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
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.
139 pieces in 4 boxes
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