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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1868
Creator:
Durang, Charles
Westcott, Thompson
Extent: 2 linear feet (6 volumes)
A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Thompson Westcott scrapbooks of Charles Durang's history of Philadelphia theater between the years 1749 and 1855
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1316
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (6 volumes)
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1868
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A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Clothier, Morris L. (Morris Lewis), 1868- Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Autographs (manuscripts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Scrapbooks
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1838-1936
(Bulk: 1838-1897)
Extent: 6 linear feet (22 volumes)
The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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"Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1384
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6 linear feet (22 volumes)
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1838-1936
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1838-1897
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The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Clippings Engravings (prints) Portraits Posters Scrapbooks Theater programs
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1869-1906
(Bulk: 1869-1905)
Creator:
McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 volume)
The son of Thomas McCredy and Emma Dolores Wilson, Richard Wilson McCredy (1854-1924) was an iron merchant and alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1874). A gift by McCredy, this scrapbook consists of a collection of about 750 playbills and programs from Philadelphia and New York City, arranged in chronological order and pasted onto a volume of more than 200 pages.
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Richard Wilson McCredy scrapbook of Philadelphia and New York City playbills
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McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1322
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 volume)
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1869-1906
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1869-1905
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The son of Thomas McCredy and Emma Dolores Wilson, Richard Wilson McCredy (1854-1924) was an iron merchant and alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1874). A gift by McCredy, this scrapbook consists of a collection of about 750 playbills and programs from Philadelphia and New York City, arranged in chronological order and pasted onto a volume of more than 200 pages.
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McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924 Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.). Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Mask and Wig Club. McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924 Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Scrapbooks Theater programs
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1858-1918
Creator:
Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Emma Josephine Brazier (1867-1953) was a Philadelphian who followed the theater and opera scene. Her scrapbooks consist of three volumes that contain playbills, theater and opera advertisements, and actors' photographs and cards from 19th centuryand early 20th century in Philadelphia and New York City.
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Emma Josephine Brazier theater and opera scrapbooks
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Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1149
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1858-1918
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Emma Josephine Brazier (1867-1953) was a Philadelphian who followed the theater and opera scene. Her scrapbooks consist of three volumes that contain playbills, theater and opera advertisements, and actors' photographs and cards from 19th centuryand early 20th century in Philadelphia and New York City.
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Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953 Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.). Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Cabinet photographs Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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