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William Worthen Appleton papers, 1773-1853

Series III: Letters to James Winston, 1799-1826

The actor and theater manager James Winston (1773?-1843) became the proprietor of the Richmond (Surrey) Theatre in 1799 under the name of James Neville. In 1805, as James Winston, he purchased an interest in the Haymarket Theatre in London. From 1819 to 1927 he was acting manager of the Drury Lane Theater on behalf of the actor/manager and lessee, Robert William Elliston.

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Box 1 Baker, Robert, town functionary To James Neville [Winston], Proprietor of Richmond Theatre, Surrey [n.p.], Oct. 1, 1799

1 p., a.l.s. Refusing permission to perform masquerade

Box 1 Reeve, Thomas, Jr., nephew of composer W. W. Reeve, (1715-1815) To Winston, Haymarket London, March 31, 1807

1 p., a.l.s. Asking to be engaged

Box 1 Faucit, I., Actor, Theatre Royal, Norwich To James Winston, Haymarket Theatre London, January 23, 1813

2 p., a.l.s. Faucit and wife will remain with Norwich Company.

Box 1 Bellamy, B. P., Theatre Royal, Norwich To Winston, Haymarket Theatre Dean Street, Soho, London, April 28, 1813

1 p., Regarding his engagement at the Haymarket for the 1814 season

Box 1 Penley, W., Windsor Envelope To Winston with letter To Mr. Dunn Drury Lane, London, July 8, 1826

1 p., a.l.s. Concerning a promissory Note from Mr. Elliston. Actor/manager Robert William Elliston (1774-1831) was the lessee and Dunn the treasurer of the Theater Royal, Drury Lane