Letter from M.C. Cummins, Hull to T. Wilson

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Season in Hull 'unprecedented in failure'; spoliation of wardrobe and scenery there; attendances affected by performances at a theatre 'within forty yards of the Regular Building' infringing the Patent and with low admission prices (even sixpence)'. In Wakefield and Doncaster he followed a strolling company of the lowest class to whom the theatres had been let by Mr. Down, and who had removed or deteriorated scenery. He has never taken a shilling from the receipts and has expended over £200 in addition to them. Hopes to be allowed time to recoup.

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See DP/164/7