Our American Cousin, Tom Taylor

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Scope and Content

This folder contains a draft of Our American Cousin, an original comic drama in three acts, in two separately bound paper books. Undated.

Our Yorkshire, Our Country, Our Australian and Our Travelled Cousin are given as alternative titles.

Administrative / Biographical History

This work was first performed at Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, 18 Oct 1858.

On 14 Apr 1865 the then American President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at a performance of this work at Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C.