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James Winston Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 19925, mssHM 79480-79614  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of British theater proprietor and author James Winston (1773-1843) consisting of Winston's four volumes of Theatrical Records & Memoranda (1803-1816, 1820-1830); research material for his work on the lives of various performers; manuscripts; letters by various British performers and theatre people; and documents related to the daily running of theatres.
Background
James Winston (1773-1843) was born James Bown in Covent Garden; in 1795 his maternal grandfather died leaving him a substantial inheritance and as a requirement for inheritance he changed his name to Winston by Royal License.
Extent
139 pieces in 4 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.