Financial documents, 1790s

Scope and Content

Contains:

First draft of Deed of Receivership of Drury Lane Theatre. Dated March 1790. Hand written. 1 item. Access to this item is restricted due to conservation reasons.

Document describing the Trustees' Account of the £150,000 for the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre. Dated 1792. Hand written. 1 item.

Leather bound notebook containing the Trust Deed for the Drury Lane Theatre. Dated 14 June 1793. Hand written. 1 item. Access to this item is restricted due to conservation reasons.

Drury Lane Theatre: List of incumbrances since January 1793 from Register Books (1793-1798). Hand written. 1 item.

Claim letters dated 1792, 1794, 1796, 1797 and 1799.

Copy of a Memorandum of Agreement between R. B. Sheridan and Messrs Grubb and Richardson for the Management of Drury Lane Theatre. Dated 19 September 1795. 1 item.

Pay List and Accounts of the Theatre. Dated 10 October 1795. Hand Written. 1 item.

Copy of a Deed of Trust for sale of 15 private boxes in Drury Lane Theatre between R. B. Sheridan and J. R. Drewe and Hugh Hammersley Esq. A short abstract is annexed to the front sheet with reference to the contents in each page. Dated 24 December 1796. Hand Written. 1 item.

Abstract of the Deed of Trust from Mr Sheridan to Mr Drewe and Hugh Hammersley. Dated 24 December 1796. Hand Written. 1 item. Access to this item is restricted due to conservation reasons.

Abstract of the deed document of 24 December 1796 referring to the Drury Lane Theatre. Note on front of document dated 1 Oct 1800: ‘I do not know of any Deed of the 16 December 1796, except the 13 of that date mentioned in the second page of this Abstract, but I apprehend that the 16th was put in the Deed of 1790 by mistake instead of the 24th’. Hand Written. 1 item. Access to this item is restricted due to conservation reasons.

Letter from Thomas Skinner to Joseph Richardson. 10 May 1799. Hand written.1 item.

Receipt from Thomas Skinner to Joseph Richardson for £315/0/0 containing a government tax seal. Dated 10 May 1799. Hand written.1 item.

Letters to Richard Wilson from Grubb and Richardson relating to ‘the Bill filed by the Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre against Mr Sheridan’. Dated 14 March 1799. Hand written. 2 items

Copy of Sheridan’s proposals to Mr Kemble for the purchase of a quarter in the property of Drury Lane Theatre. Dated 5 December 1799. Hand written.1 item.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some items are restricted due to conservation reasons.