Guide to the Dion Boucicault theatre collection, 1843-1887

Descriptive Summary

Title : Dion Boucicault theatre collection
Creator: Boucicault, Dion (1820-1890)
Dates : 1843-1887
ID Number : B16
Size: 29 boxes
Language(s): English
French

Repository: Special Collections
University of South Florida Libraries
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Tampa, Florida 33620
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Administrative Summary

Provenance: Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
Acquisition Information: Acquired by the University of South Florida.
Custodial History: When Dion Boucicault died in New York in 1890, he bequeathed his materials to his widow Louise Thorndyke, later to become Mrs. Cheney or Madame Cheney. Forty years later, Madame Cheney sold these literary and theatrical remains to novelist Fitzhugh Green at a time when "The Poor of New York" - the influence of Depression theatre - was being revived. Mr. Green's widow then sold them to Jack Clay in 1956. The collection was then acquired by the newly constructed University of South Florida Library.
Accruals: Additional items donated by Nancy Cole, 4/17/2006.
Access Conditions: None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Processing History: Complete
Preferred Citation: Dion Boucicault theatre collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Related Material: Boucicault Collections, University of Kent at Canterbury
Information about related materials is available at http://library.kent.ac.uk/library/special/html/specoll/boucal.htm
Biographical Note

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Scope Note

Contains original, hand-written plays and related materials, including set design sketches, sides, prompt books and photographs. "Ms" and "Mss" used in the record are shorthand for "manuscript(s)".

Arrangement Note: Chronological

Arrangement

Chronological

Subject Headings

Personal Names: Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
Subject Terms: Dramatists, Irish
Theater


COLLECTION CONTENTS

Series 1 : Finding aids, 1969-2017

   BOX 1 


      FOLDER 1 : Finding aid for the Dion Boucicault theatre collection, 2017
      FOLDER 2 : Original catalogue of the Dion Boucicault theatre collection at time of acquisition, undated
      FOLDER 3 : Original box list of the Dion Boucicault theatre collection at time of acquisition, 18 November 1968
Series 2 : Boucicault Plays, 1843-1887

Sub-Series : Early plays, 1843-1850
   BOX 2 
      FOLDER 1 : Victor and Hortense, 1843
      FOLDER 1    ITEM - Fair copy of Victor and Hortense, also titled, A Fallen Angel (Act 1, Scene 1), undated
      FOLDER 1    ITEM - Manuscript draft of Victor and Hortense, incomplete (Act 1, Scene 1), undated
      FOLDER 2 : The Willow Copse, 1849
      FOLDER 2    ITEM - Prompt book for a production of The Willow Copse, copied by Thomas B. Johnston, 1852
      FOLDER 2    ITEM - Character side for Luke Fielding, copied by Thomas B. Johnston, 1852
      FOLDER 3 : Giralda, or, The Invisible Husband, 1850
      FOLDER 3    ITEM - Revision of Giralda, retitled, Paquita, undated
Scope/Content: Incomplete draft of Paquita composed of a Giralda playbook interleaved with manuscript fragments in Dion Boucicault's hand.
Sub-Series : Pauline, 1851
   BOX 2 
      FOLDER 4 : Prompt book for a production of Pauline at Princess's Theater, London, copied by T.B.B., 16 October 1866
Scope/Content: Includes stage diagrams and annotations.
      FOLDER 5 : Playbook of Pauline interleaved with manuscript emendations in Boucicault's hand, undated
      FOLDER 6 : Set of character sides for a production of Pauline, fair copies (15 manuscripts), undated
      FOLDER 7 : Character sides for Pauline, Lucien, and Gabrielle de Nerval, undated
Sub-Series : The Vampire, 1852
   BOX 2 
      FOLDER 8 : Holograph manuscript of The Vampire: A phantasm, related in three dramas, April 1852
Scope/Content: Includes scene sketches
Sub-Series : The Phantom, 1852
   BOX 2 
      FOLDER 11 : Prompt book for a production of The Phantom, with emendations in Dion Boucicault's hand, 1852
Scope/Content: Contains two manuscripts, one for each act. Date derived from watermarks. Wrapper for Act 2 illustrated with a scenery sketch by Dion Boucicault.
      FOLDER 12 : Prompt book for a production of The Phantom, undated
Scope/Content: Two manuscripts, one for each act.
      FOLDER 13 : Fair copy of The Phantom (Act 2), lightly prompted, 1852
Scope/Content: Date derived from watermark
      FOLDER 14 : Rehearsal copy of The Phantom (Act 2), heavily prompted, 1852
Scope/Content: 31 leaves. Date derived from watermark.
      FOLDER 15 : Holograph draft of The Phantom (Act 2), incomplete, 1852
Scope/Content: 14 leaves. Date derived from watermark.
      FOLDER 16 : Partial revision of The Phantom, 1855
Scope/Content: Contains a revised draft of The Phantom in three manifestations: two incomplete holograph drafts of Act 1 and Act 2, composed separately, and a marked-up copy of The Phantom playbook (Act 2) with emendations in Dion Boucicualt's hand. The date is derived from watermarks in the Act 2 draft. In this revision of the play, the setting has been moved to the Scottish Highlands and several characters have been given Scottish names.
      FOLDER 16    ITEM - Holograph draft of Act 1, incomplete (11 leaves), undated
      FOLDER 16    ITEM - Holograph draft of Act 2, incomplete (28 leaves), 1855
      FOLDER 16    ITEM - Partial playbook of The Phantom (Act 2), with emendations in Dion Boucicault's hand, undated
      FOLDER 17 : Character side for Sir Alan Raby, undated
Scope/Content: Includes a prop list on the back page.
      FOLDER 18 : Character sides for Ellen (2 sides), undated
      FOLDER 19 : Character side fragment for a revised production of The Phantom, undated
      FOLDER 20 : Manuscript fragment of The Phantom (Act 2), undated
      FOLDER 21 : Rehearsal schedule for The Phantom and Dot, circa 1859-1862
Sub-Series : Genevieve, or, The Reign of Terror, 1853
   BOX 3 
      FOLDER 1 : Character sides for a production of Genevieve at Burton's New Theatre, New York (9 manuscripts), November 1856
Scope/Content: Side for Maurice Linday is inscribed by the Jamaican actor, Morton Tavares (billed as A.T. Morton).
Sub-Series : The Young Actress, 1853
   BOX 3 
      FOLDER 2 : Prompt book for a production of The Young Actress at The National Theatre, Washington, D.C., prompted by John Procter, undated
      FOLDER 3 : Prompt book for a production of The Young Actress staged in Mobile, Alabama, 1857
Scope/Content: Originally created for a production of The Young Actress staged in Boston, 1855. Pencil annotations correspond to casting and prompting changes in the later Mobile production.
      FOLDER 4 : Character sides for multiple productions of The Young Actress (6 manuscripts), circa 1855-1858
Scope/Content: Contains character sides for Mr. Crosschex, Mrs. Crosschex, An Eminent Tragedian, Miss Desborough, and the Low Comedian. The linen-bound side for Mr. Crosschex includes multiple inscriptions of locations, dates, and actors.
Sub-Series : Andy Blake, or, The Irish Diamond, 1854
   BOX 3 
      FOLDER 5 : Printed playbook of Andy Blake, or, The Irish Diamond (New York : Samuel French), 1857
Sub-Series : Faust and Marguerite, 1854
   BOX 3 
      FOLDER 6 : Prompt book for a production of Faust and Marguerite, 1854
Sub-Series : Janet Pride, 1854
   BOX 3 
      FOLDER 7 : Prompt book for a production of Janet Pride, copied by James Alfred Mercer, November 1859
      FOLDER 8 : Prompt book for a production of Janet Pride, with scene sketches by Dion Boucicault (5 manuscripts), undated
      FOLDER 9 : Prompt book for a production of Janet Pride, possibly staged in New York (5 manuscripts), undated
Scope/Content: Paper bears a countermark with a New York City address.
      FOLDER 10 : Prompt book for a production of Janet Pride (11 manuscripts), undated
Scope/Content: Copied into eleven writing books printed in Philadelphia.
      FOLDER 11 : Typescripts of Acts I, III & IV for a production of Janet Pride in New York, undated
      FOLDER 12 : Complete character sides for a production of Janet Pride in New York (14 typescripts), undated
Sub-Series : Life of an Actress, or, Grimaldi, 1855
   BOX 4 
      FOLDER 1 : Page proofs complete play, with corrections
      FOLDER 2 : Fair copy of Life of an Actress (5 manuscripts)
Sub-Series : Rachel's Coming, 1855
   BOX 4 
      FOLDER 1 : Character sides
Sub-Series : The Poor of Liverpool, 1855-1856
   BOX 4 
      ITEM : Ms. 3 pp. incomplete
      ITEM : Streets of London [MISSING]
      ITEM : Ms. schedule of alteration (structure) to Artley's Circus which D.B. transformed into a theater December 1862
      ITEM : Ms. 10 pp. and Blank sheets of paper.
      ITEM : Ms. 11 scenes bound by plasticlip. Play, incomplete
Sub-Series : The Poor of New York, 1857
   BOX 4 
      ITEM : Printed play Ms. bound by plasticlip
Scope/Content: • 4 complete acts page proofs - title is "The Poor of _______" (Liverpool marked in text)
      ITEM : Printed play Ms. incomplete
      ITEM : Ms. Printed play
      ITEM : Ms. Printed play
Sub-Series : The Pope of Rome, 1858
   BOX 4 
      ITEM : Prompt Book. Printed - Samuel French, New York Ms. notes etc.
Scope/Content: Disbound printed copy interleaved with blue paper; heavily annotated in ink throughout.
      ITEM : Character side for Count Colonna
Scope/Content: Composite printed copy of the speaking parts and character references of Count Colonna. Pencil and pen markings throughout.
Sub-Series : Love and Money, 1858
   BOX 4 
      FOLDER 12 : Set of character sides for a production of Love and Money (12 manuscripts), 1856
Scope/Content: Character side for Williams is dated December 1856, Theatre, Charleston, South Carolina.
      FOLDER 13 : Handwritten lease agreement for the weekly rental of an unspecified theatre in New York City, 30 May 1858
Scope/Content: Lease is in the name of Mr. Southern. Authorizes possession of the theatre after the current tenant, Mr. Bowers, completes his engagement.
   BOX 5 : 1858-1860


Scope/Content: Jessie Brown or The Relief of Lucknow, Dot, The Colleen Bawn or The Brides of Garry Owen, Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian,
      FOLDER 1 : Jessie Brown or The Relief of Lucknow (1), 1858
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. Side of "Mr. O 'Grady"
      FOLDER 2 : Jessie Brown or The Relief of Lucknow (2), 1858
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. Text - Acts I and IV only
      FOLDER 3 : Jessie Brown or The Relief of Lucknow (3), 1858
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. Side of Mr. O'Grady
Scope/Content: Photocopy
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. Text - Acts I and IV only
Scope/Content: Photocopy
      FOLDER 4 : Dot, 1859
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Printed text
Scope/Content: • Bound with metal staples • "Property of Dion Boucicault Esq. - please return which read 5/12/66 - T.B.B." • Back Cover: "Publications of the Zoological Society of London" with address, and "Proceedings 1873 Part 2," with D.B. address listed as 326 Regeant Street
      FOLDER 5 : The Colleen Bawn or The Brides of Garry Owen (1), 1860
Scope/Content: Play produced • Laura Keene's Theatre New York: March 28, 1860 • Laura Keene's Theatre New York: March 29, 1860 • Adelphi London: September 10, 1860
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Envelope with address of Publisher Samuel French
Scope/Content: • "Unpublished" one copy, University Press, Trinity College, Dublin, by M.H.
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Inside Envelope
Scope/Content: • Proof Copy, "Unpublished" • "This single copy was printed for the use of Her Royal Highness the Princess Alice" 1861 -- dated proof March 4, 6" • Dated top right corner various pages, prompt copy edits from 3/4/1861 to 6/4/1861.
      FOLDER 6 : The Colleen Bawn or The Brides of Garry Owen (2), 1860
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. printed, Prompt Book
Scope/Content: • Composite paper, printed play sheets pasted on bound notebook paper, with handwritten notes. • Used for New York production, March 27, 1860. • Annotation "Played 11 nights in Melbourne"
      FOLDER 7 : The Colleen Bawn or The Brides of Garry Owen (3), 1860
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. typed Prompt Book, unbound
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. typed Prompt Book, bound by metal
      FOLDER 8 : Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian (1), 1860
Scope/Content: Play produced • Laura Keene's Theatre: January 9, 1860 • Westminster TR London: January 26, 1863
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. Printed text - "first proof"
Scope/Content: • Bound by string • Signed 1/2/1868 • 3 Acts
      FOLDER 9 : Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian (2), 1860
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Side, printed for "Ratcliffe"
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Ms. Prompt Book
      FOLDER 10 : Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian (3), 1860
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Printed Book of 3 Acts
Scope/Content: Bound by string with handwritten stage direction notes
      FOLDER 11 : Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian (4), 1860
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Ms. text, bound
Scope/Content: • Act 1 of 3 • Stage direction notes
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Ms. text, bound
Scope/Content: • Act 2 of 3
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Ms. text, bound
Scope/Content: • Act 3 of 3
      FOLDER 12 : Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian (5), 1860
      FOLDER 12    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten, bound
Scope/Content: • Copy Act 1 of 3 • Handwritten script corrections
      FOLDER 12    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten, bound
Scope/Content: • Copy Act 2 of 3 • Handwritten script corrections
      FOLDER 12    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten, bound
Scope/Content: • Copy Act 3 of 3 • Handwritten script corrections
      FOLDER 13 : Jeanie Deans or The Heart Of Midlothian (6), 1860
      FOLDER 13    ITEM : Prompt book, composite
      FOLDER 13    ITEM : Incomplete written script for play, 7 pp., bound by nails
   BOX 6 : 1860-1864


Scope/Content: Vanity Fair, How She Loves Him, Arrah Na Pogue or The Wicklow Wedding
      FOLDER 1 : Vanity Fair (1), 1860
Scope/Content: Play produced • Laura Keene's Theatre New York: March 12, 1860
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text 3 Acts
      FOLDER 2 : Vanity Fair (2), 1860
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Photocopy of Acts 1, 2 and 3 from folder (1)
      FOLDER 3 : How She Loves Him (1), 1863
Scope/Content: Play produced • Prince of Wales Theater Liverpool: July 12, 1863 • Wallack's New York: December 12, 1865
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 2 printed-bound texts - no author, n.d., 3 Acts.
      FOLDER 4 : How She Loves Him (2), 1863
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : 2 Printed texts, unbound -- no author, n.d., 5 Acts
      FOLDER 5 : How She Loves Him (3), 1863
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : 6 printed Sides, various parts
      FOLDER 6 : How She Loves Him (4), 1863
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : 7 printed Sides, various parts
      FOLDER 7 : How She Loves Him (5), 1863
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. play, handwritten
Scope/Content: 4 Acts, each act bound separately by string
      FOLDER 8 : Arrah Na Pogue or The Wicklow Wedding (1), 1864
Scope/Content: Play produced • Dublin TR: November 7, 1864 • Princess's London: March 22, 1865
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : 6 Sides, printed
      FOLDER 9 : Arrah Na Pogue (2), 1864
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : 4 Sides, various parts
   BOX 7 : 1864-1866


Scope/Content: Arrah Na Pogue, Rip Van Winkle, The Parish Clerk
      FOLDER 1 : Arrah Na Pogue (3), 1864
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed Prompt Book
Scope/Content: Name of D.B.'s agent Mr. Douglas Cox, 117 Strand London: given on label.
      FOLDER 2 : Arrah Na Pogue (4), 1864
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Paste-up of printed text
Scope/Content: With penciled directions, bound by metal fasteners.
      FOLDER 3 : Arrah Na Pogue (5), 1864
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. Printed book
Scope/Content: Bound by metal fasteners, handwritten cover page.
      FOLDER 4 : Arrah Na Pogue (6), 1864
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Handwritten Side
Scope/Content: For "Secretary"
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Handwritten Side
Scope/Content: For "Fanny Powers"
      FOLDER 5 : Arrah Na Pogue (7), 1864
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. version of Act I
Scope/Content: Handwritten, unbound loose pages. • Title page- "A New and Original Irish Drama by Dion Boucicault, January 1864"
      FOLDER 6 : Rip Van Winkle (1), 1865
Scope/Content: Play produced • Adelphi London: September 4, 1865 • Olympic New York: September 3, 1866
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Page Proofs, no date
      FOLDER 7 : Rip Van Winkle (2), 1865
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. text printed, Acts 1 and 2.
Scope/Content: Bound by metal staple with some handwritten corrections. Libretto of Rip opera by Meilhac and Planquette
      FOLDER 8 : Rip Van Winkle (3), 1865
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten
Scope/Content: Act III only - bound.
      FOLDER 9 : The Parish Clerk (1), 1866
Scope/Content: Play produced • Princess's Manchester: April 30, 1866 • Princess's Manchester: July 30, 1866
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Ms. printed composite
Scope/Content: Bound, 35 pp., proofs of text in 2 Acts
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : 2 loose printed pages
Scope/Content: One page marked "33", one legal sized with handwritten notations
      FOLDER 10 : The Parish Clerk (2), 1866
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Ms. handwritten
Scope/Content: 25 pp. with page numbers marked in pencil, bound by metal fastener.
      FOLDER 11 : The Parish Clerk (3), 1866
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Ms. Handwritten
Scope/Content: Loose, numbered pages in pencil.
   BOX 8 : 1866


Scope/Content: The Parish Clerk, Hunted Down or The Two Lives of Mary Leigh, The Long Strike
      FOLDER 1 : The Parish Clerk (4), 1866
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Side, print, bound by metal staple
Scope/Content: "Dr. Lindsay"
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Side, print, bound by ribbon
Scope/Content: "Dr. Willoughby"
      FOLDER 2 : The Parish Clerk (5), 1866
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. print, Act I
Scope/Content: with handwritten pencil on first page
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. print, Act II
      FOLDER 3 : The Parish Clerk (6), 1866
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. proof pages, print
Scope/Content: Some bound by string
      FOLDER 4 : The Parish Clerk (7), 1866
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Side, print, "Peg," bound by string
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Side, print, "Willoughby," bound by string
      FOLDER 5 : Hunted Down or The Two Lives of Mary Leigh (1), 1866
Scope/Content: Play produced • Princess's Theater., Manchester: July 30, 1866
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. Print, Prompt Book - 3 acts, 36 pp.
Scope/Content: • "Hunted Down -- Drama in 3 Acts by Dion Boucicault" handwritten on cover • Printed date of 1865
      FOLDER 6 : Hunted Down (2), 1866
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Print with handwritten notes, bound by string
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Side, print, "Clara," bound by metal fastener
      FOLDER 7 : Hunted Down (3), 1866
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. Prompt Book Print
Scope/Content: "Corrected Copy," handwritten corrections on p. 36, bound by metal fastener
      FOLDER 8 : Hunted Down (4), 1866
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : 6 Sides, print, various parts
      FOLDER 9 : Hunted Down (5), 1866
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : 6 Sides, print, various parts
      FOLDER 10 : Hunted Down (6), 1866
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : 6 Sides, print, various parts
      FOLDER 11 : Hunted Down (7), 1866
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : 3 Sides, print, various parts
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Side, handwritten, "Willie"
      FOLDER 12 : The Long Strike (1), 1866
Scope/Content: Play produced • Royal Lyceum: September 11, 1866
      FOLDER 12    ITEM : Prompt Book, print, with handwritten notes 2 copies stuck to each other
Scope/Content: "Prompt Copy. The Long Strike: A drama in 3 Acts" handwritten on cover • 4 loose pages bound by plasticlip, from 1st Prompt Book copy
      FOLDER 13 : The Long Strike (2), 1866
      FOLDER 13    ITEM : Prompt Book, composite - 4 acts
Scope/Content: "Prompt Copy of the Long Strike- Property of Dion Boucicault, 8 October…To be returned to Samuel French, 89 Strand London" handwritten on cover.
      FOLDER 14 : The Long Strike (3), 1866
      FOLDER 14    ITEM : Prompt Book, print
Scope/Content: "The Long Strike"- Royal Lyceum Theatre, 11th, September 1866, Four Acts" handwritten on cover
   BOX 9 : 1866-1869


Scope/Content: The Flying Scud or A Four Legged Fortune, Foul Play, After Dark: A tale of London Life, Lost at Sea or A London Story
      FOLDER 1 : The Flying Scud or A Four Legged Fortune (1), 1866
Scope/Content: Play produced • Holborn, London: October 6, 1866
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. typed text - 4 acts
Scope/Content: Bound separately by metal staples
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. Print -- incomplete
Scope/Content: Unbound - "property of J. Thorndike Boucicault" handwritten on first page.
      FOLDER 2 : Foul Play (1), 1868
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. handwritten play in 4 Acts
Scope/Content: Bound separately by string.
      FOLDER 3 : Foul Play (2), 1868
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 14 Sides - typed - for various characters.
      FOLDER 4 : Foul Play (3), 1868
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Print. (p.1 missing) 4 Acts
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Print 4 Acts with cover
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Print 4 Acts, bound by staples and nails
      FOLDER 5 : Foul Play (4), 1868
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Typed text play
Scope/Content: "An Original Drama In a Prologue and 5 Acts, by the authors of the celebrated novel so entitled" on title page. 3 volumes bound by ribbon
      FOLDER 6 : After Dark: A Tale of London Life, 1868
Scope/Content: Play produced • Princess's, London: August 12, 1868
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Print -- Act 1, Act 2, incomplete Act 3
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Print, 4 Acts bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 7 : Lost at Sea or A London Story (1), 1869
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. Memorandum handwritten notes for "Lost at Sea"
Scope/Content: Reference to D.B.'s "Elfie" on verve.
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. Typed play 5 Acts
Scope/Content: Each Act bound separately by ribbon.
      FOLDER 8 : Lost at Sea (2), 1869
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. Typed play 5 Acts
Scope/Content: Each Act bound separately by ribbon.
   BOX 10 : 1869


Scope/Content: Lost at Sea, Seraphine or A Devotee
      FOLDER 1 : Lost at Sea (3), 1869
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 13 Sides - typed - for various characters
      FOLDER 2 : Lost at Sea (4), 1869
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : 9 Sides -- typed -- for various characters.
      FOLDER 3 : Lost at Sea (5), 1869
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 10 Sides, print
Scope/Content: Various characters, bound by string
      FOLDER 4 : Seraphine or A Devotee (1), 1869
Scope/Content: Play Produced • Queen's theatre, London: May 1, 1869
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : 21 Sides, typed various parts
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. print with handwritten notes, "Seraphine" parts underlined
      FOLDER 5 : Seraphine (2), 1869
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. Print (incomplete)
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. Print, Act 1 only
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. Print, Act 1 only
      FOLDER 6 : Seraphine (3), 1869
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Print text, 3 Acts, complete, in plastic sheath
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Print texts, bound by plasticlip
Scope/Content: • Act 1, Act 2, Act 2, Act 3
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Print text, incomplete
Scope/Content: "Seraphine" handwritten on first page
      FOLDER 7 : Seraphine (4), 1869
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Print Side -- "Noemie"
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Composite Side -- "Alba"
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Print text, in plastic sheath
Scope/Content: "Fred Corbett - Palmer School" inscribed on cover page.
   BOX 11 : 1869-1872


Scope/Content: Mercy Dodd or Presumptive Evidence, Dreams, The Rapparee or The Treaty of Limerick, Jezebel or The Dead Reckoning, Elfie or The Cherry Tree Inn, Babil and Bijou, Plighted Troth
      FOLDER 1 : Mercy Dodd or Presumptive Evidence, 1869
Scope/Content: Play produced - Princess's, London: May 10, 1869
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed text, bound by staples
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed text, incomplete, bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 2 : Dreams, 1869
Scope/Content: Play produced • 5th Avenue Theater, New York: September 6, 1869
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Printed text of "Dreams. Drama in 5 Acts, by T.W. Robertson."
Scope/Content: Samuel French, publisher
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. print, bound by string
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Photocopy of play "Dreams"
      FOLDER 3 : The Rapparee or The Treaty of Limerick, 1870
Scope/Content: Play produced • Princess's: September 9, 1870
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Print text, play in 4 Acts, bound by string
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Print text, play in 4 Acts
Scope/Content: Missing pp. 33-35, unbound in plastic sheath
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 9 loose print pages (pp. 2-10), bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Printed text, "The Rapparee; or, The Treaty of Limerick. A Romantic Drama, In Three Acts," printed on cover.
Scope/Content: • DeWitt Acting Edition
      FOLDER 4 : Jezebel or The Dead Reckoning (1), 1870
Scope/Content: Play produced • Holborn Theatre: December 5, 1870
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Printed text, incomplete, 3 Acts, bound by metal staple
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Printed text, incomplete, 3 Acts, unbound in plastic sheath
      FOLDER 5 : Jezebel (2), 1870
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Printed text, complete, bound by metal staples
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Printed text, unbound
      FOLDER 6 : Jezebel (3), 1870
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Printed text in plastic sheath
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Printed text in plastic sheath
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Printed text, subtitled "A Drama in Three Acts."
      FOLDER 7 : Elfie or The Cherry Tree Inn, 1871
Scope/Content: Play produced Theatre Glasgow: March 10, 1871 (May 1, 1871 according to De Witt note)
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Printed text in plastic sheath, De Witt Acting Edition
Scope/Content: • "Elfie; or, The Cherrytree Inn. A Romantic Drama in Three Acts" printed on cover
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Printed text, incomplete, handwritten notes
      FOLDER 8 : Babil and Bijou (1), 1872
Scope/Content: Play produced • First produced at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden: August 29, 1872
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Print text, 5 Acts
      FOLDER 9 : Babil and Bijou (2), 1872
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Print text, 5 Acts, unbound
      FOLDER 10 : Babil and Bijou (3), 1872
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Printed text of Act I, bound by metal fastener
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Printed text of Act I, bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Loose, odd pages bound by plasticlip
   BOX 12 : 1872-1873


Scope/Content: John Bull or The Englishman's Fireside, Mimi, Daddy O'Dowd or Suil-A-Mor or Life in Galway
      FOLDER 1 : John Bull or The Englishman's Fireside, 1872
Scope/Content: Play produced • Gaiety, London: July 8, 1872
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed Acting Edition -- Thomas Hailes Lacy
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Photocopy of Printed Acting Edition -- Thomas Hailes Lacy
      FOLDER 2 : Mimi, 1872
Scope/Content: Play produced • Wallack's: July 1, 1872
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Printed text 5 Act play
Scope/Content: Each act separately bound with string or metal staples.
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Printed text 5 Act play
Scope/Content: • Page 9 and 10 of Act I missing
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : "Copy book" - Act I only Ms. print
      FOLDER 3 : Daddy O'Dowd or Suil-A-Mor or Life in Galway (1), 1873
Scope/Content: Play produced • Booth's, New York: March 17, 1873 • Adelphi, London: October 21, 1880 • Boston: March 6, 1882
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. print, 3 Acts bound separately by ribbon
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. print, Act 2 only, bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 4 : Daddy O'Dowd (2), 1873
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Composite Ms. - part printed text Prompt Book -- incomplete.
Scope/Content: "Suilamor or Life in Galway, a Drama in Three Acts" on title page.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Print text, Act 3
      FOLDER 5 : Daddy O'Dowd (3), 1873
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : 10 Sides -- typed - various parts
      FOLDER 6 : Daddy O'Dowd (4), 1873
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : 7 Sides - typed - various parts
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Print text, Act III only
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Print text, Act III only
      FOLDER 7 : Suil-A-Mor or Life in Galway (1), 1873
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : 11 Sides - handwritten
      FOLDER 8 : Suil-A-Mor or Life in Galway (2), 1873
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : 10 Sides -- handwritten
   BOX 13 : 1873-1874


Scope/Content: A Man of Honour, Led Astray, Belle Lamar
      FOLDER 1 : A Man of Honour (1), 1873
Scope/Content: Play produced • Wallack's Theatre, New York: December 22, 1873
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. handwritten, Acts I and II of 5
Scope/Content: "A Comedy in Five Acts" written on Act I cover page verso.
      FOLDER 2 : A Man of Honour (2), 1873
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. handwritten, Acts III through V of 5, 1873
      FOLDER 3 : Led Astray (1), 1873
Scope/Content: Play produced • Union Square: December 6, 1873 • Gaiety: July 1, 1874
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. handwritten play in 5 Acts
      FOLDER 4 : Led Astray (2), 1873
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. text, typed, play in 5 Acts
Scope/Content: • Bound with metal staples • Acts 1-2 of 5
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. text, typed, play in 5 Acts
Scope/Content: • Bound with metal staples • Acts 3-5 of 5
      FOLDER 5 : Belle Lamar, 1874
Scope/Content: Play produced • Booth's: October 8, 1874
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Prompt Books (3) printed Ms. composite 3 Acts.
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Loose page - printed Act I Sc. 1
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : 10 Sides - Ms. - various roles
   BOX 14 : 1874


Scope/Content: The Shaughraun
      FOLDER 1 : The Shaughraun (1), 1874
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. Prompt Book, handwritten - play in 3 Acts
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. Prompt Book, handwritten
Scope/Content: • Note "This is the original prompt copy of Wallack's Theatre (1874). Please take the greatest care of it."
      FOLDER 2 : The Shaughraun (2), 1874
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten, Act I
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. text handwritten, Acts II and III
      FOLDER 3 : The Shaughraun (3), 1874
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Microfilm Print of J. Dicks Series, London
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Reply by Molin, Sven Eric
   BOX 15 : 1877


Scope/Content: The Bridal Tour or Marriage Play produced • Wallack's: October 1, 1877 • Haymarket: August 2, 1880
      FOLDER 1 : The Bridal Tour or Marriage (1), 1877
Scope/Content: Play produced • Wallack's: October 1, 1877 • Haymarket: August 2, 1880
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 4 Sides - Ms. handwritten, various roles
Scope/Content: Title ''Marriage" on one side, bound with string.
      FOLDER 2 : The Bridal Tour (2), 1877
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : 6 Sides, handwritten, various roles
      FOLDER 3 : The Bridal Tour (3), 1877
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 4 Sides, handwritten, various roles
      FOLDER 4 : The Bridal Tour (4), 1877
      FOLDER 5 : The Bridal Tour (5), 1877
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Printed play in 5 Acts (Marriage)
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Prompt book for the production of Marriage at Wallack's Theatre, New York, 1877
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Scope/Content: 82 leaves. Printed prompt book annotated with stage directions and cues in two hands.
      FOLDER 6 : The Bridal Tour (6), 1877
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten
Scope/Content: 9 exercise books containing 3 Acts, unfinished
      FOLDER 7 : The Bridal Tour (7), 1877
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Printed text of play in 3 acts - 5 copies
   BOX 16 : 1878-1873


Scope/Content: Clarissa Harlowe or The History of a Young Lady, Contempt of Court, Rescued or A Girl's Romance, The Amadan
      FOLDER 1 : Clarissa Harlowe or The History of a Young Lady, 1878
Scope/Content: Play produced • Wallack's: September 10, 1878
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed text of play - Act numbers not indicated
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Photocopy of Item 1 - Printed text of play - Act numbers not indicated
      FOLDER 2 : Contempt of Court, 1879
Scope/Content: Play produced • London: October 1, 1879 • Wallack's, New York: October 4, 1879
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Printed text of play in 3 Acts.
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Printed text of play in 3 Acts, incomplete
      FOLDER 3 : Rescued or A Girl's Romance, 1879
Scope/Content: Play produced • Kings Theatre, London (is prompt proof): March 27, 1879 • Booth's, New York: September 4, 1879
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Printed text of play in 4 Acts
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Printed text of play in 4 Acts, different ending
      FOLDER 4 : The Amadan (1), 1883
Scope/Content: Play produced • Richmond, England: August 29, 1883 • Boston: February 5, 1883
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Printed text of 3 Act play
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Printed text of 3 Act play
Scope/Content: Pages 1-11 missing, handwritten corrections
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Prompt Book - printed exterior corrections
      FOLDER 5 : The Amadan (2), 1883
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Prompt book Ms. composite - 3 Act play
      FOLDER 6 : The Amadan (3), 1883
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. text composite/print, Act I, bound by metal staple
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. text composite/print, Act II, Unbound, 20 pp.
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. text composite/print, Act III, bound by metal staple
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. text of Act I, Scene 1
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten, 12 pp., Side for unknown character and scene
      FOLDER 7 : The Amadan (4), 1883
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : 7 Sides, handwritten, bound by either string or metal staple
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Printed pages - loose - Act III, bound by metal staple
   BOX 17 : 1883-1884


Scope/Content: Vice Versa, Robert Emmet
      FOLDER 1 : Vice Versa (1), 1883
Scope/Content: Play produced • Wallack's, Mass: March 21, 1883 • Star, New York: March 26, 1883
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Page proofs/printed of 3 Act play
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Page proofs/print, Act II and Act III
      FOLDER 2 : Vice Versa (2), 1883
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms., handwritten in 3 Acts, bound by metal staple
      FOLDER 3 : Vice Versa (3), 1883
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten in purple ink, bound by metal staples
      FOLDER 4 : Vice Versa (4), 1883
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. print
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Prompt Book -- print, handwritten notes in pencil
      FOLDER 5 : Vice Versa (5), 1883
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms., handwritten - Act I only
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Printed play Acts 2 and 3 only. Handwritten notes
      FOLDER 6 : Vice Versa (6), 1883
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Prompt Book - print
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Side - handwritten part for "Jeremiah Dodge"
      FOLDER 7 : Robert Emmet (1), 1884
Scope/Content: Play produced • Prince of Wales, Greenwich: November 4, 1884 • Chicago: November 5, 1884
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Prompt book for the production of Robert Emmet at McVicker's Theatre, Chicago, 1884
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Scope/Content: 143 leaves. Prompt book is composed of printed and handwritten texts pasted into an account book and inscribed with editorial additions and corrections in Dion Boucicault's hand.
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Character side for Michael Dwyer
Scope/Content: Includes annotations in pen and pencil in Boucicault's hand.
      FOLDER 8 : Robert Emmet (2), 1884
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. handwritten play D.B.'s hand
Scope/Content: • Titled Excelsior: A Story of Ireland
   BOX 18 : 1885-1886


Scope/Content: The Jilt, Cushla Machree or The Spae Wife
      FOLDER 1 : The Jilt (1), 1885
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Memo of agreement between B. and Williamson of Melbourne for B.'s 1885 (?) visit to Australia - 3 pp.
      FOLDER 2 : The Jilt (2), 1885
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten
      FOLDER 3 : The Jilt (3), 1885
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Page proofs -- incomplete, with handwritten notes
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Various handwritten notes about Australian tour and The Jilt
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Page proofs -incomplete
      FOLDER 4 : Cushla Machree or The Spae Wife (1), 1886
Scope/Content: Play produced • Elephant and Castle, London (copyright): March 30, 1886 • Boston: February 20, 1888
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : 7 Sides - Ms. various parts
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. text. 38 pp., print, unbound, titled "Home"
Scope/Content: 3 Acts, incomplete - missing end of Act III and 2 pages of Act I
      FOLDER 5 : Cushla Machree or The Spae Wife (2), 1886
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : 9 Sides, various parts
      FOLDER 6 : The Spae Wife or Cushla Machree (1), 1886
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms., handwritten, play in 3 Acts
      FOLDER 7 : The Spae Wife or Cushla Machree (2), 1886
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Print text - 4 act play, handwritten notes
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Print text - 4 act play, handwritten notes
   BOX 19 : 1887


Scope/Content: Phryne or The Romance of a Young Wife, Fin MacCool
      FOLDER 1 : Phryne or The Romance of a Young Wife (1), 1887
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. Printed text Act I - incomplete
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 15 Sides -- typed, bound with metal staples or metal rings
      FOLDER 2 : Phryne (2), 1887
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Typed text - 4 act play
Scope/Content: '"property of Mrs. Josephine Thorndike Boucicault " on title page
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Typed text -- 4 Act play
Scope/Content: Copy of Item 1
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Typed text -- 4 Act play
Scope/Content: Copy of Item 1
      FOLDER 3 : Phryne (3), 1887
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Typed text - 4 act play
Scope/Content: '"property of Mrs. Josephine Thorndike Boucicault " on title page
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Typed text -- 4 Act play
Scope/Content: Copy of Item 1
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Typed text -- 4 Act play
Scope/Content: Copy of Item 1
      FOLDER 4 : Phryne (4), 1887
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Side, typed, "Rita Martinez"
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : 6 loose pp., print
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. text, composite handwritten/print, bound, play in 4 Acts
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Printed text - Acts I and II only, bound by string, handwritten notes.
   BOX 20 : 1887


      FOLDER 1 : Fin MacCool (1), 1887
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Loose printed pp. Act III
Scope/Content: With handwritten stage notes
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Loose printed 4 pp., handwritten alterations
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text printed
Scope/Content: • Handwritten "Act 1st Fin Mac Cool corrected copy"
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text printed
Scope/Content: • Handwritten, "Fin Mac Cool Act I" on cover
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text print, titled "Fin Mac Cool Act II"
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text print Prompt book
Scope/Content: Handwritten title "Act 2nd Prompt Copy Marked Feb 20th, 1887"
      FOLDER 2 : Fin MacCool (2), 1887
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. text 16 pp., typed, unbound
Scope/Content: • Titled "Act III"
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. text 1 page [MISSING]
Scope/Content: • Back page ad for Hollis Street Theatre with Dion Boucicault in "The Jilt" acting as Myles O'Hara
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. text typed, unbound
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Print text, 3 pp., incomplete.
Scope/Content: "Act 4" scribbled out on front page, replaced by "Act 5"
      FOLDER 3 : Fin MacCool (3), 1887
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 17 Sides - typed: various parts
BOX 21 : Playscripts
Scope/Content: Plighted Troth, The Ghost, It's Never Too Late to Mend, His Father's Chum, Belvidera, The Shoneen, Bleak House

      FOLDER 1 : Plighted Troth, 1872
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed play, dated 1872 on cover.
Scope/Content: "Plighted Troth: A Play" printed on cover. Bound by string, Publisher information: W. Speaight & Sons, Printers, Fetter Lane, London.
      FOLDER 2 : The Ghost by Plunkett Grattan, 1880
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. Handwritten, bound by plasticlip
Scope/Content: "Domestic Irish Drama in 2 acts by H. Plunkett Grattan" Act 1
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. Handwritten, bound by plasticlip
Scope/Content: "Domestic Irish Drama in 2 acts by H. Plunkett Grattan" Act 2
      FOLDER 3 : It's Never Too Late to Mend, by Charles Reade


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Printed text
Scope/Content: Handwritten note on first page that play cannot be performed without author's permission.
      FOLDER 4 : His Father's Chum by Captain T. T. J. Spencer A.M.


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Typed synopsis of play, bound by metal staples
      FOLDER 5 : Belvidera (1) (author unknown)


      FOLDER 5    ITEM : 12 Sides Ms. various parts, bound by string
      FOLDER 6 : Belvidera (2) (author unknown)


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : 14 Sides, including "Belvidera"
      FOLDER 7 : The Shoneen, by John C. Fleming


      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Page proofs
Scope/Content: Play in 5 acts by John C. Fleming, bound by nail
      FOLDER 8 : Bleak House


      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. play handwritten
Scope/Content: Bound by metal fastener, with 2 picture engravings on last page
BOX 22 : Playscripts
Scope/Content: Marie Antoinette, Mary Barton, La Greve de Manchester, Napoleon, On!... or Unmariage a Scandale

      FOLDER 1 : Marie Antoinette (1)


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. Printed text of a play
Scope/Content: With handwritten notes, 4 Acts bound separately by string
      FOLDER 2 : Marie Antoinette (2)


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. Printed text, Act I
Scope/Content: Three incomplete copies bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 3 : Marie Antoinette (3)


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : 5 Printed Sides, various parts, bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 4 : Marie-Antoinette (4)


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : 6 Printed Sides, 4 bound by plasticlip, 2 by string
      FOLDER 5 : Marie-Antoinette (5)


      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. Prompt Book
Scope/Content: Printed text with handwritten notes, bound by string • "Marie Antoinette" handwritten on cover • "Marie Antoinette. A Drama, in four Acts" printed on first page
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. printed text, incomplete, bound by plasticlip.
Scope/Content: • "Marie Antoinette. The Property of Dion Boucicault, Esq. 326, Regent Street, W. London" printed on Page 1.
      FOLDER 6 : Marie-Antoinette (6)


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. printed text, 4 Acts bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. printed text, 4 Acts bound by plasticlip, incomplete
      FOLDER 7 : Mary Barton


      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. Act I, handwritten
Scope/Content: "Drama in 4 acts ‘by Dion Boucicault'" handwritten on cover
      FOLDER 8 : La Greve de Manchester, 1873
Scope/Content: French version of The Long Strike
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. in 5 Acts
Scope/Content: 5 bound, blue covers labeled "1" "2" "3" "4" "5" handwritten in French (1866) French version was by Eugene Nu (1873)
      FOLDER 9 : Napoleon, by A. Bourgeois and Francis, 1830
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Printed text, play in 3 acts
Scope/Content: By M.M. Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis French text, bound by string
      FOLDER 10 : On!... or Unmariage a Scandale, by Henri Grisafulli, 1867
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Ms. handwritten in French, a play 4 acts, 5 books bound by string
Scope/Content: • Address on title page to D.B. at 326 Regent St. • "On!...Comedie en 4 Acts" handwritten on title page
BOX 23 : Playscripts
Scope/Content: Joy of the House, The Grass Widow, Ourselves

      FOLDER 1 : Joy of the House, 1855, 1881
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten in notebook Act I only
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Printed text "La Joie de la Maison" by Bourgeois de Delacourcelle, 1855
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Page proof, incomplete, 1881
Scope/Content: Dated London 5/8/1881
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 6 printed texts Acts I and II bound by string
      FOLDER 2 : The Grass Widow (1)


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Typed text of one act play - 5 copies.
      FOLDER 3 : The Grass Widow (2)


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. handwritten text of play, 51 loose pages.
      FOLDER 4 : Ourselves (1), circa 1888
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Typed text of play, 3 Acts separately bound by metal fasteners
      FOLDER 5 : Ourselves (2), circa 1888
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : 14 Sides, various parts, typed, bound by blue ribbon
      FOLDER 6 : Ourselves (3), 1888
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. play, handwritten, in 4 acts bound by red string
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : 5 loose pp.
      FOLDER 7 : Ourselves (4), 1888
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : 3 copies typed text of 4 act play
Scope/Content: (given err. on title page as 3 act play), bound by metal fasteners
      FOLDER 8 : Ourselves (5), 1888
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : 2 copies typed text of 4 act play
Scope/Content: (given err. on title page as 3 act play), bound by metal fasteners
      FOLDER 9 : Ourselves (6), 1888
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Typed text in 4 acts
Scope/Content: 4 books, bound by metal fasteners, brown covers
BOX 24 : Playscripts
Scope/Content: A White Crow, Qui Fit, The Fisherman and the Genie, The Banker's Son, Gil Blas, An Unequal Match, Lola Montes, Chaplain of the Fleet, Gabrielle, Nectarine, Spooning

      FOLDER 1 : A White Crow (1) by E. Jacobson and O. Girndt


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. handwritten
Scope/Content: A White Crow: Farce with songs in 3 acts, by Edward Jacobson and Otto Girndt. Acts I and II, bound by metal fasteners
      FOLDER 2 : A White Crow (2)


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms. handwritten Acts II and III, bound by metal fasteners
      FOLDER 3 : A White Crow (3)


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. notes on notepad, referring to Durand and Durand and The White Crow;
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten, French language - note pencil on cover "White Crow"
      FOLDER 4 : Qui Fit


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten play.
Scope/Content: Note, inside cover - "Excelsior or Qui Fit." Incomplete.
      FOLDER 5 : The Fisherman and the Genie, by Captain Chappell R.N.


      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. text, handwritten (bound) book.
      FOLDER 6 : The Banker's Son


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Printed text of play
Scope/Content: Pages glued to bound notebook - no author. • "Founded on Certain Passages of La Sage's Work" printed on 1st page
      FOLDER 7 : An Unequal Match (1)


      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. Typed text of play in 3 acts
Scope/Content: 3 books bound by red ribbon - no author given
      FOLDER 8 : An Unequal Match (2)


      FOLDER 8    ITEM : 4 Sides, typed - various roles
      FOLDER 9 : Lola Montes


      FOLDER 9    ITEM : 9 Sides, handwritten
      FOLDER 10 : Chaplain of the Fleet, 1882
      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Proof pages - part of Act I.
Scope/Content: Printer's label - 20/5/1882
      FOLDER 11 : Gabrielle


      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Ms. handwritten text of Act II
      FOLDER 11    ITEM : 10 handwritten sides - various roles
      FOLDER 12 : Nectarine


      FOLDER 12    ITEM : Ms. composite text - Act I only
      FOLDER 13 : Spooning (1)


      FOLDER 13    ITEM : 8 Sides, handwritten, various characters
Scope/Content: "The property of Dion Boucicault" handwritten on each cover, bound by string
      FOLDER 14 : Spooning (2)


      FOLDER 14    ITEM : 3 Sides, handwritten, various characters
Scope/Content: "The property of Dion Boucicault" handwritten on each cover, bound by string
BOX 25 : Playscripts
Scope/Content: Blow for Blow, The Fugitive, Griffith Gaunt or Jealousy, Le Feu Au Couvent, The Lost Will: A Ghost Story, Mrs. Shafto's Boarders, Nobody's Fortune, Nobs and Snobs, Old Friend in New Phases, Paul Pry, Various Untitled material

      FOLDER 1 : Blow for Blow (1)


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. play, handwritten -- Act 1 and 3 with title
Scope/Content: Date 1869 on postmark/label inside front cover of Act 1
      FOLDER 2 : Blow for Blow (2)


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Ms., 3 unknown Acts, handwritten, bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 3 : The Fugitive


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. play, handwritten, Act I only
Scope/Content: Title "Boyne Water" written in pencil on first page.
      FOLDER 4 : Griffith Gaunt or Jealousy, by Charles Reade


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Printed play
Scope/Content: "A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts" by Charles Reade
      FOLDER 5 : Le Feu Au Couvent, by Theodore Barriere


      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. handwritten, bound by plasticlip
Scope/Content: "Comedie en un Acte en prose by Theodore Barriere. Translated by Dion William Boucicault" written on cover page.
      FOLDER 6 : The Lost Will: A Ghost Story


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. play in 2 acts, handwritten, bound by string
      FOLDER 7 : Mrs. Shafto's Boarders, by Franklin File, 1881
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Printed page proofs of play
Scope/Content: "Mrs. Shafto's Boarders: A Farce, in three Acts," by Franklin File "copyright 1881." 12 pp. bound by metal fastener.
      FOLDER 8 : Nobody's Fortune


      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. play handwritten in 3 acts
Scope/Content: Note on title page verso "one of the greatest successes ever produced at the Purrey Theatre." Each Act bound separately by string.
      FOLDER 9 : Nobs and Snobs


Scope/Content: (Charles Reade's name and address on title page). Each Act bound separately by string.
      FOLDER 10 : Old Friend in New Phases, by John Brougham


      FOLDER 10    ITEM : "Pastime" and "Boston Museum, Nov 1859" on front cover.
      FOLDER 11 : Paul Pry, by John Poole


      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Printed text play in 3 acts by John Poole
Scope/Content: Incomplete. Handwritten pencil notes.
      FOLDER 12 : Untitled Material (1)


Scope/Content: Ms. play, handwritten, bound by metal fasteners
      FOLDER 13 : Untitled Material (2)


Scope/Content: Ms. play, composite in 3 acts - date July 12, 1866 last page Act 3
      FOLDER 14 : Untitled Material (3)


Scope/Content: Odd pages - printed
      FOLDER 15 : Untitled Material (4)


      FOLDER 15    ITEM : Odd pages - printed with handwritten notes
      FOLDER 15    ITEM : 27 pp. Ms. handwritten
      FOLDER 16 : Untitled Material (5)


Scope/Content: Ms. play in 2 acts, bound separately by ribbon. Pencil note Act II back cover "2 Act Comedy from French by F.W."
BOX 26 : Scores
Scope/Content: Amadan, Belle Lamar, Colleen Bawn, The Jilt, The O'Dowd, Suilamor, The Long Strike, Martha, Raymond, Miscellaneous

      FOLDER 1 : Amadan (1)


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Ms. music parts for various instruments (trombone, oboe, cello)
      FOLDER 2 : Amadan (2)


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : bound parts for Conductor, 1st Violin, 2nd Violin, Viola, Cello, Basso, Flute, Clarinet)
      FOLDER 3 : Belle Lamar


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. Music - Parts
Scope/Content: • Composed by Michael Connelly. Booth's Theatre, New York
      FOLDER 4 : Colleen Bawn


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. songs and music
      FOLDER 5 : The Jilt


      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. Music, various parts (flute, viola, cornets, horns)
      FOLDER 6 : The O'Dowd (1)


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Music, various parts
      FOLDER 7 : The O'Dowd (2)


      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Ms. Music, various parts- Bass, clarinet, drum, trombone
      FOLDER 8 : Suilamor


      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Ms. music, various parts
      FOLDER 9 : The Long Strike


      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Ms. music composed by G. Richardson
      FOLDER 10 : Martha


      FOLDER 10    ITEM : Printed music for Martha by Flotow
      FOLDER 11 : Raymond


      FOLDER 11    ITEM : Printed music for "Raymond" by Ambroise Thomas
      FOLDER 12 : Miscellaneous (1)


      FOLDER 12    ITEM : Ms. music, various unidentified parts bound by plasticlip
      FOLDER 13 : Miscellaneous (2)


      FOLDER 13    ITEM : Ms. music, various unidentified parts
BOX 27 : Miscellaneous
Scope/Content: Various photographs, page proofs, booklets, engravings, programs, correspondence, Peel and the Peelites, "Newspaper Press," Autobiography

      FOLDER 1 : Miscellaneous


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Photograph of Boucicault in middle age
Scope/Content: • In plastic sheath
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Photograph of Agnes Robertson
Scope/Content: • In same plastic sheath as Item 1
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Page proofs article "Spots on the Sun" by Dion Boucicault 2pp. in plastic sheath
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Invoice Delmonico's to D.B. 1885 for his account Feb. 3 - March 1, 1885
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : "Mr. and Mrs. Dion Boucicault" by George William Curtis, reprinted from Harper's Magazine, July, 1875.
Scope/Content: From "The Life and Art of Edwin Booth and his Contemporaries" (Series), by Brander Matthews and Laurence Hutton.
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Booklet on Aerial Navigation- "Compas Vion Pour Navigation Aerienne"
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 3 blank printed forms Theatres' Mutual Fire Insurance 1884
Scope/Content: Form is addressed to Theatre Managers to secure their adherence to the Association
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Handwritten agreement between B. and Mark P. Hall
Scope/Content: Contract for services of Hall as Advance Agent seasons 1884-1885, dated August 1st, 1884.
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 5 engravings - various subjects
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 3 encapsulated sheets, "The New California Theatre" program
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 3 broadside facsimiles
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : 4 incomplete print text, unknown plays
      FOLDER 2 : Correspondence


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : 2 copies of Ex Libris: Journal of the USF Library Associates, Spring 1979
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Various letters about Boucicault Collection at USF
      FOLDER 3 : Peel and the Peelites


      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Ms. handwritten essay, 50 pp., blue cover, bound by string
      FOLDER 4 : Ms. "Newspaper Press"


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Draft letter Ms. to unknown
Scope/Content: Corresponding article entitled "The Newspaper Press: its influence on Art and Literature" - no date.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Draft Ms. article
Scope/Content: "The Newspaper Press: its influence on Art and Literature" - incomplete 17 pp.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Copy of Item 2
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Copy of Item 2
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. typed of letter and article
Scope/Content: "The Newspaper Press: its influence on Art and Literature" given by Christopher Calthrop.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : List of plays. Ms., 2 pp.
Scope/Content: Verve hand draft letter to unknown.
      FOLDER 5 : Biography


      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Ms. biography 10 pp
Scope/Content: Published as a short biography by his old school fellow Charles Lamb Kenney (see T. Walsh)
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Facsimile of Item 1
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Facsimile of Item 1
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Typed copy of Item 1
      FOLDER 6 : Misc. Untitled Pages


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Side, handwritten, unknown character
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. Side, handwritten, "Pulverstock"
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. handwritten scene from unknown play
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Ms. handwritten scene from unknown play
BOX 28 : Supplemental Materials
Scope/Content: Newspaper clippings, articles, programs, playbills, Irish Repertory Theater material, materials added by Nancy Cole. Not part of the original Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection.

      FOLDER 1 : Supplementary Materials [1]


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : "Players," August/September 1970
Scope/Content: Contains article entitled "The Octoroon Reconsidered," by A. Cleveland Harrison, pp. 282-286.
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Various articles about Dion Boucicault
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Preliminary finding aids/background information about the collection
      FOLDER 2 : Supplementary Materials [3]


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Photocopies of Newspaper clippings on "Belle Lamar,"
Scope/Content: Produced 1963 at University of South Florida Theatre Department.
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Program for "London Assurance"
Scope/Content: Stratford Festival of Canada, Avon Theatre, May 20 to October 21, 2006.
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : 2 Programs for the University of South Florida's College of Fine Arts, "TheatreUSF," 1987-1988 Season
Scope/Content: Includes a production of "The Poor of New York."
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Photocopy of program for "Led Astray," January 10th, 1874
Scope/Content: Copy made for Nancy Cole by Paul Camp.
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Photocopy of playbill for "Vampire,"
Scope/Content: With picture of Boucicault as Sir Alan Raby in "The Vampire."
      FOLDER 3 : Articles Received from C. Calthrop, 7/17/1970
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Various copies of articles about Boucicault revivals of 1970
      FOLDER 3    ITEM : Typewritten text of "The Dion Boucicault Collection at USF" by Christopher Calthrop and "Dion Boucicault" by Richard Fawkes
      FOLDER 4 : The Streets of New York (1)


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Ms. Typed
Scope/Content: "The Streets of New York, by Dion Boucicault, with music and lyrics by Charlotte Moore." Irish Repertory Theatre.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Print copy of "The Poor of New York" by Dion Boucicault
      FOLDER 5 : The Streets of New York (2), 2001 - 2002
      FOLDER 5    ITEM : Compact Disc - (Songs from) "The Streets of New York, by Dion Boucicault"
Scope/Content: Produced by The Irish Repertory Theatre, November 5th, 2001 - January 20th, 2002.
      FOLDER 6 : The Shaughran


      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Incomplete draft Summary by Nancy Cole, January/February 2005
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Incomplete draft Summary by Nancy Cole, January/February 2005
Scope/Content: Handwritten note, "Some few corrections almost finished July 14, 2005."
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Bibliography for Summary, by Nancy Cole.
      FOLDER 6    ITEM : Flagged Typescript
Scope/Content: "The Shaughran" (Parts?)
      FOLDER 7 : The Colleen Bawn


      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Program for "The Colleen Bawn"
Scope/Content: Produced by The Irish Repertory Theatre
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Handwritten note on Irish Repertory Theatre Stationary
Scope/Content: From "Charlotte" to "Paul, et. al"
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Postcard from Irish Repertory Theatre advertising "The Colleen Bawn"
      FOLDER 8 : The Mikado


      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Composite-Vocal Score of "The Mikado" by Gilbert & Sullivan
Scope/Content: Arrangement for Pianoforte, by George Lowell Tracy, with newspaper clippings pasted inside.
BOX 29 : Oversize
Scope/Content: Articles, photographs, booklets, metal printer's plates, broadsides, lyrics, scores, correspondence, copy of divorce proceedings (Agnes Boucicault v. Dion Bouciault)

      ITEM : Copy of article, "The Shaughraun, by Dion Boucicault"


Scope/Content: Royal National Theatre of Great Britain
      ITEM : Photograph of Nina Boucicault


      ITEM : Photograph on postcard of "Miss Nina Boucicault & Miss Hilda Trevelyn"


      ITEM : Photograph of "Mr. Dion Boucicault, as ‘Conn, The Shaughraun.'"


      ITEM : Print play booklet


Scope/Content: "Wanted -- A Widow: with immediate possession," by Dion Boucicault and Charles Seymour
      ITEM : Print play, "The Willow Copse," Spencer's Boston Theatre series.


      ITEM : Photograph of "Fanny Davenport"


      ITEM : Photograph on postcard of "Miss Nina Boucicault."


      ITEM : Partial Music Score on Metal Printer's Plate, "The Oolaghaun."


      ITEM : Partial Music Score on Metal Printer's Plate, "The Oolaghaun."


      ITEM : Handwritten note, 2-sided


Scope/Content: Encapsulated, from Dion Boucicault to unknown, concerning John McCullough.
      ITEM : Broadside/Advertisement for "Marriage.", October 29th, 1877
Scope/Content: Boucicault Comedy Company
      ITEM : Photograph on Midget Post Card of "Miss Nina Boucicault"


      ITEM : Broadside/Advertisement for "Suil-A-Mor; Or, Life in Galway.", February 13, 1882
Scope/Content: "Eighth and Last Week."
      ITEM : Broadside/Advertisement for "Arrah-Na-Pogue; Or The Wicklow Wedding.", March 4, 1879
      ITEM : "Wearing of the Green" lyrics from "Arrah-Na-Pogue"


      ITEM : "Wearing of the Green" Score by Dion Boucicault and E.H. House.


      ITEM : "The Sensation Drama" artist's rendering of Dion Boucicault from Vanity Fair, December 16, 1882
      ITEM : Photocopy of "Men of the Day. No. 268. Mr. Dion Boucicault."


      ITEM : Broadside for "London Assurance", November 3, 1854
      ITEM : Photograph on postcard of "Nina Boucicault."


      ITEM : Advertisement for "Mr. Wilkinson's Widows" by William Gillette, March 30th, 1891
      ITEM : Letter written to (illegible), 2-sided, Sat. May 30th, unknown year
      ITEM : Letter written to "Dana", Wednesday, May 14th, unknown year
      ITEM : Letter written to "Lawrence", February 20, 1890
      ITEM : Letter written to "Lawrence", May 14th, 1889
      ITEM : Copy of divorce proceedings for Agnes Boucicault v. Dion Boucicault


      ITEM : Copy of minutes, testimony of Dion Boucicault from "Select Committee on Theatrical Licenses and Regulations"


      ITEM : Broadside/Advertisement for "Streets of New York"- Boston Theatre


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