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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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Date: 1684-2000
Places:
  • London
Functions, occupations and activities: Domestic and leisure services > Theatres
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C96357 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B9270 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1684-19th cent: list of shareholders, papers rel to patent, receipts, recitation addresses, Sheridan's corresp incl accounts and memoranda
British Library, Manuscript Collections
2
c1714-c1880: journals, accounts, pay books, inventories, order books, ledgers, lists of plays etc
Folger Shakespeare Library
NRA 20981 Theatre Royal
3
1791-1898: minutes, accounts, corresp and financial papers
V&A Department of Theatre and Performance
NRA 23030 Theatre Royal
4
1747-1839: Corresp and papers
V&A Department of Theatre and Performance
See Accessions to repositories 1965, 1972, 1973
5
1746-48: Drury Lane Theatre account book
Unknown location
NRA 5262 Theatre Royal Book

See Confidential
6
1770-77: misc papers among RB Sheridan papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 8254 Salt's
7
1795-1812: Thomas Sheridan papers, mainly rel to Drury Lane Theatre
British Library, Manuscript Collections
8
19th-20th cent: manuscript performance material
British Library, Music Collections
See Annual return 1998
9
c1739-1940: papers
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
NRA 28054 Russell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [90f]
10
1921-1927: treasury sheets rel to expenditure incl shows and production Rose Marie
V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

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