Reference code(s): GB0096 MS1170
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
Title: Douglas Jerrold / Michael Slater collection
Level of description:
Name of creator(s):
Jerrold | Douglas William | 1803-1857 | playwright and journalist
Slate | Michael | 1936- | academic and writer
Douglas Jerrold was born into a theatrical family in 1803 and became a prolific playwright and journalist. His plays included "Black-Eyed Susan" and "The Rent Day". He was a frequent contributor to "Punch" after its launch in 1841: "Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures", which Jerrold wrote in 1845, was particularly popular. Jerrold also wrote for his own periodicals such as the monthly "Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine".
Scope and content/abstract:
Eight autographed letters by Jerrold ([1843-1856]), play bills including for "Rent Day" and "Mrs Caudle", 1845. Research files, correspondence relating to Professor Michael Slater's book Douglas Jerrold : 1803-1857 [London : Duckworth, 2002]. Includes a card index of Jerrold's plays, research file on the play "Black-Eyed Susan". "Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper", 1847 January-August.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material:
System of arrangement:
Arrangement reflects Michael Slater's filing system.
Conditions governing access:
Open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original and to the provisions of copyright law. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.
Fully catalogued on the on-line ULRLS catalogue.
Collected by Michael Slater whilst preparing his biography of Jerrold.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Donated by Michael Slater.
Rules or conventions: NCA, ISAD(G)
Date(s) of descriptions: 2009/8/25