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English prompt books

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0010

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of eleven different plays in the form of twelve pamphlets (there are two copies of one play) published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The pamphlets measure 4 ¾” by 7 ½”.

Several of the plays were written by two well-known playwrights of the nineteenth century. John Baldwin Buckstone (Sept. 14, 1802 – Oct. 31, 1879) was a popular actor in England who wrote over 150 plays in his lifetime. According to his obituary in the New York Times on November 1, 1879, Married Life was written in 1834. This was sixty years before the publication of the copy in the collection, proving how popular his plays continued to be after his death. He also originated the role of John Box in 1847’s Box and Cox, written by John Maddison Morton. Morton (Jan. 3, 1811 – Dec. 19, 1891) was also a popular English playwright of the era. Although information on the other authors and plays found in the collection could not be found, it is probable that the plays had a high degree of popularity, making them suitable for mass publication.

Dates

  • 1879-1903

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Phyllis Diane Yeager attended the University of West Georgia, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts and in 1994 with a Master of Arts. According to the 1993 alumni directory, she studied gerontology for her Master of Arts degree. The most recent alumni directory, published in 2006, recorded that Yeager worked in real estate sales in Atlanta, Georgia. Both entries are listed under Phyllis Yeager O’Rea, which is assumed to be her married name.

Extent

0.21 Linear feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains eleven plays printed in pamphlet form during the turn of the twentieth century.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by author’s last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Phyllis Diane Yeager on February 26, 1991.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in September 2008 and Candice Larson in 2016.
Title
Guide to the English prompt books MS-0010
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Sarah Warren
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States