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“Yes, this is my album” Victorian Collections of Scraps, Signatures, and Seaweed

From the Archives: Anonymous theatre critic’s scrapbook

Theatre Clippings Scrapbook

Creator: Unknown

Creation date(s): 1884-1903

Genre: Traditional scrapbook

Physical description: 1 volume (approximately 354 pages)

Description: This scrapbook, compiled in London, England, features handwritten reviews of London theatre productions. Examples of reviewed plays include an 1885 production of Olivia starring Ellen Terry, an 1884 production of Adrienne Lecouvreur starring Sarah Bernhardt, and an 1884 production of Hamlet starring Wilson Barrett. Alongside the handwritten reviews, the scrapbook owner often pasted in newspaper reviews of the same plays, photographs or illustrations of the actors, and sometimes original sketches of the characters. It is not known who compiled the scrapbook.

Part of: Mary Henderson collection (SC372)

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