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CHAPTER I (pp. 1–8)

The Killigrew and Davenant Patents

1. P.R.O., C66/3013, no. 20.

2. Ibid., C66/3009, no. 3.

3. Company House, file 52738.

4. Harold Rosenthal, Two Centuries of Opera at Covent Garden, 1958, p. 675.

5. 6 and 7 Vict. c. 68, public general.

6. Leslie Hotson, The Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, 1928, p. 124.

7. John Freehafer, 'The Formation of the London Patent Companies in 1660' in Theatre Notebook, vol. xx, 1965, p. 13.

8. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 May 1660.

9. A. Harbage, Thomas Killigrew: Cavalier Dramatist 1612–1683, 1930, p. 116.

10. P.R.O., SP44/5, p. 158.

11. Ibid., SP29/8, no. 1.

12. B.M., Add. MS. 19256, ff. 47–8.

13. P.R.O., SP29/10, no. 108.

14. Freehafer, op. cit., p. 29.

15. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 1, 1660–1700, ed. William Van Lennep, 1965, p. xxxv.

16. B.M., Add. MS. 12,201, ff. 130–5.

17. P.R.O., C7/194/57.

18. Ibid., C7/194/47.

19. P.C.C., 36 Drax.

20. P.R.O., C7/194/47; C7/194/51.

21. B.M., Add. MS. 12,201, f. 142.

22. Ibid., Add. Ch. 9320; P.C.C., 13 Romney.

23. Hotson, op. cit., pp. 226–9, 232, 238.

24. Percy Fitzgerald, A New History of the English Stage, vol. 1, 1882, pp. 154–8.

25. P.R.O., LC7/3, ff. 119–20.

26. Ibid., C8/348/95, confirmed by B.M., Add. Ch. 9299.

27. B.M., Add. Ch. 9299.

28. Fulwar Skipwith, A Brief Account of the Skipwiths of Newbold, Metheringham and Prestwould, 1867, pp. 29–30.

29. P.R.O., C5/284/40; B.M., Add. Ch. 9302.

30. Hotson, op. cit., p. 293.

31. P.R.O., C5/284/40.

32. Ibid., C8/481/66.

33. P.C.C., 444 Cheslyn.

34. P.R.O., C10/261/51.

35. Ibid., LC7/3, ff. 8–9.

36. Van Lennep, op. cit., p. 445.

37. P.R.O., LC5/154, p. 35.

38. Fitzgerald, op. cit., vol. 1, pp. 252–7.

39. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber Written by Himself, ed. R. W. Lowe, vol. 11, 1889, p. 59.

40. P.R.O., C12/1728/34.

41. Ibid., LC5/154, ff. 224, 437.

42. Ibid., LC7/3, f. 40.

43. Ibid., LC5/155, pp. 44, 157, 261; LC5/156, p. 31; LC5/157, p. 282.

44. Ibid., LC7/3, f. 40; LC5/155, pp. 157, 261.

45. John Loftis, Steele at Drury Lane, 1952, pp. 35–6.

46. P.R.O., LC5/156, p. 31.

47. Ibid., C66./3501, no. 13.

48. Ibid., C66/3586, no. 5; C66/3621, no. 15; C66/ 3682, no. 45; C66/3806, no. 4; C66/4124, no. 4.

49. B.M., Add. Ch. 9303; The London Stage 1660– 1800, Part 2, 1700–1729, ed. Emmett L.Avery, 1960, p. xxxii.

50. Modern Language Notes, vol. lxiv, Baltimore, 1949, pp. 19–21.

51. Avery, op. cit., p. 334.

52. P.C.C., 228 Aston.

53. P.R.O., C12/1728/34.

54. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre arranged by James Winston, vol. v. (B.M. pressmark C 120 h 1). See also MS. note in the theatre collection now in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

55. B.M., Add. Ch. 9320.

56. P.C.C., 13 Romney.

57. M.L.R. 1730/1/190.

58. B.M., Add. Ch. 9320; Add. MS. 12201, ff. 4–12.

59. Ibid., Add. Ch. 9311.

60. M.L.R. 1767/6/50–1.

61. Ibid., 1767/6/245–6; 1767/7/307–8.

62. Ibid., 1768/6/187–8.

63. P.R.O., C54/6378, no. 11.

64. M.L.R. 1774/5/331–4.

65. Ibid., 1784/3/279.

66. Ibid., 1786/3/477.

67. Ibid., 1801/3/380–2.

68. D.N.B.

69. M.L.R. 1780/2/498.

70. Ibid., 1782/4/271, confirmed by 1796/1/470.

71. Ibid., 1792/5/718; 1806/4/621.

72. Ibid., 1792/5/718; Orlo Cyprian Williams, The Clerical Organization of the House of Commons, 1660–1850, 1954, p. 77; D.N.B.

73. The Letters of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Cecil Price, vol. 1, 1966, pp. 116–21.

74. Ian Donaldson, 'New Papers of Henry Holland and R. B. Sheridan', in Theatre Notebook, vol. xvi, 1962, pp. 117–25.

75. Survey of London, vol. xxix, 1960, pp. 233–6; vol. xxxi, 1963, pp. 276–8.

76. The full text is printed in Fitzgerald, op. cit., vol. 11, pp. 334–8 and in P.P., Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons to inquire into the Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831–2, vol. vii, appendix 4, pp. 241–3.

77. Sheridan Letters, vol. 1, pp. 229–32; The London Chronicle, 28–31 July 1792.

78. Sheridan Letters, vol. 1, p. 268n.

79. The London Chronicle, 28–31 July 1792.

80. Ibid., loc. cit.; P.R.O., C12/1728/34.

81. Sheridan Letters, vol. 1, p. 256.

82. Ibid., vol. 1, p. 248n.; Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents.

83. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents; B.M., Add. MS. 42720, f. 22.

84. M.L.R. 1806/4/525; Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents.

85. P.R.O., C66/4124, no. 4.

86. 50 Geo. 111, c. 214, local and personal.

87. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents.

88. Ibid., loc. cit.; The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 84, 1814, p. 96; Williams, op. cit., p. 77.

89. Alfred Bunn, The Stage: both before and behind the Curtain, vol. 11, 1840, pp. 280–1.

90. E/BER., lease of 11 July 1812 to the Company of Proprietors of Drury Lane Theatre.

91. Ibid., Drury Lane Theatre papers.

92. B.O.L., London Reports, vol. 11, p. 429.

93. E/BER, surrender of 14 July 1897.

94. Ibid., Solicitors' Papers, no. 61.

95. M.L.R. 1803/5/461; P.R.O., C54/7757 no. 7.

96. M.L.R. 1806/4/620–1.

97. The Law Journal, vol. v, 1827, Easter Term, pp. 131–9 (B.M. pressmark PP1345).

98. Williams, op. cit., p. 77.

99. P.C.C., 45 Bridport.

100. P.R.O., C13/2587, Const v. Kemble; E. R. Brayley, Accounts of London Theatres, 1826, pp. 13–20.

101. P.C.C., 90 Henschell.

102. P.R.O., C13/2587, Const v. Kemble; P.P., Report of Commons Committee on Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831–2, vol. vii, p. 98.

103. P.C.C., 692 Vaughan.

104. Ibid., 1855/50; D.N.B.

105. The Times, 18 March 1856.

106. P.R.O., KB 122/1418, f. 31.

107. M.L.R. 1858/9/606.

108. Ibid., 1916/7/969.

109. The Times, 4 July 1928.

CHAPTER II (pp. 9–29)

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: the Management

1. B.M., Add. MS. 19,256, f. 47.

2. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 1, 1660–1700, ed. William Van Lennep, 1965, pp. xxxiv– xxxv.

3. E/BER, Muniment of Title, Middlesex, D, bundle 5, no. 6; E/BER, lease of 26 Feb. 1654/5 to William Outing.

4. B.M., Add. MS. 20,726, no. 1; P.R.O., C7/ 194/57.

5. B.M., Add. MS. 20,726, no. 1; Leslie Hotson, The Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, 1928, p. 243.

6. B.M., Add. MS. 10, 117, p. 321.

7. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 6 Feb. 1662/3, 8 May 1663.

8. P.R.O., C7/317/57.

9. Ibid., LC5/138, p. 417.

10. Pepys, 19 March 1665/6.

11. H.M.C., Earl of Mount Edgcumbe MSS., 1871, p. 22.

12. Ibid., Lyttelton Annesley MSS., 1893, p. 270.

13. Ibid., Earl of Mount Edgcumbe MSS., 1871, p. 22; Cornelius Walford, The Insurance Cyclopedia, 1876, vol. iv, p. 43.

14. P.R.O., SP29/183, no. 72.

15. Hotson, op. cit., p. 254.

16. B.M., Add. MS. 20,726, no. 1.

17. Hotson, op. cit., p. 255.

18. Lennep, op. cit., p. 214.

19. P.R.O., C6/221/48.

20. Allardyce Nicoll, A History of English Drama 1660–1900, vol. 1, Restoration Drama 1660– 1700, 1952 ed., pp. 323–30.

21. Percy Fitzgerald, A New History of the English Stage, 1882, vol. 1, pp. 154–8; Hotson, op. cit., p. 271.

22. Hotson, op. cit., p. 273.

23. B.M., Add. Ch. 9298.

24. Hotson, op. cit., p. 293.

25. E/BER, lease of 29 June 1695 to C. Killigrew and others.

26. B.O.L., Estate Papers, 'The Case of the Building Proprietors', N.D.

27. Ibid., loc. cit.; P.R.O., C10/261/51; C10/299/ 33.

28. P.R.O., LC5/154, ff. 224, 298–300, 417.

29. Ibid., LC5/154, f. 437.

30. Ibid., LC7/3, f. 40.

31. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber Written by Himself, ed. R. W. Lowe, 1889, vol. 11, p. 92.

32. B.M., Add. MS. 20,726, no. 5.

33. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 2, 1700–1729, ed. Emmett L. Avery, 1960, p. 202.

34. B.M., Add. MS. 20,726, no. 5; P.R.O., C11/ 1175/59.

35. E/BER, lease of 16 March 1710/11 to C. Killigrew and others.

36. P.R.O., C11/1175/59.

37. Ibid., LC7/3, f. 40; LC5/155, pp. 157, 261.

38. Ibid., LC5/156, p. 31.

39. R. H. Barker, Mr. Cibber of Drury Lane, 1939, p. 102; John Loftis, Steele at Drury Lane, 1952, pp. 39–40.

40. Avery, op. cit., p. 329.

41. Loftis, op. cit., p. 42.

42. P.R.O., C66/3501, no. 13.

43. Loftis, op. cit., pp. 47–8.

44. Barker, op. cit., p. 96.

45. Loftis, op. cit., pp. 121–7.

46. P.R.O., LC5/157, pp. 265, 279–80, 282.

47. Loftis, op. cit., pp. 139, 155.

48. P.R.O., LC5/157, pp. 415–16.

49. Loftis, op. cit., p. 229.

50. P.R.O., C66/3586, no. 5.

51. Barker, op. cit., pp. 167, 170.

52. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 3, 1729– 1747, ed. Arthur H. Scouten, 1961, pp. lxxxix–xc.

53. P.R.O., C11/778/28.

54. E/BER, lease of 21 March 1731/2 to C. Killigrew and others.

55. Scouten, op. cit., p. 321.

56. Ibid., pp. xcii–xciii; P.R.O., C11/778/28.

57. Scouten, op. cit., pp. xciii–xcvi.

58. The Letters of David Garrick, ed. David M. Little and George M. Kahrl, 1963, vol. 1, p. 47.

59. Ibid., vol. iii, p. 1349.

60. Ibid., vol. iii, p. 1348; M.L.R. 1745/3/246.

61. Letters of David Garrick, vol. 1, p. 47; vol. iii, p. 1345.

62. Ibid., vol. 1, p. 74.

63. Ibid., vol. iii, pp. 1344–8.

64. P.R.O., C66/3621, no. 15.

65. M.L.R. 1747/2/345.

66. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 4, 1747–1776, 1962, ed. George Winchester Stone, p. 7.

67. Ibid., p. 56.

68. Ibid., p. 121.

69. E/BER, lease of 24 Aug. 1748 to J. Lacy and D. Garrick.

70. M.L.R. 1753/3/441.

71. Ibid., 1753/3/442.

72. Dorset Record Office, D86.

73. P.R.O., C66/3682, no. 45.

74. E/BER, lease of 24 March 1762 to J. Lacy and D. Garrick.

75. H. W. Pedicord, The Theatrical Public in the Time of Garrick, 1954, pp. 5–6.

76. Letters of David Garrick, vol. iii, p. 922.

77. M.L.R. 1776/1/26; Dorset Record Office, D 54/T203.

78. Letters of David Garrick, vol. iii, pp. 1066–7.

79. M.L.R. 1776/6/496–501.

80. Ibid., 1777/4/385–6, 409.

81. B.M., Add. MS. 38,607, ff. 134–59; The Letters of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Cecil Price, 1966, vol. 1, pp. 169–70.

82. M.L.R. 1780/3/554–66; 1785/4/447, and 1780– 90 passim.

83. Ibid., 1789/5/97; B.M., Add. MS. 42,720, ff. 132–5.

84. M.L.R. 1789/5/98.

85. P.R.O., C66/3806, no. 4.

86. E/BER, agreement of 30 July 1791 with Sheridan and Linley.

87. Sheridan Letters, vol. II, p. 20n.

88. P.C.C., 195 Harris.

89. Sheridan Letters, vol. I, p. 260n.

90. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents.

91. M.L.R. 1798/4/52; B.M., Add. MS. 42,720, ff. 132–5.

92. Sheridan Letters, vol. III, p. 325, 325n.

93. Ibid., vol. II, pp. 19n., 59n.

94. Ibid., vol. II, p. 166n.

95. Ibid., vol. II, p. 116.

96. Ibid., vol. II, p. 199n.

97. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents; P.C.C., 568 Marriott.

98. M.L.R. 1806/4/525.

99. Sheridan Letters, vol. III, pp. 316–21.

100. M.L.R. 1797/1/734; 1797/2/176.

101. MSS. and drawings in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

102. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre arranged by James Winston, vol. vi (B.M. pressmark C 120 h 1).

103. Ibid., vol. vii.

104. Biographica Dramatica, 1812, vol. 1, p. xlix.

105. Sheridan Letters, vol. I, p. 218.

106. The Morning Chronicle, 24 Dec. 1801; Sheridan Letters, vol. I, p. 218.

107. M.L.R. 1798/1/617; 1798/2/192–205; MSS. and drawings in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

108. M.L.R. 1797/2/177–88.

109. Ibid., 1798/2/439; 1798/4/52.

110. B.M., Add. MS. 42,720, ff. 14–42; for examples of sales, see M.L.R. 1797/1/171–4, 364–8, 487; 1797/4/907–9; 1798/4/470; 1799/2/ 97–106; 1800/2/107.

111. B.M., Add. MS. 42,723, ff. 6–7; Sheridan Letters, vol. II, p. 164n.

112. Enthoven, report of lecture by Professor Cecil Price on 'Richard Brinsley Sheridan and the Finances of Drury Lane Theatre'.

113. B.M., Add. MS. 42,720, ff. 14–42.

114. Ibid., collection of newspaper cuttings (pressmark 11795 K 22); Authentic Account of the Fire, 1809 (pressmark 1430 a 22).

115. Parliamentary Debates, First Series, vol. xii, pp. 1105–6.

116. Thomas Moore, Memoirs of the Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1825, vol. II, pp. 368–9.

117. B.M., collection of newspaper cuttings (pressmark 11795 K 22); Ian Donaldson, 'New Papers of Henry Holland and R. B. Sheridan' in Theatre Notebook, vol. xvi, 1962, pp. 90–6.

118. Sheridan Letters, vol. 111, p. 60.

119. Roger Fulford, Samuel Whitbread, 1764–1815. A Study in Opposition, 1967, p. 278.

120. Sheridan Letters, vol. 111, pp. 59–61.

121. Ibid., vol. 111, p. 84, 84n.

122. Ibid., vol. 111, p. 131n.

123. 50 Geo. 111, c. 214, local and personal.

124. Sheridan Letters, vol. 111, p. 77n.; D.N.B.

125. B.M., Add. MS. 42,721, f. 71; Benjamin Dean Wyatt, Observations on the Design for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1813, p. viii.

126. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents, Reports to the Second, Fourth and Fifth General Assemblies of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company of Proprietors.

127. Samuel Arnold, A Letter to All the Proprietors of Drury-Lane Theatre, 1818, p. 28.

128. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents, Report to First General Assembly of Proprietors.

129. J. Britton and A. Pugin, Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London, 1825, vol. I, p. 241n.

130. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents, Reports to First and Second General Assemblies.

131. 52 Geo. 111, c. 19, local and personal.

132. Alfred Bunn, The Stage: both before and behind the Curtain, 1840, vol. II, p. 79.

133. Proceedings of the General Assembly of Proprietors, 1836, p. 20 (B.M. pressmark 11799 e 32(2)).

134. B.M., Add. MS. 42,721, f. 71.

135. Ibid., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre arranged by James Winston, vol. xii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

136. Wyatt, op. cit., p. ix.

137. Enthoven, Drury Lane legal documents, Report to Second General Assembly of Proprietors.

138. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . ., vol. xiii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

139. Wyatt, op. cit., p. 10.

140. Ibid., p. 50.

141. P.R.O., C66/4124, no. 4.

142. E/BER, lease of 11 July 1812 to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company of Proprietors.

143. Fulford, op. cit., p. 290.

144. Arnold, op. cit., pp. 14, 27; B.O.L., Misc. theatre letters.

145. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . ., vols. xv– xvii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

146. Archives of Coutts and Company, L 695.

147. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . ., vol. xviii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

148. Ibid., Add. MS. 27, 831, ff. 110–12.

149. George Raymond, Memoirs of Robert William Elliston, 1845, vol. 11, pp. 200–1.

150. Ibid., vol. ii, p. 220; B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . ., vol. xvii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

151. Sir John Summerson, Georgian London, 1962 ed., p. 255.

152. Raymond, op. cit., vol. II, p. 475n.

153. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . ., vol. xix (pressmark C 120 h 1).

154. Colvin.

155. Raymond, op. cit., vol. II, pp. 315, 451, 474, 476.

156. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . ., vol, xxiii (pressmark C 120 h 1); Add. MS. 27,831, ff. 110–12.

157. Ibid., Add. MS. 27,831, ff. 110–12.

158. Bedfordshire Record Office, X297/93.

159. B.M., Add. MS. 27,831, ff. 110–12; James Robinson Planché, Recollections and Reflections, 1872, vol. I, p. 178.

160. Henry Saxe Wyndham, The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre, 1906, vol. II, p. 81.

161. Bunn, op. cit., vol. III, p. 289.

162. Bedfordshire Record Office, GA2777.

163. W.P.L., H. 839, pp. 268, 299, 304.

164. Bedfordshire Record Office, GA 2778.

165. Proceedings of the Sub Committee of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1835, p. 24 (B.M. pressmark 11799 e 32(3)).

166. Bunn, op. cit., vol. II, pp. 74–6.

167. Enthoven, Drury Lane box for 1836.

168. E/BER, misc. papers, Drury Lane Theatre.

169. W.P.L., H.841, pp. 272–4, 285–7.

170. H. Barton Baker, The London Stage, 1889, vol. I, p. 109.

171. Enthoven, Drury Lane box for 1839.

172. B.M., Add. MS. 27,831, ff. 110–12; Bunn, op. cit., vol. III, pp. 256, 259, 273.

173. The Annual Register, 1839.

174. Barton Baker, op. cit., vol. I, p. 110; Bunn, op. cit., vol. III, p. 270.

175. The Diaries of William Charles Macready 1833– 1851, ed. William Toynbee, 1912, vol. II, pp. 118, 121, 130; The Illustrated London News, 17 June 1843, p. 421.

176. Macready Diaries, vol. II, pp. 182, 213; William Archer, William Charles Macready, 1890, pp. 139, 143.

177. Macready Diaries, vol. II, p. 216.

178. 6 and 7 Vict., c. 68, public general.

179. Enthoven, Drury Lane boxes for 1843–9.

180. Barton Baker, op. cit., vol. I, pp. 113–14; The Era, 13 April 1851, p. I; 10 Aug. 1851, p. 11.

181. The Era, 21 Dec. 1851, p. 10; Jan—May 1852, passim.

182. Ibid., 1 Aug. 1852, p. 10.

183. Planché, op. cit., vol. II, p. 200.

184. The Era, 25 July 1852, p. 10; 1 Aug. 1852, p. 10.

185. Ibid., 10 Oct. 1852, p. 1; 17 Oct. 1852, p. 11.

186. E/BER, Misc. Papers, Drury Lane Theatre; Edward Stirling, Old Drury Lane, 1881, vol. I, pp. 249–50; The Illustrated London News, 3 Feb. 1855, p. 103.

187. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1852, p. 5.

188. Ibid., Annual Report, 1853, p. 3.

189. Barton Baker, op. cit., vol. I, p. 114.

190. Ibid., vol. I, p. 115.

191. Ibid., loc. cit.; Enthoven, Drury Lane Theatre box for 1862.

192. Barton Baker, op. cit., vol. I, p. 116.

193. C. L. Kenney, Poets and Profits at Drury Lane Theatre, 1875, p. II.

194. Barton Baker, op. cit., vol. I, p. 116; Stirling, op. cit., vol. I, p. 274.

195. Kenney, op. cit., pp. 18–58; The Era, 13 April 1873, p. II.

196. Stirling, op. cit., p. 274; The Builder, 15 June 1878, p. 624.

197. Barton Baker, op. cit., vol. I, p. 117.

198. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1893, p. 108.

199. Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson, The Theatres of London, 1963 ed., p. 69.

200. B.O.L., Letter Book, 1891, p. 171.

201. Ibid., Annual Report, 1893, pp. 107–8.

202. Ibid., London Reports, vol. II, p. 348.

203. The Builder, 14 July 1906, p. 39.

204. E/BER, agreement of 17 May 1894 with Sir A. Harris.

205. Ibid., Solicitors' Papers, no. 61, Drury Lane Theatre.

206. Company House, file 52,738.

207. The Builder, 11 July 1906, p. 39.

208. E/BER, agreement of 29 March 1897 with A. Collins; B.O.L., London Reports, vol. III, pp. 51, 60.

209. E/BER, surrender of 14 July 1897 by Sir A. Harris's executors; agreement of 29 March 1897 with A. Collins.

210. Company House, file 52,738A, vol. I.

211. Ibid., file 52,738; The Times, 17 Sept. 1897.

212. E/BER, lease of 31 Dec. 1900 to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Ltd.

213. The Times, 19 Jan. 1920.

214. Ibid., 19, 22 Jan., 6 March 1920; Company House, file 165,835.

215. The Times, 26 Feb. 1919 and passim to April 1919.

216. Mander and Mitchenson, op. cit., p. 70.

217. Ibid., p. 71.

218. Federation of Theatre Unions, Theatre Ownership in Britain, 1953, p. 58.

219. The Times, 6 March 1958.

CHAPTER III (pp. 30–9)

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: the Site

1. E/BER, Drury Lane, lease of 16 March 1615/16 to Sir Edward Cecil; rental, 1618.

2. Ibid., survey, 1635.

3. P.R.O., LC5/134, f. 51; Joseph Quincy Adams, Shakespearean Playhouses, N.D. (1921), pp. 422–3.

4. E/BER, rental, 1661/2; P.R.O., C7/194/47.

5. B.M., Add. MS. 20,726, no. 1.

6. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, leases of 29 June 1695 and 16 March 1710/11 to C. Killigrew and others and lease of 21 March 1731/2 to C. Killigrew jun. and others.

7. B.M., Map Room 3495 (130); ibid., Dept. of Prints and Drawings, Crowle's Pennant, vol. 6. p. 33.

8. Cited in lease of 1703, E/BER, Drury Lane, lease of 20 Sept. 1703 to C. Rich.

9. E/BER, account of J. Clendon for year ending 29 Sept. 1664.

10. P.R.O., C10/82/82.

11. Ibid., C10/360/16.

12. E/BER, Drury Lane, lease of 20 Sept. 1703 to C. Rich.

13. Ibid., lease of 6 July 1710 to C. Rich.

14. Ibid., lease of 12 May 1739 to J. Bassan.

15. W.P.L., ratebooks of St. Martin in the Fields.

16. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 4, 1747–1776, ed. George Winchester Stone, 1964, p. 122.

17. Leslie Hotson, The Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, 1928, p. 256.

18. E/BER, Muniment of Title, Middlesex, D, bundle 3, no. 1.

19. B.O.L., Muniment Register 111, p. 11, bundle 6, no. 5.

20. P.R.O., C8/309/5.

21. Ibid., C11/1175/59.

22. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 4 Aug. 1748 to D. Garrick and J. Lacy.

23. Ibid., Solicitors' Papers, Covent Garden Theatre.

24. Ibid., Russell Street, lease of 20 Sept. 1749 to D. Garrick and J. Lacy.

25. The General Advertiser, 21 Nov. 1752.

26. E/BER, Brydges Street, lease of 22 June 1753 to D. Garrick and J. Lacy.

27. Ibid., Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 24 March 1762 to D. Garrick and J. Lacy.

28. Ibid., Muniment of Title, Middlesex, A, bundle 10, no. 10.

29. Ibid., Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 10 July 1766 to D. Garrick and J. Lacy.

30. Ibid., plan file 2/46.

31. M.L.R. 1778/3/305.

32. Ibid., 1775/3/282.

33. B.M., Add. MS. 38,607, ff. 145–6; E/BER, Solicitors' Papers, Ben Jonson's Head.

34. B.O.L., Muniment Register v, p. 76, bundle 13, nos. 16–17.

35. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 3 May 1776 to D. Garrick and J. Lacy; Solicitors' Papers, Macnamara v. Duke of Bedford.

36. Ibid., Solicitors' Papers, Macnamara v. Duke of Bedford.

37. B.M., Add. MS. 38,607, ff. 148–9.

38. M.L.R. 1778/3/576; B.O.L., Muniment Register 111, p. 20, bundle 6A, no. 64.

39. The Letters of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Cecil Price, 1966, vol. 1, pp. 215–19; E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, agreement of 30 July 1791 to T. Linley and R. B. Sheridan.

40. B.O.L., Muniment Register 111, p. 33, bundle 11, nos. 33–4.

41. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, agreement of 30 July 1791 to Linley and Sheridan.

42. Ibid., lease of 6 Aug. 1791 to Linley and Sheridan.

43. B.O.L., Muniment Register 111, p. 25, bundle 8, nos. 22, 24–5.

44. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, agreement of 30 July 1791 to Linley and Sheridan; MSS. and drawings in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

45. E/BER, Solicitors' Papers, Macnamara v. Duke of Bedford; agreement of 30 July 1791, to Linley and Sheridan.

46. E/BER, Solicitors' Papers, Macnamara v. Duke of Bedford; B.O.L., Annual Report, 1815.

47. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 11 July 1812 to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company of Proprietors.

48. Ibid., Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 31 Dec. 1900 to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company Limited.

49. Ibid., Covent Garden estate sale documents.

50. Information kindly supplied by the Bedford Settled Estates.

51. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 1 July 1814 to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company of Proprietors.

52. Ibid., lease of 7 Jan. 1813 to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company of Proprietors.

53. J. Britton and A. Pugin, Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London, 1825, vol. 1, p. 258; Report of the General Assembly of Proprietors, 3 Sept. 1814 (B.M. pressmark C 120 h 1, vol. xiv).

54. Britton and Pugin, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 248.

55. E/BER, Drury Lane Theatre, misc. papers.

56. Ibid., Drury Lane Theatre, lease of 29 March 1897 to A. Collins.

57. Ibid., licence for assignment 10 June 1897 from Collins to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company Limited.

58. Ibid., lease of 31 Dec. 1900 to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company Limited.

59. Ibid., Drury Lane, lease of 31 Dec. 1900 to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company Limited.

60. L.C.C. Minutes, 21 March 1899, p. 405.

61. M.L.R. 1918/11/515; The Times, 19 Jan. 1920.

CHAPTER IV (pp. 40–70)

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: the Buildings

1. Balthasar De Monconys, Journal des Voyages de Monsieur De Monconys, Lyons, 1666, part 2, pp. 25–6.

2. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1 June 1664.

3. Lorenzo Magalotti, Travels of Cosmo the Third, Grand Duke of Tuscany, through England, 1821, pp. 190–1.

4. Edward A. Langhans, 'Pictorial Material on the Bridges Street and Drury Lane Theatres', in Theatre Survey, vol. vii, 1966, pp. 80–100 (publication of the American Society for Theatre Research, copy in B.M., pressmark PP 8001 ni).

5. Hamilton Bell, 'Contributions to the History of the English Playhouse', in The Architectural Record, New York, vol. xxxiii, 1913, pp. 359–68.

6. Eleanore Boswell, The Restoration Court Stage 1660–1702, 1932, pp. 10–21, 27, 29.

7. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 1, 1660–1700, ed. William Van Lennep, 1965, p. 234.

8. Boswell, op. cit., p. 208.

9. Leslie Hotson, The Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, 1928, p. 253.

10. Henri Misson, Memoirs and Observations in his Travels over England, trans. John Ozell, 1719, pp. 219–20.

11. T. D'Urfey, Collin's Walk through London and Westminster, 1690, canto iv, p. 149.

12. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber Written by Himself, ed. R. W. Lowe, 1889, vol. 11, pp. 81–5.

13. Illustrated in Allardyce Nicoll, The Development of the Theatre, 1966 ed., pp. 160–1.

14. Richard Leacroft, 'Wren's Drury Lane', in The Architectural Review, vol. cx, 1951, pp. 43–6.

15. Edward A. Langhans, 'Wren's Restoration Playhouse', in Theatre Notebook, vol. xviii, 1964, pp. 91–100.

16. Donald Mullin and Bruce Koenig, 'Christopher Wren's Theatre Royal', in Theatre Notebook, vol. xxi, 1967, pp. 180–7.

17. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 4, 1747– 1776, ed. George Winchester Stone, 1962, p. 125.

18. The General Advertiser, 21 Nov. 1752.

19. Stone, op. cit., pp. xl, xli.

20. Thomas Davies, Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick Esq., 1780, vol. 1, pp. 332–3.

21. The Public Advertiser, 30 Sept. 1775.

22. Sir John Soane's Museum, Adam drawings, vol. 14, no. 16.

23. Ibid., Adam drawings, vol. 27, no. 85.

24. MSS. and drawings in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

25. Ralph, A Critical Review of the Public Buildings . . . in and about London and Westminster, 1783 ed., p. 76.

26. Richard Southern, The Georgian Playhouse, 1948, p. 25.

27. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre arranged by James Winston, vol. v (B.M. pressmark C 120 h 1).

28. MS. in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

29. Journals of the House of Commons, vol. xlix, p. 291.

30. Two of these drawings are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings, no. 7075; the other three are in Sir John Soane's Museum, drawer 61/34–6.

31. Plans in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison.

32. One in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison: the other in Sir John Soane's Museum, drawer 61/33.

33. Copy in B.M., Dept. of Prints and Drawings, Crace Views Portfolio xviii, sheet 68, no. 134.

34. B.M., Dept. of Prints and Drawings, Crace Views Portfolio xviii, sheet 67, no. 133.

35. Copy in Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection.

36. Victoria and Albert Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings, no. 7075/1–2.

37. E. W. Brayley, Accounts of the London Theatres, 1826, p. 5.

38. Rand Carter, 'The Drury Lane Theatres of Henry Holland and Benjamin Dean Wyatt', in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians [of America], vol. xxvi, 1967, pp. 200–16.

39. MS. in the possession of Mr. Robert Eddison; Survey of London, vol. xxix, 1960, p. 238.

40. E.g., W. J. Macqueen Pope, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, N.D., p. 58, and Rand Carter, op. cit.

41. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre, vol. vii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

42. The Picture of London for 1806, pp. 263–9.

43. Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660–1851, N.D., p. 120.

44. B.M., Collection of newspaper cuttings relating to Drury Lane Theatre (pressmark 11795 k 22).

45. Robert Wilkinson, Theatrum Illustrata, 1825, p. 152.

46. Benjamin Dean Wyatt, Observations on the Design for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1813, pp. ix, xi.

47. Sir John Soane's Museum, drawer 61.

48. Wyatt, op. cit., p. 1.

49. Ibid., p. 10.

50. Ibid., p. 8.

51. Ibid., p. 3.

52. Ibid., p. 2.

53. Ibid., p. 21.

54. Ibid., p. 38.

55. Ibid., pp. 42–3.

56. James Elmes, Metropolitan Improvements, 1827, p. 136.

57. Wyatt's drawings in R.I.B.A. library.

58 The Picture of London for 1816, pp. 217–19.

59. The London Theatre 1811–1816. Selections from the diary of Henry Crabb Robinson, ed. Eluned Brown, 1966, p. 48.

60. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre, vol. xiv (pressmark C 120 h 1).

61. The Picture of London for 1818, pp. 286–8.

62. B.M., Collection of Memoranda . . . relating to Drury Lane Theatre, vol. xvii (pressmark C 120 h 1).

63. Leigh's New Picture of London, 1819, pp. 433–4.

64. George Raymond, Memoirs of Robert William Elliston, 1845, vol. 11, p. 315; J. Britton and A. Pugin, Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London, 1825, vol. 1, p. 247.

65. Britton and Pugin, op. cit., vol. 1, pp. 252–3.

66. Ibid., vol. 1, p. 254.

67. Ibid., vol. 1, p. 255.

68. Leigh's New Picture of London, 1822, pp. 413–14.

69. Raymond, op. cit., vol. 11, p. 475n.

70. Alfred Bunn, The Stage: both before and behind the Curtain, 1840, vol. 11, pp. 125–7.

71. The Builder, 20 Oct. 1847, pp. 465, 471.

72. The Era, 21 Dec. 1851, p. 10.

73. The Builder, 2 April 1870, p. 270.

74. Ibid., 22 April 1871, p. 304.

75. See Survey of London, vol. xxxiv, 1966, p. 355 and Plate 40.

76. The Builder, 14 April 1922, p. 558.

CHAPTER V (pp. 71–85)

Covent Garden Theatre and the Royal Opera House: the Management

1. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 2, 1700– 1729, ed. Emmett L. Avery, 1960, p. xxxii.

2. E/BER, four leases of 16 March 1730/1 to John Rich; see also B.O.L., Contract Book for Covent Garden and Bloomsbury from Dec. 1730, nos. 4–7, pp. 5–22.

3. The Daily Courant, 12 Jan. 1730/1.

4. The London Stage 1660–1800, Part 3, 1729– 1747, ed. Arthur H. Scouten, 1961, pp. xxvii–xxviii.

5. The British Journal, 20 Feb. 1730/1.

6. The Daily Advertiser, 29 April 1731.

7. P.R.O., C11/2662/1.

8. Basil Francis, 'John Rich's Proposals', in Theatre Notebook, vol. xii, 1957, pp. 17–19.

9. Scouten, op. cit., pp. xxviii–xxx.

10. B.M., Add. MS. 32, 428.

11. P.R.O., C11/2662/1; C11/2732/81.

12. Scouten, op. cit., pp. lxxvi-lxxvii.

13. For examples of shares sold at a premium see M.L.R. 1735/1/224; 1735/3/414; 1735/5/ 406; 1738/5/473; 1749/1/313; 1774/7/425.

14. Hoare's Bank records, ledgers 33/123, 34/123, John Rich.

15. E.g., Basil Francis in The Bankers' Magazine, vol. clxxiii, 1952, pp. 565–9, and in Theatre Notebook, vol. xii, 1957, pp. 17–19; also Scouten, op. cit., p. xxviii.

16. B.M., Add. Ch. 9319.

17. Survey of London, vol. xxxi, 1963, p. 270.

18. M.L.R. 1738/5/473.

19. This point is explicitly made in P.R.O., C11/ 2662/1.

20. P.R.O., C11/2732/81.

21. Scouten, op. cit., pp. xxxii, lxxiv.

22. B.M., Add. Ch. 9312, and Add. MS. 12201, ff. 30–3; M.L.R. 1735/4/322.

23. M.L.R. 1743/1/493–6; 1743/2/273.

24. Recited in B.M., Add. MS. 12201, ff. 30–3.

25. P.C.C., 444 Cheslyn.

26. B.O.L., lease of 2 Dec. 1765 to Priscilla Rich.

27. M.L.R. 1767/6/50–1.

28. The New Complete Guide, 1774, p. 229.

29. Baldwin's New Complete Guide, 1770, p. 164.

30. B.M., Add. MS. 33,218; Eugene R. page, George Colman the Elder, 1935, passim.

31. B.M., Add. MS. 33,218.

32. M.L.R. 1768/6/187–8; Baldwin's New Complete Guide, 1770, p. 139.

33. P.R.O., C12/1024/36.

34. Page, op. cit., pp. 177–83.

35. Ibid., pp. 190–1, 198, 202, 203n.

36. P.R.O., C54/6378, no. 11.

37. The Letters of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Cecil Price, 1966, vol. 1, p. 85.

38. Ibid., vol. 1, pp. 116–21, 171.

39. See, for instance, M.L.R. 1784/3/279; 1785/2/605; 1785/3/40.

40. See, for instance, ibid., 1781/3/466; 1782/2/538.

41. George Saunders, A Treatise on Theatres, 1790, pp. 83–4; The Morning Chronicle, 24 Sept. 1782.

42. B.O.L., Estate Letters, 21 Feb., 5 March 1785.

43. Sheridan Letters, vol. 1, 1966, p. 213.

44. E/BER, agreement for a lease to Thomas Harris, 7 April 1792.

45. The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 62, 1792, p. 862.

46. The Public Advertiser, 15 Sept. 1792.

47. Ibid., 18 Sept. 1792.

48. Ibid., 2 Oct. 1792.

49. Ibid., 17 Sept. 1793; Dorothy Stroud, Henry Holland. His Life and Architecture, 1966, p. 125.

50. E/BER, lease of 13 June 1793 to Thomas Harris.

51. The Gazetteer, 16 Sept. 1794; Stroud, loc. cit.

52. P.R.O., C54/7757, no. 7; M.L.R. 1803/5/461.

53. Herschel Baker, John Philip Kemble, The Actor in His Theatre, 1942, p. 274.

54. James Boaden, Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, 1825, vol. 11, pp. 372–4.

55. Mr. G. White's Letter to Mr. Harris, June 5 1804, with Mr. Harris's Answer, June 17 1804, (B.M. pressmark, 11795 K 31 no. 24).

56. M.L.R. 1806/4/620–1.

57. Ibid., 1806/4/622.

58. The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 78, 1808, pp. 846–7, 1038; Westminster Abbey Muniments, Inquisitions and Depositions for 1808, nos. 54–65

59. E/BER, leases of 4 March 1806 to Thomas Harris and of 1 May 1818 to Thomas and Henry Harris and J. P. Kemble; Covent Garden Theatre Papers, notes on conversation of 29 Sept. 1808 between Messrs. Harris, Kemble and Adam.

60. The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 78, 1808, p. 1033.

61. P.P., Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons to inquire into the Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831–2, vol. vii, p. 102.

62. The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 79, 1809, p. 81.

63. B.M., Add. MS. 31, 977.

64. Ibid., Covent Garden Theatre playbills (pressmark, play bills 92).

65. The Illustrated London News, 12 Dec. 1846, p. 373.

66. P.P., Report of Commons Committee on Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831–2, vol. vii, p. 206.

67. The Law Journal, vol. v, 1827, Easter Term, pp. 131–9 (B.M. pressmark, PP 1345).

68. B.O.L., Estate Letters, 10 June 1817.

69. Baker, op. cit., pp. 345–6.

70. P.R.O., C13/2587, Const v. Kemble; The Law Journal, loc. cit.

71. The Law Journal, vol. vii, 1829, Hilary Term, pp. 79–84 (B.M. pressmark, PP 1345); Richard Bligh, New Reports of Cases heard in the House of Lords in 1831, vol. v, 1834, pp. 730–54 (B.M. pressmark, 708 c 8).

72. P.P., Report of Commons Committee on Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831–2, vol. vii, p. 100.

73. Henry Saxe Wyndham, The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897, 1906, vol. 11, pp. 55–8.

74. P.P., Report of Commons Committee on Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831–2, vol. vii, pp. 43, 49, 52, 115, 250.

75. Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, passim.

76. Ibid., vol. 11, pp. 172, 177.

77. The Times, 18 March 1856.

78. E/BER, Covent Garden Theatre Papers, Adam to Haedy, 21 July 1832.

79. Ibid., Haedy to Adam, 28 April 1837.

80. Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, pp. 181–2.

81. The Illustrated London News, 6 Dec. 1856, pp. 562–4.

82. Ibid., loc cit; The Builder, 10 April 1847, pp. 165–6.

83. The Illustrated London News, 10 April 1847, pp. 225, 233–4; The Builder, 10 April 1847, pp. 165–6.

84. Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, p. 187.

85. The Builder, 19 Feb. 1848, p. 88; 11, 18 March 1848, pp. 125, 135.

86. Harold Rosenthal, Two Centuries of Opera at Covent Garden, 1958, p. 87.

87. Royal Opera House archives, agreement of 24 Sept. 1849.

88. Rosenthal, op. cit., pp. 93–4.

89. Survey of London, vol. xxix, 1960, p. 243.

90. Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, p. 200.

91. The Illustrated London News, 8 March 1856, p. 243.

92. E/BER, Covent Garden Theatre Papers, Haedy to the Duke, 10 March 1856.

93. The Illustrated London News, 9 Jan. 1858, p. 38.

94. E/BER, Covent Garden Theatre Papers, H. Surman to Haedy, 17 March 1856; The Times, 18 March 1856.

95. P.R.O., KB122/1418, f. 31.

96. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1856, pp. 2–4.

97. The Builder, 15 Dec. 1855, pp. 603–4.

98. E/BER, Covent Garden Theatre Papers, Parker to proprietors of Piazza Hotel, 16 Jan. 1857.

99. M.L.R. 1857/12/259.

100. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1894, p. 200.

101. M.L.R. 1857/12/379.

102. B.O.L., deed of compromise between F. Gye and the contributors to the building fund, 29 June 1873.

103. The Builder, 18 Feb. 1860, pp. 102–3.

104. Ibid., 22 May 1858, pp. 345–7; The Illustrated London News, 10 July 1858, p. 34.

105. The Builder, 11 Feb. 1860, pp. 85–7.

106. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1858, pp. 3–4.

107. The Illustrated London News, 22 May 1858, p. 507.

108. Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, p. 224.

109. M.L.R. 1858/9/606.

110. The Illustrated London News, 10 April 1858, p. 367.

111. M.L.R. 1858/10/41.

112. The Builder, 2 April 1859, pp. 235–6.

113. Ibid., 11 Feb. 1860, p. 88.

114. The Times, 8 March 1860.

115. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1861, p. 7.

116. Ibid., Annual Report, 1882, vol. 2, p. 6.

117. Ibid., Annual Report, 1862, pp. 8–9.

118. Ibid., Annual Report, 1871, p. 126.

119. The Illustrated London News, 13 May 1865, p. 465.

120. B.O.L., Annual Report, 1872, p. 218.

121. Ibid., Annual Report, 1882, vol. 2, p. 6.

122. Ibid., Annual Report, 1887, p. 174.

123. The Times, 7 April 1956.

124. P.C.C., 1879/442.

125. M.L.R. 1875/19/621; The Annual Register, 1895, p. 208.

126. P.C.C., 1879/442; Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, p. 270.

127. Felix Remo, Music in the Land of Fogs, English ed., 1886, p. 177.

128. M.L.R. 1883/25/679; 1885/9/833.

129. Rosenthal, op. cit., p. 198.

130. Saxe Wyndham, op. cit., vol. 11, pp. 283, 290.

131. P.C.C., 1895/135b; The Annual Register, 1895, p. 208.

132. M.L.R. 1916/7/969; The Times, 4 July 1928.

133. The Times, 2, 5 Feb. 1931.

134. M.L.R. 1916/7/969.

135. Ibid., 1916/7/970.

136. Rosenthal, op. cit., pp. 279–80, 359.

137. The Times, 6 Nov. 1925.

138. M.L.R. 1917/1/814.

139. The Times, 4 July 1928; Rosenthal, op. cit., pp. 391–2.

140. M.L.R. 1929/8/70; The Times, 16 Nov. 1928.

141. The Times, 3, 5, 8, 31 July 1930.

142. The Annual Register, 1930, part 1, p. 94.

143. The Times, 6 Dec. 1930.

144. The Annual Register, 1932, part 1, p. 96.

145. Ibid., 1932, part 11, p. 48.

146. The Times, 14, 17 Dec. 1932.

147. Ibid., 6 July 1933.

148. Ibid., 15 July 1933.

149. Rosenthal, op. cit., p. 393.

150. The Times, 8 Dec. 1933; 19 Jan. 1934; 20 July 1939.

151. Rosenthal, op. cit., pp. 394–5.

152. The Times, 20 July 1939.

153. Rosenthal, op. cit., p. 553.

154. Ibid., p. 581; The Times, 10 July 1944.

155. The Times, 20 July 1944.

156. Ibid., 26 Oct. 1945.

157. Ibid., 21 Feb. 1946.

158. Fourth Annual Report of the Arts Council of Great Britain 1948–9, pp. 20–1.

CHAPTER VI (pp. 86–108)

Covent Garden Theatre and the Royal Opera House: the Buildings

1. P.R.O., C11/2662/1.

2. The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 33, 1763, p. 97.

3. Walpole Society, vol. 22, 1934 (George Vertue Note Book 111), p. 62.

4. Robert Seymour, A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, vol. 11, 1735, p. 670.

5. Chatsworth MSS., box 143, 'Pope-Burlington Correspondence and Kent Letters'.

6. The Town and Country Magazine, 1775, p. 488.

7. The Morning Chronicle, 24 Sept. 1782.

8. George Saunders, A Treatise on Theatres, 1790, pp. 81–7.

9. B.M., Crace Maps, portfolio xiii, sheet 47.

10. The Public Advertiser, 2 Oct. 1792.

11. Ibid., 17 Sept. 1793.

12. The Gazetteer, 16 Sept. 1794.

13. The Times, 13 Sept. 1796.

14. Ibid., 13 Sept. 1803.

15. J. Britton and A. Pugin, Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London, 1825, vol. 1, p. 216.

16. Ibid., vol. i, p. 217.

17. Ibid., vol. 1, pp. 216–19; The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 79, 1809, p. 880.

18. Britton and Pugin, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 212.

19. The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 79, 1809, p. 880.

20. Britton and Pugin, op. cit., vol. 1, pp. 220–1.

21. Ibid., vol. 1, p. 222.

22. The Illustrated London News, 6 Dec. 1856, pp. 562–4.

23. Ibid., 10 July 1858, pp. 33–4.

24. Country Life, 25 June 1948, p. 1281.

25. The Builder, 22 May 1858, pp. 345–7; Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects, First Series, vol. x, 1859–60, p. 64.

26. The Builder, 11, 18 Feb. 1860, pp. 85–7, 102–3.

27. Ibid., 4 May, 1 June 1901, pp. 440, 537–40.

28. Ibid., 24 May 1902, p. 521.

29. Rosenthal, op. cit., pp. 359, 485.



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