Ref NoMEL/CUT/3 : 0600002
CollectionMelville Theatre Collection
TitlePress Cuttings: album of newspaper cuttings 1887-1894
Date1887-1894 (circa)
Extent1 album
DescriptionThe cuttings cover a number of Melville theatres including the New Theatre, Swansea, The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Derby and theatres in Birmingham and Bristol. Items covered include plays staged eg there is mention in 1887 of Mr. Melville's staging of The Corsican Brothers and plays performed in Birmingham and Bristol. Also the opening of Mr. Day's new concert hall in Cardiff, 2 Aug 1887.There are also a series of cuttings unrelated to theatres covering events such as court cases and events in Parliament.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/MEL/CUT/3 : 0600002
Previoud number: PP2
Related PersonMelville, Andrew, 1853-1896, actor, theatre proprietor (real name Andrew Robbins)
Related PlaceNew Theatre, The, Wind Street, Swansea, Glamorgan
Grand Theatre and Opera House, Derby, Derbyshire
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Bristol, Somerset
Day's Concert Hall, Cardiff, Glamorgan
ContentNote1 album with cuttings stuck in and loose. Binding has completely disintegrated, pages are loose and the cuttings are in very poor condition. The item is unfit for production.
CategoryPress cuttings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (
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