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Patents, petitions, grants and other documents from the Patent Office and Lord Chamberlain's office and other archives in London, relating to the theaters, patentees, managers, actors, etc., transcriptions of Vol. I - Tudors and Stuarts.
Patents, etc. - Transcriptions of Vol. II, includes correspondence with and notes for Lucy Drucker, transcriber, 1920and 1921,holograph transcriptions and appendices - chron. list of important facts connected with history of theatrical monopoly, copies of various theatrical patents and licences, Parliamentary legislation regulating plays and players, copies of plans for proposed new theatres, copies of petitions and other docs. re: Council proceedings, of 1810for a third theater, copies of docs. illustrative of struggle between 1832and 1843,misc., alphabetical list of minor theaters established in London prior to 1843,bibliography.
Miscellaneous Notes - The Minor Theaters
Reports of Select Committees 1832, 1853, 1866, 1892, 1909
Miscellany - list of Lords Chamberlain and Examiners, bibliography of censored plays, laws regulating theater and drama in England, state of the London stage at various periods 1844 - 1873,censorship considered by critics, etc., censorship - examples of absurdities, Archer notes - Shaw's criticism - Cibber notes, censorship in France, 19th century stage in England, Strictures by Zangwill, Filin, Fortnightly Review, TLS 1921J.M. Stillman.
18th Century - Manners, Coronation of George II, Chapter from The Struggle - Little Theater & G.F., Goodman's Field Theater, Revolt of 1733, censored plays.
19th Century - Notes - Lenten controversy, censored plays, clippings, censorship in France.
Censored Plays - newspaper clips. and some notes. ALS 1909Frank E. Bryant.
The Struggle for a Free Stage in London -
The Victorian Era - notes and misc. notes on Thackeray's works. Tennyson, Browning (Lounsbury); Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Yellowplush Correspondence, Christmas Books, Sketch Books, Esmond, Newcomes.
Early Writings of W. Makepeace Thackeray, I and II.
Early Writings of W. Makepeace Thackeray, II, III, IV and V. Notes by Watson Nicholson from contemporary sources.
Thomas Betterton and His Colleagues, I. A Study of the Restoration and Post-Restoration Stage and Drama. Notes and copies of - Patent Rolls (1639 - 1664),Docs. from Ld. Chamberlain's Office (1660 - 1685).
Thomas Betterton and His Colleagues, II. Short study on actors and managers.
The Restoration and Post-Restoration Drama, Thomas Betterton and his Colleagues, III - Sheridaniana.
Historical Sources of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year and Anthony Aston, Stroller and Adventurer original notes. ALS E. Carter, A.S. Salley, Jr. TLS Oscar Wegelin.
Historical Sources of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year (1919)and Anthony Aston, Stroller and Adventurer (1920)original mss.
A Diary of the Plague Year.
Essays - Literary and otherwise - by Watson Nicholson. Use of the Iliad and Odyssey in Lit. Classes. Aims and methods, aims and scope of English Lit. in Secondary Schools, Science and Rhetoric, Analysis of Structure of Silas Marner, Critical discussion of Bulwer's Pelham, Christopher Marlowe, Dryden's Prefaces, Massachusetts New (currency) Emission: An Episode in American Colonial Finance, Russian Diplomacy as a Factor in the Downfall of Napolean, Russian Diplomacy vs. Napoleonism in War of 1812.
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Nicholsoniana - Unpublished mss. by Watson Nicholson. Who was Thackeray before Vanity Fair?, Early Writings of Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, Contemporary Estimate of William Makepeace Thackeray, Debit and Credit Account of Jack Wilton, Side Glances at Dramatic Censorship in England, True History of A Grunenwald Romance, or the Confessions of a Neb (short story), Wm. Lyon Phelps, An Appreciation.
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Evolution of the Master of the Revels - Notes I Notes on the Revels, Revels to 1610.
II, (Commonwealth, etc.).
IV, 1611 - 1640.
V, Sir Henry Herbert regime. - Evolution of the Master of the Revels - Mss., original mss., unpublished, imcomplete. 1st of a planned three vol. History of the Censorship of the English Stage.
Chapters I and II, two versions,
Chapters III - VI,
Chapters VII and VIII, manuscript - holograph. Chapter X, holograph notes (no Chapter IX).
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Lincoln Notes and Lecture
Notes for Lectures on English Lit (Yale 1901 - 1908).The 17th century, Poets, Elizabethan Prose Writers.
Miscellaneous Printed Material and Photo - theater programs, syllabus, articles.
Periander, Tyrant of Corinth - bound, unpublished play by Mrs. Nicholson.