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THM/102 - Drury Lane Theatre Archive - New Renter's Trustees

Drury Lane Theatre Archive - New Renter's Trustees

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This material is held atV&A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102
Dates of Creation1812-1892
Name of CreatorTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Language of Material English
Physical Description 32 Files

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers relating to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane-New Renter's Trustees from 1812 to 1892. In 1809 the thearte burnt down when it was under the ownership of Richard Brinsley Sheriden (1751-1816), who was subsequently granted permission for it to be rebuilt in 1812. In order to raise funds to rebuild the theatre Renter Shares were sold, once the theatre was complete and productions were running the share owners received dividends of a pre-fixed amount from the income generated by performances.

Arrangement

The collection is organised into the following series:

  • THM/102/1 Legal Papers
  • THM/102/2 Administrative Papers
  • THM/102/3 Financial Papers

Conditions Governing Access

This archive is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre & Performance's reading room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Friday's between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm, access to it is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 2698.

Additionally access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Archive material may not be photocopied. Arrangements can be made to photograph material in the search room using non-flash photography.

Acquisition Information

Unkown

Accruals

No further accruals to this collection are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to Theatre Royal, Drury Lane may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Personal Names

Beaman, George. Esq
Ford, Charles. Esq
James, Robin. Esq

Corporate Names

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Barclays Bank -- 50 Pall Mall, Westminster London SW1

Geographical Names

England -- London -- Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Cataloguing Info

TitleDrury Lane Theatre Archive - New Renter's Trustees
CreationCreated by Fabiana Barticioti using the cheshire for archives ead creation tool 2010-11-08

Legal Papers

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/1
Dates of Creation1812
Physical Description 1 File (1 item)

Scope and Content

Legal paper relatingto New Renter's Trustees of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane


Act for Altering and Enlarging the Powers of an Act of His Majesty, for Rebuilting the Late Theatre-Royal Drury-Lane

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/1/1
Dates of Creation1812
Physical Description 1 File (1 item)

Administrative Papers

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/2
Dates of Creation1841-1852
Physical Description 3 files

Scope and Content

Administrative papers relating to New Renter's Trustees of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. This series contain

  • Reports of the trusteees for the New Renters of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Letters and notes related to administrative accounts
  • Minutes of a number of meetings of the Trustees

Reports of the Trustees for the New Renters

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/2/1
Dates of Creation1841-1852
Physical Description 1 File (7 items)

Scope and Content

This folder contains :

  • Copy of Report of Trustees read at the meeting of the New Renters on the 14th of February 1852
  • Minutes of proceedings presented at meeting of the New Renters held on 23 November 1850
  • Resolution of meeting on 29 October 1841
  • Report of the committee of the New Renters of Drury Lane Theatre
  • Answer of the sub-committee to the report of the Trustees for the New Renters on 17th March 1851
  • Revised copy of the early answer
  • Draft of the early answer


Letters and Notes

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/2/2
Dates of Creation1841-1852
Physical Description 1 File (11 items)

Scope and Content

This folder contains correspondence relating to James Robins Esq., C. Carpenter, George Beaman Esq. and Thomas Burges.


Minutes of Meetings

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/2/3
Dates of Creation1841-1852
Physical Description 1 File (5 items)

Scope and Content

This folder contains:

  • Minutes of meeting held on 23 November 1850
  • Drafts of minutes of meeting held on 19 April 1851
  • Draft of minutes of meeting held on 14 February 1852
  • List of attendees at a meeting held on 14 February 1852


Financial Papers

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3
Dates of Creation1838-1892
Physical Description 27 Files

Scope and Content

Financial papers related to New Renter's Trustees of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane


Indenture for Drury Lane New Renter's Share Dividend

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/1
Dates of Creation1794
Physical Description 1 Item

Chequebook

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/2
Dates of Creation1897-1898
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

This file contains a Theatre Royal, Drury Lane cheque book from Barclay & Company, Limited at 1 Pall Mall Esat London for the year 1897.


Accounts of Nights of Performance

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/3
Dates of Creation1841-1843
Physical Description 1 File

Scope and Content

This folders contains:

  • Scrap paper with account note
  • Nightly performance accounts


Financial Statements

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/4
Dates of Creation1840-1851
Physical Description 1 File

Scope and Content

This folder contains:

  • Two cash account items
  • Memorandum of proceedings
  • Financial Statement
  • Account report
  • List of Shares not received


Account books

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5
Dates of Creation1844-1898
Physical Description 6 Files

Scope and Content

This sub series contains account books kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for the period 1883 to 1898


Account Book

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5/1
Dates of Creation1844-1852
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Account book kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for 1844 to 1852


Account Book

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5/2
Dates of Creation1852-1863
Physical Description 1 Item

Scope and Content

Account book kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for the period 1852 to 1863.


Account Book

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5/3
Dates of Creation1863-1869
Physical Description 1 Item

Scope and Content

Account book kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for 1863 to 1869.


Account Book

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5/4
Dates of Creation1877-1883
Physical Description 1 Item

Scope and Content

Account book kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for the period 1877 to 1883.


Account Book

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5/5
Dates of Creation1883-1890
Physical Description 1 Item

Scope and Content

Account book kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for the period 1883 to 1890.


Account Book

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/5/6
Dates of Creation1890-1898
Physical Description 1 Item

Scope and Content

Account book kept by Mr Ransom & Company for the account of G. H. Robins, D. I. Carpenter and George Beaman on behalf of the New Trustees of Drury Lane Theatre for the period 1890 to 1898


New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts and Cancelled Cheques

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6
Dates of Creation1838-1890
Physical Description 18 Files

Scope and Content

This sub series contains receipts for the New Renter's Share Dividend for nights of rents of Drury Lane Theatre for the period 1883 to 1898


New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts and Cancelled Cheques

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/1
Dates of Creation1838-1860
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/2
Dates of Creation1842
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/3
Dates of Creation1843-1844
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/4
Dates of Creation1844-1845
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/5
Dates of Creation1845-1846
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/6
Dates of Creation1846-1847
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/7
Dates of Creation1850-1854
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/8
Dates of Creation1856-857
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/9
Dates of Creation1862-1863
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/10
Dates of Creation1865-1866
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/11
Dates of Creation1868
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/12
Dates of Creation1874
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/13
Dates of Creation1876
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/14
Dates of Creation1878
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/15
Dates of Creation1882
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/16
Dates of Creation1884
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/17
Dates of Creation1887
Physical Description 1 File

New Renter's Share Dividend Receipts

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/102/3/6/18
Dates of Creation1892
Physical Description 1 File