Selected correspondence between D'Oyly Carte, Gilbert and Sullivan, 1880-1885

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File contains:

  • Typed copy of a letter from D'Oyly Carte to Gilbert and Sullivan regarding profits, in which he sets out at length what he has done for the triumvirate, 8 Apr 1880.
  • Letter from D'Oyly Carte to Sullivan from New York and marked 'Strictly Private'. D'Oyly Carte is 'boiling over' at a letter received from Gunn telling him of Gilbert's outburst over the Savoy Theatre rental, ca. Jan 1882.
  • Letter from D'Oyly Carte to Gilbert, Dec 1884.
  • Copy of a letter from D'Oyly Carte to Michael Gunn, illegible in parts, Dec 27 [84].
  • Copy of a letter from D'Oyly Carte to Gilbert, regarding the management of the theatre and the difficulties of divided control, 31 May 1885.
  • Fragment of a copy of a letter from D'Oyly Carte to Gilbert regarding putting on a 'first piece' at the Savoy, 21 Nov 1885.