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John Piper business papers, 1877-1905 (bulk 1884-1898)
BANC MSS P-G 212 Box 1; BANC MSS P-G 212 Box 2; BANC MSS P-G 212 Box 3; BANC MSS P-G 212 oversize folder 4; ...
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Title:

John Piper business papers, 1877-1905 (bulk 1884-1898)

Creator/Contributor:

Piper, John, 1830-1896, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Piper, Edward.

Abstract:

Collection contains correspondence, contracts, bills, and other records of Piper's Opera House mainly from 1884-1898. Business letters to Piper are from actors, theatrical agents and syndicates concerning bookings for performances at opera houses in Nevada, chiefly the Piper Opera House in Virginia City, and others in Reno and Carson City. Many are written on illustrated letterhead either from hotels along the circuit, or letterhead specific to the performance they were booking. Includes a small quantity of letters from John and Edward Piper to agents and others. Also contains contracts signed by the Pipers, and miscellaneous financial records. Promotional material includes printed circulars, handbills, playbills, tickets, and posters. Few materials throughout the collection relate to theaters in California.

Date:

1884 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-nv -- n-us-ca
Piper's Opera House.
Theaters -- California
Drama -- Nevada -- Virginia City
Theater -- Nevada
Entertainers -- United States
Theaters -- Nevada -- Virginia City
Hotels -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Four photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1997.083--PIC)
Former politician John Piper was proprietor of Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada and also was involved in running opera houses in Carson City and Reno. He was assisted by his son Edward Piper who took charge after John's death in 1896.

Type:

Theatrical posters.
Letterheads.
Theater programs.
Broadsides.
Handbills.
Contracts.
Business records.

Physical Description:

3 boxes and 6 oversize folders (ca. 1.5 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-G 212 Box 1
BANC MSS P-G 212 Box 2
BANC MSS P-G 212 Box 3
BANC MSS P-G 212 oversize folder 4
BANC MSS P-G 212 oversize folder 6
BANC MSS P-G 212 oversize folder 5
BANC MSS P-G 212

Origin:

Nevada