Calthrop Boucicault Collection

Scope and Content

The material on Boucicault's plays and the biographical material have been catalogued. Uncatalogued material includes a large number of legal documents, letters, and material on later members of the family, including Nina Boucicault, the first actor to play Peter Pan on stage, and Donald Calthrop, a character actor in films of the 1920s and 30s.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection is larger and more important than the Fawkes Collection. It was compiled by Christopher Calthrop, Dion Boucicault's great-grandson.


This collection is arranged by play and by theme:

  • UKC/CAL/AFT : After Dark
  • UKC/CAL/ARR : Arrah-na-Pogue
  • UKC/CAL/BAB : Babil and Bijou
  • UKC/CAL/BIO : Biographical material
  • UKC/CAL/COL : Colleen Bawn
  • UKC/CAL/CORS : The Corsican Brothers
  • UKC/CAL/DOT : Dot
  • UKC/CAL/FLY : The Flying Scud
  • UKC/CAL/FOR : Formosa; or, The Road to Ruin
  • UKC/CAL/FRU : Forbidden Fruit
  • UKC/CAL/HEA : Old Heads and Young Hearts
  • UKC/CAL/HUN : Hunted Down
  • UKC/CAL/JES : Jessie Brown
  • UKC/CAL/KER : Kerry
  • UKC/CAL/LON : London Assurance
  • UKC/CAL/OCT : The Octoroon
  • UKC/CAL/ODO : The O'Dowd
  • UKC/CAL/OTH : Other material
  • UKC/CAL/SHA : The Shaugraun
  • UKC/CAL/STR : The Streets of London
  • UKC/CAL/TRI : The Trial of Effie Deans
  • UKC/CAL/USE : Used Up

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Templeman Library in July 2004.