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Collinson family playlet.

England, circa 1840.
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1 item ([4] p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.G38 C65 1840
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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The Reverend John Collinson was Rector of Gateshead from 1810 to 1840, and then Rector of Boldon from 1840 to 1857. His wife Amelia (née King) bore no fewer than 15 children, including daughters Fanny (b. 1807), Harri (b. 1815), Emily (b. 1816), and Charley (b. 1817), who married Charles Rawson.
Manuscript playlet, in a single hand, featuring members of the family of John Collinson of Gateshead, England. The playlet is written densely in pen and ink over the final three pages of a folded folio sheet. The first page features a pen and ink sketch (with some graphite) of the family in their drawing room. The play starts: "Scene, a drawing room, 28 by 21, furnished in the manner so ably depictured in the accompanying sketch. Fanny, Harri, Emily, Charley, discovered, seated around the fire." The play goes on to mention an impending marriage, concerts, dances, a game of Abel Whackets, Frances Trollope's "One Fault" (first published 1840), sketching at Tynemouth, and Pemberton's pit. Names mentioned include Lady W-n, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rawson, Mr. Greenwood, and Emily White.
Subject Terms:
Collins family.
Gateshead (England) -- Social life and customs.
Plays -- 1840.
Interiors -- England -- 19th century.
Drawing rooms -- England -- 19th century.
Ink drawings.
Graphite drawings.
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