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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Edward Rose: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9526
Scope and Contents The surviving correspondence contains many letters from actors, actresses and theatre managers, about current productions for the London stage, and for tours in the provinces. A few letters mention the production of Rose's plays in the USA. There are letters from hopeful authors offering their novels for dramatization, from people agreeing or declining to lecture to the Playgoers' Club, and from friends wanting theatre tickets. Two owners of stately homes (Lord Barnard and Lord Donington)...
Dates: 1880-1904 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Edward Rose: writings and family correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10138
Scope and Contents MS Add. 10138 contains scripts (draft and later versions) of plays and other writings by Rose, as well as family correspondence covering Rose’s life from childhood until his death. Other writings by Rose include ‘The Rose Reader’ (a book outlining a method to teach children to read), a novel and poetry. Collected souvenir programmes and promotional material relating to 19th century theatre are also included. The correspondence (MS Add.10138/3) has been calendared to provide short summaries...
Dates: c.1852-1915
Conditions Governing Access: The MS Add.10138 Edward Rose papers are owned by the University of Cambridge and are open for consultation under the normal regulations of the University Library's manuscripts collections; see Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Edward Rose: Writings and family correspondence, Add. 10138

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