Collection of engravings and illustrations of actors and actresses and of theatres, newscuttings, theatrical playbills and programmes and other printed material and some manuscript items relating to the theatre. Compiled by Thomas Kemp, with additions made by Harry Tomkins.
Scrapbook relating to London theatre productions
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 150 MS113
- Dates of Creation[c 1770 - c 1879]
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
From internal evidence, Thomas Kemp lived at 3 Cartland Terrace, The Mall, Kensington and his date of death is given as 10 May 1860. Harry Tomkins was living at 2 Compton Road, Highbury in 1878.
This volume contains some playbills and programmes in addition to the engravings and other printed materials. The playbills and programmes were formerly numbered 6608-6627 and incorporated into a collection called the Theatre Collection, MS38. However, this volume has now been identified as an unconnected acquisition and its contents have been catalogued as a discrete collection.
Open. Access to all registered researchers.
Source and date of acquisiton is unknown
Other Finding Aids
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Papers arranged and described by Beth Cutts, January 2017, in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; and in-house cataloguing guidelines.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Director of Special Collections (email: email@example.com). Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
This volume appears to have been compiled by Thomas Kemp as the first page of this volume bears his signature According to a pencil note, the volume subsequently became the property of Harry Tomkins, the note indicating that he received it as a legacy from his friend, Kemp. The subsequent custodial history of this volume is unknown.