Explore Your Archive – Theatricalia: Or, a Visit to the Playhouse

Miss Ellis presents several drawings by the much admir’d Mr George M. Woodward, to which are added further theatrical diversions from the collections of Derbyshire Record Office.

D5459/1/56 Sidonian Visages: or the working up of the Passions, George M. Woodward [1780s]

D5459/1/56 Sidonian Visages: or the working up of the Passions, George M. Woodward [1780s]

D5459/1/34/2 Mrs Siddons as Lady Macbeth, George M. Woodward, 1787

D5459/1/34/2 Mrs Siddons as Lady Macbeth, George M. Woodward, 1787

D5913/1 Wirksworth playbill, 1801

D5913/1 Wirksworth playbill, 1801

D258/7/5/31 (pt1) Letter from Thomas Hillyard to Mrs Blower asking for her patronage for Tideswell theatre with a list of plays

D258/7/5/31 (pt1) Letter from Thomas Hillyard to Mrs Blower asking for her patronage for Tideswell theatre with a list of plays, [c.1800s]

D258/7/5/31 (pt2) Letter from Thomas Hillyard to Mrs Blower asking for her patronage for Tideswell theatre with a list of plays, [c.1800s]

D258/7/5/31 (pt2) Letter from Thomas Hillyard to Mrs Blower asking for her patronage for Tideswell theatre with a list of plays, [c.1800s]

D258/7/5/30 Tideswell playbill, 1807

D258/7/5/30 Tideswell playbill, 1807

D5459/1/34/23 Mr Lewis in the character of Mercutio, George M. Woodward, 1787

D5459/1/34/23 Mr Lewis in the character of Mercutio, George M. Woodward, 1787

D24 Z/Z 15 Chesterfield playbill, 1804

D24 Z/Z 15 Chesterfield playbill, 1804

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three Uses for the Burney Collection (2)

More now from the Burney collection, and the second of three suggested uses for the database. If you are a family historian or biographer, and you suspect the subject of your research ran into financial trouble, you could check lists of recent bankruptcy cases. Here, for instance, are notices from the Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser (London), dated 15 June 1772. I picked it out because of the reference to Tideswell, but could just as easily have turned it up by looking for individual names. If you want to use the Burney collection, grab your Derbyshire library card and head to: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/online_information/infotrac/default.asp Tideswell