1883 = 1885

  • Brief description:

    Material relating to Dion Boucicault's relationship with Frederick Balsir Chatterton and the actor James Cassius Williamson. Chatterton was a theatre manager, who staged a number of plays for Boucicault, but the two men fell out when Chatterton wanted to stage THE SHAUGHRAUN against Boucicault's wishes. J. C. Williamson was an American actor who became a theatrical manager in Australia, and with whom Boucicault had occasional dealings.

    item 1 -- photocopy of part of a letter, dated 11 May 1870, from John Hollingshead of the Gaiety Theatre relating to an agreement between Chatterton and Boucicault about the amount of rent to be paid for the Drury Lane Theatre for the staging of FORMOSA;

    item 2 -- transcript of an article in The Spirit of the Times, 11 November, 1876, outlining the Boucicault-Chatterton controversy; also cited is an excerpt from the actor J. C. Williamson's autobiography J. C. Williamson's Life-Story Told in His Own Words mentioning a Boucicault related incident in San Francisco and giving his view of the Boucicault-Chatterton dispute;

    item 3 -- transcripts of two articles; an article in The Spirit of the Times, 20 January, 1877, about the Boucicault-Chatterton controversy; and a transcript of an unidentified cutting from the Maggie Moore Collection in the New York Public Library, May, 1876, in which J. C. Williamson's acting in THE COLLEEN BAWN is praised; on the back are notes by Calthrop listing articles in The Era from this period;

    item 4 -- 4 letters from an American correspondent discussing the relationship between Boucicault and J. C. Williamson

    item 5 -- transcript of a letter, dated 20/3/80, from J. C. Williamson to someone called "Buck", describing his dealings with Boucicault in relation to a play whose title is not mentioned

    item 6 -- photocopy of a rough draft of a memorandum of agreement between J. C. Williamson and Dion Boucicault regarding an engagement for Boucicault and a group of actors to perform in Australia in 1883; this is accompanied by a transcript and notes by Christopher calthrop. There is also a photocopy of a memorandum of agreement between Boucicault and Mark Hall, engaging Hall as advance agent for the theatre season of 1884-5.

  • Identifier: UKC-CALB-BIO.F205497
  • Subject keyword: & copyright

Further Details

  • Accession Number: F205497
  • Event:

    FORMOSA, "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL"; OR, THE RAILROAD TO RUIN

    SHAUGHRAUN, THE

    ARRAH-NA-POGUE

    STREETS OF LONDON, THE

    BOUCICAULT IN CALIFORNIA

    STRUCK OIL

    PIKE O'CALLAGHAN

    COLLEEN BAWN, THE

  • Associated people:

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

    : Hollingshead, John, Mr.

    : Chatterton, Frederick Balsir, Mr., 1834-1886

    : Williamson, James Cassius, Mr., 1845-1913 (American actor, and theatrical manager in Australia)

    : Mathews, Charles James, Mr., 1803-1878 (sometimes credited as Charles Mathews)

    : Jefferson, Joe, Mr.

    : Hall, Mark, Mr.

  • Description level: 4
  • Language: English
  • Material type: correspondence
  • Identity code: UKC/CALB/BIO : F205497
  • Location: Special Collections' Store
  • Notes:

    Original of the letter held by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California

    Originals are in Special Collections at the University of South Florida, Tampa

  • Part:

    Boucicault Collection

    Calthrop Boucicault Collection

  • Condition: 2
  • Physicaldescript summary: 6 items
  • Date:

    11.5.1870

    11.11.1876

    20.1.1877

    20.3.1880

    1883 = 1885

  • Recordcreation note: The correspondent is - Ian G. Dicker, Boulder, Colorado
  • Repository: Special Collections, University of Kent at Canterbury

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