Contemporary notebook containing calendars of plays performed at Covent Garden and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the 1740 and 1741 seasons:
- (a) folios 1-14, Course of Plays, 1740, a calendar of plays performed at Covent Garden, 19 September 1740-15 May 1741;
- (b) folios 16-26, Course of Plays, 1741, a similar calendar for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 5 September 1741-31 May 1742;
with marginal annotations in the same hand concerning actors (including Peg Woffington, whose Covent Garden debut is entered, 6 November 1740; Colley Cibber; David Garrick; Mrs Clive [Catherine or Kitty Clive née Raftor]), benefits (over sixty are recorded), visits of the royal family and miscellaneous information regarding the plays. Folios 15-15v contain a list of the Company for the 1741 Season and folio 27 a note of money Recev'd of Chs. Fletewood
[the Drury Lane manager] at times since the House shut up
, i.e. on 11 June, 13 July and 12 August 1742. Folios 27v-34 are blank.