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Robert L. Sherman collection of plays

Ms. Coll. 628

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Sherman, Robert L. (Robert Lowery), 1867-‏
Title:
Robert L. Sherman collection of plays
Date [inclusive]:
1853-1920
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 628
Extent:
3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Robert L. Sherman, born in 1866, was a playwright and a theater manager. A prolific author, he began writing plays for Alexander Byers and the Chicago Manuscript Company, a printing business that sold and rented play scripts to theater companies in the United States from 1895 until 1922. Alexander Byers acquired most of the plays he published by pirating them. This collection consists of 139 mimeograph versions of play scripts which were part of the inventory of the Chicago Manuscript Company.
Cite as:
Robert L. Sherman collection of plays, 1853-1920, Ms. Coll. 628, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Robert L. Sherman, born in 1866, was a playwright and a theater manager. A prolific author, he began writing plays for Alexander Byers and the Chicago Manuscript Company in 1915 and 1916, before volunteering for the United States Navy during World War I. After returning to civilian life, he worked with tent theatres, and in 1922, was the business manager for George Roberson's tent show. At least fifty-two titles are attributed to Sherman. Over the years, Sherman served as president of the Midwest Manager's Association, and a director of the United Manger's Association. He also authored and printed three books: Actors and Authors,  Drama Cyclodedia, and  History of the Chicago Stage, Vol.1. After Alexander Byers's death, Sherman bought the holdings of the Chicago Manuscript Company, which he tried to sell to University libraries as well as movie studios in Hollywood during the 1930s and 40s.

The Chicago Theater Company (a printing business that sold and rented play scripts to theater companies in the United States from 1895 until 1922) had been owned and managed for many years by Alexander Byers who acquired most of the plays he published by pirating them. According to William Slout, Byers's "stenographers attended hit plays and copied down the dialogue and stage business ... the plays were then mimeographed into manuscripts ... and sold for a fraction of the royalty payments," (Slout, pages 46-47). Apparently, this was not terribly unusual, as the finding aid for the Charles Morton Agency collection of American Popular Drama states:

By the end of the 19th century in America there had developed a fairly large market for playbills and scripts of plays. Theater attendance had increased dramatically through the 19th century and had become progressively more accessible to a wider range of social classes and groups. Not surprisingly, a sort of "play piracy" developed as a consistent problem, particularly since the development of copyright law did not develop extensively until the 20th century. A common form of "play piracy" involved a private company paying an individual, often a stenographer, to go see a popular play at the time and copy down as close to verbatim as possible the dialogue and scenes being presented on stage. The company would then reproduce multiple copies of the script and sell it at a lower price than the playwright's publishing house. This form of piracy apparently reached its peak in the last 15 years of the 19th century. Alternatively, some historians have also pointed out that repertoire theater could not have existed as a low-priced entertainment without play piracy.

In many cases, the plays were changed from the original very minimally.

Works cited:

Charles Morton Agency collection of American Popular Drama finding aid at University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center.

Slout, William. Theatre in a Tent. Wildside Press, 2000.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 139 mimeograph versions of play scripts which were part of the inventory of the Chicago Manuscript Company which were available for rent from the Chicago Manuscript Company, before they were purchased by Sherman. It is possible that many may be pirated versions of plays. A few of the title pages state that the plays are copyrighted by Alex. Byers and are stamped as the property of The Chicago Manuscript Company.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2017 November 8

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1933.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At the Southern Illinois University Carbondale:

Sherman theatre collection, 1871-1938, 1/3/MSS 175

Sherman theatre photograph collection, 2/1/PH 74

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Chicago Manuscript Company.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Plays (performed works)
  • Typescripts
Subject(s)
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Theater--United States--19th century
  • Theater--United States--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

After dark, by Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890, mimeograph of an adaptation of Boucicault's play, 1 volume (53 leaves), after 1868.

1 1

After the war, Southern play, in four acts, by Vale, Travers, 1865-1927, printed play script with decorative elements on title page and stage diagrams, 1 volume (37 leaves), 1898.

1 2

The Alamo, mimeograph of a play with synopsis of scenery, 1 volume (35 leaves), circa 1900s.

1 3

Alias Jimmy Valentine, by Armstrong, Paul, 1869-1915, mimeograph of an adaptation of Armstrong's play with synopsis of each act and stage diagrams, 1 volume (58 leaves), circa 1910.

1 4

An American citizen, by Ryley, Madeleine Lucette, 1868-1934, mimeograph of an adaptation of Ryley's play with synopsis of scenery and stage diagrams, 1 volume (54 leaves), after 1885.

1 5

An old sweetheart of mine, love story dealing with life on the plains, by Davis, Owen, 1874-1956, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Davis, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (57 leaves), after 1911.

8 135

Around the world in 80 days, by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905, mimeograph of an adaptation, possibly of the play by C. E. Pillet and J. H. Connelly, adapted from the story by Jules Verne, 1 volume (51 leaves), after 1872.

1 6

Arrah-na-Pogue, by Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890, mimeograph of an adaptation of Boucicault's play, with scene plot and stage diagram, 1 volume (60 leaves), 1915.

1 7

The art of Maryland, by Belasco, David, 1853-1931, mimeograph of musical adaptation of the play "The Heart of Maryland" by Belasco, with scene plot and property plot, 1 volume (19 leaves), 1906.

1 8

Article 47, or, The Creole, by Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, mimeograph of a play based on Augustin Daly's adaptation of  L'article 47, by Adolphe Belot, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (38 leaves), after 1870.

1 9

As in a looking glass, by Grove, F.C. mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by F.C. Grove, adapted from the novel by Francis Charles Philips, 1 volume (33 leaves), after 1887.

1 10

At Cripple Creek: the Western melo-drama in four acts, by Reid, Hal, 1862-1920, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by the author also known as James Halleck Reid, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (40 leaves), circa 1900s.

1 11

At Piney Ridge, by Higgins, David Knowles, born in 1858, mimeograph of Higgins' play with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (49 leaves), circa 1909.

1 12

At Valley Forge: play in four acts dealing with the Revolutionary War, mimeograph of a play with synopsis of acts, scene plot, and properties required, 1 volume (67 leaves), circa 1900s.

1 13

At Yale, by Davis, Owen, 1874-1956, mimeograph of an adaptation of Davis's play with synopsis of scenes and stage diagrams, 1 volume (47 leaves), 1909.

1 14

A bachelor's honeymoon, by Stapleton, John, mimeograph of an adaptation perhaps based on the play by John Stapleton, 1897, with synopsis of acts, property lists and plots, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (89 leaves), 1903.

1 15

A bachelor's romance, by Morton, Martha, 1865-1925, mimeograph of an adaptation of Morton's play with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (52 leaves), after 1912.

1 16

The belle of New York, by Morton, Hugh, 1865-1916, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by C. M. S. (Charles Morton Stewart) McLellan written under a pseudonym, with property plot, 1 volume (67 leaves), after 1897.

1 17

Bertha: the sewing machine girl, mimeograph of one of many known adaptations of source material with the same title, 1 volume (56 leaves), after 1906.

1 18

Black crook, as played in an early day, by Barras, Charles M., 1826-1873, mimeograph of an adaptation possibly based on Barras' play, 1 volume (25 leaves), after 1886.

1 19

A black sheep, and how it came out in the wash, by Hoyt, Charles Hale, 1859-1900, mimeograph of an adaptation of Hoyt's play with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (49 leaves), after 1896.

1 20

The blue and the gray, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (51 leaves), circa 1900s.

2 21

Blue grass, by Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, mimeograph of adaptation possibly based on Daly's play, with synopsis of scenery, 1 volume (48 leaves), circa 1900s.

2 22

Blue jeans, by Arthur, Joseph, 1848-1906, mimeograph of an adaptation of Arthur's play with stage diagram, 1 volume (50 leaves), circa 1911.

2 23

Bound to succeed, by Byron, Oliver Doud, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play with stage diagram, 1 volume (62 leaves), circa 1900s.

2 24

Brown of Harvard, play in four acts, by Young, Rida Johnson, mimeograph of an adaptation of Young's play with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (49 leaves), after 1907.

2 25

A bunch of keys, by Hoyt, Charles Hale, 1859-1900, mimeograph of an adaptation of Hoyt's play with property register, disguise notes, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (50 leaves), after 1883.

2 26

The burglar, by Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934, mimeograph of an adaptation of Thomas's play, written by Thomas as a sequel to "Editha's Burglar" and based on the story by Frances H. Burnett, with property lists and stage diagrams, 1 volume (50 leaves), after 1890.

2 27

Calamity Jane, by Wheeler, Edward L. (Edward Lytton), 1854 or 5-1885, mimeograph of a play perhaps based on Wheeler's novel "Deadwood Dick on deck or, Calamity Jane, the heroine of Whoop-up", with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (39 leaves), circa 1893.

2 28

Caleb West, by Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915, mimeograph of a play adapted from Smith's novel with synopsis of acts, property lists and stage diagrams, 1 volume (51 leaves), after 1898.

2 29

California, mimeograph of a play with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (41 leaves), circa 1900s.

2 30

Caprice, mimeograph of a play with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (39 leaves), circa 1900s.

2 31

Captain Swift, by Chambers, C. Haddon (Charles Haddon), 1860-1921, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (64 leaves), 1909.

2 32

The carpet bagger, by Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939, mimeograph of an adaptation probably based on the play by Opie Read and Frank Pixley with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (45 leaves), after 1898.

2 33

Charley's aunt, farcical comedy in three acts, by Thomas, Brandon, 1856-1914, mimeograph of a play by the author also known as Walter Brandon Thomas, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (40 leaves), after 1893.

2 34

Charlotte Temple, by Rowson, Mrs., 1762-1824, mimeograph of a play adapted from the novel by the author, also known as Susanna (Haswell) Rowson, with synopsis of acts, property list, scene plots and direction for lights, 1 volume (65 leaves), 1910.

2 35

Checkers, mimeograph of a play, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (60 leaves), circa 1900s.

8 138

Chimmie Fadden, an American play in four acts, by Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934, manuscript of a play based on Augustus Thomas' adaptation of E. W. Townsend's story, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (158 leaves), after 1895.

2 36

Christopher Jr., comedy in four acts, by Ryley, Madeleine Lucette, 1868-1934, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play with synopsis of acts and stage diagram, 1 volume (74 leaves), after 1889.

2 37

The clansman, by Dixon, Thomas, 1864-1946, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Thomas Dixon Jr. from his two novels, "The Leopard's Spots" and "The Clansman", with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (66 leaves), 1909.

3 38

A Colorado romance, by Nelson, William, mimeograph of a play by William Nelson, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (36 leaves), 1913.

3 39

County fair, by Barnard, Charles, 1838-1920, mimeograph of an adaptation of a play by Charles Barnard and Neil Burgess with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (62 leaves), after 1890.

3 40

The crust of society, by Seymour, William, 1855-1933, mimeograph of a play adapted by William Seymour from L. I. Guiney's translation of Alexandre Dumas' "Le demi-monde", with stage diagrams, 1 volume (73 leaves), circa 1893.

3 41

Dad's girl, by Swartz, Edward James, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Edward James Swartz, with property lists and stage diagrams, 1 volume (77 leaves), after 1883.

3 42

The Danichiffs, by Newsky, Pierre, 1844-1899, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play, "The Danicheffs", by Pierre Newsky, also known as Petr Korvin-Krukovskiæi and printed for Sheridan Shook and A. M. Palmer, 1 volume (53 leaves), 1888.

3 43

Dan'l Boone, mimeograph of a play with costumes list, property list, scenery of acts, and music in acts, 1 volume (46 leaves), circa 1900s.

3 44

David Harum, comedy in three acts, a story of American life, by Hitchcock, Ripley, 1857-1918, mimeograph of an adaptation by Ripley and M. W. Hitchcock from Edward N. Westcott's play, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (64 leaves), after 1898.

3 45

Davy Crockett, by Murdoch, Frank, 1843-1872, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play, 1 volume (26 leaves), after 1889.

3 46

Deadwood Dick: the scout of Fort Meade, by Hug, George, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play "Deadwood Dick or, the Scout of the Plains" by George Hug, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (53 leaves), circa 1900s.

3 47

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Forepaugh, Luella, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Forepaugh and Fish from the novel by Stevenson, with synopsis of acts and notes on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transitions, 1 volume (36 leaves), after 1879.

3 48

East Lynne, by Wood, Henry, Mrs., 1814-1887, mimeograph of a play adapted from the novel by Mrs. Wood, also known as Ellen Price Wood, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (30 leaves), after 1888.

3 49

Editha's burglar, by Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Thomas from the story by Burnett, with scene plot and properties, 1 volume (10 leaves), after 1888.

3 50

The face at the window: melodramatic tabloid in three acts, an episode of Sherlock Holmes, by O'Connor, Herbert, mimeograph of a play by O'Connor with stage diagram, 1 volume (31 leaves), 1918.

3 51

The female bathers, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (15 leaves), circa 1895.

3 52

Forty-five minutes from Broadway, by Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942, manuscript of an adaptation of the play by Cohan, with stage diagrams, 3 volumes (57, 54, 19 leaves), circa 1906.

3 53

Friends, by Royle, Edwin Milton, 1862-1942, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Royle, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (56 leaves), after 1912.

3 54

The galley slave, by Campbell, Bartley Theodore, 1843-1888, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Campbell, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (47 leaves), after 1879.

3 55

The gilded age, by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910, mimeograph of a play adapted from Twain's novel, 1 volume (44 leaves), after 1873.

3 56

A gilded fool, by Carleton, Henry Guy, 1856-1910, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Carleton, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (55 leaves), after 1893.

3 57

The girl I left behind me, by Belasco, David, 1853-1931, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Belasco and Fyles, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (56 leaves), after 1893.

8 136

The Governor of Kentucky, by Fyles, Franklin, 1847-1911, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Fyles, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (65 leaves), circa 1900s.

4 58

The great awakening, comedy drama in four acts, by Herman, W.C., mimeograph of a play by Herman and Compston, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (78 leaves), 1914.

4 59

The great divide, by Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910, mimeograph of an adaptation from the play by Moody, with synopsis of scenes and stage diagrams, 1 volume (45 leaves), 1908.

4 60

Hearts of oak, by Herne, James A., 1839-1901, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Herne and Belasco, with costumes list, 1 volume (32 leaves), circa 1890s.

4 61

Held by the enemy, by Gillette, William, 1853-1937, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Gillette, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (57 leaves), after 1886.

4 62

Her lord and master, by Black, Clarence, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play possibly by Black, 1 volume (63 leaves), 1914.

4 63

Hooligan in New York, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (43 leaves), circa 1900s.

4 64

In Louisiana, melo-drama in 4 acts, by Longmire, Robert Bill, mimeograph of a play by Longmire, with synopsis of scenery, scene plots, and music cues, 1 volume (45 leaves), circa 1900s.

4 65

In old Kentucky, by Dazey, Charles Turner, 1855-1938, mimeograph of a play by Dazey, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (52 leaves), after 1893.

4 66

In old No'th Ca'lina, or, The face in the star: in the land of the sky, by Claxton, Beaumont, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Claxton, also known as Thomas Claxton Taylor, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (56 leaves), after 1904.

4 67

Virginia, comedy drama in four acts, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play possibly by John Arthur Fraser, 1 volume (66 leaves), 1903.

4 68

In peril, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play possibly by Owen Davis, 1 volume (52 leaves), circa 1900s.

4 69

In the palace of the king, by Stoddard, Lorimer, 1864-1901, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Stoddard from the novel by Crawford, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (59 leaves), after 1900.

4 70

Janice Meredith, dramatic version of Paul Leicester Ford's romantic revolutionary story, by Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902, mimeograph of an adaptation of the novel,  Janice Meredith: A Story of the American Revolution, by Ford, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (64 leaves), after 1899.

4 71

Jim the penman, by Young, Charles L. (Charles Lawrence), Sir, 1839-1887, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Young, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (38 leaves), after 1880.

4 72

Joshua Whitcomb, by Thompson, Denman, 1833-1911, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Thompson, 1 volume (34 leaves), after 1883.

4 73

The jucklins, by Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play possibly by Daniel L. Hart from the novel by Read, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (75 leaves), 1908.

4 74

Kentuck, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play possibly by Fred M. Childs, 1 volume (40 leaves), circa 1905.

4 75

Kit the Arkansas traveler, romantic sensational play in five acts, by De Walden, Thomas Blaides, 1811-1873, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by De Walden, with property list, 1 volume (69 leaves), after 1868.

4 76

La belle russe, by Belasco, David, 1853-1931, mimeograph of a play based on Belasco's adaptation of two works,  Forget-me-not by Merivale and Grove and  The new magdalen by Collins, 1 volume (38 leaves), 1908.

4 77

The light that failed, by Fleming, George, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Fleming, based on Kipling's novel, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (60 leaves), 1907.

4 78

Lorle, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (55 leaves), circa 1891.

5 79

Lost in the desert, mimeograph of a play with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (48 leaves), circa 1900s.

5 80

Lynwood, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play, possibly by J. K. Tillotson, 1 volume (55 leaves), circa 1900s.

5 81

McFadden's row of flats, farcical review, in three acts, by Townsend, Edward W. (Edward Waterman), 1855-1942, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play based on stories by Townsend written for the  New York Journal and Outcault's illustrations in the same paper, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (25 leaves), after 1895.

5 82

Madame X: in three acts and a prologue, by Raphael, John Nathan, 1868-1917, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Raphael, from the French of Bisson, 1 volume (77 leaves), after 1909.

5 83

Man and wife, by Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Daly, based on Collins' novel, 1 volume (43 leaves), circa 1894.

5 84

The masqueraders, tabloid comedy drama in 3 acts, by Ramson, Herbert, mimeograph of a play by Ramson with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (36 leaves), 1913.

5 85

Michael Strogoff, dramatization in six acts, by Nelson, William, mimeograph of a play by Nelson, adapted from Verne's novel, 1 volume (49 leaves), 1909.

5 86

A midnight bell, comedy in four acts, by Hoyt, Charles Hale, 1859-1900, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Hoyt, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (65 leaves), after 1883.

5 87

The mighty dollar, a comedy drama in four acts, by Woolf, Benjamin E., mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Woolf, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (70 leaves), after 1881.

5 88

M'liss, by Greene, Clay Meredith, 1850-1933, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Greene, from Harte's story, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (33 leaves), circa 1894.

5 89

Monte Cristo, by Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870, mimeograph of a play adapted from the novel by Dumas, with synopsis of scenery, 1 volume (58 leaves), 1889.

5 90

The music master, by Klein, Charles, 1867-1915, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Klein, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (57 leaves), after 1904.

5 91

Our American cousin, by Taylor, Tom, 1817-1880, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Taylor, with properties list, costume list, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (55 leaves), after 1869.

5 92

Paid in full, by Walter, Eugene, 1874-1941, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Walter, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (57 leaves), 1909.

5 93

A parlor match, by Hoyt, Charles Hale, 1859-1900, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Hoyt, with synopsis of scenes and stage diagrams, 1 volume (77 leaves), after 1887.

5 94

Prince and the pauper, by Richardson, Abby Sage, 1837-1900, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Richardson, based on Twain's story, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (49 leaves), after 1880.

5 95

The professor, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (65 leaves), circa 1900s.

8 137

Pudd'n head Wilson: in a prologue and four acts, by Mayo, Frank, 1839-1896, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Mayo, based on Twain's novel, with a note, synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (78 leaves), circa 1896.

5 96

Quincy Adams Sawyer, and, Mason's corner folks, by Adams, Frederic Justin, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Adams, based on Pidgin's novel, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (51 leaves), after 1901.

5 97

Robert Emmett, by Pilgrim, James, d. 1879, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Pilgrim, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (42 leaves), after 1853.

5 98

Rose Michelle, by MacKaye, Steele, 1842-1894, mimeograph of an adaptation, possibly, of the play by MacKaye and Blum, entitled  Rose Michel, 1 volume (43 leaves), after 1876.

6 99

Rosemary, by Parker, Louis Napoleon, 1852-1944, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Parker and Carson, with appendix and stage diagrams, 1 volume (66 leaves), after 1897.

6 100

St. Elmo, or, The saving grace, drama in four acts, by Leffingwell, Myron, mimeograph of a play by Leffingwell, based on Evans' novel, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (50 leaves), 1909.

6 101

Salomy Jane, by Armstrong, Paul, 1869-1915, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Armstrong, based on Harte's story, with synopsis of acts, character information, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (49 leaves), after 1907.

6 102

Samson, by Gillette, William, 1853-1937, mimeograph, possibly based on Gillette's adaptation of the play by Bernstein, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (74 leaves), after 1908.

6 103

Sargeant James, mimeograph of a play, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (64 leaves), circa 1900s.

6 104

The Scarlet Pimpernel: romantic drama in four acts, by Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness, 1865-1947, mimeograph of a play adapted from the novel by Orczy, with synopsis of acts, production note, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (76 leaves), after 1905.

6 105

The senator, by Lloyd, David Demarest, 1851-1889, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Lloyd, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (76 leaves), circa 1897.

6 106

Shadows of a great city, by Shewell, Livingston Robert, 1833-1904, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Shewell, with synopsis of acts and scene plots, 1 volume (69 leaves), after 1886.

6 107

She, by Gillette, William, 1853-1937, mimeograph of Gilbert and Dickson's play, based on Gillette's adaptation of the novel by Haggard, 1 volume (38 leaves), after 1886.

8 139

Siberia, by Campbell, Bartley Theodore, 1843-1888, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Campbell, with synopsis of acts, character notes, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (54 leaves), circa 1892.

6 108

Soldiers of fortune, by Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934, mimeograph of an adaptation of Thomas's play adapted from the novel by Richard Harding Davis, 1 volume (54 leaves), after 1897.

6 109

The spoilers, by Beach, Rex, 1877-1949, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Beach and Mac Arthur, with character doubles note, synopsis of acts, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (56 leaves), after 1905.

6 110

The squaw man, by Royle, Edwin Milton, 1862-1942, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Royle, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (50 leaves), circa 1905.

6 111

The still alarm, melodrama in 4 acts, by Arthur, Joseph, 1848-1906, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Arthur, with synopsis of acts, properties list, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (48 leaves), after 1887.

6 112

Sweet clover, mimeograph of a play, with stage diagrams, 1 volume (46 leaves), 1907.

6 113

Sweet Nell of old Drury, by Kester, Paul, 1870-1933, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Kester, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (47 leaves), after 1901.

6 114

Tennessee's partner, by Marble, Scott, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Marble, entitled  Tennessee's partner, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (47 leaves), circa 1914.

6 115

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: dramatization in four acts, by Stoddard, Lorimer, 1864-1901, mimeograph of the play by Stoddard, based on Hardy's novel, 1 volume (62 leaves), after 1897.

6 116

A Texas steer, by Hoyt, Charles Hale, 1859-1900, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Hoyt, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (43 leaves), after 1890.

6 117

Trilby, play in four acts, by Potter, Paul M. (Paul Meredith), 1853-1921, mimeograph of the play by Potter, based on Du Maurier's novel, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (53 leaves), circa 1895.

7 118

Uncle Dan'l, or, A messenger from Jarvis section, mimeograph of a play, with synopsis of acts and stage diagram, 1 volume (49 leaves), circa 1894.

7 119

Under the lion's paw, mimeograph of a play, 1 volume (53 leaves), circa 1900s.

7 120

The undertow, by Walter, Eugene, 1874-1941, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Walter, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (94 leaves), after 1907.

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Under two flags, by Ouida, 1839-1908, mimeograph of a play adapted from the novel by Ouida, also known as Louise De la Ramée, with synopsis of acts and character note, 1 volume (39 leaves), after 1867.

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The unwritten law, drama in four acts founded on the Thaw-White murder, by Anderson, Stewart, mimeograph of a play by Anderson, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (62 leaves), 1909.

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The usurper, comedy in four acts, by Morris, I. N., mimeograph of a play by Morris, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (59 leaves), circa 1900s.

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Vigilantes, or, Woman's devotion, by Campbell, Bartley Theodore, 1843-1888, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Campbell, originally titled How women love, with character doubles note, 1 volume (54 leaves), circa 1893.

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The Virginian, by Wister, Owen, 1860-1938, mimeograph of a play by Wister and La Shelle, based on Wister's novel, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (63 leaves), after 1904.

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The Warrens of Virginia, by De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by De Mille, with synopsis of acts, notes for scenery, and stage diagrams, 1 volume (68 leaves), after 1907.

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Way down east, by Parker, Lottie Blair, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Parker, with synopsis of acts, 1 volume (52 leaves), after 1898.

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The white sister, play in four acts, by Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909, mimeograph of a play by Crawford, with synopsis of scenery, 1 volume (48 leaves), 1913.

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The white slave, by Campbell, Bartley Theodore, 1843-1888, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Campbell, 1 volume (41 leaves), circa 1894.

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Won at last, society tabloid drama in three acts, by Morton, Charles, 1819-1904, mimeograph of a play by Morton, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (34 leaves), 1917.

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The wrong Mr. Wright, by Broadhurst, George Howells, 1866-1952, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Broadhurst, 1 volume (64 leaves), after 1896.

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York state folks, by Sidman, Arthur, mimeograph of an adaptation of the play by Sidman, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (62 leaves), circa 1916.

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Zaza, by Belasco, David, 1853-1931, mimeograph of an adaptation by Belasco, based on Berton and Simon's play, with synopsis of acts and stage diagrams, 1 volume (66 leaves), after 1899.

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