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Newspapers and Playbills - documents

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 THP
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Newspapers and Playbills - documents
Date(s): 1807-1902
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6 items
Name of creator(s): Various


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Scope and content/abstract:

This class consists of single copies of newspapers and newssheets, including a copy of the 'Challenger Gazette', 1828; two issues of 'The Great Eastern Telegraph', 1866, when the GREAT EASTERN was engaged on laying the Atlantic cable; and a copy of the 'Wei-Hai-Wei Gazette', 1902. It also contains playbills, including one advertising a performance on board the prison ship CROWN in 1807 of a play by a French prisoner of war and another announcing the performance of a comedy, Speed the Plough on the MINDEN, 1817.

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Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Sep 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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