Performance rights assignments for Gilbert and Sullivan works, 1879-1897

Scope and Content

File contains agreements, agreement memoranda and receipts relating to the performance rights for Gilbert and Sullivan works held by D'Oyly Carte. The documents refer to the rights for a number of works in the UK, the USA and Canada and India and the British colonies. Some agreements also carry accompanying letters and notes.

Also included is one receipt in acknowledgment of payment for a German translation of Trial by Jury.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Two oversize items are kept separately.

Separated Material

An agreement for Patience (1881) has been catalogued as a museum object (S.2821-1986). A facsimile has been substituted into the archive.